Real Estate in France
Last updated on Jun 12, 2023
Summary: An expat should begin their search for a home to buy in France by researching the different regions and cities in the country. They should also consider their budget and the type of property they are looking for. It is also important to research the local real estate market and the availability of properties in the area. Foreigners are allowed to purchase property in France, however, there are certain restrictions in place. For example, foreigners are not allowed to purchase agricultural land or property in certain protected areas. Houses in France typically include amenities such as a kitchen, bathroom, living room, and bedrooms. Depending on the property, they may also include a garden, terrace, balcony, or garage.
How do I find a place to live in France?
We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:
"My husband asked his new collegues about the neighborhoods. One of his collegues (from HR) helped us find our home, we did a lot ourselves and my father, who lives here already, helped us too," remarked one foreigner who made the move to Dijon.
What is a typical expat home or apartment like in France?
About the Author
Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.
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