British buyers in France have increased!

British buyers are flocking to France despite Brexit uncertainty. More British people bought in 2018 than 2017, according to the latest figures. 

The annual data, released by BNP Paribas International Buyers, shows that sales of French property to British buyers increased by 5% in 2018 despite the uncertainty caused by Brexit. Trevor Leggett, Chairman of Leggett Immobilier, says that even this figure is behind the times and that the first six months of 2019 have seen a record number of enquiries from UK buyers.

“The BNP figures only tell half the story – the 5% increase in sales was a surprise given all the scare stories, but our sales since January have been through the roof.  Buyers see a combination of low prices and cheap financing and are voting with their feet.  Nouvelle Aquitaine, Occitanie and Auvergne Rhone-Alpes are leading the way in terms of destination, but the truth is we are selling right across the country.” Slightly over 8,000 properties were bought in France by the British last year, with 3,300 of these being bought by Brits who were already living in France.

British buyers make up 27% of all sales, with Belgians (18%) and Germans (7%).

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Property ref: 89217SHH16

5 thoughts on “British buyers in France have increased!

  • July 26, 2019 at 5:45 pm
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    Thank you for the updates
    We are interested in the Pas de Calais area only
    We will not be buying until at least 12 months time since we yet have to
    Put our place on the market.
    Please keep us informed
    Many thanks
    Stephen Blake

  • August 19, 2019 at 8:59 am
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    Hi Trevor and Wendy,
    Hoping you can give me some advice.
    I have been looking at your property web site for more years than I care to remember.
    The area I can’t decide on,I want a good climate,near the beaches,not to far from sking, amenities,things of interest, markets.
    Old stone house with land, outbuildings, habitable?
    Tarn, Dordogne,Herault ?
    Price under 100/150 euro??
    Am I looking in the right regions.
    Your advice would be very welcome.
    Many thanks

    With kind regards

    Julia Hughes

  • August 26, 2019 at 2:06 pm
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    Hi,

    Thank you for your interest! I recommend you send your request, with all your search criteria, to info@leggett.fr – our Customer Service Team will then be able to help you find your dream home in Brittany. 😉

    Best regards,
    The Social Media Team

  • August 26, 2019 at 2:26 pm
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    Hi Julia,

    Thank you very much for your interest! I recommend you send your request, with all your search criteria and questions, to info@leggett.fr – our Customer Service Team will then be able to advise you on the best area for your requirements and help you find your dream home in France.

    Best regards,
    The Social Media Team

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