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Top Tips on House-Hunting at the French Property Exhibition

french-property-exhibition-logoThis years French Property exhibition will be held at Olympia Central, London between 18th-20th September 2015. The event is one of the largest and most informative property events in the UK and a must for those looking for advice about France’s buying process, the different locations to purchase property and which financial and legal issues need to be taken into consideration.

To get the most out of this up and coming property event it is important to use both your head and your heart when searching for a new home. Knowing what to expect and how to react will help you leave the exhibition with the information you need. Four primary considerations are location, property type, the buying process and what your next step should be.
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Why Buy a French Property in Bordeaux

Bordeaux property attracts all sorts of buyers, from foreign investors to Paris residents looking for a home from home. Many Bordeaux residents participate in everything from adventure-filled activities like mountain climbing and outdoor pursuits to relaxing in peaceful spa villages. There are many reasons to consider buying a property in Bordeaux so if you’re wondering why then read on.

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Why Buy a French Property in Provence

With time-honored traditions, a rich history steeped in the arts, celebratory festivals and scenic villages, purchasing a French property in Provence feels like something out of a fairytale. Consider living in the Alpilles, the Luberon, the Provence coast or The Var for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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The Best Locations in France for Golfers

Golf is a great sport. Its great for your health, especially when you opt to walk rather than using a golf buggy. Its also great for your mind as the fresh air helps to blow away the stresses and strains of everyday life. Today, the modern golf course can extend for three or four miles, taking the average player about four hours to complete a standard 18 holes. Fresh air, a relaxing game and spending time with friends (or solo) is good for the soul. If you’re moving to France and one of the criteria on your wish list the proximity to a golf course then there are plenty of property opportunities near to world-class golfing locations in France.
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Property hotspots in St Tropez: Lifting the curtains on the hottest properties

With beautifully-designed properties, panoramic sea views and waterside locations, property hotspots in Saint Tropez are among the most sought after in the world.

Saint-Tropez is situated in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and has long attracted stars from the worlds of fashion, film, music and sport. Offering remarkable views of the stunning coastline and the Maures mountains, as well as a chic and glamorous Provençal lifestyle, Saint-Tropez is, arguably, the most famous resort in Europe, if not the world.

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Here are five properties in some of Saint-Tropez’s most desirable locations which are currently in Home Hunts’ online property portfolio. Continue reading

Buy Property in South West France: Escape to Aquitaine

The stunning region of Aquitaine is one of France’s most popular locations for second home owners. If you are looking to buy property in South West France, here are some details about its five diverse departments and some of their most sought after locations.

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Aquitaine is home to around 6% of France’s population and is one of France’s most popular locations for buyers looking for property in South West France. It runs alongside the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Pyrénées in the south to join Spain’s most northernmost border.

A diverse and historic region, Aquitaine comprises five departments: Dordogne, Lot-et-Garonne, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Landes and Gironde. The capital of Aquitaine is Bordeaux. Recently voted the Best Destination in Europe and world famous for its wine industry, Gironde is now one of the most desirable locations for those looking to buy property in Aquitaine. Continue reading

Where Are The Best Cities to Live in France

France is a popular place for expats, both young and old. This is where modern living meets old world culture, all in one beautiful country. Thanks to the size of France, new residents are able to find the type of climate and way of living that suits them best.

Pick and choose which amenities and activities you want access to. Visit cultural sites and take in remarkable scenery. Dine out and sip wine al fresco. Read a book on the beach. Take a weekend to go skiing.

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Lifting the curtains on Dordogne’s hottest properties

It is no secret that Dordogne has long been popular with overseas buyers, especially the British, but where are the most sought after locations and property hotspots in Dordogne?

Earlier this year in INSIDE FRANCE, Home Hunts revealed that the Périgord Noir is proving to be the most popular area for sales and enquiries in Dordogne. This reasons are twofold, explained Home Hunts’ consultant Esther Deneau: scenery and ambiance.

With historic roots back to Roman times, breath-taking countryside and passion for the black truffle, the Périgord Noir offers an authentic reality to those who dream of life in the French countryside. Continue reading