Property in France

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 British family who had moved to 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 […]

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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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House Prices in France 2014 reach new low

Written by on September 25, 2014 in Property in France
House Prices in France 2014 reach new low

House prices and mortgage rates in France fall making that French dream home purchase a little bit easier for British buyers… Brokers have reported that the cost of a French mortgage has fallen to an all-time low (September 2014). For British buyers this means that they may expect to pay a rate of just 3.1% […]

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5 key tips for finding cheap properties in France

Written by on August 18, 2014 in Buying a Home
5 key tips for finding cheap properties in France

We all love to look at pictures of chateaux and grand mansion houses for sale in France and dream we are the owners with huge gardens and private beaches. The reality though is that the great majority of us simply can’t afford such luxurious properties – the price tag is just as impressive as the […]

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Top tips for buying a property in France

Written by on July 23, 2014 in Buying a Home
Top tips for buying a property in France

As I stood looking in the window of an immobilier (estate agent) in France last week, I heard someone say in English: “I want that one”. It is something I hear a lot. I travel all over France and love to look at the properties advertised in the windows of the immobiliers, sometimes I go […]

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Ten Reasons for living in Monaco

Written by on May 26, 2014 in Buying a Home
Ten Reasons for living in Monaco

Monaco frequently tops lists as one of the best places in the world to live, and if you are already the proud owner of Monaco real estate, you probably know why. But for those of you new on the Monaco property scene who are looking to make the move, here are our Top 10 Reasons […]

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Five essential tips for buying a house in France

Written by on April 28, 2014 in Buying a Home
Five essential tips for buying a house in France

When you’re looking to buy a property and move to France there 5 key things that you should consider – from those that have been there, done it and bought the T Shirt! 5 fundamental tips for buying a house in France and having a succesful relocation: 1. Location, location, location It’s as true of […]

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What Does the Future Hold for Paris?

Written by on February 20, 2014 in Paris, Renting a House in France
What Does the Future Hold for Paris?

Paris is one of the great historical cities of the world, from its architecture to the art in its museums which attract so many visitors each year and keep it among the top destinations. However, there are those who criticise Paris as standing still, while other cities such as London and Berlin are constantly innovating […]

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