From Sydney to SW France

Nadia Jordan, a property finder in the Midi-Pyrénées, talks to a couple from Sydney who bought a home in south west France having never even visited the region!

The Midi-Pyrénées is ideally suited to eco-living

Ten years ago, eco-friendly living would have been considered slightly unconventional. Nowadays, almost everyone is contemplating some form of environmentally friendly home improvement says Nadia Jordan, who lives in the Midi-Pyrénées and thinks it ideally suited to eco-living.

Real Life Case Study – Queen of the Castle

  The first time Donna Critcher clapped eyes on Château Saint Michel, she knew she had to have it. Two years on, she has turned this old wreck into a thriving events venue…   FRENCHENTRÉE MAGAZINE: What brought you to

The Old and the New

The digital revolution may have transformed Nadia Jordan’s life in rural France, but she hasn’t lost sight of the traditional values which first drew her here…   Much as I welcome the huge advances in modern technology that allow me

Quoi de neuf, docteur?

  Nadia Jordan clears up a few myths about the French health system and recalls her first dash to A&E, maimed builder in tow   When we moved to France, I can honestly say that the French healthcare system was

In a Manner of Speaking

  Nadia Jordan debunks a common misconception that may have put you off trying to exercise or improve your French while in l’Hexagone…   Most foreigners attempting to speak French will have experienced the pained look of incomprehension that a

Votes for Expats!

No longer eligible to vote in the UK and still unable to do so in her adopted country, Nadia Jordan takes a stand for expats in France and beyond…   Politics is still high on the list of conversation topics

Seeing Double in Luchon, Haute Garonne

Sylvia Edwards Davis chats to South African couple Almarie and Dan Hugo about their bold move to buy two period flats in Haute-Garonne – within the same building…   FRENCHENTRÉE MAGAZINE: What brought you to France? ALMARIE HUGO: We love

Looking on the Bright Side of Brexit

Marion Sauvebois speaks to property and finance experts to offer some positive advice for French house hunters… Ah Brexit… these days you can’t take one step without catching an earful of shudder-inducing news bulletins, a glimpse of an apocalyptic headline,

Undaunted by Brexit

Although the ‘Leave’ vote prompted some to put their French property plans on hold, plenty of buyers have refused to let the Referendum kill their dream. Nadia Jordan talks to the individuals, couples and families who are going ahead despite or

Buying Property in France – Case Study

  Hugely experienced search agent Nadia Jordan explains how to narrow down the huge choice of French properties, to bag your dream home in an area that’s perfect for your needs…   Setting parameters and priorities really pays off, when

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10 Reasons not to move to France

The motivations to move to France get enough publicity. Let’s explore the reasons why the dream might turn sour. More often than not there is a combination of multiple factors rather than one big reason.

Buying property in the Haute-Garonne

The Haute-Garonne department is one of the eight departments of the Midi-Pyrénées region in SW France and is home to both the bustling metropolis of Toulouse and a rural backdrop of undulating hills and valleys.

Buying property in the Southern Gers

The southern Gers region in the Midi-Pyrénées is the France of many people’s imaginations; sunflowers and gently rolling hills, medieval bastide towns and classic French farmhouses, vineyards and typical French country restaurants.

Buying property in the Ariège

This is a region where there really is property to suit every taste and every budget and it is well located with a great climate, summer and winter. Much of the Ariège is within an hour of Toulouse.

Give me my daily café and croissant

A guest blog from Nadia Jordan of Foothills in France: If I had a euro for every time someone has explained to me that what they would really like is a house on the edge of a village or small

The perfect French house?

A guest blog from Nadia Jordan More often than not when I view a house for a client, it does not live up to expectations or meet important criteria which means that the majority of houses I view never make