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Building a new house in France: advice from an Architect

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new build in franceI recently had the pleasure of meeting François Brunner & Olga Sanina, widely regarded as the best young Architects in the South of France. As an award-winning Architects who run renovation and new build construction projects across Southern France, I took the opportunity to ask Olga & François some of the typical questions that we often get asked by customers who are thinking of building a house in France.

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Rental calculator investment property South France in 2023

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investment property calculatorIf you are considering investing in property in South of France during 2023, our rental calculator shows that for the right property investment decision, you can expect to earn between 7-10% return annually. The rental figures combine both short summer holiday lets and long term winter rental income. 

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Property advice: what and where to buy in France

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property-advice-franceThis morning I was contacted by a customer looking for advice on buying a property in South France. This was my reply on where and what to buy in France in 2023. We do get asked these questions a lot and this particular customer has summarised the general pattern for prospective house buyers.

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9 Montpellier long term rental properties France for 2024

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Montpellier long term rental properties FranceMontpellier is a great place to be based for a long term rental in France. Montpellier is the fastest growing city in France and it has everything you need for a long stay in France. Here we feature some popular rental properties close to Montpellier which are currently available for rent during 2024.

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Should I buy investment property in France

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investment property franceIf you are investing in property in France in 2023, where should you buy? Where can you pick up property in France at reasonable prices? Which areas of France offer the best return on investment? Where can you expect strong capital growth? Where are the best places to live in France? The answer is the South of France.

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The 10 best places to live in France in 2023

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best places live in france bordeauxFrance regularly features in the Top 10 list of the best countries to move to. Here we analyse where are the 10 best places to live and work in France in 2023, covering the best French cities to work, to retire, to invest in property and the best places to study in France. We also cover the cheapest places in France to buy property.

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Why did you move to France?

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french-flag365I was on a plane a few years back and the man next to me asked the same question that I always get asked: "Why did you move to France?". It is a simple question, with a complex answer. But also, isn't it obvious why you would move to France? 

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Property renovation in France: advice from an Architect

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property renovation france365We often get asked by clients for help and assistance in finding suitable renovation properties in Southern France. I recently met with two award-winning Architects, François Brunner and Olga Sanina, so I took the opportunity to ask them some of the typical questions about house renovation in France and the pitfalls to avoid when renovating property. 

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17 Large properties in France to rent long term in 2024

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Large France long term rentalsThis collection of 4 and 5 bedroom properties to rent in France are all available for monthly rentals starting in October 2023 into 2024. Some of these large properties in France can be rented long term for up to 12 months (and longer) but some are reserved for weekly holiday rentals during July and August.

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French Property: Buying a new build in France

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property management3Buying a new build property in the South of France during 2023 is a tempting proposition. With land in Languedoc still cheaper than some of its Mediterranean neighbours and plenty of houses being built, now could be the time to consider buying that villa in the South of France. 

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Moving to France: French driving licence & Registering a vehicle

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driving in france365If you are moving to France, the good news is that France recognizes a whole range of international driving licenses and you can legally drive on your foreign license for up to 12 months. But what happens then? What do you need to do to apply for a French driving licence? How do you register your vehicle in France and when do you need to do this? 

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Sete apartments for long term rent France by the coast

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sete apartments long term rentThe port town of Sete on the Mediterranean coast is a popular destination for customers looking for long term rental properties in South France. Don't be put off by the slightly scruffy outskirts to the town, in the centre you will find some beautiful old buildings built around a canal system. We love Sete and it has become one of the fastest growing property hot spots in the Languedoc. 

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Long term rentals in the Lot, France

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lot repartment france2The Lot department in central Southern France is a very popular area for customers searching for long term rentals in France. The Lot department borders Dordogne to the West and the city of Toulouse is 1 hour to the South. The Lot contains some of the most beautiful villages in France, it is generally cheaper to live here, than compared to Dordogne and the local Cahors wines, truffles, foie gras and Rocamadour cheese are celebrated throughout France.

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French mortgage interest rates in France 2023

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French mortgage rates 2022The interest rates on French Mortgages during 2023 are forecast to rise to around 3.0% by the end of the year. French banks are continuing to lend money for house purchases, with the total value of home loans standing at €18.3 billion at the start of 2023. Here we explain why 2023 still remains a good time to buy property in France.

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    Long term rentals in France

    Long Term Rentals in France provides the largest selection of long term lets across the South of France, Dordogne and Northern France. Our properties are all personally inspected and available for rentals of between 3 to 12 months.

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    Long Term Rentals in France
    68bis Avenue de Pezenas
    34320, Roujan, France.
    Tel: +33 (0)6 95 00 28 44
    Email: Long Term Rentals