French Property Tips
Welcome to the June issue of French Property Tips, your regular bulletin from FrenchEntrée.com. Inside is the news that many have been waiting for - Sarkozy has just scrapped plans to tax second home owners in France. We also take a look at the expats showing interest in French vineyards and introduce Laura Murat as a property finder for the Burgundy area. Don't miss our features on the tax implications of letting your French property, year-round holiday homes, plus updates on the currency and mortgage markets.... Bonne lecture!
Eleanor Fullalove, Editor of French Property Tips
French holiday home tax scrapped
Almost as soon as it was mooted in parliament, the proposal to introduce a new tax on those with second homes in France has been scrapped. The decision by President Nicolas Sarkozy was made over the weekend.
Renting out a French property
Renting out property in France covers a wide variety of scenarios and permutations. You could be a UK resident looking to rent out your French holiday home or have plans to be a 'professional landlord'.
Year-round alpine holiday homes
Among the most striking buildings on the pilgrimage trail from Combloux to Notre Dame de la Gorge in the Alps will be a brand new résidence de tourisme for those seeking a year-round holiday home.
French vineyards surge in popularity
FrenchEntrée recently reported a surge of interest in gîtes offering investors a home and a means of making money... but there are other options. Vineyards too are high on the wish list.
New property finder for Burgundy
Laura Murat is fluent in French and a font of local knowledge. She lives near Cluny and is confident that South Burgundy will attract lots of other English speakers when they see what it has to offer...
French mortgages: 2011 update
There may have been changes to the lending criteria imposed by some of the largest players in the non-resident mortgage market but there remain positives for those looking to raise finance in France.
FrenchEntrée Property of the Week
The words 'surrounded by lavender fields' must be some of the most evocative in the French estate agents' vocabulary and the pictures of this old barn in the country stand up to scrutiny.
What's next for sterling/euro?
Research by Moneycorp shows France is the second most popular country for Brits making payments overseas and the weakness of sterling has not discouraged interest in life abroad.
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