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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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Thursday, July 23, 2015
Picnic in Provence by Elizabeth Bard

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Thursday, July 23, 2015
French Property News August 2015 issue 294

A preview of what you’ll find inside our latest issue

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015
France: An Illustrated Miscellany by Denis Tillinac

French Property News has three copies of France: An Illustrated Miscellany to give away

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015
FPN July issue 293

A preview of what you’ll find inside our latest issue

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Fat Dogs and French Estates by Beth Haslam

French Property News has two signed copies of Beth Haslam’s memoir Fat Dogs and French Estates to give away

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Buying guides

Tue, 10:17
e.a.m. INTERNATIONAL, Property on the Cote d`Azur

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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Friday, July 24, 2015
tic-ruffec.com

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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Tuesday, July 7, 2015
The cooling-off period is known in French as 'sept jours de retraction du consommateur'

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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Villa Cahors Malbec

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

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

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

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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Currency

13:58
Blacktower financial management

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

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Tue, 10:07
Antibes, Alpes-Maritimes

Planning your currency transfers can help you to maximise your pension payments and get more from your retirement in France, says Laura Parsons

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Saturday, June 6, 2015
The cost of exchanging significant sums of currency can be frustratingly vague

Finding the best deal on currency can save you thousands but it can be a minefield, says Helen Scott. Here she shares her tips on how to navigate it successfully

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Tax

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French Country Cottages

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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Thursday, July 9, 2015
Rooftops in Viviers, France

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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Friday, June 26, 2015
© Dreamstime

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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Monday, May 11, 2015

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

Monday, June 1, 2015
Luciole barge, run by Penny Liley

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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Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Auto-entrepreneur scheme © Fotolia

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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Monday, January 26, 2015
Setting up a business in France © Fotolia

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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