keysWith the UK and Ireland markets for buy-to-lets already saturated and the Spanish property market experienceing troubles, Investors are beginning to turn their attention to Languedoc in South of France. Here Paddy Gibbins, our resident Property Investment Specialist, covers the issues to consider before investing in property in the South of France. 

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If you are buying a property in France you need to be aware of the taxation costs involved. Often the French property taxes can have a big hit on people's budgets. Paddy Gibbins, Go Languedoc' resident Property Investment specialist gives the low down on French Property taxes.

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longWhether you're a property investor or you want to rent your vacant second home in the Languedoc, then long term rentals can be an attractive proposition. With rental yields steady and demand ever present in the booming Languedoc region this is a good time to own rental property. But you need to be aware of the potential pitfalls. 

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The Mortgage rates offered by French banks are typically lower than those in the UK (currently starting at about 4%). French banks offer fixed rate or variable rate mortgages and generally lend up to 70-80% of the purchase price before tax.

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Buying a new build property in the South of France is a tempting proposition. With land in Languedoc still cheaper than some of its Mediterranean neighbours and plenty of houses being built, now could be the time to consider buying that dream villa in the South of France.

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All property purchases in France must be done under the auspices of a Notaire. The Notaire or Notary is a French lawyer, trained specifically in French property law. The Notary is officially licensed by the French government to execute real estate transactions.

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