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Buying in France in 2017

If your New Year’s Resolution is to buy in France in 2017, here are the first essential steps to take in January.

What with all the Christmas parties, and the fact that every social occasion is cause for a wine-heavy celebration – December can be an incredibly tiring month. It’s often easier to justify the debauchery when you know that you just need to make it to January, and then you can knuckle down and concentrate on your New Year’s resolutions. If this year your number one resolution is to buy a French home, then January is the perfect time to start the process. Today we run you through the first important steps to take in order to commence the exciting journey towards buying property in France.

As with any big life decision, buying property in France involves considerable research. What with the cold weather, the dark evenings and the fact you’re avoiding the pub like the plague, January is the perfect time to snuggle up and start researching your future in France. Your first port of call should be to download your free copy of the France Property Guide , which explains the processes involved, as well as the steps you need to take and when. It’s important to be fully clued up on what’s involved in a move or purchase so that you can plan accordingly, and ensure you’re making the right decisions for you and your family.

January is also the perfect time to reach out to the professionals who can help guide you along a successful buying path. Smart Currency Exchange are experts in helping Brits to buy property overseas, so it pays to have them in your corner from the very beginning of the process. The traders at Smart Currency understand the in’s and out’s of buying in France, they can help you to put a currency plan into place for the move and to save you money on each of your overseas currency transfers.

When you buy abroad, you will need to transfer your money internationally, which means there’s an added factor to consider in an already complicated process – your exposure to the volatility of the international currency market. Market fluctuations mean that in the blink of an eye, the property you had your sights set on could shoot up or down in price. Fortunately you can protect yourself against this uncertainty with a Forward Contract from Smart Currency Exchange, which allows you to lock in a favourable exchange rate for up to a year. This Forward Contract not only locks in the price of your property but it also helps you to budget, as you’ll always know how much you’ll be trading your currency at. Most importantly, the contract provides you with peace of mind that no matter what the markets do, you can afford the property you’re buying in France.

To guarantee a successful purchase in France, you need to get clued up and get the right experts onside, so why not start the process this January?


Dec 21, 2016 | 632 Page Views

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