Buying a house privately in France

Buying a house privately and avoiding steep estate agent’s fees of 5-10% might seem like a good idea and and an appealing route to take but, if you are house hunting in France, it pays to understand the French property market first and to know the region. In France, 30% of people . . . → Read More: Buying a house privately in France

Is now a good time to buy a house in France?

This is a question I am being asked more than usual right now thanks to various factors that include Brexit, Trump, Macron, unaffordable house prices in many countries, economic austerity, climate change and people generally living longer and wanting a better life-work balance.

The short answer to the question is, of course; . . . → Read More: Is now a good time to buy a house in France?

Latest Brexit news for anyone looking to buy a home in France

The UK government has finally published its white paper on the relationship it foresees with the EU after Brexit. The Connexion has summarized the key points relating to Britons in the EU both current and future:

The aim of the white paper to achieve an outline of intentions to be attached to . . . → Read More: Latest Brexit news for anyone looking to buy a home in France

South West France open for business

Chateau Saint Michel

In the past, most foreigners buying a property in France were looking for either a holiday house or a property for their retirement. This has changed in the last ten years and I am seeing a younger generation of buyers including singles, couples and young families moving to this part of . . . → Read More: South West France open for business