Mortgages in France

Welcome to our comprehensive guide to French Mortgages, your complete online resource for information about financing your dream French property purchase.

Whether you are looking for a French mortgage to fund the purchase of your main residence or a holiday home in France, we’re here to help you through the whole process, from learning the basics, to taking out a mortgage.

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An in-depth look at the different types of French mortgages.

Help with choosing the right type of French mortgage.

Latest French Mortgage Articles

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Mortgages in France after Brexit

For those wondering about the chances of getting a mortgage in France after Brexit, you can still get a 20-year fixed rate mortgage at historically low rates, and house prices in France are still affordable. If your dream has been

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What are negative interest mortgages?

Ever since the recession banks have had to innovate more than ever to win back public trust and convince people to make investments. One of the most surprising recent moves has been by Danish bank, Jyske Bank, who have announced

French Entrée Mortgage Services

FrenchEntrée is a French property and lifestyle resource, curated by real people who have lived and worked in France. We have a network of multilingual lenders and brokers with whom we work to provide our clients with the best options to finance their plans.

Types of Mortgages in France

As I’m sure you know, there are a fair few different types of mortgages in France. Below, we run through the most popular options to help you find out which is better suited to your project. We have a dedicated mortgage team who can help you turn your dream of buying a French property into a reality.

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Late Summer French Mortgage Tips

Late summer and early autumn is often the busiest time of the year for buyers of second homes in France committing to new purchases. Here we look at two key points to ensure your French property purchase remains on track!

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French Mortgage Advice

An Agreement in Principle Why it pays to get your application for a French mortgage sorted out before hunting for your dream home… “When you possess an ‘agreement in principle’ it sends a very clear message to vendors that you

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Re-Mortgaging and Releasing Equity on French Property

“There is no need to keep all your assets tied up in one property” It is becoming increasingly popular to look at the options surrounding re-mortgaging or raising equity against property in France. During the UK property boom of the

Emmanuel Macron as France’s new President

All Hail the New President

The election result bodes well for would-be buyers as French mortgage rates are set to remain low (for the time being), says Felicity Sullivan In the wake of Brexit and the US election, the appointment of Emmanuel Macron as France’s

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Property Scouting in France

Unless you already have your eye on your dream home, the chances are that you’ll need to organise a viewing trip. To make the most of your time and ensure it doesn’t become an unduly stressful process, it is important

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Mortgage Choices in France

A Comparison of Capital Repayment and Interest-only Mortgages in France… Despite the current political climate and a weak pound sterling. British buyers are still actively investing in second and investment homes within Europe, with a strong emphasis on France. Whilst

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16 Ultimate French Buying Tips

Our experts and selected estate agency partners reveal their top French property search tips, to help you find your new home in France. Knowing where you want to buy is very important. France is a huge and varied country and