Posts Tagged: france

Is France’s Salleres-d’Aude the Place for You if You’re Gay and Gray?

A new property development in the south west of France is set to become Europe’s first lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) retirement village and the news has already been causing headlines. But is this an attractive investment opportunity for British “gay and grey” retirees? Set up by The Villages Group, a British company based in… Read more »

Today’s Real Estate Report: France

Today we’ll take a look at France’s real estate market. First off, a report on sizzling sales in the French Alps from the NuWire Investor: Investors in the ski property market remain diligent but are returning steadily to the market especially in France where finance remains affordable and accessible, according to a new report. Also… Read more »

Moving to Paris

Who hasn’t imagined enjoying a cafe au lait at a bustling sidewalk cafe, followed by a stroll along the Left Bank to a chic apartment overlooking the Eiffel Tower — where you write a best-selling novel or paint a legendary portrait? The notion of moving to Paris is a romantic fantasy for many people, but… Read more »

France: Real Estate Values Down Across Country

Property prices in rural France have fallen considerably over the last four years, according to the latest figures published by Notaires. In the four years to the end of June 2012 prices have fallen nationally by just 3% but this headline figure hides some notably falls in rural areas. The worst hit areas is Creuse… Read more »

Looking for an Apartment in Paris

Why is something as simple as finding a place to sleep at night so difficult in a modern Paris? Why are the apartment prices so high? Why are the districts so segregated? And why did the Socialist government allow capitalism to have gotten so out of hand? I’ve spent most of my adult life in… Read more »

New Income Tax on the Rich Moves Paris Real Estate

France’s new 75 percent income tax on the rich may not be popular with millionaires. But it’s being cheered by another group: Paris real-estate buyers. Real estate agents say that the number of multi-million-dollar real-estate listings in Paris has jumped more than 25 percent over last year – due in part to the threat of… Read more »

Home Sales, Prices Falling in France

Nationally property prices in France have fallen, sales are also down but there is considerable regional variation, according to figures from notaires and estate agents. The latest data from Notaires de France show that over the first quarter of the year prices fell 1.6% for properties, with new homes falling 1.4%. The new build market… Read more »

France Raising Taxes on Foreign Property Owners

France is one more in a long line of Eurozone countries scraping the bottom of the barrel for additional monies, and now France is looking to squeeze foreign owners of vacation homes. The French government’s new tax is part of President Francois Hollande’s plans to tax the rich, but critics note not every foreign holiday-home… Read more »

France: Real Estate Market Improving

The property market in France is stabilizing and likely to be boosted by the news that the country has come out of recession. The announcement of new air routes from key British destinations to four cities in the south west of France is also set to encourage buy to let property investors. ‘France is certainly… Read more »