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Watch out for property scams and swindles on internet

If you put an ad on the internet, selling a house, or a boat or a car, you might be contacted by persons with less than honorable goals. At Immogo we've seen quite a lot of them passing by. So please allow us to give you some tips about how ...

House Prices Rise in France Third Quarter 2016

In the Paris real estate market, high level of sales was experienced in the third quarter of 2016. House prices rose by 1.5% on average in the suburbs of Paris. According to notaires, total sales are estimated to be 843,000, which reveal 9% growth till October 2016 and a strong level ...

Houses for sale by owner : why would you still choose to pay for advertising?

       So you're about to buy a house in France – or sell one –, and you're there, staring in awe at the multitude of free solutions offered on the Internet. From the biggest actors on the market, some of them making millions of daily connections, to the ...

Moving to Europe from the USA… why would ya?

Whereas many people from all over the world are seeking to enter the United States to take refuge from persecution or to seek their fortune in this 'land of opportunity' there are also many Americans who are considering moving to Europe for good. They have different reasons, but we can ...

Living “off the grid” in 2017: fantasy or real opportunity?

Firstly, what's this idea of “living off the grid” really about? American people seem to be really fond of it lately, and the word can often be heard or read. Initially, the term used to stick to people like conspiracy theorists and “patriots” who're inclined to shoot on sight in ...

How to be your own estate agent

If you are trying to sell your house in France without using a property agency, you need to know how to be your own estate agent. This means you basically have to do everything a good agent should do. And if you do, you'll probably do a much better job ...

A free property agent? How now, brown cow?

I just received a message from a private seller using our site Immogo hoping for contacts with private buyers. In spite of our strong request to steer clear of our site, another Leggett agent has tried to get in contact. Using the form on the presentation page of our seller, ...

No real estate professionals please – for sale by owner

Our international property website Immogo is 'for sale by owner' only. We do not want real estate professionals, such as brokers or their agents, contact our clients. First of all, because they are our clients. We only get paid if we find their buyer and we don't want other sellers ...

Over 2 million unique visitors for Immogo

In the almost ten years of its existence, Immogo has grown consistently. This year, we wil certainly welcome more than 500.000 unique visitors on our site. All private owners wanting to sell their property, or private buyers looking for a new home in France. This week, we reached an important ...

What’s wrong with the property agents in France?

Property agents in France are having to deal with  big problem. Almost 50% of the real estate transactions in France is done 'entre particuliers'. This means that buyers and sellers find each other, negotiate and close the transaction without the intervention of a professional realtor. Only the signing of the contracts ...

Who pays the real estate agent in France? The buyer or the seller?

A real estate agent in France ask a commission of 4% up to 10% of the sales price. So it is important to know who pays the 'agent immobilier' (AI). The buyer? Or the seller? As an owner of french real estate, if you want to sell your property, chances ...

Immogo moves to a new server

In the past week, Immogo has moved to a new server, which should make the site load much faster. This is good for our Google ranking. Earlier this year we added a new Russian version to Immogo. At the same time, we found three Russian native speakers for our translator ...