Property in France

Brilliant tips to help you market your French holiday let

Written by on November 23, 2016 in Gîtes in France, Property in France
Brilliant tips to help you market your French holiday let

How to ‘show and tell’ when you market your French holiday let Does your online property listing grab browsers’ attention? “Great images and an engaging description make holidaymakers want to stay on the page – and that’s what leads to enquiries,” says Donna Sloane, general manager of holiday let listing specialist French Connections. Here’s her […]

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4 Top tips to help you sell your house in France

Written by on November 23, 2016 in Property for sale, Property in France
4 Top tips to help you sell your house in France

It’s not unheard of for homes to be sold without the buyer visiting but it is rare. The point of advertising your home for sale is not so much to sell it on the web or in a window but to get potential buyers to arrive at your door and make them go “WOW, I […]

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Renovating in France Planning Permission Requirements

Renovating in France Planning Permission Requirements

Whether or not you need planning permission for your renovation in France depends on what you are going to do. Applying for Planning permits in France A good starting place is the local town hall, and, even if you think you don’t need permission, it’s usually best to check, rules change. The Mayor or his […]

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Essential Guide to running gites in France

Written by on November 8, 2016 in Gîtes in France
Essential Guide to running gites in France

One of the big misconceptions about owning a gite in France is that the paperwork and bureaucracy are so intense that it can make your life a misery. Not so, says Jo-Ann Howell of French Admin Solutions, you just need to know where to begin. Here to help, is her detailed guide to running gites […]

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4 Key Things To Consider When You Buy Property In France

Written by on November 6, 2016 in Buying a Home, Property in France
4 Key Things To Consider When You Buy Property In France

France is approximately five times the area of England and has a geography as diverse as the USA. It’s generally thought that this is the reason so many of the French don’t go abroad for their holidays – they don’t need to! France offers everything from flatlands and marshes to mountains and raging rivers. So, […]

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Reasons British Property Buyers Love France

Written by on November 1, 2016 in Property in France
Reasons British Property Buyers Love France

When it comes to buying a second home or retiring abroad, according to a poll by a popular property agent in France – it’s the culture that tops the many reasons France stays top of the list. Reasons to be cheerful Even with Brexit uncertainty, the British love affair with French property remains strong. A […]

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French Mortgage Rates Hit Record Lows October 2016

Written by on October 13, 2016 in Property in France
French Mortgage Rates Hit Record Lows October 2016

British buyers are taking advantage of record low French mortgage rates and Leggett Immobilier report record sales, despite Brexit worries. Fixed rate French mortgages are now available from as little as 1.70% with 80% loan to value on a 20 year term.  These rates are available to most non-residents. At this low rate, the upside […]

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Expat Life in Picardy France

Written by on October 5, 2016 in Buying a Home, Living in France
Expat Life in Picardy France

We talk to John Sjotun who lives in the Oise department about expat life in Picardy, where he is a local agent for the award winning estate agency Leggett Immobillier. Oise is about 35km north of Paris and is home to a number of outstanding attractions such as the Chateau de Chantilly, Chateau de Pierrefonds […]

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The Good Life by house sitting in France

The Good Life by house sitting in France

House sitting: the doorway to an authentic travel experience. Australians Gai Reid and Neil McClean took what started out as a simple holiday in a place they had not yet seen, and it morphed into a journey in four different countries. Neil explains “We’ve lived in other people’s homes – rent free for 9 months!” House […]

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The top six skills that gite owners need

The top six skills that gite owners need

What are the top skills you need to run a successful holiday let in France? People, preparation, practical building maintenance, parler francais? All are important – and most property owners already know more than they think. French Connections is a holiday property listing site that specialises in France, with 20 years experience of giving owners […]

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