Property in France

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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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 family in 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 of doing just what […]

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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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