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Say ‘Oui’ to a Home Abroad in the South of France


Our thoughts are with France, this week, as we look at the region of Occitanie – a sunny region located in the south of the country. Sextant, the network of French estate agents, describes it as “the department [region] where … Continue reading

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Brits Account for a Fifth of Foreign Property Purchasers in France


British expatriate buyers account for a fifth of all foreign property purchasers in France, according to data from the French bank BNP Paribas. Although Brits once accounted for 25% of all foreign buyers in France, the amount purchasing property has … Continue reading

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MGM to invest further in Alps construction


A well-known housing developer is poised to construct properties on an almost vertical rock face in the Alps, for the second time. Over six years ago, MGM built 139 two and three-bed leaseback apartments in 11 separate chalets in Le … Continue reading

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Boost for second home owners in France


There is good news for ‘second home owners’ in France, with the Government backtracking on their original Capital Gains Tax plans. Under the initial proposals, property owners would have had to have been in possession for more than 30 years, … Continue reading

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French mortgage rates at 65 year low


The French property market is currently extremely attractive to overseas investors, with the country’s lowest mortgage rates for 65 years driving transactions in the early part of 2013. Sensible pricing has also assisted the early rise in sales, with France … Continue reading

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Do You Know What All the Different French Property Types Are?


When you begin your search for an overseas property, different languages and cultures can sometimes become confusing. That’s why we’ve put together this guide on what each different French property type is called and what it means. You may have … Continue reading

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Use a currency exchange specialist to transfer to France


When buying or selling property in France, using a currency exchange specialist rather than a bank to transfer funds between there and the UK can save money, according to leading industry professionals. Some French notaries-legal officials who oversee conveyancing transactions … Continue reading

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French holiday home owners face tax rises


Foreign owners of properties in France are facing a sharp rise in taxes, after the French government announced that it is to raise capital gains tax alongside tax on rental income. Unfortunately, British property owners are most likely to be … Continue reading

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