The team of Archivists and Historians at Via Nissa team up to analyze the history of your property. Would you like to know the true history of your home, not just the legend? Who lived there? Who were they? Who built your home and who was the architect? What kind of interesting people stayed there? These are the kinds of questions we seek to answer in researching the history of a home or other property. Using notarial records, archives and the techniques of historians, Via Nissa looks to fully document the history of your home since its inception. Some of the properties we have examined go back to the feudal age. Others are from the Belle Époque or the Roaring Twenties. No matter the age, Via Nissa will scower the records in the quest to create a personal archive of documents concerning your property and an interpretation of the who, what, when and why. Unlike the home’s title report, Via Nissa examines the archival records which go well beyond any recent title documentation. These reports, which can consist of hundreds of pages and records can take up to three months to prepare. Documents are found at the source, which means they can come from anywhere in Europe as owners of different nationalities are were the owners of properties throughout their history. With our expert knowledge of paleography, Latin, regional French languages such as Provençal, we can intepret the documents and their significance. The reports are normally produced in bi-lingual versions, such as French - English, or French - Russian and become themselves important historical documents of the property. A professionally prepared historical and archival report can increase significantly the resale value of your home as well as be used in judicial processes. Many businesses are also interested in their history, whether for development of a book or a website. A preliminary analysis must be performed before determining the cost of any historical analysis.
Documents are found at the source, which means they can come from anywhere in Europe as owners of different nationalities are were the owners of properties throughout their history.
Many businesses are also interested in their history, whether for development of a book or a website.
This article explains more about historical reports.
We help our realty clients by providing the background to their listings. Here are some examples of our work for the Knight Frank network and for the Amiral de Grasse's beautiful mansion.
"At Knight Frank, we believe that knowing the history of a house can increase its present value and marketability for its current and future owners. Our partner, Via Nissa, regularly contributes with the media on the history of the local properties."Knight Frank