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June 2011
June 2011 Eleanor Fullalove
Eleanor Fullalove
French Property Tips
Featured property
Featured property with pool
Tastefully renovated, stone built house with attractive, original features. Successful gite business in converted barn, swimming pool, interior courtyard, gardens and stunning views. In a peaceful but easily accessible location set in idyllic countryside surroundings near a pretty, well kept village with all amenities. Close to lakes and River Tarn.
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Fontaine de Tarrieu
Fontaine de Tarrieu is an amazingly beautiful and large property set in 24 acres of land. with 8 buildings, a large 9 bedroom gite, a smaller 3 bedroom gite, a self-contained restaurant, 3 small cottages, a small converted barn with 3 bedrooms a large grange, small studio apartment, a tennis court, basketball court, great pool, orchards, archery, paintball field, gardens, a large dormitory for 20 people, self-contained gym, massage room, staff accommodation. This property is capable of sleeping or accommodating 60 people easily.

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

Waste paper
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

Property to let
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

French vineyard for sale
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

Burgundy countryside
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

French mortgage
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

Lavender barn
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?

Weak sterling
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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