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Friday, December 18, 2009

Snow in the Languedoc !!!!!

So here I am in the sunny south of France, only 20 minutes from the Mediteranean sea where it regulary gets into the late 30's celcius in the height of summer and it's snowing!!!  That's right. You heard me correctly, snowing.

I'm sure it wopn't last but what fun it would be for the children if it settled a little for Christmas day.

Here's hoping.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

A sunny winter's morning in the Languedoc

Cold but wonderfully sunny. That's what I can say about this morning. This morning is a perfect example of one of the main differences between life in the UK and life in the Languedoc.

It's cold, very cold, like the UK, but I can see the sky. In fact, there isn't a single cloud in the sky and the sun is shining. It seems to me that over the past 8 years of living in the Languedoc, this is what perhaps 75% of the winter months are like. Cold but sunny. And belive me, that makes all the difference.

We're coming to the end of the yar now and we don't have many more clients arriving before Christmas which is usual but we have a few new and exciting Languedoc properties that we have taken on recently so we'll see what the next couple of weeks bring.

Friday, December 04, 2009

BBC news - Google to offer property listings - How will this effect property in Languedoc?

Yesterday BBC News reported that Google, probably the best known internet search engine in the world is going to launch a "Property dimension" to it's UK mapping system.

The system will allow both Estate Agents and private individuals to list properties for free that will be shown as an overlay on google's maps.

Apparently there have been mixed responses over this, with shares in property portal "Right Move" falling by 10% at the announcement.

I'm not sure when this will come to France but am certain that it will. The question is, how will this affect property in Languedoc, property in Herault and of course property for sale in France as a whole.

I can see it as a good move although suppose that there must be some kind of filtering system that will be put in place otherwise google maps could get very crowded very quickly. I guess we'll have to wait and see.

In the meantime, if you're looking for property to buy in Languedoc or property to buy in Herault then call us on 00 33 467 00 11 71 or 020 7913 9341 from the UK to discuss your requirements.