House prices in France fell by around 2% in 2012, according to the French notaires, a figure that appears to be accelerating in 2013.
The department of Creuse in the Limousin region has the lowest average prices in the whole of France, so what is it like and what do you get for your money?
Ski property prices continued to rise in Haute-Savoie in 2012, while there was a marginal fall in prices in Savoie.
New homes built fell by 17% last year, whilst sales by a similar 18%, despite which average prices held up.
The average price of a building plot in France in 2011 was €63m², an increase of 7.6% over 2010.
There is growing evidence of a noticeable fall in house prices in many areas of France.
We take a look at the property market in the French Alps, with some thoughts on where to buy.
A recent batch of housing market reports all suggest the motor is running out of gas, but not everywhere it seems.
The Dordogne and the Alpes-Maritimes are the most popular places to buy property in France amongst international buyers, according to a recent study.
Despite a record year for property sales in France in 2011 it was a contrasting picture on house prices, and there are clear signs of a slowdown in 2012.
A graphical snapshot of the building land prices for 2011 in each department of France, courtesy of the Notaires de France.
Despite a buoyant level of house building in France last year there was a fall in new homes sales of 10.5%.
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