Tempting Fate

René Ammann
31. May 2021
The practice of villagers in Montfort-l'Amaury and other parts of France selling to "viagers" has appealed more since COVID-19 began to spread. (Photo: GFreihalter/Wikimedia Commons)

Estimated number of "viagers" — buyers who pay upfront for a residence while getting the keys only when the current owner dies — in France every year: 5,000

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