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can you recommend a mortgage company

Posted by rosetta-185721 - Created: 15 years ago
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hello - I'm sure this topic must have been covered elsewhere, but can anyone recommend a mortgage company - would prefer specific recommendations rather than a mortgage broker, if possible. Also, would like to be able to do at least some of it on English - not sure if my beginner's French is up to mortgage negotiations. Would appreciate any help - thanks!

Rosetta

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Posted by Joan Baker - 15 years ago

Dear Rosetta,                                                                                 If you would like to be looked after properly and by somebody bilingual than you would be best talking to Eleanor Roberts.  She used to work for a french bank and now works freelance in order to help her clients get the best deal.  She checked out quite a few banks for us and helped us get settled in and she did all the silly things that are complicated when you don't speak perfect French.                                                              You can contact her on her mobile : 06 15 16 10 04.                          She can also help with inheritance issues, getting a good and efficient notary.Joan

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Posted by Jan-181414 - 15 years ago

Give Matt Frost a try, he is English, has an office in Antibes. He is an Independent Financial Advisor.He somehow manages to get the best deals from the big companies, Bank Sovac, Barclays etc. He came back with better deals than we got, when we tried going direct.As Mick said, it can be cheaper to go through a broker.Matt Frost: mobile, 06 19 75 45 39 Office, 04 93 34 27 71 E-mail, mattjfrost@aol.comJanAnything for a peaceful life

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Posted by Si-180835 - 15 years ago

Have a look at www.mortgagefrance.com.

Si

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Posted by Pearson-184565 - 15 years ago

Hi,

 

We are using CCF (a subsid. of HSBC) they do most things in English and/or provide a translation.  They have a branch in Cannes. We were about to use Abbey National, but they were too slack, didn't really behave like our business was important to them etc.

 

regards,

Mike

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Posted by mike-179830 - 15 years ago

To be fair, a good mortgage broker will probably get you a better deal than you'll get by shopping around, and it won't cost you (the broker gets paid commission by the lender, for having reduced the lender's "cost of sale").**************
Mike