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Buying Property

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Dreaming of living in a French château? Your dream could be closer than you think... We have found a number of châteaux for sale in France for less than €500,000

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French property for sale
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Looking for a house by the sea? The glamorous Côte d’Azur resorts might be out of many people’s reach but we’ve found 10 properties along France’s coast that are all for sale for less than €200,000...

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Tax

Thursday, April 19, 2018

It is a common view that you pay very high taxes in France, so you might be surprised to learn that moving to France could actually cut your tax bill rather than increase it

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

With French income tax deadlines looming here is a guide through the maze of French income tax and information on how and when to submit a French income tax return

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Law

Monday, March 5, 2018

Once a price has been agreed, the buyer and seller of a French property sign a preliminary contract, the compromis de vente. Here is everything you need to know about this legally binding contract

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

If you want to give someone the power to act on your behalf in France, whether to sign your property purchase documents or if you lose mental capacity, you’ll need to apply for the French equivalent of power of attorney

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Currency

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Currency exchange is an important aspect of buying a home in France and using a market order to time your currency purchase could save you money

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

At a loss over losing money when you need to send cash back home? It’s a common problem for expats who are getting stung by excessive fees and hidden charges from banks. With CurrencyFair, an online marketplace, secure transactions are made faster and far cheaper

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Mortgages

Monday, September 4, 2017

Conditions for mortgage borrowers in France remain very favourable thanks to the election of President Macron, so is a mortgage a good option for British buyers?

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Renovation and New Builds

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Renovation projects often come with a very attractive price tag, but how do you know the work needed to make it your dream home won’t end up costing you a fortune? Here are 7 things to think about before buying a property to renovate in France

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Renovating in France
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Are you curious about when your French house was built and who else has lived there? Find out how to discover the history of your French property

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