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Buying A Home In France

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Low-income households tend to purchase homes in rural areas and small towns, where prices are lower than in cities. They also often depend on state aid for home purchasing. Most people buy their first homes well into their 30s and even later. Finally, immigrant populations are less likely to be homeowners in France. However, there are considerable differences between countries of origin. Immigrants from the EU and Southern Asia, for example, are far more often homeowners than immigrants from Africa.

The housing stock in Paris consists primarily of apartments. Only 17% of homes are houses. Moreover, due to high prices, only 33% of Parisians own their own homes, far below the national average. On the other hand, 9% of Parisian apartments are secondary residences.

A type of home insurance called assurance habitation is obligatory if you buy a property, usually an apartment, that belongs to a copropriété. You must have liability insurance (responsabilité civile) at the very least. Additional multirisk insurance is highly advisable since it covers you in events such as water damage, break-ins, fire, etc.

It is important to be accompanied by a notary specializing in real estate if you wish to purchase a new-build home. Buyers associations like ADIMASSO can also help you tackle potential problems, including:

Around 64.7% of French residents own a home, which potentially means a market wide open for expats and foreign investors. And despite some tricky laws and taxes, many non-residents have taken the opportunity to buy into the European country.

There are currently no restrictions on foreigners buying property in France, however, you may find the process a bit more difficult as a non-resident. This means quite a lot of paperwork and due diligence.

And even before buying property in France, tax is one of the most crucial things to factor into your budget. There are two types of tax on residential property in France, both due on 1st January each year:

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We also offer a number of other France related services, including a highly popular Newsletter, keeping you up-to-date with life and events in France, a series of comprehensive Guides to buying property & living in France and a French Services directory. You can also sign up to the Property Spy, service to receive e-mail updates of the latest properties for sale in France, individually tailored to your personal French property search requirements!

At HOMEHUNTS, our property agents are available to help and guide you through every aspect of the property purchase process. If you are looking for a new home in France, then we can search the market and find you a beautiful selection of luxury French properties based on your specific search criteria. Whether you are looking for a city apartment or something in a more tranquil setting, there is French property that will meet your needs. Search our website and browse the selection of luxury homes that we have available. Alternatively, you can also speak directly to one of


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