THE increase in property prices in France appears to be slowing according to the latest figures from FNAIM.
In their regular property bulletin the French National Association of Estate Agents say that in the second quarter of 2005 prices rose by 9.5 per cent in comparison to the same time last year.
The first quarter of 2005 saw prices increase by 13.6 per cent when compared to the same period of 2004.
Regionally the slow down in prices can be seen to have hit the south west of France, where prices have risen in the second quarter of 2005 by 10.3 per cent.
However, prices in the second quarter of 2004 had risen by 18.8 per cent.
FNAIM say that fears of rising unemployment have had an impact on the property market, but agents have still seen an increase in activity of 3.8 per cent over the last year.