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There is no capital gains tax on the sale of a primary residence in France. For a secondary residence owned either individually or through an SCI, the amount of capital gains owed at the time of sale is determined by
French banks will lend up to 85% of the assessed value of the property and renovations to most non-resident buyers.
The notaire is a public official with legal training (but different from a lawyer) who prepares and registers official acts such as wills and property ownership transfers. Notaires enjoy a very privileged and highly respected position in French society.