France still a favourite with Britons looking for life quality

Published:  22 Feb at 6 PM
Want to get involved? Become a Featured Expat and take our interview.
Become a Local Expert and contribute articles.
Get in touch today!
In spite of the continuing Eurozone crisis and the French government’s recent imposition of tax hikes on property, France is still the dream destination for thousands of would-be migrants.

Quality of life is the number one reason for most people planning the move of a lifetime, with visions of quaint villages with traditional markets, bars and bistros livening the miserable British winter as the planning continues. The fact that France is easy to get to and near enough for regular visits to friends and families also attracts.

French food, considered the best in the world, is another reason many choose the country and, for younger expats hoping to start a rural business, there’s no hassle with work permits and other such necessities due to EU rulings. French property prices are dropping significantly after rising for several years, so bargains can be had at present.

A larger number of Brits than even before are looking to buy a property abroad in the near future, with a significant number planning to leave the UK permanently. The Baltic countries and even Romania and Bulgaria are seeing increased interest, an interesting development when compared with the row over the increased immigration from former Soviet Bloc countries expected next year.

Spain’s image as an expat destination has been shattered by the ongoing Spanish property scandal, but the country’s failing economy has seen huge falls in real estate prices resulting in real bargains. However, a recent survey revealed that less than one in every ten people would consider buying a home in Spain.
Like this news?

Comments » No published comments just yet for this article...

Feel free to have your say on this item. Go on... be the first!

Tell us Your Thoughts On This Piece:

Your Name *
Email * (not published, needs verification one time only)
  • Facebook
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • RSS feed
  • Facebook

Latest Headlines

News Links

News Archive