Recently, the credit market in England had received a jolt when the Bank of England finally announced that it has decided to surge interest base rates. Though it was initially lowered from 0.5% to 0.25%, it again went up to its previous rate. The decision will directly influence your installment payments, which you need to […]
Whether you’ve just started looking, or you already know the exact cottage you want to buy, a currency specialist can help you with the foreign exchange implications involved in buying a property in France. You may be tempted to contact your local bank as a convenient option but a currency specialist may be able to […]
It is not every day that you invest money in purchasing a home. Thus, care is required not only while sealing the deal but the owner of the property needs to do the needful during moving from one place to another.
Chancellor Merkel secured a fourth term at the weekend; this was as experts had predicted, but they weren’t all ready for the narrow margin of her victory, or the election of nationalist candidates from the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party into the Bundestag. The result is in contrast to the elections in Holland and France […]
If you are considering acquiring a new home in France, 2016 was a very good year in terms of mortgage rates and prices. Now that we are well into 2017, obviously, the question that everybody is asking is whether those dynamics will linger in the new year.
Investors’ changing appetite for risk was the most important factor in the euro’s week. When they leaned towards nervousness – as they did when Donald Trump edged ahead of Hilary Clinton in the US opinion polls – they bought the safe-haven euro, yen and franc. The three currencies were just about unchanged on the week […]
If you are lucky enough to own a property in France, or only considering one, then it is likely that you are familiar with the very topical French word: “La rentrée” – if not, well, this coincides with the end of the summer holidays.
The Summer is nearly over, kids are back to school and your holidays seem quite distant already, that is what happens when you go back to work doesn’t it?
The pound continues to remain under pressure, as it briefly dipped again this morning, but recovered by lunchtime. Following the weekend, sterling has come out higher against most major currencies, strengthening by 1% versus EUR and USD.
Finding a property is much easier nowadays, it also requires less time according to a French bank as they published the results of their latest survey on the acquisition processes for a main residence.