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Buying a mobile home in France – what you need to know

So you are thinking about buying a mobile home in France but are not sure where to start. Eurobase mobile homes have put together this quick guide to get you going. Advertising Feature

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Why now is the time to buy property with a French mortgage

With the pound recently hitting a seven-year high against the euro, Clare Nessling explains why there’s never been a better time to take out a French mortgage

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The southern facade with the windows in place

New-build diary part 2: a timber-frame house in Charente

Having designed their home and bought the perfect plot, building works commence on Jess and Tom Kyle’s timber-framed Passivhaus in Poitou-Charentes

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This computer-generated image shows how Le Cristal de Jade, MGMs new résidence de tourisme taking shape in the cycling centre of Chamonix, will look in summer when it is completed

Ski properties in France for both winter and summer

French Alpine property buyers get on their bikes and stay for the summer as the snow melts away from the ski slopes


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Haute-Garonne has something for everyone ©CRT Midi-Pyrénées

Family-friendly France: Haute-Garonne

Moving to France with a family? Vicky Leigh finds out why Haute-Garonne in Midi-Pyrénées would be a good place to buy a property

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Modern tankers used to clean out septic tanks

Septic tanks: top tips for good maintenance

Make sure the septic tank at your French property stays in good working order with this advice from Mary Hall

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Karen Burns-Booth

Lovage affair: balancing life between France and the UK

Cook and food writer Karen Burns-Booth chats to Rachel Johnston about her home in Yorkshire, her cookery school in Charente-Maritime and why she’d never choose between the two

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Guide to running a business in France

Having established her own successful business ventures in France, Sally Stone offers some insightful advice to help others do the same

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Discover Villefranche-de-Rouergue, Aveyron

From the lofty open landscapes of the Causses to bustling markets in the bastide town below, David Jones gets lost in the dream that is Aveyron’s Villefranche-de-Rouergue

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Changes to UK pensions: how will they affect you?

April sees a number of reforms come into effect regarding UK pensions. Steven Grover provides an overview of the changes and outlines how they might affect you in the UK and in France

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Nine-bedroom 'bastide' with 250 acres of vines, olive groves, meadows, forests and riverbanks, 15m euros

Luxury French property for less

Even if you don’t have a big budget, you can still buy a glamorous property in France, says Karen Tait

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La Flotte, a manor with four gîtes in Charente-Maritime (ID 100427)

Top tips for successful holiday lettings in France

As the holiday season approaches, Glynis Shaw shares the rental trends she believes will be popular in 2015

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Cancelling French insurance policies: the loi Hamon explained

Making sure you double-check all your documents in France is a good policy for British expats, especially when it comes to cancelling insurance, says Guillaume Poissant

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How the couple's dream home will look when it is complete

New-build diary part 1: a timber-frame house in Charente

Timber-framed buildings may be rare in rural Charente, but Jess and Tom Kyle stay true to their ambition of building a Passivhaus-inspired home in the sunshine

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New ruling on French social charges

French social charges ruled illegal by Court of Justice of the European Union

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