2022 was a positive year for the French property market. Travel finally recovered from the restrictions put in place as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and it’s now possible to travel to France from the UK without a Covid-19 test.
Many people in France offer their second home or on-site gites to tourists throughout the summer months. Others buy property as holiday homes, perhaps not using them for more than a few months of the year. With interest and inflation on the rise across Europe, you’re not alone if you’re considering doing the same to make a few extra euros. Letting out your home in France can provide valuable additional income as there’s always demand for tourist accommodation.
We’re all affected by the current increase in utility bills. However, there’s good news in France as the country is set to keep its energy price cap for next year in order to protect consumers. This was announced in September by the French budget minister. Furthermore, the prime minister announced that regulated electricity and gas prices will be capped at a 15% rise next year.
Connecting with estate agents is a key step in finding your dream home overseas, wherever that may be. According to a survey we conducted, 70% of buyers in France rated a good estate agent as the most important element in a successful purchase in France.
Love winter sports but can’t quite afford a ski chalet in the likes of Courchevel or Meribel? Then why not choose a country home in a more affordable location, that’s just a couple hours’ drive to the slopes? Here are some options for French country homes with skiing nearby.
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