A 5-point-plan for buying a house in France in the current property market

Sunrise (in the French economy)

France appears to have turned the corner economically in 2017 and, if Macron succeeds in getting through his changes to the current restrictive labour laws, the future for the French economy is looking very bright indeed. Certainly, for the French property market, things are moving, . . . → Read More: A 5-point-plan for buying a house in France in the current property market

Latest French Property Price Report

The Notaires de France have recently released the latest review of the French property market and house prices in France over the last three years. In many parts of France, prices have remained fairly static but, in the Occitanie region, there has been a gradual but, nevertheless, upward trend in house prices, . . . → Read More: Latest French Property Price Report

Is the price right?

For anyone buying a property abroad, it is much more difficult to work out if the price you are paying is the right price. In France, it is particularly complicated to get an accurate picture.

Firstly, you are likely to see a property advertised at different prices by numerous different agencies (each . . . → Read More: Is the price right?

New Zealand versus the Ariège (not rugby!)

According to a recent article in the New Yorker; in the week following Trump’s election, 13,401 Americans, took the first official step toward New Zealand residency by registering with the country’s immigration authorities, presumably looking for some kind of bolt-hole should it become necessary. I mentioned this to a French friend and . . . → Read More: New Zealand versus the Ariège (not rugby!)