NEWS IN BRIEF

Living France - - LES PRATIQUES -

Ac­cord­ing to new fig­ures, Paris is ever-pop­u­lar as both a city break desti­na­tion and as a hotspot for over­seas buy­ers look­ing for a prop­erty in the French cap­i­tal. A re­port by No­taires de France found that sales to over­seas prop­erty buy­ers rose by 1% in the cap­i­tal in 2015. The news comes as Paris was re­vealed as the se­cond most vis­ited desti­na­tion in the world by Bri­tish peo­ple in 2015, se­cond to New York City.

New fig­ures from French real es­tate au­thor­i­ties sug­gest French prop­erty sales will ex­ceed record lev­els since the turn of the mil­len­nium. De­mand for French prop­erty rose sharply in 2015, with ex­perts pre­dict­ing the mo­men­tum to hold strong, de­spite the pound weak­en­ing against the euro. Of­fi­cial fig­ures from No­taires de France show trans­ac­tions last year at their high­est level since 2012. It’s thought that a fall in mort­gage rates has helped sup­port the de­mand, with fur­ther falls also pos­si­ble. no­taires.fr year, and high­light­ing the com­ing months as a prime time to buy a prop­erty.

With a num­ber of es­tate agents cham­pi­oning 2015 as their most suc­cess­ful year for some time, many of those at The France Show left with the ex­pec­ta­tion of even bet­ter things to come.

Charles Miller of Char­ente Im­mo­bilier is a reg­u­lar ex­hibitor and this year’s show once again lived up to ex­pec­ta­tions. “The France Show is the high­light of our prop­erty show year and as usual we were ex­tremely pleased with both the at­ten­dance and or­gan­i­sa­tion,” he said. “We met with a wide va­ri­ety of mo­ti­vated buy­ers and we look for­ward to see­ing many more of them again.”

For those still look­ing for their dream home in France, the next French prop­erty ex­hi­bi­tion will take place at Wetherby Race­course from 13-14 May. En­trance is free and you can reg­is­ter for tick­ets on­line at fpey­ork­shire.com. for­got­ten­france.com char­ente-im­mo­bilier.com

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