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How do EU inheritance laws impact me?

Monday, August 22, 2016
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New EU succession rules means there are now more options for Brits when deciding who inherits their French property, but it is important to understand them when writing your will

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10 reasons to buy a mobile home in France

Low cost, no hassle, all shapes and sizes - here are 10 reasons why a mobile home in France could be the ideal option

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FPN issue 307 September

In the September issue of French Property News we explore the treasure island of Corsica, offer top tips for making money from a vineyard and look at how to use social media to market your holiday let

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Grasse © Costel/VTC Nice

You don’t have to break the bank to buy a property on the Riviera, we’ve discovered 7 areas slightly inland that are much cheaper than the major coastal resorts

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Ways to save money on currency exchange © TheaDesign / Thinkstock

Concerned that poor currency exchange rates could mean you can’t afford to buy property or live in France? Don’t panic! These tips will help you save money when exchanging pounds and euros

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How to find and use a good estate agent

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
How to find a good estate agent © BsWei / Thinkstock

A good estate agent can save you time and money when searching for your dream French property. Use our tips to help you find a good estate agent and make the most of them

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Ad Feature: Picturesque chalet for sale in the French Alps

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Chalet for sale in Flaine with Astrid Immo

This picturesque chalet for sale is located in Flaine in the French Alps and is a perfect base for regular skiers

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How to get a French mortgage

Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Getting a French mortgage © BrianAJackson / ThinkstockPhotos

Find out what types of French mortgage are available, how much you can borrow, what the mortgage criteria are and how to apply for a mortgage to buy your French property

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Hotel-restaurant in Turenne, France © Emma Rawle

If you’re planning to set up a business in France then you need to understand the micro-entreprise (formally auto-entrepreneur) tax regime and how it can help you run a business

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Running a business
Make sure your builder has the correct insurance

To avoid building site blues and potentially costly repairs, make sure you’re aware of builders’ legal obligations in France

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Village of Estaing in Midi-Pyrenees © Freeartist / ThinkstockPhotos

Stunning scenery, pretty villages with traditional, reasonably priced properties, delicious food and a gentle pace of life... there are so many reasons why you should buy a property in Midi-Pyrénées in south-west France

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Ibex near Lake Anncey ©Savoie Mont Blanc / Chabance

If nature is top of your French property wish list then you’ll be right at home in one of these five areas of France

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Ad Feature: Summer property picks in the French Alps

Friday, July 22, 2016
Les Chalets de Flambeau, Val Cenis © Studio Bergoend - Annecy (74) - France

Summer is in full swing in the French Alps and leanding Alpine developer MGM French Properties offers its top property picks for the summer

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French Alps
FPN August issue 306

In the August issue of French Property News, we examine the key issues and questions concerning Brexit, explore central France, offer top tips for learning French and suggest the best places for running gîtes

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Midi-Pyrénées is famed for its beautiful villages

For many, having fun in the sun is a major reason of wanting to move to France. Here are 6 places you can be sure the sun will show up…

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