The island of Majorca, Spain, presents the opportunity to live in a warm Mediterranean setting all year-round. Palma, the cosmopolitan capital of Majorca, is the largest city of the Balearic Islands and is easily accessible from its surrounding towns. Majorca’s most sought-after locations boast luxury properties that range from one bedroom apartments with breathtaking sea views to sprawling estates tucked away in picturesque hills. Explore these six magnificent locations when deciding where to live in Majorca and the type of property that fits your dream lifestyle.
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Luxury properties in France combine beauty with function to create homes that are both highly livable and stunningly attractive. Many of these homes have been recently built using high-quality materials and keeping in mind what today’s buyers want: breathtaking views, exteriors that are just as impressive as the interiors, 24-hour security and additional space to accommodate guests. From multi-level villas to two-bedroom apartments, these high-end luxury homes and their phenomenal locations are irresistible.
Real estate in Villefranche-sur-Mer and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat on the French Riviera is among the most coveted in the world. Around an hour’s drive from Cannes, half-an-hour from Monaco and 45 minutes from the Italian border, it is one of the most convenient retreat locations on the Riviera.
With over 120km of coastline, dozens of golf courses, superb international schools, beautiful beaches, top marinas and yacht facilities, and world class events, luxury real estate on the French Riviera is always in high demand. Continue reading
Morzine, the largest town in the popular Portes du Soleil ski area, is a “safe haven” in the French Alps that is perfect for buyers seeking lifestyle-enhancing homes or smart investment opportunities.
For investors looking to buy property in France, the French Alps continues to attract attention, particularly from American, British, Middle Eastern and Asian buyers. Aided by the strong dollar, interest in French Alpine properties is booming, as many resorts offer year-round holiday and rental opportunities, and market prices are expected to rise throughout 2017. Continue reading
With Spain on one side and France on the other, the Pyrénées span 430km and are just over 3,400m at their highest peak at Aneto, a few miles south of the French border. With a selection of ski resorts, which also offer other winter sports such as snowboarding and snowshoeing, these stunning mountains are highly popular during the winter, and are also a dream destination for hikers and cyclists in the summer.
Famously part of the Tour de France, the Pyrénées are home to breath-taking mountainscapes and challenging climbs, such as the Col du Tourmalet, the highest road pass in the Pyrénées which has been part of the Tour de France more than eighty times.
In terms of where to buy, there are many property hotspots in the Pyrénées that can provide second home owners with year-round holidays and rental income. With Pau and Toulouse airports providing flights to international destinations, fast access to the Pyrénées is possible. This also makes it an attractive location to families looking for a permanent move as everyday working life can easily complement an active, sporty lifestyle. Continue reading
While Chamonix is still competitive compared with other luxury ski resorts in the French Alps, prices have risen over the last twelve months and are expected to increase throughout 2017.
Chamonix, located in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, is one of the most popular ski resorts in the world. It also has a solid property market, so many investors buy property in Chamonix because it is considered to be a safe haven for real estate investment.
While you may make it through a week or two when on holiday, you can’t build a life in France without learning to speak the language. Conversational French is a great start and it will certainly be helpful during your first few weeks in your new country. Yes, you’ll pickup some language skills once you move there permanently, but before you relocate you’ll want to know how to communicate with every individual and organisation that’s going to be part of the moving process. Also, if you need to hire contractors to renovate your home, it’s better to hire French workers in order to get on the good side of your new community.
Once you’re settled, doing things like communicating with your bank, handling your taxes and following complicated directions will require more than a basic understanding of French.
Here are a few ways to learn French both before and after you relocate. Continue reading
Paris truly has everything that’s wonderful in life: gourmet cuisine and Michelin-starred restaurants, world-class art and music, historic sites with rich backgrounds, complementary exhibits and performances, and an urban way of life with a touch of natural, green surroundings. When searching for the perfect place to live, luxury apartments in Paris can be new, contemporary and spacious or classic, intimate and romantic. Here are six things to consider when buying a Paris apartment.
Luxury homes in South West France blend original designs with upgraded, contemporary features. Often, these homes come fully furnished so you don’t have to worry about transporting or buying furniture when you’re ready to move in. Quiet without being far from the bustling city life of Bordeaux and Toulouse, these homes include features like helipads, underfloor heating, chef-quality kitchens and indoor swimming pools. Aside from part-time and full-time residences, you can also purchase commercial properties that can be rented out for weddings or used for wine tastings.
If you are looking to buy property in France, find out why real estate in the Dordogne offers the perfect balance of investment potential and lifestyle enhancement
Even in January, when the early sunshine has to push its rays through the glistening mist across the patchwork of fields and vineyards, there is a special ambience in the Dordogne that cannot be matched anywhere else in France. Enchanting in every season, it is a region that offers beauty and tranquility all year round.