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France still top spot for Brit buyers

France still top spot for Brit buyersFrance is still the number one location for British buyers looking to purchase abroad, according to overseas property and finance specialist Simon Conn.

Simon, who has been in the overseas property business for more than 35 years, said: “France has always been a hot spot and despite Brexit and all its possible implications, it is still proving to be the country we receive more enquiries about than any other.

“While it is still too early to draw any conclusions on the impact of Brexit on Brits investing in France, there has only been a small reduction in the number of purchases made by non-residents.

“Last year, British buyers made up a third of all non-resident purchases, which is only just below the previous year’s figure,” Simon commented.

“We can see a pattern around the types of people and where they buy in different countries. For example, people who buy in Normandy and Brittany are the types who tend to buy in Costa Blanca and Costa Brava. And the sorts of people who buy in Southern France often go for properties in the Algarve and Costa del Sol. The middle market is the Dordogne and Savoir areas.

“Figures do not show an immediate impact because of Brexit and given the timing of the referendum in June, it is likely that many buyers were already committed to buying. We will wait to see how the market develops in the coming months, but we can safely say that France remains a key European location for Brits looking to buy abroad,” Simon added.

About Simon Conn – overseas property and finance specialist

Simon Conn has over 35 years’ experience in the overseas property market and has worked successfully during that period for a number of major financial services companies.

He is especially well known within the overseas mortgage industry and is a regular media commentator on matters relating to the purchase or refinancing of overseas property.

Simon has developed many connections within the overseas property and finance industry, resulting in a worldwide network of leading specialists to assist with local issues such as legal, insurance and currency exchange.

The most popular property hotspots around the world that Simon is currently involved in include parts of Western & Eastern Europe, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Thailand, USA & the Caribbean. However, he has been involved in arranging finance in over 50 countries.

Simon can be contacted on:

T: + 44 (0) 7739 033266 
Post: PO Box 2200, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 9FN
SKYPE: slc5282 
WhatsApp: + 44 (0) 7739 033266