One of those daydreams that many people have at some stage of their life, and especially after a visit, is of buying their own holiday home in historic France. With a lifestyle and culture that remains even today very much about enjoying the pleasure of life aside from the hectic pace set by many other Western countries, this romanticism has a habit of getting under the skin of many tourists.
France offers very distinctive provinces, ranging from the hearty, rustic northern territories to the sun-kissed beaches of the southern coast. With the French Alps also providing stunning mountain scenery towards the east, and the rolling hills of Provence and the Pyrenees in the west, there is simply a plethora of world-class locations for investors looking to follow their specific heart’s content.
Like a number of European countries, France has been weathering difficult financial conditions for the past few years, and although the market for second homes has been established for many decades, there remains a great number of bargains to be had, and many people are using agencies that offer homes bought fast services, to raise capital to move to France where property is much cheaper. The beauty lies very much in the variety of premises available. To buy one of the thousands of chateaus in need of a gentle refurbishment to restore back to former glories, the prices quoted – even as the initial asking price – tend to be far lower than may be expected. You could even opt for an old watermill.
For those looking towards an apartment in one of Frances’s uniquely cosmopolitan and sophisticated cities, Paris with its world-class museums, galleries and architecture have made it arguably the world most loved city. Served by International airports and rail stations, it is also highly accessible to all other European capitals and regional cities, making it a great launch base for a European tour or business venture. Also with the demand from visitors wanting to stay in a unique apartment during their stay, as an option for buy to rent Paris is a genuine world leader in pretty much guaranteeing a consistent return.
Given the heritage of France as a prime destination for second homes, unsurprisingly the market is served by all the requisite legal services which can make a breeze of tackling the (today unfair) reputation of petty bureaucracy hindering the sale of property within the country. EU nationals will naturally find it more straightforward, however, the legacy of American and other international citizens making France their home is as colorful and epic as one would expect from this unique nation.