People looking to buy a second home abroad will want to keep costs down when it comes to paying for the mortgage and the upkeep of their property.
Those looking in France will find that the French property market was not as affected by the recent economic crisis as other regions, French Property News magazine's deputy editor Andy Duncan told Overseas Property Professional.
While the price tag on properties may have remained largely unchanged, currency fluctuations can sometimes add thousands onto the cost of buying a home abroad.
However, buyers can reduce these costs by using a foreign exchange broker to send money to France.
When you send money to France through a regulated broker like RationalFX, you will have access to some of the most competitive euro currency exchange rates available.
Furthermore, there are low fees for moving money to France, which can often be a problem when people send money to France through bank-to-bank transfers.
Opening an online account with RationalFX will allow you to see exactly how much you can save when you decide to send money to France to purchase a second home.