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Why You Should Invest in Real Estate If You Are an Expat

As an expat, it is never easy to get a real estate investment project off the ground in France, there is the distance, the time difference, being in a different environment, not really knowing the market very well... All these aspects make the decision to take the plunge harder. But real estate remains one of the best long-term investments for several reasons, especially for an expat. Below, we lay out the reasons why we do not think you should put off investing in a buy-to-let. Read the article…

Real estate investment : How can I ensure my rental income covers my mortgage payments ?

Most people need to take out a mortgage when they invest in property. Whether you go through your bank or a broker, that mortgage has to be repaid in the form of monthly payments. At the same time, you will be receiving rental income by letting out your apartment. But how can you arrange it so your rental payments are roughly the same as your monthly mortgage repayments? What conditions are necessary for you to structure your financing so the rental payments cover the full cost of the monthly instalments. Read on and we'll explain it to you. Read the article…

Taking Out a Loan as an Expat : How to Maximise Your Odds

Living abroad and you'd like to invest in real estate in France? You'll need to convince a bank to go along with your project. With interest rates as low as they are today, how can anyone pass up on the opportunity? The only problem is that it's sometimes harder for an expat to get a mortgage. Harder, but not impossible! With My Expat's help, discover how taking out a loan as an expat.  Read the article…

The advantages of furnished rental and LMNP status (non-professional furnished property lessor)

You’re an expat and you want to invest in real estate in France. You may have heard of "LMNP", but not understand exactly what it entails. You’re an expat or simply a non-resident, and you’re wondering whether you would be entitled to all the advantages of furnished rental and LMNP. Read on - LMNP is a tax status available to all non-residents. But what how can you take advantage of it ? How do you become an "LMNP" if you don’t live in France ? Here, we explain the situation as it applies to you as an expat. Read the article…