The architecture of happiness – can a house make you happy?

Recently I was reading a book on how architecture can affect mood, feelings and mental health in general (and hence also physical health). It was both fascinating and also makes perfect sense.

I see a huge number of houses of different styles, structure and age and I know how each house has . . . → Read More: The architecture of happiness – can a house make you happy?

Positively optimistic for 2020

It has been another year of uncertainty and anxiety for many of us; the UK seems to be having a collective nervous breakdown; France, having voted for Macron and hence change, is now digging its collective heels into the ground to resist anything changing at all and, while the dire warnings . . . → Read More: Positively optimistic for 2020

To pay or not to pay tax in France

I have been asked a lot recently whether Brexit will change the tax situation of foreigners buying property in France. Tax laws are, however, regulated by independent laws and treaties negotiated between individual countries rather than the EU. This includes the double taxation treaty which was put in place between France and . . . → Read More: To pay or not to pay tax in France

To compromise or not to compromise…….

I have posted this before but it bears repeating, even for me who sees hundreds of houses a year. All of us set out to find our dream house when we start our property search in France; the perfect French home, ‘the one’. The problem is that the perfect house doesn’t really . . . → Read More: To compromise or not to compromise…….