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London real estate: most properties now cost over £500k

London is the most expansive capital in the European Union behind Paris

Regarding prices, Paris and London are the two capitals the most expansive of the European Union. In 2013, the average price per square meter in Paris was more than 8,100 euros, while in London, it reached 10,000 euros, according to a study of Deloitte. However in 2014, the prices in Paris declined slightly, while in London, they increased by 18 %. As a result, since 2007, real estate prices grew of 26 % in Paris and 36 % in London.

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French property sales close to early 2000s records

The National Association of Estate Agents (FNAIM) believes the record level of 800,000 sales has been exceeded in 2015. Buyers are certainly not waiting around to make the most of current property market conditions.

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Mardi-Gras – Pancake Tuesday

Mardi-Gras, known as Fat Tuesday in French, marks the beginning of Lent. It is synonymous with carnivals, colours, masks, confetti and parties! Discover our Top 7 places to go in France to celebrate it!

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Top 5 places to spend Christmas in France

It’s the plus merveilleux time of the year, have you ever thought of spending it in the plus merveilleux country in the world? Here’s our list of the top places to spend Christmas in France, do let us know if you’re spending it anywhere exciting that hasn’t made our list!

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A fun “investor” game you can play during your Christmas holidays

We thought you will be interested during your Christmas holidays by playing this game which is very addictive. If you manage to buy the mansion you might be interested to build a BTL portfolio in the UK or in France!

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Black Friday sale! 10 investment properties in France with exceptional yields.

Black Friday falls on the day following the American holiday of Thanksgiving, when retailers offer promotional sales that give Boxing Day sales a good run for their money. An American import, it has been regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season since the early 2000s. The shopping bonanza was introduced to the UK in 2013 and has grown year on year, with estimates from Visa anticipating a record £1.9 billion worth of purchases on Friday.

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Legal considerations when buying a French leaseback

A “leaseback” property transaction is the purchase of a freehold furnished property in a Service Residential Property. It is a tax discounted investment. In return for the discount the property must be leased back to a management company for a minimum of nine years. Leaseback schemes are most known to be tourism residencies...

Posted on October 13th, 2015 | Permanent link | 6 Comments »
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Choc-Horror, or Paris and chocolate are always a good idea

-Knock Knock

-“Who’s there?”

-“TRICK OR TREAT!!!” Read more »

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L’art de vivre on the French Riviera

What is l’art de vivre? Firstly it’s so French a phrase that we decided to keep the original in English. The French art of living is renowned over the world; the country welcomes 83 million tourists per year, eager to get their annual booster of that je ne sais quoi, scores of people from all over the world dream of leaving behind their grey homelands and setting up over there.

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Who is going to help you with your kitchen in France?

The sales agreement has been signed, you have a completion date, now is a good time to prepare all the little changes you may have in mind to make the property you are buying your dream home. Read more »