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French properties highly popular amongst Belgian investors

The annual analysis of the buyers’ market in France was recently published by BNP Paribas International Buyers. In the 10th edition of this survey, Belgium proved to be the big winner. In 2017, a total of 8 billion euro was invested into French properties, 18.4% of which originated from Belgian investors. This is an increase of no less than 21% compared to the previous year and the most significant increase in 2017. Even the United Kingdom, which leads the pack just in front of Belgium with 25.9%, shows a more modest increase in the number of transactions. Number 3 on the list is Switzerland with 8.1%, followed by Germany and Italy with 7% each, the Netherlands with 5.5% and the United States with 3%.

Popular regions

More specifically, properties located in the region around Paris - Île-de-France is the most popular among Belgian investors. This does not come as a surprise, as this region is the most popular tourist destination in the world with 33 million visitors in 2017. Located just a few kilometres from the French capital, the brand new park Villages Nature Paris® is a unique and sustainable concept. Jointly created by Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs and Euro Disney S.C.A., this vast park is located on a 440 acre property and offers vast opportunities for recreation and leisure. They include the largest indoor water park in Europe, the Aqualagon as well as les Jardins Extraordinaires and la Forêt des Légendes.

Invest with Center Parcs Property Investment

Belgian people who invest in French holiday properties qualify for French tax benefits. Become the owner of a fully furnished and equipped holiday home and receive a guaranteed return paid to you each quarter. Center Parcs will be the only lessee of your property. This ensures that in addition to an exceptionally safe investment, all management and maintenance of your home is cared for by Center Parcs as well. As an owner at Villages Nature Paris you also enjoy exclusive offers during visits to Disneyland Paris® or during stays in the Disney® hotels. Choose the best from both worlds!

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