Property in France

How to fill unsold summer weeks at your holiday let

Written by on May 4, 2016 in Gîtes in France, Property in France
How to fill unsold summer weeks at your holiday let

Do you run a holiday let or gites in France and still have weeks to fill for this summer? Now is the perfect time to be pro-active in chasing those bookings with some simple marketing strategies. At French Connections we specialise in France, with 20 years of success online as a holiday property listing site, so here’s […]

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Beginner’s Guide to Buying Property in France

Written by on April 22, 2016 in Buying a Home, Property in France
Beginner’s Guide to Buying Property in France

You want to buy a property in France but you’re bombarded with advice, some of it conflicting, some of it frankly out of date. So we’ve put together an beginner’s guide to the property market in France and here we look at buying a property… In the last edition of The Good Life France we […]

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Renovating Property In France Money-Saving Tips

Written by on April 5, 2016 in Renovating in France, Tax
Renovating Property In France Money-Saving Tips

Renovating property in France is what expats do! We love to upgrade, restore and make old buildings worthy again from barns to chateaux – but did you know that certain home improvements can result in significant income tax gains? Jo-Ann Howell takes a look at just what tax relief and benefits are available to home […]

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What Would Brexit Mean For French Property Buyers?

Written by on March 7, 2016 in Property in France
What Would Brexit Mean For French Property Buyers?

The UK is set to hold a referendum on June 23 2016 on whether Britain should remain in the European Union. This will give voters the right to choose to vote to remain in the EU or to leave, it’s being called Brexit – British exit. Nobody can say for sure what impact this will have […]

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Differences In Owning Property In France Versus The UK

Written by on March 7, 2016 in Property in France
Differences In Owning Property In France Versus The UK

A look at the differences in owning a house in France and the UK… Many readers of this blog will be those of us who have taken the plunge, and decided to purchase their own dream property in France. This group will know all too well about the subtle differences in property ownership that become […]

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How To Sell Your French Property

Written by on March 4, 2016 in Property for sale
How To Sell Your French Property

The current market in France means that in most areas, there are at least two homes for sale for each potential buyer. A property expert gives advice and says selling your property in France needn’t be a puzzle.. So, you’ve decided to sell your home and clearly you want to be the successful one of […]

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Try before you buy in France

Written by on February 8, 2016 in Buying a Home, Property in France
Try before you buy in France

France is about three and a half times the size of the UK with roughly the same population. With a hugely diverse landscape from the Mediterranean sunshine of the south to the lush green lands of the north, there’s an enormous choice for buyers. And it’s not just the regions to consider in terms of […]

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The Truth About Buying a Gite in France

Written by on January 25, 2016 in Buying a Home, Gîtes in France
The Truth About Buying a Gite in France

It’s the dream of many to own a house in France and run a gite. Perhaps you want to supplement your income, are fundamentally entrepreneurial at heart or just see it as a way of owning your own little piece of the wonderful patchwork that makes up this beautifully diverse country. Here’s what they don’t […]

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French Property Forecast 2016

Written by on January 11, 2016 in Property in France
French Property Forecast 2016

Trevor Leggett, Chairman of Leggett Immobilier gives his views on the year just past and makes some predictions for the market in 2016. Review of the French property market in 2015 “Our sales last year rose by 30% and this is because we’ve seen once in a decade buying conditions.  British purchasers have benefited from […]

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4 Key Tips for running a Gite Business in France

Written by on January 1, 2016 in Gîtes in France, Working in France
4 Key Tips for running a Gite Business in France

France has been a world leader in tourism for years and the market for independent accommodation in popular tourist areas has boomed. Here are some tips specifically for Gite or B&B owners, or anyone considering this as a source of revenue. 1. Gites & meublés de tourisme (gites and furnished accommodation) benefit from advantageous tax […]

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