Within this section of the website you’ll find information that will help to get started. Find out why buying a French property is a good idea. Learn tips on how to plan, what actions to take and how to take them. In addition to reading the articles in this area please make sure to visit all the other property journey steps including: French financials, French properties, French legalities, moving to France and settling in to France. Each section has valuable information and it’s a good idea to get an overview even if you’re not planning on a purchase anytime soon.
Is it possible for me to move to France?1st June 2011 - 08:12
Yes it is! All EU citizens and their family members have the right
to live and work in France and do not require a work or residence
permit. You no longer need to apply for a “Carte de
Sejour” either. So in principle you can move to France or buy a
second home in France without fear of any restriction at all.
Many people are confused about residency for tax purposes however so if
you are planning to buy a home in France, read on:
If you are more...
Why buy a property in France?28th April 2011 - 09:10
There are so many wonderful reasons to buy a property in France, I hardly
know where to start! If you are already tempted to do just this, how
about starting with some striking statistics? Consider this: the
whole of the UK is less than one half of the size of France. The
population of the UK is just a little less than France however and to push
the point home, think of this: that on average there are 395 people per
square kilometre in the UK compared to just 111 in more...
Working successfully in France13th April 2011 - 12:32
Moving to France is one thing and it takes a while to become established
in your new home. If you are contemplating working in France, take heart:
it IS possible but you may have to jump few a through hoops before you find
your niche. But then hoops are there to be jumped through aren't they?
You can do a certain amount of research before you move to France but do
also bear in mind that once you are there, other opportunities may present
themselves and it may be a case of getting to more...
Why People Love France11th April 2011 - 11:20
Despite a surge of interests in emerging markets and the ease of buying
abroad generally these days even in some of the most far flung countries of
the world, did you know that France remains no. 1 choice in Europe as the
preferred destination of the Brits? It is second only in the world to
Australia. Let’s have a brief look at some of the reasons. I am quite
sure I am talking to a captive audience here, since the very fact you are
reading this means you must have a great interest more...
First Steps to Moving to France11th April 2011 - 11:11
Emigrating to France is a hugely attractive proposition. France is the
second most popular destination with Britons buying property abroad and 6
out of 10 foreigners who buy French property are British according to a
recent report by “Patrimoine” (a French heritage site).
But why France? I have done some personal research about this for my own
interest and here are the main reasons I have come up with:
• Slower pace of more...