Developments & buying property in France

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Our Gallic neighbours are fortunate indeed. They live in a large, modern, beautiful country, diverse and cosmopolitan – all qualities we admire. For the British property buyer, these attractions are unmistakeable. In that light, we at propertiesabroad.com have used our extensive agency network to source a highly diverse selection of French properties for sale. These range from studios to amazing sea-front villas and from run-down farmhouses to grand chateaux - and for those who love to ski, we can locate a chalet or apartment in some of the world’s most charming & glamorous ski resorts. All this with a price to suit everyone.

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Properties Abroad, France, French Alps, Skiing, Chalets, Apartments, Provence, Leaseback, Real Estate, Properties in France, Alpine, Cote d azur, Investment, Nice, Cannes

Properties Abroad, France, French Alps, Skiing, Chalets, Apartments, Provence, Leaseback, Real Estate, Properties in France, Alpine, Cote d azur, Investment, Nice, Cannes

Why buy property in France? - Our buying guide.

France remains such a popular destination among British overseas buyers because we feel safe there. It’s easily accessible by car or by train, by boat or by ‘plane. Most of us learned French in school. French property prices have become relatively stable and buyers are well protected by France’s strict property laws. Moreover, with interest rates at historic lows, a 3.6O% rate for a fixed term of 2O years is easily attainable. The culture and diverse landscapes of France have had a major influence on the many thousands of English residents who purchased French property for the genuine pleasure of sharing the French way of life, whether it be in the Dordogne, the Alps or the Cote d’Azur.

A long-term investment

For buyers with a long-term strategy, French property investments can offer spectacular returns, with the world’s highest number of tourists maintaining occupancy levels in guaranteed rental schemes such as the government-backed leaseback programme.

Helping you buy the ideal property in France

Once you’ve made your decision about which French property to purchase, whether it be your primary residence or holiday home, a new development or a rustic farmhouse re-sale, we’ll help you through the entire process, all the way to completion and beyond. We use extensive research to find up-to-date information from the French National Real Estate Federation (FNAIM) and the Notaires de France (French Tax & Property Laws). These two organisations recently reported an upsurge in French property prices, but relying only on statistics can be self-defeating when hundreds of ‘micro markets’ fluctuate day to day. The key to the remainder of 2O13 and into 2O14 will be the attitude of vendors & agents toward pricing.

If they are sensible about recognising the current buyers market, there is every reason to think that transaction numbers will remain buoyant. Latest figures from BNP Paribas show that sales to international buyers of French property have indeed tailed off slightly, although those same buyers have bigger budgets. Propertiesabroad.com believe this trend will continue in future years. According to changes we have tracked in our buyer profiles, more families are proposing a move to France. They will need larger properties and they will usually have the correspondingly larger budgets, being less reliant on savings and the pension system.

The same BNP Paribas figures gave an average purchase price of between €265,OOO and €28O,OOO for international buyers in 2O13.

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