In France as a whole, property prices and sales in the last three years have fallen and while this applies to the French Riviera too, the region is enduringly attractive to wealthy buyers. Property on the French Riviera is generally seen as a long term investment, so gearing is very low, and owners are uninclined to react to the highs and lows of property cycles, … Continue reading French Riviera Real Estate remains enduringly attractive to wealthy buyers.
Buying a property in another country is a big decision, and can seem a dauting undertaking. We ask Guy Watson-Smith, Managing Director of Fine & Country in Cannes, a few of the WHY, HOW and WHERE’S of buying property in France under the current climate, focusing specifically on the purchase of New Build Properties or “Programmes Neufs”. ***Head down to the bottom of the article … Continue reading Buying Property “Off Plan” in France – Why, How & Where?
Originally a “Bergerie” (Shepherd’s hut), this home was (re)built in 1930, by a famous British writer, and her husband (who, before moving to France was the King’s librarian). She wrote a number of books while living in the house, about her life in the South of France and daily encounters with the local people. The current owners are equally as creative. She is an oil … Continue reading French Riviera Property of the Week: “Eden found”
When thinking of the French Riviera, you would automatically presume that there are countless seafront properties, where you can wander down from your croissant, fruit platter and coffee breakfast on the terrace, straight onto your private beach or speed boat at the bottom of the garden. Well, there aren’t. With all the excitement of the railway arriving on the Riviera in the late 1800’s, and … Continue reading French Riviera Property of the Week: “Waterfront Wonderland”
OPULENT CENTRAL CANNES APARTMENT Price – 950 000€ Spacious – Imposing – Elegant Boulevard Carnot Luxury 3 bedroom apartment for sale in Cannes Centre 153 m² of living space 3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms Living Room and Dining Room Separate spacious kitchen with high quality fittings Original Fireplaces Wooden Floors and high pressed ceilings Fantastic location within easy walking distance of all amenities Storage cellar Elegantly … Continue reading Opulent three bedroom apartment for sale in Cannes
The BENEFITS of buying NEW BUILD: While it’s not for everyone, there are some obvious advantages to buying “New Builds” in France. Reduced legal fees – from the usual 7% for re-sales to 2.5% Some choice of fixtures, fittings & final Layout 2 year guarantee on fixtures & fittings Energy Efficient in line with EU standards which include greatly improved thermal insulation and lower energy … Continue reading The Benefits of Buying “New Build”, Plus 2 Important New-Builds near Le Rouret
What do YOU love about Winter? For me, there’s just something about a crackling wood fire on a chilly evening (not to mention the glass of red wine which completes the “scene”). If you feel the same, then we may have just found your perfect home. Why? Because there are SEVEN original stone, fully functioning fireplaces… including one in the Master Suite Bathroom! (Romantic or … Continue reading There’s just something about a Fireplace…