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Your Dream House in Luberon in Provence
Buying your perfect home in the beautiful region of Provence doesn't have to be a dream. With house prices still much lower than what they used to be, this could be the perfect time to invest in some French property. It's currently a buyers market so make sure you snap up your ideal property before the prices start to rise back up again, especially with the UK sterling looking stronger and healthier (against the euro) than it has been for over 18 months!
Location is everything. There is no point buying a fantastic little family cottage to rent out over the summer if you are in a popular area for the younger generations, full of bars and clubs. Most families with young kids won't want to be surrounded by this. Location is also important in terms of your budget.
The more popular destinations may seem the best places to buy, but they are often the most expensive. You may well dream of living the life of a celebrity in the popular French Rivera, but don't forget get that the local houses will come with a celebrity price tag too. Head out of town a little for a great home at an even better price.
Southeast of Avignon, lies the rolling hills of the two Luberon Mountain ranges, The Grand Luberon to the east and the smaller Petit Luberon further west. The area is full of character and there are many small villages perched on the sides of hills and the valley is home to a number of small picturesque towns.
The Luberon is known for it's amazing views of countryside, orchards and vineyards. But don't think the views are all this place has to offer, the fantastic sense of community, the countless number of markets selling fresh local produce and the history of the area make it the perfect place to get your foot on the French property ladder and secure that perfect dream house in Provence.