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IF you buy a property at auction in France not only can the sale process be completed in under a fortnight, but you may pick up a bargain.
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Craig McGinty on 27 January 2005 in Property | Permalink
FRANCE Telecom will be able to increase its monthly line rental by 23 per cent over the next four years.
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Craig McGinty on 26 January 2005 in Property | Permalink
THE completion of the sale of a property in France is undertaken by the notaire using an Acte de Vente, or deed of sale.
The signing of this important document will take place in the notaire's office, but first you should make sure of a few things.
First be happy that all the clauses/conditions suspensives have been satisfied from your Compromis de Vente.
Continue reading "The Acte de Vente" »
Craig McGinty on 25 January 2005 in Property | Permalink
FIRST time buyers in the UK are heading abroad in an attempt to get a foot on the property ladder.
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Craig McGinty on 24 January 2005 in Property | Permalink
RYANAIR is to start a summer service between Stansted and Dinard in the west of France.
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Craig McGinty on 24 January 2005 in Travel | Permalink
AS use of the internet increases one of the first things people check when heading to France is if there is broadband access in the area they are moving to.
If you are setting up a business a high-speed connection via ADSL is important, especially if transferring large files or if there is a need to keep the telephone line free.
But it can also be useful if you want to keep in touch with family and friends by sending digital photos, using web cams or even using the telephone over the internet.
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Craig McGinty on 24 January 2005 in Business | Permalink
AUDREY Tautou, star of Amélie, is back on UK cinema screens in her latest film, A Long Engagement (Un long dimanche de fiancailles).
Continue reading "Two views of a long engagement " »
Craig McGinty on 24 January 2005 in The arts | Permalink
A REPORT describes the French as pessimistic, wracked with doubt and disillusioned with government and politics in general.
Continue reading "French lose ‘joie de vivre’" »
Craig McGinty on 23 January 2005 in Current Affairs | Permalink
A MAN who got lost in tunnels, once used to grow mushrooms, has been found 35 days after he went missing.
The BBC reports that 48-year-old Jean-Luc Josuat-Verges was found by police, he was described as looking thin and dishevelled.
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IN an interview on France 2 tomorrow British Prime Minister Tony Bair says relationships with France are better than in the past.
Continue reading "Blair praises French PM" »
Craig McGinty on 22 January 2005 in Current Affairs | Permalink