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French Mortgages

Mortgage Zone
Our French Mortgage Zone will help you get a mortgage for your dream house in France. You can read introduction to French mortgages, frequently asked questions about French mortgages, and the differences between mortgages in France and the UK.
There's also plenty of information on the types of mortgages on offer from Equity Release Mortgages to Buy-to-let Mortgages to Leaseback Mortgages.

We've helped thousands of people to buy a French property, and are now able to offer an exclusive mortgage brokers service through our partner. Our UK based French Mortgage partner have many years of experience and offer great rates, English speaking account managers, and the reassurance that you're dealing with a reputable company. You can Enquire now, or, if you're ready, fill in an applicationand our consultants will find the best rates and help you through the process of getting a French mortgage.

Mortgages in France, from The FrenchEntrée team

Key French mortgage vocabulary

The usual French word for a mortgage is: une hypothèque Un prêt is the word for loan
To take out a mortgage is prendre une hypothèque or faire un emprunt

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Best buy tables for French Mortgages

Garden CottageWhen selecting a mortgage for a property in the UK, an individual’s first port of call will often be UK mortgage best buy tables.
You can now see best buy tables for French mortgages too, here. more...

Pre-approval is the perfect preparation for viewing trips

Mortgage Pre-approvalIf you are considering taking a viewing trip, make sure you are as prepared as possible, so that when you find your property you are in the perfect position to snap it up! more...

There has rarely been a better time to take out a French mortgage

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British buyers in France can currently benefit from the lowest rates available in decades. more...

What are the differences between French and UK mortgages?

©goodluz via fotoliaThere are a few differences worth noting between a UK mortgage and a French mortgage, and the advantages can pay off. Read more...

Your guide to French mortgages - Part 1

© carole castelli - Fotolia.comIn the first of our three part French mortgage series to be published over the opening months of 2012, we are going to provide an overview of the processes involved in arranging a mortgage to purchase a French property. more...

French mortgage rate update

© Cyril Comtat - Fotolia.comMuch like in the UK, in France there are plenty of different mortgage options available for those looking to make a property purchase. The various French lenders offer unique credit facilities which nevertheless tend to fall under one of a few categories. more...

Securing a French mortgage

Give yourself the best chance © Ralf Gosch - Fotolia.com2012 has been an eventful year for the French economy. Banks have had to contend with the financial troubles affecting the eurozone, in addition to the uncertainty caused by the country’s own presidential elections. Consequently, some mortgage applicants have found banks to be more cautious with regards to their distribution of credit for French property purchases. more...

FrenchEntrée Mortgage Services

The Benefits of Using a French Mortgage Broker FrenchEntrée Mortgage Services During the buying process, there are many benefits of conducting research yourself, and other areas that are best left to the professionals. French mortgages on the other hand, cover both grounds. Read this article to find out more about the benefits of using a broker, like FrenchEntrée Mortgage Services. more...

Financing a French property purchase

Mortgage optionsGlobal financial markets have experienced a period of turbulence in recent times and UK residents looking to invest in France should understand how recent developments may have altered the ways a French property purchase can be financed. more...

Fixed Rate French Mortgages

The economic challenges of the past few years have created uncertainty in the European financial sector. As a consequence it has become increasingly difficult to predict future patterns in Eurozone interest rate movements. The good news is that the French mortgage market is well equipped to protect borrowers against future interest rate fluctuations. more...

Is a post-finance French mortgage for you?

EurosCompetition amongst buyers is increasing for properties as the late summer and autumn buying season gets under way and cautious buyers are starting to lose out. In France, the majority of lenders provide the option of a ‘post-finance’ mortgage. Read about the benefits... more...

French Mortgages: A buyer's marketplace

A French houseAs competition in the French mortgage market increases, buyers are faced with more options in choosing the right deal for them. Kim Cooper provides insight into some of the latest market trends more...

Why use a mortgage broker to finance your French property?

French mortgage adviceIf you’ve been thinking about purchasing a property in France for a while, or it is something that you are considering looking into in the New Year, you are no doubt likely to need to consider how you are going to pay for it. more...

Re-mortgaging and releasing equity on French property

equity As the mortgage market in France evolves, it is becoming increasingly popular to look at the options surrounding re-mortgaging or raising equity against property in France.
Learn more...

Leaseback Property Mortgages

apartmentsMany people choose to buy a second property in France as an investment opportunity. In particular the popular holiday destinations such as the French Alps or Mediterranean coast are good locations to let out property. Learn more...

Buying property from your partner

How a French mortgage may help resolve a difficult situation © zimmytws - Fotolia.comOwning a property in France represents the realisation of a dream for countless British buyers. However, for those who have chosen to buy under joint names, the ownership of a French house can become problematic in cases of divorce or separation. more...

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French Mortgages: Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ Want to know more about the types of mortgages on offer? Or find out about the process you'll need to go through? Or if you're further along, maybe you need to know more about contracts and additional costs? Whatever your question, we hope to answer it here! FAQ...

French Mortgage Calculator

Mortgage CalculatorTo see how much your French mortgage will cost you, use FrenchEntrée's mortgage calculator. Whatever your interest rate, LTV and purchase price, we can help you plan your mortgage budget with the French mortgage calculator. more...

Pre-approve your mortgage

MortgageIf your mortgage is pre-approved you'll be able to buy any house in France with your finance already in place, saving yourself time. Apply now.

Automate your regular overseas payments saving yourself time and money

Pound and euro notesWhether you are in the process of buying your property in France, or you have already made the purchase, you may need to make a number of overseas payments. Timing is crucial when you are buying a large amount of Euros – we can help you make your money go a lot further... more...

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