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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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Recruitment is full steam ahead at Sextant

In 2013, Sextant launched its network of independent estate agents and it has proven to be a very successful model as they have now 85 agents registered with them, offering more than 4,000 French properties for sale.

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Non-residents can claim a refund of French social charges

Since 2012, many non-French residents selling or letting their French properties had to pay French social charges (15.5%) in addition to their capital gains or income taxes. This tax addition was highly criticised by the non-French residents as being discriminatory. A risk of double taxation was created on tax payers residing in a EU Member […]

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French properties: a year to benefit from the tax cuts

From now on you must wait at least 22 years and no more than 30 to be exempt from capital gains tax in France on a secondary residence or a rental property

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10 dream properties in France for your holidays

Are you planning to buy a holiday home in France?

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DIY: a swimming pool in your property

Winter is gone and the sunny enchanting days are back. Perhaps the delicious idea of a lagoon-blue swimming pool in your garden

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Mix pleasure and healthy food in your French garden

In France, the garden is often considered as deserving as much care as any other part of a property. Very much established as part of the French art of living, the garden is a warmplace to be enjoyed with family or friends. After the living room,

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Save energy, save money : try insulation!

If you feel concerned about the impact of energy costs on your bills, and you wonder if there is something that can be done to improve the situation, then it is interesting for you to get information about the energy consumption of your accommodation.  

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I am a cash buyer. Why should I bother with a French Mortgage?

The pragmatism of astute real estate buyers will lead them to take on

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Six steps to ensure a reliable Energy Efficiency Report (DPE in French).

Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet and Benoist Apparu, Secretary of State in charge of Housing, presented 6 six steps to improve the energy efficiency rating. For the government, this is the way to silence criticism of the DPE.

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