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An off-market listing also called a “pocket” listing, is a property that hasn’t been officially marketed to the public and is shared with only a few selected clients.
With its breathtaking landscape, picturesque villages, gastronomy, arts and crafts, the Alpilles is a first-rate destination.
Recently arrived in Annecy, Montaine. R is a painter. Her work is imbued with reverie, gentleness and poetry, reflecting her sensitive universe and her desire for balance and harmony.
In a quiet setting, between fields and forests, 5 minutes from the centre of Divonne-les-Bains and 15 minutes from Geneva, this typical 18-century farmhouse has been transformed into a beautiful family home.
On the heights of Annecy with a beautiful mountain backdrop, this modern house offers a lifestyle close to nature, between the lake and La Clusaz.
In a sought-after area with stunning views over the lake and the mountains stands the Villa JUGLAIR, one of the first mansions to be built along the shores of Lake Annecy. Fully renovated, the property has now 5 exceptional apartments, in a perfect harmony of tradition and innovation.
Raw materials, soft and organic forms. The art of Agnieszka Owsiany is perfectly mastered. Based in Poland, Agnieszka Owsiany, artist and interior designer, creates universes imbued with softness, elegance and timelessness. She designs textiles of rare delicacy, where the lines, curves and colors recall nature and gives a feeling of calm and serenity. At STONE&WOOD, we love this artist and we are delighted to present you Agnieszka Owsiany through this interview she agreed to give us in which she describes her inspirations and home.
Nestled in a sought-after area on the heights of Annecy-le-Vieux, this villa offers a pleasant lifestyle, between the lake and the mountains. Whether it be for its warm and neat interior or its lush garden with terraces and swimming pool, this property is the ideal place for those seeking for privacy and calm, close to all amenities.
The Pinel Act is a fiscal measure applicable to all the French taxpayers. It consists in helping private individuals wishing to invest in the new build, with an income tax reduction over a minimum period.
With its beautiful palm-fringed beaches and lagoons, its cultural diversity and gastronomy, this island in the Indian Ocean is a real little paradise.
Its breathtaking landscapes and stunning natural heritage, skiing, hiking,… owning a vacation home in the mountains is a dream for many of us. Leaseback property offers a practical solution to benefits from a rental investment, while having the opportunity to enjoy the accommodation for a few weeks a year.
In a calm and peaceful place in the center of the dynamic and sought-after little town of Divonne-les-Bains, this charming house with its wooded park is a perfect family oasis.
This magnificent 19th century mansion stands in the heart of Bossey, a charming village on the side of the Salève mountain facing the Jura mountain range, Geneva and the lake. Built in the early 1800s, the house features architectural elements typical of the French “Maison de Maître” such as its square shape, the many windows and cut stone…
Looking for a home that meets your desires and your needs? Choosing to build an architect-designed house means the possibility of living in a unique place, with an exclusive design. What are the features of a designer house? What are the differences with a “standard” property?
For a pleasant interior, heating is essential, but when it comes to choose or replace our equipment, this can quickly become complex and tedious as the devices available on the market are numerous.
For families in search of a new home, having a school nearby is often a decisive point, and all the more so if their wish is to send their children in an international school. Working in Geneva, border and Annecy, STONE&WOOD presents in this section some international and bilingual schools on this area.
Whether it’s to enjoy the sun, have lunch with family or friends, relax or work, having a few square meters of green space is enough to improve our quality of life. In order to take full advantage of your garden or terrace, Arnaud Charvin and Valentin Pollani from Charvin Paysagiste and the Pépinière Charvin on the shores of Lake Annecy give us some advice.
You have found your dream home ? Mr. Bruno KOVAC, mortgage advisor for YMANCI in Annecy, gives some advice to finance your real estate project.
With its international and financial activities and its positioning in sectors with high added value, Geneva is at the center of one of the wealthiest regions in the world.
Bioclimatic architecture takes into account the climatic and environmental conditions of a site in order to design a building perfectly adapted to its environment and pleasant to live in.
Whether it is in winter to enjoy the snow and its atmosphere or in summer to find fresh air and an unspoiled nature, the mountain is a privileged destination. Geographical location, dynamism, accessibility, La Clusaz offers many advantages.
Stimulated by low interest rates, demand for mortgage loans is not weakening despite the health crisis. However, to benefit from it, it is now necessary to respect strict conditions. Following the recommendations of the HCSF (French High Council for Financial Stability), the granting conditions have been tightened since the end of 2019 and each file is now being examined with great attention.
Exceptional geographic location, postcard settings, active job market, … many benefits which have placed Annecy at the top of the French cities where people live the best. Looking to live in France? Read on to get a quick overview of the “Venice of the Alps”…
For the sale of a property, using the services of a real estate agency is common today, but it is less when it comes for the purchase.
From light refurbishment to complete renovation, working with experts may be necessary and have many advantages.
In the case of real estate gains, the tax is paid at the final act (official sale). It is the notary who is responsible for drawing up the declaration to be lodged with mortgage preservation and paying the tax on behalf of the seller. The capital gain is calculated on the difference between the sale price and the purchase price of the property. La plus-value est calculée sur la différence entre le prix de vente et le prix d’acquisition du bien.
Diagnostics have to be done in France for the sale of real estate. If one of these 8 documents did not appear in the technical diagnostic file for the preliminary contract, the seller could not be exempt from the guarantee of hidden defects which would attach to it and would be responsible for the consequences towards the purchaser.
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