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Which popular Christmas song originates from France? How does the French school system compare to the UK? Will you still be able to live, study and work in France after Brexit? The answers are all in the December issue of French Property News, out now!

TorFX, 2019's International Currency Provider of the Year, explores three big mistakes people make when they move to France, and how to avoid them.

Mortgages don't tend to be considered a money-saving trick, but the differences between French and UK mortgages mean that taking out one in France, even if you can afford your property in cash, could work to your benefit, says Fiona Watts

Where are the best market towns in France? Why is a recent technology investment great news for owners of rural properties? How does French probate work? The answers are all in the November issue of French Property News, out now!

What are notaire's fees? Are they the same everywhere? Can they be reduced? Read on to find out.

High in character and low in price, these lovely French homes are all nicely renovated and on the market for less than €120,000

Take our quiz to find out which area of France might be the best place to base your property search

Can't find a French property within budget that ticks all the boxes? If you rewrite your wishlist and find an agency you trust, you're more likely to get a good deal, says Rob Longley

The fishing town of Sainte-Vaast-la-Hougue was voted Le Village Préféré des Français for 2019. Here are a look at some properties in the surrounding area, and why you should consider buying there.

Thinking about buying a property to renovate in France? Here are five great options currently on the market.

A château in France might be more affordable than you think, so if you have big dreams but a small budget check out these grand French properties on the market

The 2019 list of top French cities for property investments has been released by the LPI-SeLoger Barometer. Here's a look at the cities on the list, and some properties on the market in the surrounding areas.

After Elton John welcomed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex into his Nice summer home, we see which properties are currently on offer in the celebrity playground. Don't worry, these ones don't come with a £15 million price tag!

There are French properties out there to suit every budget. Our round-up of houses for under €50,000 in France includes extensive renovation projects, decorative fixer-uppers and homes ready to move into.

If you want to buy a home in France, it's wise to be honest and open with estate agents, advises Julie Savill as she reveals the questions to ask and the key information to reveal

French house types are as varied as the regions they're found in. Here's a break-down of the most common regional styles and what's currently on the market!

Gazumping, or when a seller breaks a verbal or written agreement in favour of another offer, is never nice. In the unlikely event, David Anderson explains how to proceed.

Oh buoy! A luxury houseboat moored in the Port de Champs-Elysées is on sale for €4 million - but if you've set your sights on a more affordable vessel, we've got you covered.

With an average property price of just €62,400, we're putting a spotlight on France's most affordable department and what your money could get you.

Before buying a French property, here are few things to take into consideration to avoid any potential problems down the line

For the most affordable French properties, you should buy in the 'sash' of France, an area that stretches from the Belgian border to the Atlantic coast

Whether you're buying a French property as a holiday home or plan a full-time move across the Channel, you can enjoy a smooth start in France with this overview of the process

Is it really possible to pick up a French property for €5,000? A browse through reveals some interesting possibilities

With low French mortgage rates (from 1.35% fixed for 15 years), high loan-to-value (up to 85%) and interest-only products, buying with a mortgage makes sense for many reasons. And with the impressive rental yields that can be made in popular tourist resorts, your French property could be paying you back quicker than you think!

Got a budget of around €100k and wondering what you could buy in France? From the north to the south, these nine properties each have their own appeal - which is the one for you?

Where have mortgage applicants been buying property in France in 2018? We take a look at the top three hotspots

If you've been thinking of buying a property in France for a while, make 2019 the year you turn your dreams into reality

Worried she was priced out of the French capital, Gabriella Castelmore discovered a surprisingly effective way to own a home there

Live the high life with our pick of impressive properties for sale across France - some are budget-friendly too!

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