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Affordable Regions

Affordable Regions

You'll be aware from our earlier post that we've identified the south west of France as the best for weather (outside of the expensive south of France). We now need to find the best regions within the south west for affordability, especially since we may...

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Mortgage Criteria

Mortgage Criteria

Over the past weeks we've researched the mortgage offerings from a number of French banks and put in our first application.This was pretty lengthy, with an enormous amount of information required. What came back was unexpected. We have two rental...

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French Mortgages

French Mortgages

So before we start looking for properties we need to know what we can afford. We're not in a position to pay cash but could get a deposit together for a mortgage. Due to our ages we will be looking at a 10 year mortgage and wow, French mortgages are cheap!...

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A Place In The Sun -March 2018

A Place In The Sun -March 2018

Today we went to our first overseas property show - A Place In The Sun, 2018 in Manchester.We took the train from Liverpool so we could make a day of it. There was a dedicated French section in addition to the more generic services such as tax, pension and...

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Research, Research, Research

Research, Research, Research

Time for some research and first we need a wish list, and top of that list has to be location. One of the main drivers for this move is better weather, and as such we don't just want to be moving to a slightly better climate.We've already ruled out...

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So what can we afford?

So what can we afford?

So here we are, another New Year and with it the usual 'resolutions'. The exercise and Dry January ones are out of the window already but the one we are determined to keep is to decide by the end of this year whether it's realistic to retire to France or...

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