French property buying guides

A visit here and you just don't want to go home: three houses, a pigeonnier and medieval chateau ruins for 875,000 euros

Dordogne and beyond: an estate agent interview

Cate Carnduff of Herman de Graaf Immobilier answers our questions

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Homes with a view: some views are better than others

5 things to consider when buying property in France

Although the buying process in France is relatively straightforward, Nadia Jordan presents some potential problems you could discover – and how to overcome them

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1. St-Astier, Dordogne, 599,550 euros

Buying a French château or manor house for under €1m

4 magical examples on the market in Dordogne and the Loire Valley, chosen by Joanna Leggett

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Frederika's 'little paradise': a stone property with separate wooden chalet and 28 acres of grounds, on the market for ¬349,000

Interview with an agent in Auvergne

Frederika Bosman of Auvergne Properties shares her view of the property market in this dramatic, lesser-known French region

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Interview with an agent in Dordogne/Lot-et-Garonne

Samm Khoury of Richard Immobilier shares her view of the property market on the Dordogne/Lot-et-Garonne border

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The new regulations are designed to protect owners and buyers living within a multi-occupancy building, such as a typical block of flats

France’s loi ALUR explained

New rules concerning the sale of properties in co-ownership buildings has caused confusion and consternation. Peter-Danton de Rouffignac unpicks the loi ALUR

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Secret agents: French property professionals explained

With so many options available to househunters in France, Sophia Mose takes the lid off the world of estate agents, property finders and buyer’s agents

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Midi majesty: Château Ventenac

This impressive property has a rich history and an exciting future, as Rachel Johnston discovers

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Splash the cash: French homes with pools

With summer upon us, and thousands of Brits flocking to enjoy their second-home pools in France, Joanna Leggett shares her top tips on joining the happy splashers

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Interview with an estate agent in northern France

Edward Lazarus of Domus Abroad shares his view of the property market across the northern half of France

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This 13th-century manor with pool and panoramic view is for sale for 1.75m euros

Interview with an estate agent in Tarn-et-Garonne

Charles Smallwood celebrates 25 years at Agence l’Union and shares his view of the property market across the northern Midi-Pyrénées

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Château Lalgayrié

Lady of the Manor

Rachel Johnston chats to Lady Colin Campbell about her special house in Tarn

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Julie's pick: this renovated stone house in Dordogne has a proven record as a thriving rental business and is on the market for ¬625,000

Interview: an agent in south-west France

Julie Savill of Beaux Villages Immobilier shares her view of the current property market across the south west of France

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This secluded property in desirable Valbonne (Alpes-Maritimes) is on the market for E580,000

Interview: Property search agent in Provence

Betty Bloom of SPA Properties shares her view of the current property market in her sunny south-east corner of France

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This two-bedroom cottage in Finistère is on the market for ¬55,000 (JB French Houses)

France for first-time buyers

It’s not just seasoned buyers that are searching for French homes. As Jessica Carter discovers, first-timers are also catching on to France’s property-buying potential

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There are a number of reasons why prospective purchasers should consider having a survey done

Property surveys in France

Looking beyond the initial beauty of an old French home can be tricky, but, as Andrew Bailey explains, there are many benefits to undertaking a pre-purchase survey

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Equine property

Moving to a new country can be complicated – if you have horses, it can be even more so. Lynette Eyb considers the perfect place in France for you and your equine friends

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