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Guide to buying French property

Written by on October 16, 2017 in Buying a Home, Property in France
Guide to buying French property

When it comes to finding your dream home in France, our guide to buying French property will really help you. Begin by drawing up the list of things you need to factor into your buying decision. Basic points, such as the number of bedrooms, are obvious. But have you thought about accessibility? If you make […]

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Want to buy a vineyard in France? Here’s how to do it

Written by on September 25, 2017 in Buying a Home, Property in France
Want to buy a vineyard in France? Here’s how to do it

What a corking idea: how to produce your own wine in France Hobby vineyards can be for anyone – and if you find the right property and are smart about your set up, you can serve up your own local wine to family and friends with no additional costs Does spending warm summer nights in […]

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How to buy affordable property Cote d’Azur France

How to buy affordable property Cote d’Azur France

Many of us think of the Cote d’Azur as a place of dreams that we’ll never be able to afford. It’s where the millionaires go – but we don’t all have millions. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. We talked to local agent Tim Clark about property in the area and discovered that […]

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The Good Life in Landes, Pays Basques France

Written by on July 19, 2017 in Buying a Home, Property in France
The Good Life in Landes, Pays Basques France

We talk to Mathilde de Saint Martin who lives in Landes in south west France. Landes is one of those places that the French love and foreigners rarely hear of. With 100km of sandy beaches and numerous resorts on the Atlantic Coast; inland there are forests and valleys with picturesque villages and Roman ruins. It’s […]

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Guide to house types in the Pays Basque France

Written by on July 19, 2017 in Buying a Home, Property in France
Guide to house types in the Pays Basque France

We asked local estate agent Mathilde de Saint Martin about the type of housing you can buy in the Pays Basque area and Landes: Traditional basque-style building A “baserri” is a traditional half-timbered or stone-built type of  farmhouse found in the Basque Country in Northern Spain and Southwestern France. The baserris, with their gently sloping roofs and entrance portals, are highly characteristic of the region […]

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Five up-and-coming locations for property investment in France

Written by on July 18, 2017 in Buying a Home, Property in France
Five up-and-coming locations for property investment in France

Looking to buy a property in France, but not sure where to start searching? These five locations are considered to be “ones to watch” by Home Hunts, where you just might find a bargain… The French property market has made an impressive comeback over the last decade. According to Notaires de France, in 2016 there […]

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The expat good life in Pau Pyrénées-Atlantiques

The expat good life in Pau Pyrénées-Atlantiques

Jane Damian from Dublin, Ireland lives near the beautiful city of Pau, the capital of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in the south of France. It’s an area that so far has been relatively unknown to British and overseas buyers but it has so much to offer, we think it’s a hot spot in waiting. Living the […]

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The expat good life in Charente-Maritime France

The expat good life in Charente-Maritime France

We talk to David Rodgers a former project manager from London who now lives in Charente-Maritime. Fed up with the “constant daily stress of work and commuting we finally decided to make the move to France for a more relaxing and a gentler pace of life”. David’s wife Jacquie is from South Africa and the […]

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Living the good life | Expats in Lyon

Living the good life | Expats in Lyon

Jon Chinn from Birkenhead in England fell in love with the French way of life when he studied French in Amiens, Picardy, north of Paris whilst at University. We talk to Jon about what life is like for expats in Lyon and why it’s a great place to live… What inspired you to move to […]

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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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