The notaires have recently published a glimpse of the foreign buyers and sellers of property in France in 2016.
The British are continuing to buy in the French Alps, although in smaller numbers and with far greater caution.
The average price of a building plot in France remained unchanged in 2015 at €78m², but prices vary enormously both within and between regions.
With the slump in the property market in recent years, house prices in Brittany are much the same today as they were 10 years ago.
A property owner has been obliged to cut down trees on their land due to roots intruding into their neighbour's garden.
The notaires report that house prices outside of Paris fell by an average of 0.4% in the second quarter, although sales reached their highest level since 2012.
A buyer seeking to rely on a mortgage rate lower than that stated in the sale and purchase contract risks losing their deposit.
The 'ventes à la bougie' are auction sales organised by the notaires, open to all, and potentially offering a substantial discount on the open market value of the properties offered for sale.
In many areas of France there is a legal obligation on owners to maintain the grounds of their property to reduce the risk of fire spread near forests and woodlands.
In order to thwart the rural land agency SAFER of their right of pre-emption a couple decided on a simple solution - to give away the land they had proposed to sell.
The notaires report that house prices across France rose by 0.9% in the first quarter of the year, but forecast no major change in prices over the year.
Vineyard prices in France rose by an average of 3.0% last year, with the average price for an AOP vineyard outside Champagne reaching €64,100 a hectare.
Copyright © French-Property.com | Property in France | Rentals France