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6 Things to Consider When Buying a Luxury Apartment in Paris

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.

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5 Stunning Properties for Sale in South West France

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.

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The Perfect Place to Buy French Property: the Dordogne

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.

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6 Best Places to Buy Property in the French Alps

Resorts in the French Alps certainly pride themselves on having some of the best skiing in Europe (and the world), but there’s much more to them than that.

When you’re looking to purchase property in the French Alps, look beyond the slopes to find out what else the town offers. Certain resorts will stand out for particular reasons, each with its own personality and fortes. For example, one resort may be best known for its cuisine and restaurants, while another is hailed for its après-ski scene or nightlife. If you have a family, you may want a resort town that has a number of festivals throughout the year or during the holiday season.

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6 Reasons to Visit France in December

France is wonderful any time of year, but it seems especially so during December. Illuminated festivals, unbeatable shopping, pop-up ice rinks and decadent meals are just the start. Airfare is more affordable during the winter, too, and unless you’re seeking snowfall and skiing in higher altitudes, the weather usually stays in the 40s and 50s. Here are six reasons to plan a trip to France during the holidays.

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5 of the Hottest Properties for Sale in the Var Region

Located in Provence’s central-southern region, on the French Riviera, the Var department is one of the most sought-after areas for purchasing luxury French property. Provence brims with tradition, history, the arts, festivals and unique, fairytale-like villages. Mild weather, outdoor living, vineyards and regional cuisine are just the tip of what makes the Var such a lovely place to live.

5 of the Hottest Properties for Sale in the Var Region

Homes in the Var feel like the idyllic retreats most people only enjoy on holiday. Practically every property has something extra special, whether it’s a home cinema, petite chapel, guest house or wine cellar. Old world-style homes have contemporary upgrades and features, retaining their original beauty while being modern and convenient. Sprawling acreage offers views of the countryside or river and land is filled with charming old trees, olive groves, waterfalls and fountains.

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Why buy a French property in the French Alps

Whether you are looking for a holiday home or you are simply seeking a stable investment opportunity, buying property in the French Alps is an excellent choice.

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While the Alps span more than 1,000km across eight Alpine countries – Austria, Slovenia, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, France, Italy and Monaco – the French Alps are home to some of the most celebrated ski resorts in the world.

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The Essential Guide for Moving to France (11 Things You Need To Know)

Relocating to a brand new country is exciting. Exploring a new culture, tasting new cuisines, meeting new people. Before the fun can begin, though, you’re going to have to make your way down an overwhelming, sometimes stressful path. When buying property in France and making a big move, here’s what you need to know to help things run as smoothly as possible.

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Why buy a property in Saint Tropez?

The uncertainty of the stock market, caused partly by the continuing political upheaval in the West, is leading investors to buy property in Europe’s safe-haven locations, such as Saint Tropez…

It is a testament to the stability of the French property market that in these times of political uncertainty more and more people are looking to buy property in France. Home Hunts has found that after the British voted to leave the European Union, the number of enquiries from UK-based clients wishing to relocate permanently to France has been rising.

Now, following the surprise presidential election of Donald Trump in the USA, the number of investors turning away from the stock markets in favour of second or third vacation homes in Europe is also increasing.

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4 Things Overseas Buyers Need to Watch Out for When Buying a Home in France

Buying a home in France can be an exciting prospect. A brand new lifestyle is just around the corner…once you get through the paperwork and home buying process. One thing that most people are unprepared for is how much the legal process of buying a home in France differs from that of their own country.

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Taking a holiday in France is quite a bit different from moving there and being a full-time resident. When you’re on holiday, you can indulge in the food and wine, learn about the culture during relaxing afternoons, treat yourself to designer shopping trips, soak up the sun on the Mediterranean. All things considered, it’s no wonder why France is the world’s most-visited country. Continue reading