New French mortgage offer at 1.25%

In order to satisfy more and more of its clients, Sextant French Mortgages has managed to negotiate a brand new mortgage product in partnership with Alfa bank:

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Mortgage rates are still favourable for the purchase of a French property!

Better results are expected as mortgage rates are favourable for customers, even if most banks have seen their rates rise.

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Opening a bank account in France has never been so easy

You are buying a French property and would like to open a French bank account but don’t know how to proceed:

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It’s time to take out a mortgage!

On Thursday March 3th Jean Claude Trichet, the President of the European Central Bank made a revelation: an important increase of rates is foreseen in April.

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What is a garantie deplacée?

If you are a home owner in France and want to buy a property abroad, in the United Kingdom for instance, then you can do what is known as a garantie deplacée.

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A home with a sea view is a dream come true

A home with a sea view is the dream of many house hunters. If you are looking for this type of French property, you may be looking for a close view over the beach or the coast,

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March French Mortgage Update

The scene is set: a progressive rise in loan rates February 2011 saw a confirmed yet measured rise in interest rates which started at the end of last year: the average rate over 20 years is now established at 4.05%, compared to the 3.94% of January 2011.

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French Rural Property Index Update Feb 2011

Sextant French Properties launched its own index of the evolution of the average French property’s price that show only rural properties which are bought by foreign buyers. This index is based on a database of 12.951 properties all across France. Having a global view of the situation and a more detailed

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France’s three different sales contracts explained

Currently in England the exchange of contract happens shortly – if not immediately – after your offer has been accepted. In France, things happen differently: you are required to pay a deposit at an early stage of the process when you buy a French property.

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February French Mortgage Update

Rates remain low, but for how much longer? Time to start thinking about taking out a French mortgage at one of the lowest rates for over 50 years.  

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