Buying a house in Ariege

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Buying a house in Ariege

by Philippe » Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:04 pm

Hello,

I'm going to buy a house in Ariege around Tarascon -sur Ariege/Vicdessos and I was wondering if anybody has transferred money from the US to France before, to buy a house.
I understand that all the money will go first into an account at the Notaire's.
Still there might be better international banks than others to deal with?
Thanks
Philippe
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Re: Buying a house in Ariege

by gal54 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:36 pm

Hi Philippe
I use Transferwise (https://transferwise.com/us) - but I have only used them for smaller amounts. Very simple - US account and French bank info. good rates and VERY fast. You may have to jump thru some hoops because of money laundering. I bought a used car recently and had French problems because it was more than € 10,000.
Michael Gosling
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Re: Buying a house in Ariege

by gregory » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:55 am

Philippe,
Also intending to buy soon, in Tarascon s/Ariege, and have also used Transferwise (but there are also others offering a similar service). Reasonable exchange rates and low fees.
Perhaps we can continue to compare our experiences if we are to be neighbours?
Greg
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Re: Buying a house in Ariege

by Philippe » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:33 pm

Thanks Michael, I'll check transferwise
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