About Us

Corsica is unquestionably one of the most beautiful places in Europe and also home to some magnificent and unique property. Property that is also resilient in investment terms because the popularity of Corsica continues to grow, and strict controls on development ensure that demand continues to outstrip supply. However a well-located Corsican property will still be on average a third cheaper in Corsica than in the comparable South of France.

Corsica’s chequered history and its passionately independent population who have been notoriously suspicious of newcomers, be they French, or any other nationality, has largely kept it off the radar for many potential overseas buyers. Attitudes are changing on the island and increasing numbers of visitors head to Corsica each year to enjoy the island and its stunning Mediterranean climate and many consider buying Corsican property. What they require is specialist inside knowledge from local experts smoothing the path to living on ‘the Scented Isle’.

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The Company

Corse Invest Ltd is an Anglo-Corsican company specialising in property exclusively on the island of Corsica. Established in 2008 by Michele Giacobbi and Jamie Bossom to promote Corsica in Europe and the UK, renting Corsica villas, selling and advising on Corsican property, and attracting inward investment into the island’s economy.

Michele is a member of one of the oldest political families in Corsica, one that was responsible, amongst many things, for the establishment of the Parc Naturel Régional de Corse in 1972. Before moving to London ten years ago, Michele’s early career was as a lawyer, but she soon discovered that Corsica wasn't known in England and decided to promote the island internationally through Corse Invest Ltd.

Jamie spent much of his career working in advertising, producing films and tv commercials. Building and architecture have always been a passion and he holds a degree in architectural history and fine art. He discovered an ancestor served as Secretary of State for Corsica during the brief Anglo-Corsican Kingdom (1794-96) under the then British Viceroy, Sir Gilbert Elliot.

 

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Corsica Property hunting can be a tiring and often fruitless task, frustrating, repetitive and highly time consuming. Corse Invest operates as a specialist Corsican property consultancy based from London. Corse Invest has long-standing relationships with many of Corsica’s network of licensed property professionals, Notaires and Agents Immobiliers who they work with and are able to advise and guide you through the often complicated purchase process.

In addition a considerable proportion of Corsican property sales are conducted by word of mouth where both parties require total discretion and properties never reach the open market. Corse Invest is often in a position to access these offerings on the island and market them judiciously.
If you are considering a property purchase on the isle of Corsica please contact us. We would be pleased to discuss your requirements and show you a selection of carefully chosen Corsican properties.

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Fee Structure

Corse Invest’s fees are paid for by splitting the sale commission with our partner agents in Corsica. The properties that we have for sale are priced identically as they are there. We do not charge additional fees to our clients. When dealing directly with our partners in Corsica the properties are presented at the same price as offered on the island.

Our prices are all FAI frais d’agence inclus, being the property price including the estate agency fees. (Additional to this price however will be the Notaire's fees to include all taxes and legal expenses). Corse Invest do not charge clients for 'finding' a property, or take a deposit to engage our services so the price includes no additional Intermediary, referral or supplementary fees whatsoever.

Fee Structure