Last weekend, we attended the Second Home fair in Ghent. Buying a second home abroad is still a hot topic among Belgians, with France remaining an especially popular destination. Having a French property can pay off in two ways. During the holding period, you can earn rental income. When it comes to selling, you can make a significant return on your investment. Here, we give you an overview of the tax implications and mandatory formalities, both in France as well as in Belgium.