Most expats (58%) have been expatriated more than once, and 33% are expatriates in more than 2 countries. Given that 46% do not want to return to settle in France any time soon, it follows from the survey we conducted in 2016 that more than half of respondents plan to invest in property within 5 years. Half say they plan to invest in France.
Indeed, compared to a property investment in many countries, buying an apartment in France, and especially in Paris, Lyon or Bordeaux, is an investment that presents virtually no risk. The property market is stable, the law guarantees you to be the owner of the walls and the land, you are sure to be able to pass on a bequest to your children and you will have no major difficulty securing a loan from a French bank. You are investing in bricks and mortar and preparing with confidence both for your retirement and the future of your children.
Investing in rental property in one of the major French cities such as Paris, Bordeaux or Lyon is the best way to secure your capital. By putting your money in bricks and mortar, you are building assets that will serve as a safety net throughout your life. You are preparing your retirement while investing in a property that you can later pass on.