Investment Property in Montpellier

Invest in Real Estate in Montpellier

Investment Property in Montpellier
Investment Property in Montpellier

Montpellier property investment can be a worthwhile venture if you are selective with the areas you choose to invest in. If not, you could find that your investment suffers due to low rental yields, dwindling demand, and slow property price growth in many parts of Montpellier .

Search Map of Montpellier Investment Real Estate

Montpellier (, US: /ˌmnpɛlˈj/, French: [mɔ̃pəlje, -pɛl-] (listen); Occitan: Montpelhièr [mumpeˈʎɛ]) is a city in southern France near the Mediterranean Sea. One of the largest urban centres in the region of Occitania, Montpellier is the prefecture of the department of Hérault. In 2018, 290,053 people lived in the city, while its metropolitan area had a population of 787,705. The inhabitants are called Montpelliérains.

In the Middle Ages, Montpellier was an important city of the Crown of Aragon (and was the birthplace of James I), and then of Majorca, before its sale to France in 1349. Established in 1220, the University of Montpellier is one of the oldest universities in the world and oldest medical school still in operation, with notable alumni such as Petrarch, Nostradamus and François Rabelais. Above the medieval city, the ancient citadel of Montpellier is a stronghold built in the seventeenth century by Louis XIII of France.

Since the 1990s, Montpellier has experienced one of the strongest economic and demographic growth in the country. Its urban area has experienced the highest population growth in France since the year 2000. Numbering 70,000, students comprise nearly one-fourth of its population, one of the highest such proportions in Europe. Its living environment with one of Europe’s largest pedestrian area, along with its rich cultural life and Mediterranean climate, explain the enthusiasm for the city, which is nicknamed the “Gifted”. Montpellier was nominated for “Best Emerging Culture City of the Year 2017” by the think tank LCD. It is ranked as a Sufficiency city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network.

The financial stability of Montpellier has translated into a real estate market that rewards forward planning and a willingness to look beyond areas of traditional affluence.


Buy to Rent in Montpellier


Renting out your Montpellier buy-to-rent investment property can grow wealth and income.


Whatever your goals with investment property in Montpellier are – preparation is key.


  • Set goals based on how much rental yield will be required and the local rental yield rates in Montpellier and be prepared to change your initial outlook.
  • Thoroughly research the Montpellier location with a special emphasis on fringe areas outside the main Montpellier metropolis that may be valued lower than their better-known neighbors. Rental yields of around 5% are still attainable in certain areas of Montpellier.
  • Ensure that your target investment property in Montpellier appeals to professionals. This is a demographic that ensures maximum income and low voids.
  • Finding and vetting suitable tenants is a job ideally left to the professionals. Working with an established letting agent with local knowledge and experience of property legislation will give you the best chance of success.


With our expert guidance, investing in Montpellier provides the secure knowledge that your money is working harder than it would in a local Montpellier bank and that future generations of your family will be left with substantial capital growth assets.


We are always happy to advise on buying investment property in Montpellier, where we have been established for over 35+ years. Physis Realty has been a firm fixture in the Montpellier property market through good times and bad. Our experts have seen it all and our portfolios continue to outperform.

Flipping Investment Property in Montpellier

Flipping property in Montpellier


Flipping property is when we advise clients to buy a Montpellier property below market value, renovate it and then make a profit by selling it at a higher price, all within a few months, and often before the Montpellier market has a time to react to the renovation.


The Flipping Strategy in Montpellier


Investment property flipping in Montpellier is a simple strategy. You find a property that is in need of renovation from our list and purchase it for a low price. These type of Montpellier real estate investments are sometimes referred to by professionals as ‘distressed’ Montpellier real estate.


What is distressed Montpellier property:


  • Montpellier property in need of renovation
  • Montpellier real estate with a change of purpose and use
  • Oversold Montpellier property
  • Bank repossessions in Montpellier

Put simply, long term investors in Montpellier purchase the property, renovate it and make it a lot more attractive to potential buyers.


Calculate profit that you make from Montpellier investment property flipping:


Final Selling Price less Cost of Purchase less Costs = Profit

Here is an example:

Montpellier property purchase price: $220,000

Renovation costs: $20,000

Other costs: $25,000

Property sale price: $400,000

Profit: $135,000


Experienced property developers in Montpellier use a minimum profit value of 22% when looking at potential Montpellier projects.


The reason for this is because there are lots that can go wrong in Montpellier property flipping and working on a potential margin of 22% should still leave a good margin of error.


Invest through a Fund in Montpellier


Property Secured Investments is a Private Equity fund that invests in Montpellier and many other towns and cities across Europe. The fund is only available to Sophisticated Investors and closed to United States Citizens. While this is not an offer or promotion of the fund, more information can be found at the website

Luxury Property in Montpellier

For luxury property investors hoping to add a superb property in Montpellier to their luxury real estate investment portfolio, Physis Realty is a trusted partner.


A world leader in luxury real estate with a portfolio comprising some of the most sought-after real estate in Montpellier, Physis Realty caters particularly to high net-worth individuals and families. A luxury real estate investment in Montpellier should be entrusted to only the highest-quality agency.

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