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Buying guides

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 FrancePropertyShop.com 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!

Don’t get caught out – it’s as important to understand your legal obligations when selling a property in France as it is when buying one

Shed your clothes and get closer to nature in France, the perfect place to buy a naturist property

Why your trusty high-street bank might not be the place when it comes to getting the best currency deal

If you’re willing to compromise on your location, you really could buy a French coastal property for half price – or a lot less!

These bargain French properties are ready to move into so you can relax on your holidays

If you’re renting out your French property to holidaymakers, make sure you’re clear from the start about the deposit and what it covers

5 things you need to consider before you let out your French property to holidaymakers

From bargains to the ultimate in luxury homes, these Côte d’Azur properties are your ticket to the glamorous south of France

Don’t be bamboozled by strange foreign exchange terms – this handy currency transfer jargon buster explains all!

Is a ‘notary public’ in the UK the same as a ‘notaire’ in France?

Property prices in France are often negotiable but it’s not a free-for-all – one wrong move and you could lose out on your dream French home

Did you know you can save money when you’re not at your French property by suspending your telephone line?

Are you a keen cyclist looking for a house in France? Make sure you add these areas to your househunting list if you want to be able to get on your bike and enjoy a beautiful ride straight from home

Forgetting to pay the water bill for your French holiday home could leave you high and dry

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