Moving to France for a better quality of life

The property market is very busy this year in France; or at least in this part of south west France. This is, as always,down to a variety of reasons including improvements in the French economy, low mortgage rates, incentives for first time buyers, the reduction in property taxes and the French becoming . . . → Read More: Moving to France for a better quality of life

Property advertising – the truth behind the photos

Last year I worked on a photo shoot out here in the Pyrenees – a clothing brand so nothing to do with property; I was simply scouting locations. However it did make me realize that there are many parallels with photos for advertising fashion and photos for advertising property, namely that most . . . → Read More: Property advertising – the truth behind the photos

French property for sale – what do the energy efficiency graphs represent?

When you are looking at listings for French houses for sale, you should see two graphs at the bottom of the advertisement showing the energy efficiency; one showing the consummation of energy (DPE) and the second the energy emissions of the property (the GES).

Since 2006, anyone selling a home in France . . . → Read More: French property for sale – what do the energy efficiency graphs represent?

Affordable skiing in the Pyrenees

Following on from my last post, a new study by Locasun provides an interesting look at the comparative cost of skiing in 50 of the most popular ski resorts in France. According to the survey, the average cost of a week’s skiing varies between €400 and €800 per person when the cost . . . → Read More: Affordable skiing in the Pyrenees