French property market divide widens

Flat prices have been rising strongly in Lyon

The property market is stable but still dynamic and in good health, according to the latest report from the Notaires de France, who oversee every sale.

They say, however, there is a big difference between economically strong areas and poorer regions, where buying and selling older properties is becoming more difficult.

Their report says: “The divide between two Frances is establishing itself increasingly.”

The report, analysing the property market in 2018, shows the number of transactions was virtually the same, at 970,000, as for 2017 (968,000).

It had been thought that the symbolic ...

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