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Mazamet: The property market this week

This just came on the market this week. I recognise it as I’ve gone by many, many times. This house faces the park on Avenue Albert Rouvière, almost directly across from the gazebo. They’ve done a lovely job restoring it. A bit modern for my taste, but it works. 470k euros (US$ 585k)

Vente maison / villa Mazamet (81200)

The garden is a decent size and shares a wall with the glorious La Villa de Mazamet (the boys are celebrating 10 years of ownership this year!)

Pictures and details: Vente maison / villa – 10 Pièce(s) – 300 m2 à Mazamet (81200) – 470 000 euros

There’s been action in our neighbourhood as well in the form of two sales. The house at 53 Rue Houlès which I thought would never sell because its view is a hospital car park has in fact found a buyer. It’s a nice building, but I’d find the view upsetting. Also sold was 45 Rue de Strasbourg, the townhouse just one block up from us. It spent less than a week on the market and was sold by Lopez Immobilier. That’s the company that handles our rentals.

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53 Houlès

Now if you want to be able to look into our garden, there’s a very handsome Palladian townhouse on our Boulevard. And they want a quick sale, so the price is exceptionally attractive. It’s this three story building on the corner:

achat vente Maison de Maître a vendre style Palladien , grenier et sous-sol Mazamet , centre-ville, secteur sauvegardé (loi Malraux) TARN MIDI PYRENEES

achat vente Maison de Maître a vendre style Palladien , grenier et sous-sol Mazamet , centre-ville, secteur sauvegardé (loi Malraux) TARN MIDI PYRENEES

More pictures and info here. 190k euros (US$236k)

The market seems to be picking up. When we bought the house three years ago, everything was at a standstill. Now I’m seeing for sale signs go up and vendu signs replacing them not too long afterwards. This is probably in part because of the motorway affair picking up steam. If I were making decisions on my own, I’d be buying more right now while there are still a few good bargains around. As I know from experience, it’s when the first big corner is turned that people make great money. After that, the increments in value are substantially smaller. But anyway – Mike wants nothing at all added to the list of work to do, which means no more property.

 

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37 comments on “Mazamet: The property market this week

  1. Steve Ruis
    February 18, 2018

    And all for the price of a down payment on a house in California! Amazing!

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    • The Pink Agendist
      February 18, 2018

      Or indeed the price of a down payment on the coast or around Toulouse. That’s because we’re (literally) the last large urban centre in France not connected to the motorway grid. Once that’s over…

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  2. Esme upon the Cloud
    February 18, 2018

    Ten years, well done those men! It’s a phenomenal beauty you have there. I like the outside of the first house for sale and the innards of the last, if we were neighbours I could chuck sticky buns at you through the window whilst you looked at several hundred shirts deciding which went perfectly with your table napkins. We’d have a ball! Sadly Esme shall be stuck on the Cloud for some time to come, but by the Gods of all sizes, if I ever come to France I shall stay at your magnificent house. With Rosie of course *grins*.

    – Esme sharing a magnum of champagne with Mr Pink and Mike upon the Cloud

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    • The Pink Agendist
      February 18, 2018

      Yes, and they win all sorts of awards again and again. They’re rated the #1 B&B in France. And I can tell you that having visited, I’m not surprised. They really know what they’re doing 🙂

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  3. metan
    February 18, 2018

    I’m just going to quickly check down the back of the couch to see if I can scrape together the requisite funds for that well-priced townhouse. I’ll be sure to bring my binoculars.

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    • The Pink Agendist
      February 18, 2018

      That last place is 190. The average house price in France is around 160, so it’s a whole lot of house for the price 😛 😛 😛

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      • metan
        February 18, 2018

        *checks conversion, starts packing*

        Considering Melbourne/Sydney house prices that is incredibly good. I’ll have to save my couch checking until the kids have grown up though, see if you can get them to hang on to it for me. 😜

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      • The Pink Agendist
        February 18, 2018

        We were watching a news segment about house prices in Australia the other day. They through around the word million like I like Chris Brown through around.. Rihanna..? 😀

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      • Tish Farrell
        February 18, 2018

        This is such a handsome house too, and with so much space. In our little Shropshire town 190k euros would be considered the price for an ‘affordable home’ probably owned by a housing association and offered for rent or shared equity to people who couldn’t afford a market house. It would be a 2-3 bed box in a patch only big enough for a whirly washing line, and jammed together with other similar featureless units.

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      • The Pink Agendist
        February 18, 2018

        Shropshire is incredibly beautiful though 😀

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      • Tish Farrell
        February 18, 2018

        That is true, but developers continue to cover all the bits they can get their hands on with very ugly, overpriced and cramped housing. I think the French past and present (on the whole) may have considerably higher standards than the Brits?

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      • The Pink Agendist
        February 18, 2018

        For some things yes, others no. Apparently public housing standards leave a lot to be desired.

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      • Tish Farrell
        February 18, 2018

        Not sure why everyone isn’t accorded the right for decent housing.

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  4. Osyth
    February 18, 2018

    Interesting comparisons with prices here in Grenoble …. if I was interested in a townhouse I would certainly be taking your quartier very seriously indeed. Out damned country bumpkin …. there’s bargains to be had if you get off your kick that you have to have loads of land around your castle, woman (sorry just having a conversation in my own head which seems to have leaked onto your page 😉)

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  5. inspiredbythedivine1
    February 18, 2018

    Not that I have the $ either way, but the prices on those beautiful homes there are SO much less than here in the states. Christ, there are relatively small condos right around where I live that are 700 and 800 thousand a piece. Oh, BTW, I’ve got a used beach ball with very little wear that I’m selling for 5o cents, if anyone’s interested. 🙂

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  6. Carmen
    February 18, 2018

    I might be able to afford that painting on the wall of the first house. . . :). They are lovely!! So elegant!

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  7. coteetcampagne
    February 18, 2018

    I do hope you get the right sort of people looking down into your garden .

    Does this mean no more naked rugby?

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  8. john zande
    February 18, 2018

    That’s so cheap. Actually, it’s reasonable, which is unheard of.

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    • The Pink Agendist
      February 19, 2018

      It’s certainly unheard of in Europe where good infra-structure is available – so this really is one of the last enclaves 🙂

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  9. karenjane
    February 18, 2018

    I love the first house, & have mentally placed all our paintings & etchings on the walls, and they would look perfect. The 2nd house is also lovely & if we sold our house we could buy it! Sadly, we do not speak French, & husband would need work so that idea has been abandoned. As for that glorious B&B, they have furnished & decorated it beautifully and the prices are very reasonable. I’m looking round our upstairs, where 2 spare rooms & the study resemble junk shops, as we have some stuff of our son’s (he’s already filled the garage), & lots of stuff from the house of a recently deceased relation which we have to empty, & I’m longing for emptiness & elegant rooms. It would be so tempting to live in that B&B & let someone else sort out our mess.

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    • The Pink Agendist
      February 19, 2018

      The boys at La Villa have managed to achieve the perfect balance. It’s much harder than people think to create a look without falling into the fashion traps of too little or too much decoration.
      And yes to that first house. The more I looked at the pictures, the more I thought it must be a really pleasant place to live in 🙂

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  10. foolsmusings
    February 19, 2018

    Wow maybe I should sell my house and move there when I retire. Sadly although I like be in an officially bilingual country, my French is horrible 😔

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    • The Pink Agendist
      February 19, 2018

      This is the south, everybody’s French is horrible! Not as horrible as in your country, but still 😀

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      • Carmen
        February 19, 2018

        In one area of our province the language is referred to as, ‘franglais’. 🙂

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      • The Pink Agendist
        February 19, 2018

        Have I told you French Canadian tv programs are subtitled here?

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  11. A.C. Flory (@ACFlory)
    February 20, 2018

    Hey Metan! Want to go halves on that house so we can both throw water bombs at Pinky? :D:D

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  12. Ashok Rajan
    March 22, 2018

    there is a property which has exact same amenities and located in the beautiful location of Bannerghatta road Bangalore visit
    http://www.prestigeelysian.indiahomes.estate

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  13. Judi Castille
    April 24, 2018

    Would have liked some funding a couple of years back and we could have had a property with the land surrounding it and not so strung out as ours is. The prices in our area are silly anyway. Have €150k and your laughing. Maybe in a few years we might consider a villa further South.

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  14. Ashok Rajan
    April 30, 2018

    This article clearly explains the property market in Mazamet and it gives info about the neighborhood I am willing to write up a blog which gives the same info about Godrej Atmosphere in Bangalore

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