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Dordogne guide

An insider’s guide to Dordogne in the south-west of France, including the main attractions to visit on holiday, the best towns and villages to visit and live in and where to buy property in Dordogne

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Pujols, Lot-et-Garonne

What is the cooling-off period after buying a French property?

In France, property buyers have a set period to withdraw from the property purchase after they have signed the contract. Find out how long the cooling-off period is and how the system works

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A handsome Charentaise near Ambleville with pool and septic tank, 390,000 euros (charente-immobilier.com)

5 things you need to know before you buy a French property

Do you know the French rules and regulations for electricity, gas supplys, plumbing and sewage, swimming pools and home insurance? They are very different to the UK so make sure you understand them before you buy a property in France

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How do I sell my French property privately?

Are you thinking about bypassing an estate agent and selling your French property privately? There are some advantages but also some disadvantages. Here are 4 areas to consider before you sell your property privately

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New-build leaseback development in Pra Loup in the Alps on sale with Sextant Properties

What is the French leaseback scheme?

Buying a leaseback property in France is becoming popular with those looking for a hassle-free property purchase in France, especially in tourist destinations like the Alps and the coast. But what is a leaseback, how does it work and what are the advantages and disadvantages?

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Kaysersberg in Alsace © David Espin / Fotolia

Why should I buy a property in France?

With plenty of properties and locations to choose from, good healthcare and education services and a regulated and straightforward property market, it’s easy to see why France is a popular choice with British buyers. Here are 7 reasons you should buy a property in France

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French Property News February issue 300

February 2016 issue of French Property News out now!

Celebrating 300 issues of French Property News – a preview of what you’ll find inside

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Les Chalets Elena development in Les Houches in Chamonix

A new development in Chamonix ski resort in the French Alps

A new development in Chamonix, one of the French Alps’ most popular ski resorts, has been launched by French Alpine developer MGM French Properties featuring 50 apartments for sale on a leaseback basis

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Najac in Aveyron © Dominique VIET / CRT Midi-Pyrenees

Why should I buy a property in Najac in Aveyron?

Picturesque and popular with househunters, the town of Najac in Midi-Pyrénées could be your new home in France. A local property agent reveals why expats buy houses here and why he loves the town

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Petite France in Strasbourg ©OT Strasbourg / Philippe de Rexel

The best places to buy a bargain property in France

Average property prices fell in several regions in France in 2015 so you might be surprised by what you can now afford. Take a look at these five regions where property prices fell and find yourself a bargain property

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The chateau's facade

French property dream: a ‘half château’ in Tarn

Still battling with that château-buying dream? Rachel Johnston finds a very tempting compromise in Tarn

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Introducing NOVASOL holiday homes

Have you heard of NOVASOL? NOVASOL is part of Wyndham Worldwide and has some of the best holiday homes in Europe. With 40,000 exclusive properties in 29 countries, 48 years’ experience and 1,500 committed employees in local offices throughout Europe, NOVASOL is Europe’s largest company for self-catering holidays.

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Lake view at night

My Dream Home: interview with an agent in the Alps

Howard Watts of Alpine Property World explains why this two-bedroom chalet apartment, on the market for €320,000, gets his vote

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Keep in touch: telephone and internet in France

What should you do if your French services let you down? Bob Elliott has the answers

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How to maximise your income from a chambres d’hôtes in France

Dreaming of opening your home to guests in some cosy corner of France? Ian Blackshaw offers some suggestions to maximise your financial return

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How to get the most from your winter househunt in France

With a flask of café and a map in hand, Nav Vilain suggests now is a great time to get out on the road while the househunting hordes hibernate for the winter

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