With passage of the first half of the year a number of analysts have published their own assessment of the housing market in France.
One in ten homes in France is a second home, concentrated in particular areas of the country, and overwhelmingly owned by French nationals.
The British may well be the largest group of international buyers in France, but it is the Americans who are the high-rollers when it comes to the average spend.
The price of agricultural land increased by an average of 3% in 2014, to reach €5,910/hectare, according to recent figures published by SAFER, the French rural land agency.
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.
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