Monday, 27 December 2010

End of 2010

This will be the last blog of 2010, and what a strange year it has turned out to be.
Strange extremes of weather have made it a year to remember, and certainly the coldest December either side of the Channel for many a year.
We are steadily busy with viewings between Christmas & the New Year, principally with French clients from Paris, who are looking to buy a holiday home near to Beaulieu sur Dordogne, also known as the Limousin Riviera.
UK buyers are also maintaining strong interest in the area, but they will need to move quickly, as I predict that house prices will start to rise again, albeit slowly in 2011.
Anyway, our best wishes for you in 2011.
Peter Elias

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Great business opportunities

To make a real success of life in France, it is most important to have a good, steady income, and many hopefuls turn to gîte income, only to find that this is lower than their expectations.
Depending upon individual circumstances, it may normally require 3 or even 4 letting units to generate sufficient income, to maintain a satisfactory lifestyle.
During the last few days, we have found 2 business opportunities with property for sale, the first one through retirement, and the second one due to family illness.
Both are in the Lot department (46), in good locations for tourist business, being close to towns such as Rocamadour, (the 2nd most visted site in France).
At 733,225 Euros there is a fabulous C18th house, plus a 3 bed house, plus 2 studios with a pool. For 890,000 there is a Quercy farmhouse plus 4 cottages, a pool and 6 hectares of land. Both very different, but both have real income generation potential.
Visit our website for full details of each property - http://www.allez-francais.com/
Seasons greetings, Peter Elias

Sunday, 12 December 2010

New territory

Having moved from the Poitou Charentes in the summer, the last few weeks have been taken up sorting out our home in the Corrèze. Now that has been largely completed, I have been able to turn my attention to developing the business down here in the Dordogne Valley.
There are some wonderful properties, some spectacular views, and some superb prices.
2011 is going to be a great year to buy in France, with the market stabilising, prices have probably gone as low as they are going to, and there is still a surplus of property on the market. That means some great opportunities are out there.
Over the next few weeks, I have to populate the website with the influx of properties that are now available.
Bonne dimanche !