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

France is one of the safest property investments in the world

I find myself in a strange position this week – I am feeling sorry for French estate agents. Having just done a two-day course on French law and ethics as it applies to French property transactions, I realize that I have, in the past, underestimated the huge legal responsibility that estate agents . . . → Read More: France is one of the safest property investments in the world

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?

Yes the internet is a fantastic tool for house hunters – but it is still a very limited tool in France

How the world has changed; thanks to the internet it is now possible to view hundreds of houses for sale in France from the comfort of your desk in Sydney, Johannesburg, London or Singapore as is the case with many of my clients so far this year. It is a fantastically useful . . . → Read More: Yes the internet is a fantastic tool for house hunters – but it is still a very limited tool in France