Property in France

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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The Expat Good Life in Savoie

The Expat Good Life in Savoie

Sandy Harris booked a holiday in the French Alps and fell in love with a house she and her partner saw whilst driving to their hotel. A short while later the couple moved lock, stock and barrel to the beautiful, off the beaten track Massif des Bauges in Savoie. We talked to Sandy about expat […]

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Get the low down for hiring artisans and builders in France

Written by on December 22, 2016 in Renovating in France
Get the low down for hiring artisans and builders in France

When it comes to renovating in France, if you’re not doing it yourself then you’ll need to source a builder or artisan. Unlike in some countries French builders and artisans tend to be very regimented about what they can/will and can’t/won’t do in my experience. In the UK it’s not unusual to get someone to […]

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Maximise Your French Holiday Let Bookings in 2017

Written by on December 13, 2016 in Gîtes in France, Property in France
Maximise Your French Holiday Let Bookings in 2017

With Christmas and New Year celebrations comes the start of the booking period for the 2017 season. Donna Sloane, general manager at online accommodation specialist French Connections, says the company is preparing now to ensure that both owners and holidaymakers get the best experience from the website, including some unique offers for owner advertising packages. […]

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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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