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The TOP 4 investments chosen by expats

French expats are exempt from paying tax in France on capital gains they make on financial investments they make in their host country. This tax advantage, which can be coupled with a lower cost of living than in France and/or higher levels of income means they have a significant savings capacity, which brings them to invest their money. Overview of the investments preferred by French expats. Discover which investments expats make. Read the article

How can my buy-to-let property be self-funding?

One aspect of a real estate project to which very considerable thought must be given is financing. In the case of a buy-to-let, we talk about an investment being self-funding. A lot of investors find the self-funding option highly appealing, since it makes the job of repaying the mortgage much easier for the owner(s) of the property. Find out how your buy-to-let can be self-funding. Read the article

How can several people invest in real estate together?

It may seem like getting together with other people, be it family or friends, to make an investment is an interesting prospect. Unless the project is managed very carefully, however, it can turn into a nightmare. There are several solutions for group investments and there are obviously advantages and disadvantages attached to each. The final decision should be taken based on the real estate project, the context and the situation of the people concerned. Read the article

Which is better – furnished or unfurnished rental?

If you invest in a buy to rent, you will need to decide whether you are going to let out the property furnished or unfurnished. At first glance, there may not seem to be much difference between the two, but they are actually very different in practical, tax and legal terms. To help you with your decision, here is a summary of the characteristics of both types of rental. Read the article

6 Tips to Sell your Apartment Quickly

If you have a real estate asset to sell, you will probably find yourself having to deal with short deadlines, maybe because of a move you are planning, or because you are buying a new apartment. Here, My Expat shares a few ways of speeding up the time it takes to sell your apartment and finding a buyer more quickly. Discover how you can sell your apartment fast. Read the article

Timeframes in French Real Estate Transaction

You have found your dream apartment and agreed upon a price with the seller. All that remains is to make the sale official, a process that can take between 4 and 6 months. At each key stage of a French real estate transaction, there are set timeframes, with deadlines to observe. Read the article

In 2019, which are the best cities to invest in?

Where should I be investing in real estate in 2019? That is the first question investors ask. You can forget that cute little town just next to where you live! For buy-to-let investments, flourishing cities are "where it's at". Ignore this advice at your peril with the risk of your investment proving a complete failure... Read the article

Online Property Transaction – How do they work?

The process of buying property is undergoing a revolution. Innovating solutions mean that paperless (or "dematerialised") property transactions are authorised, paving the way for easier exchanging of information and documents for buyers and sellers alike - less paperwork, speedier communication and the possibility of arranging the whole process at a distance. Read our article to learn how an online property transaction works. Read the article

The Golden Rules of Investing in a Buy-to-Rent

Real estate is such a popular investment because it represents the ideal compromise between security and yield. There are, however, certain things to be aware of before taking the plunge, and rules that must be obeyed. Discover the golden rules of investing in a buy-to-rent. Read the article

As an expat, how can I avoid double taxation?

As an expat, your tax declaration can easily prove a headache if your country of residence for tax purposes is not the same as the source country of your income. Luckily, there are ways and means to avoid being subject to double taxation. By which we mean paying tax on your income in the country you are living in as an expat and also in France. Read the article