Alexis loved visiting France as a child and always dreamed of living there one day. Fortunately she met a man who had the same dream! So they married, then bought a beautiful 300-year-old character house in a pretty village in the Languedoc Roussillon. Alexis has been writing about France for a decade, inspiring and helping hundreds of British people to move there. She says: "Our only regret is that we did not move to France earlier! The lifestyle is tranquil, the summers are long and hot and the sun shines almost every day (or seems like it does!). We’ve made friends of many nationalities here."
As Britain takes the decisive step towards leaving the EU, Alexis Stratfold, the France Property Guide’s writer in France for nearly 10 years, reflects on Mrs May’s letter and the shape of things to come.
When you’re enjoying the thrill of buying a home in France, it’s a bit of a comedown when you suddenly come face to face with all the red tape you need to get through. But it is worth it, trust me! You’ll need to open a bank account, so here is how you do it.
The upcoming EU Referendum has dominated the news for the first half of 2016, and has of course been a particular concern for those of you considering purchasing property in Europe. While many people have held off on making plans until a decision has been made, the polls now suggest that the Remain campaign has the lead, with even those who have been vocally supporting the idea of a ‘Brexit’ now pledging support to the staying in the EU – such as older voters and Conservative voters.