house for sale near Montpellier France


our current house would be great for someone. It is built with the local stone, yet is only 32 years old, has 8 bedrooms or whatever someone wanted to use them for, of course), a nice veranda (sunroom) in exotic wood instead of the usual aluminum, 257 meters squared living space, double oversized garages, has a very large "jardin" of 5,500 meters squared with lots of privacy, and unusually large heated pool, etc.

I live specifically at 33 rue du Valentibus, in Sussargues, in the Hérault Department. It is next to Castries, on D54. If you are anywhere near Nimes, Arles, Montpellier, Lunel, La Grande Motte, or Palavas, then you are near me. Avignon is about 35 minutes away from my house. My phone number is 04 99 63 09 31 (if you call from outside France, you need to include the country code of 33, and drop the first zero). We are about a 20 to 30 minute drive from the Mediterranean Sea.


You can actually see the sea from near where we live, but because of the way the roads are, you have to go around the salt lakes that sit between the "main" land and the beaches. They harvest sea salt from the salt lake just next to Aigues Mortes near us. If you go to www.viamichelin.com, you can input the exact address and see a map of our village. The minimum lot size in my village is 1,000 meters squared, so we asked at the office of the mairie, and have been confirmed that we can sell off lots if we want (up to 4 of them are possible besides the house, although ideal would be to sell off one or two). Terrain à Batir (building land)is currently selling for between 167,000 and 213,000 per 1,000 meters squared in my village, so this is a nice safeguard in case you ever wanted or needed the cash.

The house is situated so you could split off one lot easily without affecting the character or enjoyment of the house at all. We are having the surveyor (experte géometre in France) draw up the options possible. I would prefer to just sell as a whole piece and let the new owners know that they could see off the lot if they want to or need to.

It is pretty fun having the huge yard. We have several fruit trees - cherry, peach, plum, apricot, fig; olive trees, hazelnut trees, an almond tree, a strawberry patch, a long row of raspberry bushes, and a matching long row of groseilles bushes.

The price is 785,000 euros, but we are offering a 5% discount (39,250 euros reduction) to 745,750 to anyone who can buy with clean terms and finalize the transaction by May. This reflects a direct sale, avoiding estate-agent fees, which in France generally range from 5 to 10 percent.

If you know anyone who might be interested in our house, please let me know. I'm offering a 1,000 euro finder's fee to anyone who helps me find a buyer.

Interestingly, word-of-mouth is the way most all of the best houses are sold in France. 

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