It’s been a beautiful long summer here in France and while the British love affair with France as a holiday destination continues, our recent online poll revealed that 50% of British house hunters in France are looking to make a permanent move here.
We found this really interesting, particularly in light of the fact that it was conducted after the EU referendum. A similar poll conducted by Rightmove overseas last year showed that only 38% of Brits were looking for a full time move, with more than half of British buyers looking to buy a holiday home.
In our survey (of over 1,000 people) the figure for holiday-home hunters was 20 per cent. As Trevor Leggett, chairman of Leggett Immobilier, comments: “Despite Brexit uncertainty, it seems that the British love affair with the relaxed French lifestyle, the wonderful culture and climate and the beautiful affordable property available here remains as strong as ever.” Our record-breaking sales figures this year back this up, with buying conditions still ideal – interest rates low and prices static in many areas.