For travelers, food can make or break a city; the more culinary options there are in a city, the more enticing a destination it will be among tourists and expats. Toward this end, a team of analysts at international real estate brokerage Tranio have conducted a survey on food outlet penetration across major European cities, taking into account the housing prices and quality-of-life rankings.
Retiring abroad is a growing trend. People relocating abroad can enjoy their senior living at its best: in a warm climate, by the sea, and with quality healthcare. Here is an overview of European locations for retirement with living costs and a roadmap for choosing your place in the sun.
Pre-owned real estate in France is not just popular with buyers — it is gaining traction. According to the Notaries of France (Notaires de France), 2019 closed out a record year for the existing homes market with more than 1,000,000 transactions.
There are no lookalike districts in the capital of France, and each arrondissement is a separate little world with its own atmosphere, history, and champions.
Tranio conducted its eighth annual survey, analysing the investment and property purchasing patterns of Russian and CIS nationals abroad. The survey was primarily focussed on income property, looking at the top locations for investment, yield expectations, budgets, and preferred asset classes, as well as the general presence of Russian-speaking investors in local markets.
When it comes to buying French property, foreign nationals are treated on par with citizens of France. Foreign nationals are permitted to buy residential and commercial property in France as individuals, or through a legal entity.
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In France, it costs €40/sq. m. per year on average to maintain property and an owner of a 70 sq. m. apartments will pay about €2,800 per year.
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France is the third most popular destination for international students after the UK and the USA. It has 83 public universities, about 200 engineering schools, 200 schools of economics and management, 120 public higher schools of art and 20 schools of architecture.
Visas and residence permits are governed by the Law on rights for entry, stay and asylum of foreigners while citizenship procedures are regulated by the Civil Code.
Côte d'Azur, Paris, Provence, the Atlantic coast and the French Alps are the most popular regions for foreign property buyers. Many investors are also going for alternative destinations like rural Brittany, the Loire Valley and Normandy that offer a wide selection of housing: from ancient mansions that need to be totally revamped to modern new builds.
For non-residents of France, taxes associated on real estate are relatively low in comparison to countries like the USA or UK.