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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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FPN August issue 306

August 2016 issue of French Property News out now!

In the August issue of French Property News, we examine the key issues and questions concerning Brexit, explore central France, offer top tips for learning French and suggest the best places for running gîtes

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Introducing the NEW French Property News App

The new French Property News app is available to download now!

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Poll: would a Brexit stop you buying a property in France?

Would a Brexit stop you buying a property in France?

We want to know if concerns about a Brexit would stop you buying a property in France. Vote in our poll and let us know what you think

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FPN July issue 305

July 2016 issue of French Property News out now!

A preview of what you’ll find inside the July issue of French Property News

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Buying guides

Village of Estaing in Midi-Pyrenees © Freeartist / ThinkstockPhotos

8 reasons you should buy a property in Midi-Pyrénées

Stunning scenery, pretty villages with traditional, reasonably priced properties, delicious food and a gentle pace of life... there are so many reasons why you should buy a property in Midi-Pyrénées in south-west France

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Ibex near Lake Anncey ©Savoie Mont Blanc / Chabance

5 places to buy in France if you love the great outdoors

If nature is top of your French property wish list then you’ll be right at home in one of these five areas of France

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Les Chalets de Flambeau, Val Cenis © Studio Bergoend - Annecy (74) - France

Summer property picks in the French Alps

Summer is in full swing in the French Alps and leanding Alpine developer MGM French Properties offers its top property picks for the summer

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Village of Estaing in Midi-Pyrenees © Freeartist / ThinkstockPhotos

8 reasons you should buy a property in Midi-Pyrénées

Stunning scenery, pretty villages with traditional, reasonably priced properties, delicious food and a gentle pace of life... there are so many reasons why you should buy a property in Midi-Pyrénées in south-west France

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With the shops shut, Sundays are a day for family outings

Why do shops in France shut on Sunday?

Being prepared for the shops to be shut on public holidays in France has taken some getting used to for mum-of-five Gillian Harvey, who now happily embraces family time over convenience shopping

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Getting a French mortgage © BrianAJackson / ThinkstockPhotos

How to get a French mortgage

Find out what types of French mortgage are available, how much you can borrow, what the mortgage criteria are and how to apply for a mortgage to buy your French property

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Ibex near Lake Anncey ©Savoie Mont Blanc / Chabance

5 places to buy in France if you love the great outdoors

If nature is top of your French property wish list then you’ll be right at home in one of these five areas of France

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Currency

How will Brexit impact currency?

Brexit: the impact on the pound and exchange rates

How could Brexit continue to impact upon the value of the pound and the pound-euro exchange rate? What does this mean for me and how to I protect against it?

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Tax

Impact of Brexit on taxes for expats © Unclesam / Fotolia

What are the tax implications of a Brexit for British expats?

When Britain leaves the EU will British expats in France find themselves paying more tax and having their access to healthcare and ability to work in France restricted? Keep up to date with the latest information

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Completing your French income tax return © Jerome Delahaye / Fotolia

Completing your French income tax return

A guide through the maze of French income tax and information on how and when to submit a French income tax return

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Financial considerations when moving to France

7 key financial considerations when moving To France

Planning ahead and taking advice early can help you get your finances in order when you move to France. International tax and wealth management advisors, Blevins Franks examine 7 key financial considerations for UK nationals relocating to France

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Tax laws for unmarried couples © Andy Robert Davies

Tax rules for unmarried couples in France

A couple who choose not to get married in France can find themselves paying considerably more inheritance and income tax than married couples. Legal expert Matthew Cameron explains the position

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Working in France

Swimming pool maintenance is essential in a property management business © ThinkstockPhotos

11 tips for running a successful property management business

Managing other people’s properties in France and letting them out to holidaymakers is a great way to earn an income. Make sure your business is a success with these 11 tips

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Hotel-restaurant in Turenne, France © Emma Rawle

Understand the French micro-entreprise regime

If you’re planning to set up a business in France then you need to understand the micro-entreprise (formally auto-entrepreneur) tax regime and how it can help you run a business

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Holiday let in France © Mariano Ruiz / Dreamstime

6 essential skills you need to run a holiday let in France

You need plenty of varied skills to run a holiday let in France, from DIY to customer service skills – do you have what it takes?

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