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Its Film Festival in Cannes again

Its Film Festival in Cannes again, yes the glad rags & bling are out, it is impossible to find a tuxedo to rent and impossible to find anywhere to stay as all the apartments are rented.I love the Film Festival as it is the only time in the year when the whole of Cannes mucks in and helps out as it is very difficult to move around or deliver things to clients or even get people to functions. Everyo… Read more

Will the French Elections Affect French Property?

The elections loom, are all the predictions for doom & gloom ? I think not, so many things are misquoted concerning real estate that it is a very brave person who actually takes the plunge. At Magic View we have the best advisors in the legal & fiscal fields as well as having staff who have all lived here for decades and are fully aware of the concerns of an ex-pat client.Let us look at t… Read more

Top Tips on Buying a Property in France

As an agent who has dealt with ex-pat clients for over 20 years I can honestly say that I am surprised by the fact that clients simply haven’t really done their home work on exactly what is involved for the purchase of a home in France.Some basic questions should be addressed before stepping onto the plane. Consider the following; What exactly do we want?Are we being realistic with our budg… Read more

Advantages of Buying a Villa in St Tropez

The demand for villas for sale in St Tropez is increasing as their international appeal has only grown over time. Buying a villa in this French region is a good investment that can be enjoyed any time of the year by you or tourists who rent them. If you are smart, you may even be able to get good deals on villas for sale in St Tropez. In the long run, buying a villa can be a great idea d… Read more

Why Property in Cannes is a Popular Investment Option

Cannes is located in Cote d’ Azur region of France, which boasts of some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and is in close proximity to Monaco, the Alps, Provence and Italy. The city is known for its beautiful beaches, sunny weather and modern facilities. Buying property in Cannes gives people the opportunity to experience a superior lifestyle.

Property Hotspots in the South of France

As with anywhere in the world, there are ‘in’ places and places which are no longer trendy!Cannes obviously is very much sought after. Cannes property varies from large villas in the hills of Cannes Californie and chemin du Paradis command figures in excess of 20M the sky is the limit, to small studios for up to a million euros, or perhaps I should say the wallet is the limit!

Five things to consider when purchasing a property in France

The first thing to take on board when buying your dream property in France is that the laws and taxes may not be quite the same as the rules back home. Considering that the sums of money to be spent will be considerable it makes good sense to have some advice before purchasing. At Magic View we work in collaboration with experts in the legal profession who will be delighted to advise you.T… Read more

Cote d’Azur, Land of Reveries

If Paris could be likened to a mature lady of understated glamour in elegant poise, with a certain savoir-faire that comes from a polished culture and living with the best, then an apt symbol for the Cote d’Azur (French Riviera) would be an unworldly youthful dame of great verve and beauty with an infinite power of imagination. By the end of the 19th century, the Cote d’Azur was already … Read more

Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai a huge success

Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai 2011, organised by Yacht Club de Cannes, drew to a close today, 24th September. Due to the extremely light easterly wind on the bay of La Napoule organizers had no choice but to abandon racing.

Fox Entertainment Chief Kevin Reilly to Give Keynote at MIPCOM 2011

Reed MIDEM today announces that one of television’s most influential and forward-thinking leaders, Kevin Reilly, President of Entertainment at Fox Broadcasting Company, will give a keynote address on Tuesday 4 October, as part of MIPCOM’s Media Mastermind series of presentations.