A recent article from Country Life international focussing on the hotspots for buying property in 2013. Country Life have interviewed industry experts and some of the leading agents in Europe for their input including Home Hunts of course! and a number of our partners including Knight Frank, Savills, Winkworth International, Sothebys, Christies and many more.
The full article can be found here – http://www.countrylife.co.uk/property/article/530695/International+property+hotspots+2013.html
But in summary, most of the experts has the French Riviera Property market towards the top of their list, being one of the worlds most sought after location and attracts wealthy buyers from around the globe.
Provence also features quite highly on the list, particularly The Alpilles and Luberon, Provence properties are favoured more by those looking for a slower pace of life or an idyllic hideaway.
The French Alps property market is also mentioned several times, particularly the Haute Savoie region where buyers are looking for ski chalets as both holiday homes and also investments as the rent achievable in some of the resorts is extremely high.
French Vineyards are in high demand particularly by Asian, Russian and European buyers. Areas such as Bordeaux, Languedoc and Provence are particularly sought after according to Tim Swannie, Director of Home Hunts.
Other areas which get a mention are of course the major global cities such as London, New York and Paris which always seem to remain towards the top of the list of Property investment safe havens!
Anyway, as mentioned, full article can be read here