Property in France

Top Tips for Moving to France

Written by on May 9, 2015 in Buying a Home, Living in France
Top Tips for Moving to France

Every single house move is stressful. It may be the same aspect of moving that is frustrating time and time again, on the other hand – it might be different parts of your move that seem to niggle at you. It is never an easy process, and can be made worse if you aren’t on […]

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Land for sale in Champ-du-Boult, Normandy, France for 1 Euro

Written by on May 6, 2015 in Property in France
Land for sale in Champ-du-Boult, Normandy, France for 1 Euro

From time to time a bit of news pops up that you have to read twice as it seems so incredible, such as the selling of land in beautiful Normandy for peanuts… The Mayor of the town of Champ-du-Boult in Calvados, famous for its apple orchards and strong liqueur of the same name, wants to […]

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Buy a Holiday Home in France for less than the price of a Ford Focus

Buy a Holiday Home in France for less than the price of a Ford Focus

With the pound at a seven-year high against the Euro, France is hot property  for holiday home owners. But if your main aim is to relax and enjoy the French lifestyle, a bricks and mortar property may not be the right choice for you. We look at reasons to choose parc life in France with Siblu, with […]

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French Property Types Explained

Written by on February 18, 2015 in Buying a Home
French Property Types Explained

An explanation of the names estate agents use to describe the different types of properties there are in France, it’s not as simple as house or flat, but this helpful list sheds light on the matter…  French Property Types Bastide: This is an old French word and general refers to medieval towns. Bastide-style properties are […]

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Abandoned French Fairy-Tale Chateau Le Mung Being Restored by Expats

Abandoned French Fairy-Tale Chateau Le Mung Being Restored by Expats

Chateau Le Mung is a neglected 800 year old chateau in southwest France, or at least it was until a British family who had moved to Australia decided to love, honour and restore it…  This is not a DIY job of the type that most of us would consider though many of us would dream […]

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French Property Market Update 2015

Written by on January 21, 2015 in Property in France
French Property Market Update 2015

Continuing a trend from the year before, house prices in regional France fell again on the whole in 2014. According to some estate agents though, there were substantial variations with popular areas seeing price rises.   French Property Market Update 2015 Propertywire.com  reports that the annual review from the FNAIM, the national association of French […]

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House for Sale Poitou-Charentes France

Written by on November 19, 2014 in Property for sale
House for Sale Poitou-Charentes France

When Barbara and Robin decided to retire to France, they did their homework. They had a long wish list and visited several regions but decided on “the lovely Charente Maritime (Dept 17) due to its micro climate of warm summers and mild winters” says Barbara. After much searching they found their dream home, within walking […]

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House Prices in France 2014 reach new low

Written by on September 25, 2014 in Property in France
House Prices in France 2014 reach new low

House prices and mortgage rates in France fall making that French dream home purchase a little bit easier for British buyers… Brokers have reported that the cost of a French mortgage has fallen to an all-time low (September 2014). For British buyers this means that they may expect to pay a rate of just 3.1% […]

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5 key tips for finding cheap properties in France

Written by on August 18, 2014 in Buying a Home
5 key tips for finding cheap properties in France

We all love to look at pictures of chateaux and grand mansion houses for sale in France and dream we are the owners with huge gardens and private beaches. The reality though is that the great majority of us simply can’t afford such luxurious properties – the price tag is just as impressive as the […]

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Top tips for buying a property in France

Written by on July 23, 2014 in Buying a Home
Top tips for buying a property in France

As I stood looking in the window of an immobilier (estate agent) in France last week, I heard someone say in English: “I want that one”. It is something I hear a lot. I travel all over France and love to look at the properties advertised in the windows of the immobiliers, sometimes I go […]

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