Buyers Guide

How To Buy a Château on a Budget

Have you always dreamed of buying a chateau in France? Many people will have at some point! You’ll be surprised to find out that you can purchase this type of property even if you’re on a budget. And if you’d like to earn an income from your chateau by turning it into a business-generating property, it can be a wise investment, too. That doesn’t make the process of buying a French chateau...

Things to Consider When Buying Property in Paris

Paris will always be a great place for property investors, thanks to the city’s immense popularity, beauty, and culture. And when you buy property in Paris, you invest in more than a home — you also get a Parisian lifestyle full of vibrant days and nights in one of the greatest cities in the world. Aside from that, purchasing property in Paris is a savvy financial move. Property prices have...

Guide to Buying a Rental Investment Property in the French Alps

If you love winter sports or charming towns with stunning mountain views, then buying a second home in the French Alps, where you can spend your days in a luxurious, high-end chalet in the heart of a premier ski resort, is a no-brainer. And while finding a home in the French Alps is often a dream come true for many buyers, it’s also a practical and sound financial investment. With so much popularity and...

Buyers Guide to the Most Luxurious Properties in Valbonne

When you think of the classic French lifestyle, you most likely picture a place just like Valbonne. This 16th-century village in the Cote d’Azur is full of charm and has two distinctly different vantage points: The French Alps and the Mediterranean Sea. With mild temperatures and frequent sunny days, you’ll want to spend most of your time outside – and the homes in Valbonne cater to that, with...

Essential Advice for Moving to France (14 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....

How to Apply for a French Mortgage: A Step-by-Step Guide

You already know that you want to purchase a property in France, and you’re ready to start looking for the perfect home to live in. This is also a good time to prepare your mortgage application. That way, once you do find the home of your French dreams, you can call it yours as soon as possible. How Easy Is It To Get a French Mortgage? Getting a French mortgage is not necessarily easier or harder...

What is the Acte de Vente?

The process of buying property in France isn’t especially long and drawn out, but when your dream home is almost yours, it can’t go fast enough, can it? After finding a property you love, securing a mortgage and patiently waiting several weeks, it’s finally time to complete the purchase – the only thing left to do is sign the Acte de Vente! The Acte de Vente, also called the Acte Authentique, is...

What to Consider When Choosing Where to Live in France

There’s so much to think about when planning to move to France but what do you need to consider when choosing where to live in France? It’s easy to focus on one aspect of life there and forget about the others. You can get caught up in choosing the right school for your children and then realise that you want to be by the sea instead of in the heart of a city. Or you could have your mind set on a ski...

What You Need to Know About Buying Property in Monaco

There are numerous reasons why many people want to live in Monaco, and its location is at the top of the list. Set on the glistening Mediterranean Sea with the French Alps as a backdrop, Monaco is close to both the sea and the mountains. As with many destinations on the Cote d’Azur, Monaco is most popular with wealthy property buyers – and the proximity to the Italian Riviera only makes it more...

10 Things You Need to Know About Mortgages in France

Over the past few years, mortgage lenders in France have become much more comfortable with offering loans to non-residents. That means you won’t need to rely on a lender in your home country for a mortgage; you can go directly to a French lender. Whether you’ll be relocating full-time or you’re in the market for a holiday home, here are 10 things you need to know about mortgages in France. 1. It...

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