Do you yearn to enjoy the French lifestyle, or are simply looking for a holiday home in France? Discover more about buying property in France, and see our range of exclusive homes for sale. France is a great place to live. The quality of life is good, the roads are a joy to drive on and in many parts the weather is better than the UK! So it's no surprise that more and more people are buying property in France.
France is a great location with a wide range of property types and prices. Do you want holiday hideaway or permanent home, town or countryside, mountains or coast? And how much is your budget?
Paris and the south coast are most expensive, while other regions and rural locations offer more for your money. The price of a two-bedroom apartment in chic Cannes, for example, gets you a four-bedroom house in the peaceful Loire.
Think of France and what comes to mind? Wide roads, great-value restaurants, a gentle climate and landscape, rural lifestyle, great pride in national identity and traditions both cultural and social.
Then there are the negative clichés - national arrogance, language inflexibility, unprincipled self-interest, impenetrable bureaucracy, slow working practices.
What’s the truth behind all these myths – and could French life work for you? If you plan to buy property and live in France, either permanently or part-time, it pays to be flexible about embracing the culture and keep an open mind and heart. So find out more about the many different aspects of living in France.
So you’re thinking of buying a house with great age and bags of character, but what do you need to think about? Our guide explains all you need to know about home renovations in France.
So you’ve bought a French house with great age and bags of character. To the casual observer, it’s a ruin - but to you, it just oozes potential. All that stands between you and the beautiful home of your dreams is a bit of renovation. What are you going to need?
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Property is cheaper in France but you need to find out what's included in the asking price, and bear in mind the other costs that will be incurred. Our guide tells you all you need to know about legal and agency fees.
Having found your ideal French property at what seems like a very reasonable price, it can come as a bit of a shock to those used to the UK market that the buyer may have to pay the agency fees and is responsible for all the legal fees – this can make your French house up to 20% more expensive than you first thought. How does this come about? You need to find exactly what is included in the asking price, as well as bearing in mind the other costs that will be incurred.
We have created this simple guide to French Estate Planning, to ensure that your French property is dealt with in the way you wish during your lifetime and after death. This includes information on succession law.
French succession law is somewhat different to English succession law and its provisions may come as a surprise to English buyers who are used to the idea of testamentary freedom. Family situations are often complex these days, with second marriages, stepchildren and so on and provisions usually need to be made at the time of purchase to avoid difficult circumstances later on.
All of France is within easy reach of the UK by flight or car, so why not go on a property fact finding mission before you buy? Here are some hints and tips about visiting France to find properties to buy.
Setting aside a long weekend to discover the region of France you’re interested in, and view suitable properties, is a worthwhile investment to ensure you make the right choice.