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!)

The advantages of a stable housing market

According to the OECD, property prices in many advanced economies are at dangerous levels raising the risk of massive price falls if markets overheat. This comes amid predictions of higher interest rates, higher inflation and general political uncertainty worldwide.

The OECD’s report said countries such as Canada, New Zealand and Sweden have . . . → Read More: The advantages of a stable housing market