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Why September is Our Favourite Time of Year
The summer might be over in Britain but September is a month when France comes alive, making it our favourite time of the year. The warm weather, long days and minimal tourists are just some of the reasons why you too will fall in love with France this month but if you’re considering buying a French home , September has even more to offer. As experts in the French property market for the past 12 years, we regularly work with clients finding them their dream French house. September is a great time to book viewings around some of your favourite properties and experience tells us that vendors are typically more likely to be open for negotiation during this month, with desires to sell before the end of the year.
As everyone settles into ‘normal’ life, back to school and back to work you will see that the French village, towns and even cities somehow feel calmer and quieter allowing you to really experience the true essence of France. You can expect average temperatures of around 19 °C with little chance of rain meaning that your viewings can be made without walking around in the gruelling peak summer heat. As locals also spend their summer vacationing and spending time with family September allows you to see more properties during your time in France. Vendors are relaxed after enjoying the summer and focus turns to you, house prices are often at their lowest enabling you to get the best possible deal. Not forgetting that when buying a home through My-French-House you have access to our entire family of partners on hand to help you with your mortgage, exchange rates, legal procedures and viewings.
Autumn in France
Similar to Britain the colours around you begin to change, you can feel a crispness in the air yet you are still able to enjoy days out to the beach as you watch the leaves begin to turn to those stunning fiery colors. If like us, you love French wine September also marks the beginning of grape harvest season throughout France. Whilst you are visiting some potential new homes you should soak up everything that your chosen region has to offer including the wine events and festivals dotted around the countryside. The start of harvest seasons brings something else to your lips and that’s the bountiful produce that France is renowned for. Make time for a market and you can indulge in tasting all of the flavours of France and of course this is all washed down with a glass of your favourite French wine! It’s not all about just ‘food’ there are a number of festivals taking place in September such as cultural and musical events, a golf competition, and heritage days.
Since Britain decided to leave the EU in June, the focus has turned to France and its neighbouring European neighbours as their reasonably priced properties lure in British buyers and international buyers wishing to take advantage of the low property prices. With bargains to be had on luxury homes and holiday houses this September, more than ever is a great time to buy a property in France. The UK referendum has not affected how people buy a French home, in fact, this year France has made property takes equal for all buyers, irrespective of where they are from. Once again, further details and advice about the buying process can be found by contacting a member of the My-French-House today.