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.

What Are Your Uk Pension Options in France Today?

Pensions are often the key to long-term financial security, so it is crucial to take extreme care when deciding what to do here. Expatriates have the added complication of factoring in the tax rules of two countries, as well as the potential for Brexit to limit the range of opportunities.

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Buying a Ski Chalet – Case Study

James and Jo have been ski enthusiasts for years and after another fantastic holiday at Christmas have finally decided to buy a property based in a mountain resort that they, and their children, can use as their base for their ski holidays.

Ask the Experts Currency

Mar Bonnin-Palmer makes sure you don’t get caught out by post-Brexit swings in the currency market – and secure a competitive exchange rate

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Property Hotspot – Bellac, Haute-Vienne

Where did the town of Bellac get its name?
The official tourism website posits several possibilities, but we find ourselves favouring the idea that it’s simply an amalgamation of ‘Belle’ and ‘lac’… in short, ‘beautiful lake’. Even if that doesn’t entirely make sense (the only body of water here is the Vincou river). Still, you get the gist.

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Property Hotspot – Arles-sur-Tech

If remote is your house-hunting watchword, consider the hillside village of Arles-sur-Tech. Burrowed in the lush Vallespire valley and bordered by the Canigou massif, most of this 2,882-hectare territory is densely forested, with a population of just over 2,700.

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France Tax Changes for 2019

This year’s changes are rather muted compared to 2018’s big reforms to the taxation of investment income and wealth tax.

Renovation Case Study – Cabin Fever…

When Bob and Diane Kirkwood renovated a dilapidated lakeside ‘bunker’ near their home in Dordogne, they had no idea they’d be creating an off-grid, eco-friendly holiday experience that would win awards, they tell Greg Cook

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Buying Property in France as a Couple – Case Study

Many people have bought property in France in the name of one spouse only (for various different reasons; inheritance, protection of assets etc) thinking that later on they will be able to transfer the property into the joint names of both spouses.

The Accidental Olive Farmers

You fall in love with a property in the South of France, it has olive trees and you buy it. What do you do? You make olive oil, of course! Patrice Bertrand finds out more

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Review Your Finances for the New Year

The new year is a good time to reflect on the previous 12 months and look ahead to what the coming year may bring. Make sure one new year’s resolution is to review your financial planning to check it is up-to-date and on track to protect your family’s long-term wealth.

Haute-Savoie Property Buying Guide

LIVING THE HIGH LIFE IN HAUTE-SAVOIE. You’ll feel on top of the world in this Alpine département with its ski resorts, sunshine, lakes and culture. Annaliza Davis reveals why its property market is a peak performer

Pays de la Loire a Property Paradise

Annaliza Davis explores a region that offers the best of all worlds – whether you are seeking city-centre investment or looking for your own bit of heaven on Earth Pays de la Loire boasts the best of France: fantastic coastlines,

Home Comforts in the Dordogne

Thanks to the British love of the Dordogne, there’s a corner of southwest France that is forever England. But with its bastide towns, rolling green hills, verdant valleys, and food to die for, it couldn’t be more typically French, so don’t be put off when you hear it referred to as “Dordogneshire”!

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When Is Your Tax Freedom Day?

If you ever had the feeling that you have spent half your working life just paying tax, you are not far wrong. What with income tax, national insurance/social security, capital gains tax, VAT, council tax, excise duties and so on, a considerable amount of our hard-earned income gets diverted to the taxman each year.

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Chalabre Property

Why buying property in and around Chalabre, with nearby lakes, castles and stunning views of the Pyrenees, makes for a great investment!

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Buying Hot Spots – Uzès, Gard, Occitanie

Where to buy in France now! Ready to make the move? The FrenchEntrée Property Services team reveals its top search areas – on and off the beaten track. UZÈS, Gard, Occitanie A shining example of la France profonde, you’ll find

South Aveyron Property Guide

The eastern half of the Aveyron has been neglected. But the opening of the Sir Norman Foster-designed Millau Viaduct last year increased interest in eastern and southern Aveyron, and a boom in the property market could soon follow.

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Aveyron Property Overview

The department of Aveyron has not always been known for its property appeal but it has recently become much more popular.

Rodez Property Guide

Rodez, the departmental capital of Aveyron, is an attractive city in a pleasant natural environment. Its historic centre is perched on top of a hill overlooking the Aveyron River.

South-east Vendee property: a town-by-town guide

Extensive details of Fontenay le Comte and surrounding area The south-east Vendee has been a popular destination for house-hunters for many years. The climate, excellent transport links and affordable property make the area ideal for those dreaming of a new