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This historic village in France is on sale for $175,000 – but there’s a catch

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Apr 07, 2016 01:05 AM
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by Julie M. Rodriguez last modified Apr 06, 2016

If you've always wanted to own a picturesque French village, a once in a lifetime opportunity has just opened up: the village of Baudin, near the Swiss border, is going up for sale via auction. The starting price? €150,000, or about $175,000. However, potential buyers be warned -- the 5 1/2 acre site requires heavy restoration work, which could run up to €20 million, with annual maintenance costs of at least €250,000. The town includes the remains of various 19th century buildings,...




 

 

Baudin, France, auction, historic buildings, tourism, restoration, 19th century

If you’ve always wanted to own a picturesque French village, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity has just emerged: the village of Baudin, near the border with Switzerland, is going up for sale via auction. The starting price? €150,000, or about $175,000. Potential buyers be warned; the 5.5-acre site requires heavy restoration work that could cost up to €20 million, with annual maintenance costs of at least €250,000.


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