Buying a Home

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 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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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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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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Buying a property in France After Brexit

Written by on July 8, 2016 in Buying a Home, Property for sale
Buying a property in France After Brexit

Post Brexit, we ask the property experts at Leggett Immobilier how Brexit could affect your French property purchase. What does Brexit mean for Brits with holiday homes or who live or want to live in France Though, at this stage (summer 2016) nobody really knows how exactly Brexit will impact property purchases in France for […]

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Property Finder Service in the Var and French Riviera

Property Finder Service in the Var and French Riviera

Many wannabe expats are worried about the stress usually associated with finding and buying a property in France. Having to talk French and deal with complicated paperwork and bureaucracy can cause extra hassle but a new service launched now means that finding your south of France dream home just got easier… Expat Brit Alistair Phillips […]

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How to find a good deal when buying property in France

Written by on May 31, 2016 in Buying a Home, Property in France
How to find a good deal when buying property in France

If you are buying property in France, you will want to know which locations are the most sought after and where you should buy to get the best investment possible. All these questions and more are answered by Home Hunts’ new, free property report INSIDE FRANCE. The FNAIM (national association of French estate agents) reported […]

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