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10 things you need to know about owning a home in France

Thinking of owning a property in France? You are not the only one, numerous Brits consider doing so for various reasons. It could be for your own family holidays, it could be a place to retire too.

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The impact of driverless cars for holiday homes in France

The first part of the title sounds futuristic doesn’t it? The second part not so much so, at least if you have to travel within France with an autonomous car. Back in 1907, when Henry Ford launched the chain production of his mythical T Model, he expected success. He got a landslide. The car was […]

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How to make sure your holiday home is all set for winter

The winter days are looming yet what is on your mind is Christmas: celebrations and presents! It means you have less budget for holidaying too.

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3 important tips before you buy or sell a home in France

Whether you are considering buying or selling a property of France, the likelihood of it being your first time is pretty high. In each case, there are 3 steps that are critical if you want to ensure that your transaction is a successful one.

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13 desserts: a Provence tradition at Christmas

It is Christmas eve in Provence, 13 desserts have been laid out on a table covered with 3 layers of white cloth. Amongst the dishes, 3 candles are burning…beautiful set for a painting, but this is the typical dessert table for Christmas in Provence.

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Best Christmas markets in France

Tour de France of Christmas markets

Christmas comes early in some part of continental Europe like Germany and Austria. They celebrate Saint Nicholas on the 6th of December.

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November’s currency update

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 […]

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The risks associated with non exclusive sales mandates

Non exclusive sales mandates may seem appealing at first sight. Indeed, whoever is trying to sell their home will feel free to engage with as many agencies as possible.

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Sextant France, winner at the European Property Awards

Following the announcement last September, Sextant France were prompt to share the news even further on our website. We had won an award for Real Estate Agency France, Highly Commended! Quite an achievement as the jury consists of 70 professionals, including 2 Lords, the Earl of Liverpool and members of staff at The Telegraph.

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Planning to maximise a little corner of your home into a chillout room?

How little is little you ask! As little as possible we say. We are actually talking about 160 square feet here. That’s roughly 15 square meters if you prefer metrics. Mission impossible you think?

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