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Welcome to French Property News, the ultimate househunters’ guide to the French property market. Here you can find everything you need to know about buying a property in France, including advice on the legal process and financing your purchase, in-depth location guides to help you choose where to buy, and features on renovation and new-build property, as well as inspiring real life stories from those who’ve already found their dream home. With advice from estate agents, property finders, solicitors, and financial and tax experts, plus all the latest property news and market reports, it’s a one-stop shop for anyone considering a property purchase in France, whether now or in the future.  

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Picnic in Provence by Elizabeth Bard

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French Property News August 2015 issue 294

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France: An Illustrated Miscellany by Denis Tillinac

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FPN July issue 293

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Fat Dogs and French Estates by Beth Haslam

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Why it’s high time to invest in the French Riviera property market

They say the south of France is a millionaire’s playground, but there are many great reasons why you shouldn’t let this scare you off from investing in property here. ADVERTISING FEATURE

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Interview with an agent in Charente

Christophe Guay of Agence TIC Ruffec explains why this single-storey property, on the market for €197,500, gets his vote

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The cooling-off period is known in French as 'sept jours de retraction du consommateur'

Buying guide part 7: the cooling-off period

Karen Tait lists 10 things you need to know about the cooling-off period and deposit, from whether you can pull out of the contract to who you should pay

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Location spotlight: Cahors, Lot

Rich in history and abundant in style, the fame of Cahors is built on its unspoilt stone walls, rosy roofs and red wine, as Chris von Koettlitz discovers

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Blacktower financial management

Never too late to take control of your financial future

Blacktower advises on some of the financial challenges that expatriates face when moving to France PROMOTIONAL FEATURE

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Helpful advice if you are renovating a property  in France

Lessons to learn before buying a house to renovate in France

I have lived in France for 15 years and speak fluent French. I have learnt that preparation is the key to success when it comes to buying a property in France. ADVERTISING FEATURE

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French Country Cottages

Tax to pay when renting out property in France

Thinking of running a holiday let in France? Alex Romaine explains the tax implications of this type of venture and shares how you can best prepare for the current legislations

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Blacktower financial management

Never too late to take control of your financial future

Blacktower advises on some of the financial challenges that expatriates face when moving to France PROMOTIONAL FEATURE

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French Country Cottages

Tax to pay when renting out property in France

Thinking of running a holiday let in France? Alex Romaine explains the tax implications of this type of venture and shares how you can best prepare for the current legislations

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Rooftops in Viviers, France

Changes to French social charges

Following the news of a major reversal in French social charges legislation, Kehinde Dauda explains how this might affect your investments in France

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How are your savings and investments taxed in France?

With tax laws constantly going through reform, Rob Kay goes back to basics and explains how your savings and investments are currently taxed in France

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French tax: changes to the ‘assurance vie’

Changes to the way assurance vie policies are treated can have a considerable impact on your tax bill. Use Robert Kent’s expert guide to find out how this may affect you

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Working in France

Luciole barge, run by Penny Liley

8 tips for running a barge business in France

Expat Penny Liley runs barging holidays along the Burgundy canals. She shares her 8 tips for owning a barge in France and running barging holidays

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The auto-entrepreneur tax scheme explained

A popular option with new businesses, France’s auto-entrepreneur scheme has undergone a number of changes recently. We take a closer look at the scheme

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Guide to setting up a business in France

Setting up a business in France might not be as hard as you think, as long as you do your research first. Our guide sets out the basic things you need to know

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