International mortgage broker Baydonhill claims UK investors are missing opportunities in the French property market because of poor information and common misconceptions.
It says a weak pound has led many to believe they cannot secure a French euro-based mortgage without transferring sterling.
It adds that property prices in France have dropped by as much as 30% since 2008.
But Tom Foster, specialist mortgage consultant at Baydonhill, says residents with a UK home can secure a French euro-based mortgage rather than transferring sterling.
He says: “We want to dispel the misconceptions that lead to missed opportunities in French property.
“There are some tremendous prospects in 2011 and we want to ensure that UK-based investors are aware of the different investment options available to them.”
French banks use a standard debt to income ratio of 33% when assessing an applicant’s eligibilty for a loan.