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French Property News March 2015 issue

March 2015 issue of French Property News out now!

In the new March 2015 issue we explore the best places to retire in France, discover the hidden villages of Paris and find out how you can get more property for your money. We’ve also got expert advice on the holiday accommodation market, French mortgages and the tax system in France

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'My Old Lady' stars Kevin Kline and Dame Maggie Smith

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Any film that can name Kristin Scott Thomas and Dame Maggie Smith among its line-up is a draw in itself, but couple that with a story set in Paris – especially one about French property – and it’s seriously one to watch.

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Q&A: Opening a bank account in France

Your French property questions answered

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Q&A: Retiring in France

David Anderson of Sykes Anderson Perry Ltd offers advice

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Property search

Buying guides

There are 10 ways in which you can ensure your property purchase proceeds safely

10 French property pitfalls to avoid

Ensure your purchase goes smoothly with these top tips for buying a home in France

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A holiday home in France – Lodges and Mobile Homes

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There have never been more ways to find a property in France, but sometimes too much choice can be worse than too little!

8 ways to find a French property

Once you’ve decided to buy a French property, what options do you have for finding it? Karen Tait has some suggestions

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Cobbled arcades are typical in Tarn's historic villages

Location spotlight: Tarn

Wanting to escape from it all and to find the perfect retreat, Laura Croxford explains why Tarn is the place to go if you are searching for ‘la France profonde’

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There are 10 ways in which you can ensure your property purchase proceeds safely

10 French property pitfalls to avoid

Ensure your purchase goes smoothly with these top tips for buying a home in France

Read full story »

Jennifer with two of her daughters

Moving from America to Aquitaine

Life in Bordeaux is a big hit and has even prompted a blog, as Vicky Leigh finds out

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How could the proposed changes to capital gains tax rules affect expats?

Kehinde Dauda runs through the new rules for capital gains tax on UK homes sold by non-UK residents, and explains how to minimise their effects

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Currency

General wisdom among analysts suggests that the GBP/EUR rate will rise over the next 12 months

Foreign currency exchange: 7 things to think about in 2015

Looking back on an eventful 12 months for the currency markets, Matthew Harris shares his predictions for 2015

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Tax

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How could the proposed changes to capital gains tax rules affect expats?

Kehinde Dauda runs through the new rules for capital gains tax on UK homes sold by non-UK residents, and explains how to minimise their effects

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French taxe d’aménagement explained

While it might appear to be yet another tax to pay, the taxe d’aménagement is actually a welcome addition for those developing property in France, as Robert Kent explains

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Do you dream of running a little café with an outdoor terrace in a picture-postcard French village?

Your twilight saga: planning finances for your retirement in France

Cruise smoothly into the perfect retirement in France by planning all your finances, healthcare insurances and inheritance affairs now, says tax expert Joanna Reintjes

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The French auto-entrepreneur scheme

With reforms to the auto-entrepreneur scheme due to come into effect on 1 January 2015, Debbie Bradbury explains how these changes might affect your business

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Working in France

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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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Ben Lethbridge and his burger van

Expat life: running a burger restaurant in Bordeaux

Expat Ben Lethbridge and his family moved to Bordeaux where they opened a gourmet burger restaurant in the city

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