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Grand Paris Project set to increase real estate values around Paris

Taking place quietly under our feet, the Grand Paris project is one of the top infrastructure projects in the world and is expected to significantly increase property values surrounding Paris. The ambitious regional planning project that is the Grand Paris seeks to transform the Paris area into a major global urban center, improving the living […]

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Political uncertainty isn’t often cause for celebration but if you are looking to buy in France in particular, the next few months could be a great time to put in that offer, with a euro mortgage as your ‘Trump’ card. Admittedly, at first glance this seems a strange tactic! First there was the unexpected UK […]

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Inheritance law in France

Though non-resident property owners in France now have the option of choosing their country’s inheritance law to apply in the case of their death, it is important to be aware of how French inheritance law works, and in which cases it would be beneficial to have it apply. Real estate was subject to the inheritance […]

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Photos can’t capture the charm of this renovated 3-bedroom, 3-bath property. Set on a quiet street in the most desirable area of Saint Germain in Paris’ 6th arrondissement, just off rue Dauphine, this property is just steps from the Seine River and Pont Neuf.  A two-minute walk in either direction puts you on Ile de […]

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Paris real estate investment takes top honors in Europe

A recent study places Paris as one of the two top European cities for real estate investment. This is mainly due to a high concentration of successful companies and research and development facilities in the city. Paris has come in second behind London in an annual ranking of Europe’s top 100 cities for real estate investment, meaning […]

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Recently renovated, this Ile Saint Louis property feels like a storybook cottage with its exposed beams, elegant fireplace and classic tomette tile floors.  The white-washed beams and many windows make the 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 63.67 m2 (685 sq. ft.) apartment feel light and airy, but cozy at the same time.  Located on the 4th […]

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When investing in new rental property, choosing the right location is key. A recent study reveals the top locations to buy freshly built real estate in 2016 in France. As is shown by the steady recovery of the new build sector, the Pinel law has proven to be a success. The legislation, which came into […]

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Paris gained three spots in an international ranking of real estate destinations around the world, climbing from the 10th spot in 2014 to the seventh in 2015. According to Barnes International, the decline of the euro contributed to Paris cementing its place last year in an annual ranking of the 10 most popular cities in […]

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According to French notaires, prices have evolved comparatively in Paris and London over the past 15 years, more than tripling in both cities. Nonetheless, London remains far more expensive. The Paris and Île-de-France notaires recently released a study comparing real estate prices in London and Paris. An analysis of property value across the last 15 […]

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This truly special pied-a-terre apartment in Paris is as charming and secretive as the ancient streets that surround it. The area of Saint Germain between the river Seine and the Luxembourg Palace is some of the most sought after real estate in the world, and this luxurious one bedroom, one bath apartment fits perfectly into […]

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