Sales of property in France to British buyers increased by 33% last year, as buyers cashed in on a strong exchange rate and falling prices.
The French rural land agency SAFER have published their review of the property market for 2014, reporting that prices fell by an average of 2.3% to €158,000.
Vineyard prices in France rose by an average of 3.6% last year, with the average price for an AOP vineyard reaching €136,400 a hectare.
Rents in the private residential sector in France rose by an average of 1% in 2014, giving an average national rent of €12.70m2.
The notaires have recently published their review of the French property market in 2014 for each department of France.
The price of chateaux in France has plumetted, down by around 40% since 2007, according to a leading high end estate agent in France.
House prices in France continued to fall in 2014, but there are growing differences between town and country.
British buyers continue to target the Dordogne, although neighbouring departments are also popular.
The average price of a building plot in France in 2013 was €72m², an increase of 8.8% over 2012, although in some regions land prices fell.
A difficult housing market is placing real challenges on the notaires and estate agents to provide useful information on the movement in house prices.
Sales of French property to UK buyers are on the up, say leading French estate agents Leggett Immobilier.
The French notaires have recently published their figures on the movement of house prices in Q1 2014 for each department of France.
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