UK property buyers still favour France
French property attracts investors from around the globe and once again investors from across the channel in the UK take up pole position.
UK property owners will travel across the world in search of the ideal holiday home but for those not wanting to spend hours in transit where better to purchase your dream bolt hole than France with its excellent travel links from the UK.
During the last ten years overseas buyers into the French property market has doubled. British investors account for 17 per cent of total sales across the country and remain as the number one foreign buyer in every area of France except the Alpes-Maritimes - this area is hugely popular with Italian investors.
While the recession has had an effect on the French property business and foreign sales had significantly dropped during the last two years the last couple of months had seen an increase of buyer enquiries from the UK and so it seems the love affair with the French way of life is set to continue.