The notaires report that house prices outside of Paris rose by an average of 1.5% in the third quarter, reflecting the high level of sales activity in the market.
Despite the controversy that frequently rages in France about the lack
of suitable housing, in reality the country has one of the largest
house-building programmes in Europe.
The unreliability of snow conditions in the Alps is finding its way through to the state of the market for ski property.
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.
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.
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