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Mortgage loan France

As a non-resident, obtaining a loan to finance a property investment in France is subject to certain peculiarities. Variable rates, application fees for a mortgage and mandatory life insurance are just some of the factors to bear in mind when applying for a loan in France.

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Lille’s city center continues to fare well thanks to Parisians and rental investors, while falling property prices everywhere else allow buyers to dictate the rules. The Lillois real estate market has generally suffered from the housing slump, with the number of transactions stagnating in the metropolis. The capital of the Nord-Pas de Calais region has […]

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While most of Montpellier’s real estate sector remains lethargic for the third consecutive year, increased sales in new property could lead to more generalized improvement.  Montpellier’s high prices have been driving away buyers of second homes and primary residences alike. Despite a slight decrease, most houses are still advertised for excessive amounts, leading to sales […]

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Conditions have aligned to make high-end property in the French capital an advantageous investment for both residents and non-residents. Reasonable prices, low interest rates and the fall of the euro make Parisian luxury real estate attractive once again. Luxury real estate professionals in France ended 2015 in high spirits. Despite a slight decline in sales […]

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In Avignon’s city center prices remain stable while sales volumes experience continued decline. However, the opposite is true in the periphery where falling prices attract more buyers. Avignon’s real estate market’s performance is evolving at two contrasting speeds. On the one hand, the city center sees prices remain stable yet transactions slowly decline. Beyond the […]

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Affordable prices in Pau are encouraging more property buyers to purchase. The new influx of first-time buyers has revived the market without increasing prices. Poised between snowy slopes and the ocean while retaining a vibrant and historic city center, this garden city and its near suburbs attract young professionals and nature lovers alike. Most weekends […]

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After four slow years, Nîmes real estate is steadily recovering. The city center is attracting first time buyers and rental investors once again, however, villas on the outskirts of town are still struggling to find buyers. The property market in Nîmes is slowly returning to form after suffering from low sales volumes since 2011. In […]

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Strasbourg’s real estate is recovering this year after sales volumes hitting record lows in 2014. Stable prices and low interest rates are attracting property buyers once again. Sales have picked up since the beginning of 2015 in the capital of the Alsace region, with property purchases increasing especially in the city center and close periphery, where […]

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Sales volumes are increasing and prices are stabilizing in Nantes and its immediate periphery. The city center remains attractive to investors and houses in the near suburbs enjoy renewed interest from buyers searching for first or second homes. After a relatively bleak performance in 2014, Nantes property market is currently imbued with cautious optimism once again. […]

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Falling real estate prices in La Rochelle have led to a slight swell in sales volumes in the center and around the city’s parks. Nonetheless, the Rochelais market has still not recovered its high performance of 2012. Suffering from a drop in real estate transactions the past three years, La Rochelle’s property sector has been […]

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