Property in France

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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South of France Property comment

Written by on December 27, 2015 in Buying a Home, Property in France
South of France Property comment

The recent addition of direct Eurostar trains from London to the south of France has opened up properties for Brits who might not want to fly but where driving makes the journey too onerous. Property prices in the region since the start of the credit crunch have been held at rather unrealistic highs – however […]

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Beginners Guide to Renovating in France

Written by on December 22, 2015 in Property in France, Renovating in France
Beginners Guide to Renovating in France

Renovating a rundown old farmhouse or barn, a little cottage or even an abandoned chateau in France is an appealing prospect for many of us. For wannabe renovators, France offers a plethora of brilliant opportunities in the country, city and on the coast. Whether it’s a simple fixer-upper or a full-on restoration job here are […]

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Where are the best places to live in France?

Written by on November 18, 2015 in Property for sale, Property in France
Where are the best places to live in France?

Where are the best places to live in France? And where are the up-and-coming areas that could help you make a clever purchase? Frances Marcellin spoke to buyer’s agent Home Hunts to find out… It is no secret that France is the most visited country in the world. For 2015 the world record is due […]

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British interest in French property rocketing…

Written by on August 9, 2015 in Buying a Home, Property in France
British interest in French property rocketing…

British buyers are snapping up French property bargains following the May election, in what is described as “once in a decade” conditions. Trevor Leggett, Chairman of Leggett Immobilier commented on the recent surge in demand for French property: “It was a timely photo opportunity between David Cameron and  Francois Hollande in Paris in early summer. […]

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How to find your dream home in France

Written by on June 29, 2015 in Buying a Home, Property in France
How to find your dream home in France

Not sure how to get your property search off the ground? Let us takes you through the nitty-gritties of French house-hunting and en route to finding your dream home in France! 1. Location, location, location You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again, location is critical when you start your house hunting expedition. Work […]

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Long Distance House Hunting in France

Written by on June 8, 2015 in Buying a Home, Property in France
Long Distance House Hunting in France

The trials and tribulations of buying in France for those who live a long way away. Mark Galloway lives in Hong Kong but dreams of becoming an expat in France. Here he talks about long-distance planning for property purchases…. Thousands of would-be home owners nip across the Channel from the UK to France, but, spare […]

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