Buying a Home

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You want to buy a property in France but you’re bombarded with advice, some of it conflicting, some of it frankly out of date.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