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French mortgage interest rates in France 2024

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French mortgage rates 2022Mortgage rates in France are predicted to fall to 2.75% during 2024, before returning below 2.5% during the early part of 2025. The long term interest rate in France currently stands at 3.19% (November 2023) and the interest rate on French Mortgages climbed to 3.6% in Q3 2023. The month of November however, saw the first fall in interest rates in France in over 2 years.

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House prices in France 2024 - best places to buy in France

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house prices france 2022At the start of 2024, property prices in France were falling at the fastest rate in over 5 years. House prices in France fell by -1.0% in the 12 months up to August 2023 and are predicted to fall by -3% in the 12 months to November 2023. Here we explain how 2024 will see a return of the Buyer's market in France and we show you some of the best places to buy a house in France.

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French property market 2024: great for cash-buyers but a struggle for everyone else

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French property market france 2022Following a year of declining sales and a fall in house prices in France, 2024 is forecasted to be a 'challenging year' for the French property market. Up to August 2023, house sales fell by -16.6% in France (down from 1.2 million to 955,000) and house prices fell by just under 1%. The end of 2023 witnessed a very depressed housing market in France. Here we explain the reasons for this decline and why 2024 could be a good year for some house buyers in France.

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Buying a house in France: checklist of how to get it right

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buying house in france365Buying a house is always an emotional experience, but from what I have observed, buying a house in France is especially emotionally driven. Here is a checklist of things to consider when buying property in France to help you make that right decision. 

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2023 is the right time to invest in Real Estate in France

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french real estate investment 2023If you are thinking of investing in real estate in 2023, possibly in France or Spain or Portugal, then you want to be sure that the future economic prospects of each country are solid. This article highlights some strong grounds for optimism for the French economy and the Property market in France over the next 5 years.

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Best places to buy investment property in France

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places to buy property in FranceIf you are looking to buy an investment property in France in 2023 here is a list of the 10 best locations buy a house in the South of France. I have avoided Cote d'Azur and Provence and instead focused on the Languedoc region where the rental yields are still around 7-10%, but the property prices are around 45% less.

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Best places to buy a house in France: Neffies village

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Neffies village South FranceWe often get asked by clients to identify the best places to buy a house in France. It is not always easy because the property search criteria is influenced by personal choice. But I actually think that the pretty village of Neffies is a good place to buy in Southern France because it ticks a lot of boxes for property buyers.

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Building a new house in France: advice from an Architect

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new build in franceIf you are thinking of buying or building a new house in France, the award-winning architects, François Brunner & Olga Sanina, have provided some key professional advice about how to build a new house in France - the costs, the pitfalls and how to get it right. I also have obtained some key information from Paddy Gibbins, Managing Director of RE:Max Artaxa estate agency, about the process for buying land in France to build a house and purchasing a new build property off plan in France.

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Renting out furnished property in France (LMNP tax scheme)

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for rent365If you are considering renting out your holiday home in France or investing in property to rent out, then there is a particular tax advantageous scheme, called LMNP (Location meublée non professionnelle - non-professional furnished rental), which is specifically designed for private landlords.

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5 reasons to invest in property in France in 2023

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property investment franceThere are 5 very good reasons why you should consider investing in property in France during 2023. Whether you are looking to add to your buy-to-let property portfolio or to purchase a second home; the South of France represents an exceptional opportunity for property investment.

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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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Buy to holiday let property investment in France

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Buy to let FranceEver thought of owning your own home in the South of France and using it to fund your retirement. An impossible dream? Here we explain how owning a buy-to-let investment property in the South of France could be a lot easier than you thought and why 2023 is the right time to buy property in South 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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Places to buy a house in France: Aniane, South France

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aniane property investments franceThe village of Aniane, is great place to buy a house in South France. This Southern French village is very beautiful and is served by excellent transport connections. From a property investment perspective, properties in Aniane can enjoy very good annual rental yields from summer holiday rentals, as well as long winter lets. 

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French property hot spot: Meze South France

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meze366bThe coastal town of Meze is a real gem of a place to live in the South of France and an excellent location to buy a house in France. Meze is an old fishing village with a lovely harbour area and two sandy beaches and fast becoming a property hot spot in South France.

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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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Buying real estate in France in 2023: French Property taxes

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french property taxesIf you are buying a property in France in 2023 then you need to be aware of the real estate taxation costs involved. Often the French property taxes can have a big hit on people's budgets. In this article, Paddy Gibbins, from Artaxa Real Estate, gives you the in's and out's of all the different French Property taxes.

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Renting your French holiday home for long term rentals

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french property2Find out how you can rent out your second home in France to maximize the rental income and avoid some of the French tax issues and tenancy/legal problems. If you own a house in France and you are thinking about renting it out for either summer rentals in 2023 or for longer term rentals, then there are a number of factors you need to consider.

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Where to buy in France: The 5 star villages near Pezenas

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Pezenas property South FranceThere are 5 villages close to the historic town of Pezenas in the South of France, which I think represent the best places to buy a house in France during 2023. The property prices here are very stable (having risen by over 15% in the last 3 years) and these locations offer the chance to gain considerable rental return.

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Where to buy a house in France: Marseillan coastal town

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marseillan3The coastal town of Marseillan in the Languedoc South France, has over the last 10 years become one of the most popular places to buy a house in France. It is pretty easy to see why. In short, Marseillan is the perfect place to buy a holiday home or to live in South France.

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Nezignan l'Eveque - property hot spot South France

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nezignan-l-eveque-property franceThere are a number of reasons why the village of Nezignan l'Eveque in South France has become such a property hotspot in the last 10 years. It is located close to the Mediterranean beaches, it has excellent transport links, property prices are rising and it is one of the prettiest villages in the Languedoc.

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Why you should buy a house in France in 2023

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buy house franceIf you are looking to invest in property abroad during 2023, then buying a villa in the South of France provides an opportunity to benefit from rental yields approaching 9.00% and an annual pre-tax income of around €24,000. Too good to be true? Let me convince you otherwise.

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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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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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Marketing your holiday home property in France for long term lets

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rentalsWith a growing number of holiday homes in France being advertised for weekly and monthly rentals, now is the time to get smart about promoting your second home in France. Here is our top 10 guide to promoting your French property for short and long term rentals.

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The role of a Notaire in France?

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role of notary in FranceThe role of a Notaire in France is often characterised as being nothing more than a glorified tax collector. But they do provide some key services when buying a property in France. All property purchases in France must be conducted through a professionally licensed Notaire. The Notaire or Notary is a French lawyer, trained specifically in French property law. 

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