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Vicky Leigh shares the low-down on the latest mortgages rates
Vicky Leigh discovers there’s a sunny outlook for the property market
French Alpine developer MGM is breathing new life into former ski resort hotels whose heyday has passed
Offical reports show that now could be a great time to buy property in France, as Vicky Leigh discovers
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Dating is fun, but an experience unlike any other! And it can seem somewhat daunting if, having moved to France , you are going through the whole process in another language and another culture. This is what Katie May, a Brit living in Provence, discovered. And it is her experiences as an expat in the French dating scene that led to her setting up a new internet venture.
It may take more effort to transport your beloved belongings across the Channel, but with planning, it can be straightforward, says Gary Burke
Psychologist Wendy Kendall loves her life in France, but it wasn’t always easy. Now she uses her experience of integrating to help others, as Fiona Webster discovers
Matthew Cameron looks at the various reports a seller must carry out on their house, and asks whether a buyer needs to commission their own survey
David Anderson explains the latest amendments relating to the resale of properties less than five years old
Moving or retiring to France is a dream that many share. We look at how spending your time in France can actually work to your financial advantage
Whether you need a new boiler or want to improve the insulation in your home, it’s never been easier to be green
With a new president and a fresh budget for this year, taxation in France is seeing some changes. Christophe Dutertre explains those relating to the disposal of your assets
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If you want to reap a financial benefit from owning a property in France, why not consider long-term lets, says Anne Cunningham-Davis
Kate McNally takes you through the basics of setting up a bar or restaurant business across the Channel