Life at № 42 by E.M. Coutinho
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)
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.
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 the three story building on the corner:
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.