Buying property in France continues to be a popular choice for many Brits, despite Brexit. With the French Property Exhibition at Wetherby, Yorkshire, coming up on 18-19 May, you will have the chance to explore the possibilities available and perhaps find your dream home. Finding the perfect property abroad involves researching all aspects of the property market, while, at the same time, organizing your finances. So it’s good to start early.
French Property Exhibition: Wetherby Racecourse
Brits have always been interested in France, due to the great quality of life. This is something that has not changed, despite Brexit. The French Property Exhibition on 18 and 19 May, from 10:00-17:00, is an ideal opportunity to discover what opportunities lie on the other side of the Channel.
The event is a “must attend” for anyone who is interested in buying property in France and is the ideal event to discuss with experts and browse properties at the most popular locations in France, including, Bergerac, Limoges, Marseille, Montpellier, Nice and Paris. There are free seminars where visitors can attend in order to find out everything they want to know regarding important matters such as tax, legal, financial and mortgage.
French property market
The French property market is considered to be a good investment as it is stable and prices are rising slowly. According to Yorkshire Life, countryside homes are even more attractive as their prices have remained the same or cost even less than they did 10 years ago, so “there are some amazing bargains to be had.”
As Yorkshire Life explained, many estate agents who are closely working with Brits in helping them to find a property in France, were expecting enquiries to decrease because of the lack of clarity in the Brexit negotiations. However, many of them had a very busy year, as Brexit has been temporarily postponed. Leeds based Barbara Heslop Director of Heslop & Platt Solicitors & French Law Specialists said: “Now that the UK’s departure has been deferred – whether temporarily or indefinitely who knows – we expect to see a new wave of buyers, arranging viewing trips and to finding their dream French home. For those who wish to buy a holiday home, the possibility that the UK may leave the EU really shouldn’t get in the way of their plans. Thousands of non-EU nationals have bought a second home in France over the last 50 years with no difficulty at all.”
Marketing director Joanna Leggett, of Leggett Immobilier, also agreed that Brits were actively searching for buying a home and that they weren’t just window shopping. As she highlighted: “Our sales pipeline is 22% up on this time last year, which in itself was a record year. People are voting with their feet.”
As you are considering to move abroad and you are looking forward to buying your French property, you will find that you will need to make important financial decisions regarding transferring your hard-earned money. Universal Partners FX have been working with many individuals through the years, helping them transfer their money internationally. Their currency experts will be able to assist you in transferring your money or arranging regular transfers overseas. Especially with Brexit around the corner, now is the time to explore financial alternatives and the best way to get the most for your money in the current volatile market. UPFX can clarify complexities and can make this process less difficult, by pointing out the most optimal solution for your personal finances and needs. The international property you purchase will possibly cost you less, if you get support from currency exchange experts who know how to navigate the currency market. Give them a call, and see how much you can save with their bank beating exchange rates.