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.
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.
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.
Sales of property in France to international buyers increased last year by 29%, with the British leading the pack.
The price of agricultural land in France increased by an average of 1.6% in 2015, to reach €6,010/hectare, according to SAFER, the French rural land agency.
The French rural land agency SAFER have published their review of the property market for 2015, reporting that prices fell by an average of 2.4%.
House prices in France rose marginally last year according to the Notaires de France, although that is not a view shared by French estate agents.
Rent levels for different sized property in the main towns and cities in France for 2015.
There are 2.8 million empty homes in France and their location provides a useful indicator of just where the best bargains may be found.
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