House prices in France are set to fall gradually for up to the next 10 years, according to two French economists.
Vineyard prices rose by an average of 1.5% in 2013, but it was a very mixed year in which few generalisations are possible.
The French rural land agency SAFER have published their annual review of the property market, providing an insight into country house prices and international buying activity.
The notaires have recently published their analysis of the movement of house prices in 2013 for each department of France.
Deauville may be the star attraction in Lower Normandy, but other areas of the department offer great value for money.
Rents fell in around 30% of the major towns and cities of France last year, while elsewhere increases were moderated by the fall-out from the economic crisis.
An overview of the housing market in Haute-Savoie in 2013 and the outlook for 2014, from John Squires, of Property Europe Online Ltd.
House sales fell 'significantly' in 2013, but there was a more limited contraction in house prices, according to the French estate agents.
New house building in mainland France fell by 5.2% last year to 315,000, although this was an improvement on the substantial fall of 17% in 2012.
A report by the French notaires shows those areas in France most popular with international buyers.
The average price of a building plot in France in 2012 was €67m², an increase of 8.1% over 2011, although rural land prices remained relatively static.
House prices in France appear to be resisting any major fall, but precise and reliable information continues to remain scarce.
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