Le Frog Blog - More Tips & Advice for Property Buyers

The 100th edition of Michelin's Guide Rouge France was released this week and, as usual, there were cheers and tears. The Hotel Bristol in Paris and its chef, Eric Fréchon, earned three stars, the only new restaurant…
A few words of advice and some useful tips … Like many happy owners of property in France, you and your family could very soon be living the relaxed lifestyle you dream of in your French house, as well as securing…
Travelling by car to Europe some time soon?  Be aware that some countries have strict rules about what you include in your car for safety.  You could face an on-the-spot fine if you do not comply!  Checklist…
Purchasing an existing property with completion due several months later exposes you to the risk that your property will end up costing you far more that you originally anticipated, due to adverse exchange rate movements.…
The volatility experienced in the first quarter seems to have stopped for the moment. Bank rates and eligibility criteria changes are fewer and further apart and rates remain for the most part very attractive.  We have…
In France, equity release is becoming a popular financial option for owners seeking to leverage the capital accrued on their homes or vacation properties. Consumers of equity release products use this additional money for…
There are some good reasons for the self-employed and for those wishing to start a business in France to celebrate with the great news that as from the 1st of January 2009, France will be introducing major changes to the…
Perpignan is the capital of the Pyrenees-Orientales (66) which is the southernmost department of France. It is an integral portion of the  Occitanie region and undoubtedly one of Europe's most charming areas. With instant…
Most people interested in Energy efficiency and Environmental issues probably know that France already offers 50% tax credits on the installation of high efficiency boilers and other measure such as double glazing. Well,…