Property in France

Finding your perfect Paris property | Winkworth International

Finding your perfect Paris property | Winkworth International

The secret to finding your perfect Paris property… 1. Get to know your Paris arrondissements “Today the life of every Parisian…revolves around his arrondissement.”  So says Thirza Vallois, Paris resident and author of the best-selling Around and About Paris. As a France property specialist for over 25 years, I’d add the following advice if you’re […]

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Why Burgundy should be top of your house hunting in France list

Written by on May 10, 2017 in Burgundy, Property in France
Why Burgundy should be top of your house hunting in France list

Burgundy (Bourgogne in French) offers some of France’s most gorgeous countryside. Rolling green hills peppered with medieval villages and the architecturally and culturally gorgeous capital, Dijon. Great wine and food are important components of daily life here and it’s a great place to live. We talk to local Benjamin Haas of France4U about expat life […]

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Are you Looking for Your Dream Home but Can’t Find the Time?

Are you Looking for Your Dream Home but Can’t Find the Time?

The leaves of the palm trees swayed as the helicopter swooped in to land between the sun-soaked vineyard and the infinity pool. It could have been a scene from an action movie, but in reality it was a rather grand entrance to a luxury property viewing – the second of six planned for that day. […]

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Interview with an Expat in France | Haute Vienne

Interview with an Expat in France | Haute Vienne

We talk to Jacqui Wood from the UK who now lives and works in the lovely Haute-Vienne region, north-west France. It’s an area of forests and lakes, unspoiled countryside and picturesque villages as well as the lovely city of Limoges, famous for its porcelain production. Jacqui and her husband Mark, a former London policeman before […]

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The best Estate agents in France

The best Estate agents in France

Leggett Immobilier estate agents in France have been named as one of the 10 fastest growing property companies in Europe. Voted best estate agency in France On 24th April, the Financial Times published a report of the 1,000 fastest growing companies in Europe. This extensive piece of research shows Leggett Immobilier in the top ten […]

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Home seekers in France ignore Brexit

Written by on March 13, 2017 in Buying a Home, Property in France
Home seekers in France ignore Brexit

Will it or won’t it affect house sales in France we all asked, and we’re talking of Brexit of course. We’ve seen the exchange rate of sterling versus euros  go up and down and generally stabilise. We’ve had pundits and experts give an opinion but  the reality is that if anything, Brexit has actually increased […]

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Why now is the time to buy your dream home in France

Written by on February 24, 2017 in Buying a Home, Property in France
Why now is the time to buy your dream home in France

The French property market is booming, with 2016 bringing the highest level of sales for a decade. As house prices are expected to rise this year, buying a property in France now could provide you with a dream lifestyle and a lucrative investment opportunity. Despite there being so much political uncertainty last year, and now […]

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What is the Acte de Vente in France?

Written by on February 3, 2017 in Buying a Home, Property in France
What is the Acte de Vente in France?

  You found the dream house in France. You’ve signed the Compromis de Vente,  you’ve waiting around three months  and now you’re going to complete the Acte de Vente the last part of the buying process. The Acte de Vente This is it! The big day! All parties meet in the Notaire’s office. The balance […]

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What is a Compromis de Vente in France?

Written by on February 3, 2017 in Buying a Home, Property in France
What is a Compromis de Vente in France?

Once you’ve found your dream home in France and agreed a price, it’s almost time for those champagne corks to start popping! But before that, there’s a little more to do – we’re talking about the legal transfer of the property from the seller to the buyer which involves paying a deposit (usually at least […]

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The Expat Good Life in Provence

The Expat Good Life in Provence

Looking for the good life in Provence: Originally from Perthshire Scotland, Jill Wilson now lives in sunny Provence, southern France. She’s a local property agent for Leggett estate agents and she knows how it feels to be looking for your dream home. She took five years to find her lovely home in Montmeyan in the Var […]

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