11 lovely Carcassonne houses for long term rental France

carcassonne houses rentals franceThe countryside around Carcassonne has proved to be a very popular place to rent in the last couple of years. Here is a selection of 11 houses currently available for long term rentals in the Carcassonne area of Southern France during 2020. Carcassonne has everything you need as a base for a long stay in France - great transport links, good shops, excellent restaurants and of course the most magnificent castle in France.

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5 reasons to invest in property in France in 2020

property investment franceThere are 5 very good reasons why you should consider investing in property in France during 2020. 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. Forget Provence and Cote d'Azur, the area we are focusing on for property investment in South France is the Languedoc region.

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Should I buy investment property in France

investment property franceIf you are looking to invest in property in France in 2019, where should you look to buy? Where can you pick up property at reasonable prices? Where can you make a good return on rental yields? Where can you expect strong capital growth? Where is the best place to live in France? The answer to all these questions is the South of France.

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Marseillan, South France long term rentals - 9 properties

marseillan france long term rentalsThe coastal town of Marseillan has over the last 10 years become one of the most popular places for long term rentals in the Languedoc region of South France. It is fairly easy to see why. It has access to some of the best beaches on the Languedoc coast, it has a beautiful harbour ringed with bars and restaurants. It has excellent transport links. Here we explain why Marseillan has become the most enduring long term rentals hot spot in South France.

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Places to buy a house in France: Aniane, South France

aniane366The village of Aniane, is great place to buy a house in France. This South France 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. Buying a house in Aniane, France, could well turn out to be your most-loved investment.

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8 Narbonne long term rental properties in France for 2020

Narbonne long term rentals FranceThis selection of long term rental properties near Narbonne, South France, are all available for monthly rentals during 2020 for between 3 months and 12 months. The beautiful old Roman town of Narbonne is a popular destination for renting property in France. The Mediterranean beaches are just 10km away, there is a TGV triain station, excellent road network and easy access to 3 local airports.

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Building a new house in France: advice from an Architect

build house france 365I 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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Beziers long term rentals, France - to rent in 2020

beziers france big wheelIn terms of a location for long term rentals in France, Beziers has everything going for it. It is just 10km from the Mediterranean coast. It has a great transport network. It has over 2,000 years of history and it is quickly regenerating itself for the 21st Century. Here we showcase 12 long term rental properties in Beziers and the surrounding villages available to rent during 2020.

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French Property: Buying a new build in France

property management3Buying a new build property in the South of France during 2020 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. With the promise of getting the house built to your exact requirements, you may think that this is the ideal solution to owning a dream house abroad. But there are some considerations you need to be aware of.

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Cheap property for sale in France

cheap property for sale france365bThis cheap property for sale in South France is a large house in the charming wine making village of Neffies near Pezenas. This charming property offers many original features and comes with wonderful panoramic views of the village and vineyards beyond. The property is available for €207,000.

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Long term house rental prices in France 2020

french house rental pricesThese are the average house rental prices in Southern France for a long term rentals for 2020. These house rental prices apply to our main area of operation in South France - so covering the Languedoc, Midi-Pyrenees, Dordogne, Provence and Cote d'Azur. You will pay an additional premium of around 15% for rental properties in Toulouse, Montpellier, Avignon, Cannes and Nice.

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French property hot spot: Meze

meze366bThe coastal town of Meze is a real gem of a place to live in the South of France. Located on the shores of the Etang du Thau, a salt water lake separated from the Mediterranean sea by a thin strip of golden sand; Meze is an old fishig village with a lovely harbour area and two sandy beaches. During 2019, I predict that Meze will fast become a French property hot spot to rival Collioure, Pezenas and Montpellier.

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How to rent a house in France long term

rent a house franceIf you are looking to come to France during 2020, either to study, or to work or for a long vacation; finding a suitable house to rent is obviously going to be high on your list of priorities. Unfortunately, the French system is not that geared up to helping foreign nationals to rent a house on a monthly basis, especially if they have no previous financial history in France. There are however some ways around this if you know the system. Here we explain some of the options available to you to rent a house in France long term.

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Moving to France Before or After Brexit [Updated]

Moving to France Brexit"Should I move to France before Brexit or should I wait until after Brexit?". This is the question I must have been asked over 50 times in the last 2 months from clients who are looking to rent a place in France either whilst they buy a house or test out a new life. This is the general advice I have been giving to British customers seeking a new life in France.

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8 Cote d'Azur properties for long term let in France

cote azur long term letsThe Cote d'Azur is a fantastic location for a long term rental in France. The weather is stunning, you will always find a festival or local market to visit and you can combine glitzy resorts with quaint old French villages. There is a fantastic range of Cote d'Azur properties for long term let in France - from 6 bedroom mansions overlooking the coast to beach apartments.

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Haut Languedoc houses for long term rental South of France

languedoc houses to rent long termWhen you are looking for a quiet, rural place in France to live, with spectacular scenery and plenty of cheap houses to rent long term, then the Southern France region of Haut Languedoc is a great area to look. The Haut Languedoc Regional Park is 45mins inland from the Mediterranean coast and here you can experience a relaxed French way of life. 

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Renting out furnished property in France (LMNP tax scheme)

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. As with everything connected with France, the bureacracy is not simple, but the tax advantages can be significant.

 

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10 most popular locations for Long term rentals in France

long-term-rentals-franceTo help you find the perfect area to rent a property in France in 2020, we have prepared a list of the most popular long term rental locations in South France. If you are planning a long stay in the South of France, then let us help you find the best area to be based. This is not an exhaustive list, but from my knowledge and travels around Languedoc, Provence and the South of France, I would recommend the following 10 places as good options for long term rentals in France:

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Choosing the right house for long term rent in France

x fayenceChoosing the right house to rent in France effectively comes down to 3 main considerations: size, budget and location. If you are looking for a house for long term rent in France during 2020, there are plenty of available properties to consider, but will these prove to be the right choice for your circumstances. Here we cover the main questions you should consider to give you a checklist on suitability.

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French property market 2020: growth, decline and stability

366 property market france 2019After continued strong growth in 2019, the French property market in 2020 is expected to to continue its upward trend, although the pattern of houses sales across France will not be uniform. During 2020, house prices in some areas of France, like Bordeaux, Nantes, Metz and Saint Etienne will continue their strong growth. Areas around Toulouse and Montpellier will stabilise in terms of house price rises and sales. And some areas like Dijon, Poitiers and Le Harve will fall into decline.

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Sete apartments for long term rent France

sete apartments long term rentThe busy port town of Sete is a popular destination for customers looking for long term rental properties on the Languedoc coast. 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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Featured rental properties in France

French rental propertiesHere are some of our most popular rental properties in France currently advertised on Long term rentals in France for 2020 rentals We specialise in monthly French rental properties in the South of France. Our featured rental properties cover popular locations such as Carcassonne, Perpignan, Montpellier, Nimes, Sete and Pezenas.

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14 long term rental properties France [Sept 2019 to 2020]

long term rentals in france 2020This selection of houses for long term rental in South France are all currently available from September/October 2019 for rentals into 2020. Some of the properties will take 12 month all year around rentals, but some are reserved for weekly rentals during the summer months. The prices quoted exclude the utility bills (which as a rough rule of thumb come to around 15-18% of the monthly rental price).

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Find the best Provence cottages in France to rent long term

Provence cottages to rent long termThe marvellous region of Provence is the perfect destination to enjoy a long rental in the South of France. Here we present 9 properties in Provence available for long term rentals in 2020. Provence is ever bit as magical as you imagine. The lavender fields, hilltop villages and the historical cities of Avignon, Arles and Aix en Provence all combine to create a wonderful destination for a long vacation in the South of France. 

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Pet-friendly long term rentals France

pet-friendly rentals france365We are often asked by customers to find long term rentals in France which are pet friendly, whether it be dogs, cats or we even had a 10 foot snake once! So we have put together a selection of the best pet-friendly rentals on Long term rentals in France, to make it easier to find the perfect property for a long stay in France with pets.

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The role of a Notaire in France?

investment5The role of a Notaire in France is often charecterised 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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Where to buy a house in France: Marseillan

marseillan3The coastal town of Marseillan has over the last 10 years become one of the most popular places to buy a house in the Languedoc region of France. It is pretty easy to see why. It is located on the coast, it has access to some of the best beaches on the Languedoc coast, it has a beautiful harbour lined with bars and restaurants, it is well-connected to local airports, the TGV and the road network and it has all the facilities and services you will need. 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

x-nezignan366There 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. Firstly, it is without doubt one of the prettiest villages in this part of Languedoc. With it's cicular streets surrounding the old church and its old stone buildings, it is a beautiful environment. The historic centre of the village is lovely to walk around, with many buildings dating back to the 13th and 14th centuries.

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Property advice: what and where to buy in France

property-advice-franceThis morning I was contacted by a customer looking for advice on buying a property in South France. This is literally the email I sent to him with my thoughts on what type of properties to buy and critically where to buy in France. 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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Best way to find Annual rental properties in France

annual-rental-property-france365It is not always easy to find an annual rental property in France. French landlords are very wary of renting property on an unfurnished rental contract because the law in France is firmly on the side of the tenant. There are a number of options for finding furnished (or part-furnished) annual rental properties in France, but this can be difficult if you do not have a French bank account or tax records.

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French mortgage interest rates in France 2020

investment6The interest rates on French Mortgage during 2020 look to remain at historically low levels. With French banks also continuing to push lending to clients (both to French nationals and to foreign investors), the French property market is forecast to remain strong through to mid-2021. Here we explain why 2020 really is becoming the best time to buy property in France.

 

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Property renovation in France: advice from an Architect

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 his partner 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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Houses to rent in France long term [new rentals for 2020]

Houses for rent in France long termThese are the latest houses to rent in France long term that we have just added to Long term rentals in France. The houses are available to rent from January 2020, with many being available for monthly rentals all year around. Our houses for rent in Cote d'Azur are proving especially popular with customers, as well as a couple of new Provence houses to rent.

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Why did you move to France?

french-flag365I was on a plane recently and the man next to me asked the same question that everybody asks after I have told them that I live in France: "Why did you move to France?". Now I could understand it if I had said that I live in Uzbekistan, that he or she would be intrigued to find out the story behind the move. But isn't it obvious why you would move to France? 

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Nimes long term houses to rent in France

nimesNimes is a superb place to rent a house long term in France. With its beautiful Roman architecture and surrounded by glorious countryside, excellent TGV and road connections and excellent local food and wine; Nimes is one of my favourite cities in South France. Nimes really is a great choice as a destination for a long stay in the South of France.

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

282 property 282a1A customer recently asked me for advice on where to buy a house in France. I advised him to look at one of the 5 star villages surrounding Pezenas. The reason why I call them 5 star villages is because there are 5 of them and when you highlight them on a map, they form a star pattern around the historic town of Pezenas. I also call them 5 star villages because they are simply the best villages to live in.

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9 Pezenas long term house rentals in France 2019 to 2020

x-pezenas-street1Pezenas is unquestionably one of the prettiest towns in the South of France. These are the latest 9 houses to rent in and around Pezenas, France, that we have added to Long term rentals in France. All are all available for monthly rentals during the remainder of 2019 and into 2020. Pezenas is the perfect location to be based in for a long stay in the South of France. The town has a good range of shops, it has excellent transport connections, it is close to the Mediterranean beaches and it is full of life and activities all year around.

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Why you should buy a house in France in 2020

buy house franceIf you are looking to invest in property abroad during 2020, maybe to fund your retirement, then let me outline why I think you should consider buying a house in France. From an initial investment of €75,000-€100,000, you can own a villa in the South of France fully paid off in 15 years and what is more, when you come to retire you can pick up an annual pre-tax income of around €24,000. Too good to be true? Let me convince you otherwise. 

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Renting your French holiday home long term

french property2If you own a house in France and you are thinking about renting it out for either summer rentals or longer term rentals, then there are a number of factors you need to consider. Every year, over 1,000 new holiday homes are added to the exisiting stock of villas and gites advertised on Trip Advisor, Owners Direct and Home Away. With the market for vacation rentals in Languedoc becoming increasingly competitive over the now is the time to get serious about marketing your holiday home for short and long term holiday rentals.

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12 popular Pezenas long term rental properties in France

x pezenas franceThe quaint medieval town of Pezenas is one of the prettiest towns in South France and a great choice for finding long term rental properties. We have highlighted 12 popular Pezenas properties that are available for long term rentals (3-12 months) from October 2019. There is a good range of rental properties in Pezenas to suit all budgets and family sizes. The town also has everything that you could need from a long stay in the South of France: good shops, good transport connections, beautiful countryside and close to the beach. 

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