Property in France

How to keep your Fosse Septique Sweet

How to keep your Fosse Septique Sweet

Ah France… the sweet scent of croissants, fine wine, delicious cakes and soft baguettes. A place to enjoy the sun and dine al fresco or laze outdoors drinking in the fresh air… unless you have a fosse septique that lets you down. A foul fosse problem is a common occurrence for home and gite owners […]

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How to find a good deal when buying property in France

Written by on May 31, 2016 in Buying a Home, Property in France
How to find a good deal when buying property in France

If you are buying property in France, you will want to know which locations are the most sought after and where you should buy to get the best investment possible. All these questions and more are answered by Home Hunts’ new, free property report INSIDE FRANCE. The FNAIM (national association of French estate agents) reported […]

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Guide to French Property Diagnostics Report

Written by on May 18, 2016 in Buying a Home, Property for sale
Guide to French Property Diagnostics Report

  When it comes to the property market in France, as you’d expect, there’s paperwork and form filling and reports to be prepared. The vendor of a property in France must provide a full set of property “diagnostics” as part of the terms of sale. Even to market a property, the vendor will have to […]

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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You want to buy a property in France but you’re bombarded with advice, some of it conflicting, some of it frankly out of date.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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