Settling in and making friends in France

You’re all ready to take the plunge. You’ve decided to change your life and your lifestyle. You’ve done the due diligence around practicalities of moving to France but that final nagging doubt suddenly creeps in: How will I cope away from friends and family? How do I go about making friends in France? Here are some tips to help.
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The benefits of fractional ownership

For some buyers abroad, there are huge benefits to owning a share in several properties rather than all of one. For others, the benefits of fractional ownership have been obscured by memories of mis-sold time shares. It’s time to look at a new generation of co-ownership, where the benefits have been kept and the risks removed. So why should you be considering fractional ownership?
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No problem? No deal for property buyers in Spain

Playing golf in the warm January sunshine. Eating al fresco by your pool. Renting out your holiday home for a profit all summer and enjoying it in winter for yourself. However you see your life in Spain, you can do all this and more, however Brexit works out. Here’s why you shouldn’t be too worried about no deal for property buyers in Spain
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My magical new village life in the Charente

If you’re thinking of making that leap of moving permanently to France and think you already know what to expect, think again. Village life in France may well surprise you with the joy and beauty it has to offer. Every day is a new adventure – a beautiful, colourful, joyful and glorious one. Enjoy every single minute of it.
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Build your own home in France, part 1: buying land

If you’re making a life-changing move to France, maybe you want to make it perfect. And one way to do that could be to build your own house. Think how thrilling that would be. We’ve all imagined it. What we would like, what our priorities would be, what it would be made of and most of all, what the outlook would be, from rolling fields, glittering seas, charming vineyards, to soaring mountain ranges….
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Family-friendly Greece: the islands where your kids never be bored!

If your kids are only used to swimming in their local pool or, heaven help them, the English Channel, they won’t be able to believe the crystal clear waters of the seas around Greece’s islands. But where you want to be (smart restaurants, posh shops, peace and quiet!) might not be where your kids want to be (waterparks, fast food, pedalos!), so here we bring you five Greek islands your kids will love, and you will too. 
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Where are the best places to live in New Zealand’s South Island?

New Zealand’s South Island is known the world over for its incredible beauty, from snowy mountains and glaciers, to tropical peninsulas and lakes so blue you won’t believe your eyes. Basing yourself here means a relaxed pace of life, outdoor adventures, a decent climate and – in some places – affordable living. So, what viable options does the South Island have for people looking to move to New Zealand?
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