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An Insider’s Guide to French Riviera Property

French Riviera property is now, and has always been, in high demand. Since there are only limited areas where building can take place, demand for property has always been higher than supply.

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The French Riviera is located in the south-east of France. The coastal region extends from Menton, which is near the Italian border, across to Nice, Antibes, Cannes and St. Tropez along the Mediterranean Sea. Every area in the French Riviera has luxurious residential properties, whether you plan on living there year-round or are looking for a holiday home. Continue reading

Four Tips to Consider When Searching for a French Property to Buy

France is the most visited country in the world, welcoming more than 84 million visitors each year, and it also has one of the most stable property markets. If you are looking for a French property to buy, it can serve well as a holiday home and savvy future investment and as a regular income generator, as the country’s popularity means healthy rental yields – particularly during the summer months – are easy to come by.

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Here are four tips from Home Hunts if you are seeking a French property to buy.
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Why You Should Buy French Riviera Property

The French Riviera is one of the main holiday destinations in Europe, thanks to its appealing climate, sunny skies, amazing food, wonderful beaches and year-round cultural events.

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In the French Riviera, old buildings are located next to modern architecture. The sea is bluer than you’ll find anywhere else in France and the scenery is wonderful. Gorgeous pine trees and palms add stunning natural ambiance. Hillsides offer elevated views of the bays and the countryside behind the coast must be explored! Continue reading

Property in the Alps in Demand

Property in the Alps is in demand from buyers like never before – but where should you buy and what size budget will you need?

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Back in 2013, the French Alps enjoyed its best ski season for 50 years. Since then, interest in property in the Alps has rocketed and been in serious demand. Over the last couple of years Home Hunts has observed that buyers seeking chalets for sale in the Alps are favouring new-build properties, with modern interiors, in year-round destinations.
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French property buying process: A Complete Beginners Guide

The French property buying process is strictly regulated and not always straight forward. As a buyer’s agent, Home Hunts works on behalf of the buyer offering support every step of the way. Here is a brief overview of what is involved in the French property buying process to help you understand what to expect when you buy a property in France.

If you are considering buying a property in France, first and foremost it is important to be clear on your criteria and why you are buying the property. Will it be a permanent or holiday home, or is it more likely to be a rental prospect that can bring in a little extra income? Whatever the goal, it needs to be defined right from the start.

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Ten pros and cons of living in France

If you are interested in the prospect of living in France and are considering buying property in the most visited country in the world, what are some of the pros and cons you should be aware of? Here are ten areas to think about before you make your first move…

Buying a property and living in France is a dream for many. While the pros far outweigh the cons, the team at Home Hunts has put a list together covering what we think are the major advantages and disadvantages of living in France.

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French Property Buying Advice: The Day of the Compromis de Vente

Purchasing property in France is relatively straightforward, particularly if you have a buyers agent on your side. The compromis de vente is the preliminary sales agreement, a mutual agreement between the vendor and the buyer. With this contract, the vendor is making a commitment to sell and the buyer is making a commitment to buy. Continue reading

12 Tips to Consider When Buying French Property

Thanks to flexible vendors and low interest rates, the French property market is in a great position for buyers. Additionally, the Euro is weak right now and will likely stay that way for the foreseeable future. This has led to an increase in the number of foreign investors looking for French property. Take these 12 tips into consideration if you’re in the market for a home in France.

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Why now is the time to buy French property

Reduced property prices, low interest rates, great mortgage deals and favourable currency conditions means that now is the perfect time to buy French property.

Throughout 2014, the FNAIM (the national association of French estate agents) reported that French property had dropped by 1.5% across the country. Even Paris, the world’s most visited city, has seen a reduction in property prices.
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6 Ways to Find French Property

In the past, finding French property was challenging. If you couldn’t visit estate agencies in France, you had to hope to connect with French real estate agents based in your home country, many of which were in short supply and hard to find. Today, things have changed for the better.

Now, there are seemingly endless ways to find a home in France, which brings up another problem: which way is the best way? Sometimes too much choice is just as bad as not enough choice. From expert advice to real stories and the latest news from the property market, there’s a wealth of information out there for the taking.

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