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Foreigners can invest freely in French real estate. Whether it is to prepare for their retirement, to settle in France for a given period of time, or to benefit from a pied-à-terre in France. As far as rental investments are concerned, foreign residents can benefit from tax exemption schemes such as LMNP (Location Meublée Non Professionnelle) or the Pinel scheme. Buying a primary residence will allow you to be exempted from capital gains tax in case of resale of this residence.
Legal and tax implications for foreign buyers
Your CENTURY 21 agent will be able to help you getting familiar with the entire real estate buying process. If you are buying a property in France, be aware that you will have to pay notary fees (about 7% of the amount) and agency fees (about 4%).