Five Tips for Property Buyers in France

I was just asked by a magazine what my five top tips were for people starting their property search in France. I thought I’d share them with you as well and I’ve thrown in a vineyard photo for good measure (it’s a blog post after all). Before starting the search as a couple or family […]

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What does an exclusive French buyer’s agent do? A Day in the Life . . .

I’ve just come back from the Notaire‘s office in l’Isle sur-la-Sorgue for the signing of an acte authentique (the final deed of sale). It was the smooth and happy finale to a long journey for Susan and Richard Jameson*, who can now finally start enjoying their lovely house in this bustling Provencal town. I met them at the […]

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Increased tax on non-residents renting out their French holiday homes? Pas de panique!

In Britain negative headlines about France sell papers. Journalists know this and the recent slew of sensational headlines in British newspapers about “Tax Grabs on French Holiday Homes” provide a good illustration. News media everywhere announced that French holiday homes owned by non-residents were going to be subjected to social charges at the same rate […]

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