11:24 AM, 17th August 2011, About 11 years ago
MyFrenchHouse.com has seen a rise in business for relocations and self-sufficiency, a marked shift from the holiday home getaway they are used to. Conversely, furniture solutions provider Fully Furnished has seen a 21% rise in business, thanks in the main to overseas customers from North America and Scandinavia moving to jobs in the UK and into commercial lets.
Both cite the economic climate as the key reason why, Fully Furnished’s Christoper Ellison said “For many overseas companies the current exchange rate makes London a favourable place to be carrying out business. In addition, as businesses look to consolidate work forces in the current climate, more and more families are uprooting for fear of turning down jobs in a weak economy.”
Patrick Joseph of myFrenchhouse.com offered a similar view -“An increasing number of enquiries are for small country houses with several acres of land where people can enjoy a greener lifestyle. A rural lifestyle in England comes with a hefty price tag and UK buyers are discovering that they can achieve their dream of a sustainable lifestyle across the Channel far more cheaply. In some parts of France such as Poitou Charente and the north Dordogne homes can be picked up for as little as €150,000 to €200,000,”
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