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?

Are you a globalist or a nationalist?

If you are reading this, I would guess that you are the probably the former, maybe dreaming of living abroad at some point or at least having a bolthole somewhere other than the country in which you were born. There are plenty of us; in France alone there are approximately 7.8 . . . → Read More: Are you a globalist or a nationalist?

Latest French property market news

So far this Autumn, there continues to be signs of recovery in the housing market in France, with strong sales and prices moving upwards in many areas.

The impetus behind this recovery is probably down to a number of combining factors which include historically low interest rates and the weakness of the . . . → Read More: Latest French property market news

House-hunting out of season

Autumn in the Foothills – Betchat, Ariège

Traditionally late November is the start of the low-season in the property world; summer and autumn house hunters have usually found the home of their dreams or, if not, have decided to wait and try again in the New Year and somehow our thoughts turn to hibernation . . . → Read More: House-hunting out of season