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Moving to France – Property

Moving to France? Get our guide!

Whether you are emigrating, taking a short term assignment or joint family in France we have put together the information you will need to make your move a smooth one.

Purchasing Property Abroad

Common Mistakes People Make When Purchasing Property Abroad – And How To Avoid Them

Prospective expats and holiday home buyers have been offered expert tips and advice to prevent them from making easily avoidable mistakes during the property buying process. From planning viewing trips in the height of summer to ignoring each country’s basic legal requirements, overseas property experts at YourOverseasHome.com have issued advice to highlight eight of the most…

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Managing Foreign Exchange When Buying Property Overseas

We are pleased to introduce you to Regency FX, our new forex and international payments partner.  They are able to assist you in all your requirements for all aspects of managing your foreign exchange risks and international payment requirements.  Here they outline the assistance they can provide when you are buying a property abroad. Regency…

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fluctuating exchange rates

How Fluctuating Exchange Rates Can Affect The Price Of An Overseas Property

The foreign currency market is the largest and most traded financial market in the world, with more than $6 trillion traded each day, and over 80% of the foreign currency trading is for speculation purposes. The main drivers that influence exchange rate movements are economic and geo-political events, and technical trading by investment banks. These…

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culture of their new home country

New Data Dispels ‘Brits Abroad’ Cliché As More Expats Look For Richer Cultural Experiences

A new survey conducted by overseas property consultants at YourOverseasHome.com reveals that prospective expats are looking to embed themselves in the culture of their new home country, as most want to live amongst the locals abroad and learn the language of the country they’re buying in.  The survey gained over 4,000 responses from people who…

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property in france

Financing A Property in France

Whether you are planning to buy a holiday or investment property or are moving to France to live and are buying your main residence you need to consider the best options for funding your purchase.  Here we set out how the French property market works and the options available to borrowers.   Sources of funding…

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Olympic investment

How To Win Gold With An Olympic Investment Ahead Of Paris 2024

  With Paris 2024 set to be the biggest sporting event ever organised in France, millions of people from all over the world will flock to the capital to take part and thrill to a fortnight of sport. Plans are already underway to regenerate the area, making it a golden opportunity for homeowners and property…

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Buying Property In France

The property buying system in France is completely different to what you might experience elsewhere. It is better regulated than in many countries, making a purchase safer, but more expensive. For a start, agents (immobilier) are licensed. They will have a Carte Professionnelle, be professionally insured and work under the Loi Hoguet, their code of conduct. They may…

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renting in france

Renting In France: 5 Things To Keep In Mind

Maybe it has always been your dream, the streets of Paris, the romantic vibes of the Côte d’Azur, its incredible wine and cheese delights, or anything edible really, maybe it’s just a case of a temporary work relocation to the land of love. Written exclusively for Expat Network by Nestpick   In France, locals queue…

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buying property

Renting Or Buying Property In France

For many the idea of moving to France is to buy an old farmhouse deep in the country to renovate and settle into a rural lifestyle.  For others it is the attractions of the cosmopolitan life in Paris.  With prices in Paris it is generally more practical to rent rather than buy, but buying is…

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young Brits looking for overseas property

Cost Of Living Crisis Prompts Increase In Young Brits Looking For Property Abroad 

New data has shown a 31% increase in young British people (aged 18-24) looking for overseas property in Europe in the last three months of 2022 vs the same period in 2021, as the cost of living crisis in the UK, combined with growing unaffordability of UK housing appears to be prompting more young people…

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