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French mortgage interest rates continued to fall in September

 Mortgage interest rates that French banks offered to individual property buyers continued to fall during September, according to a new study.

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A major Canadian pension fund has bought a Paris property for €263 million

One of the largest Canadian pension funds has acquired a property in Paris’s rue Blanche (9th arrondissement – district) from the Carlyle Group for €263 million.

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Paris is one of the cities to invest in for luxury real estate in 2015

New research on global cities shows that luxury real estate investors have an increasing appetite for investing in alternative neighborhoods in established cities, including Paris.

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Foreign buyers increasingly purchase property in Paris

Recent figures compiled by notaires (officials who handle property transactions) show that foreigners are buying property in and around Paris in greater numbers than at any time over the past 15 years.

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Carré des Antiquaires apartment for sale; 75007 Paris

This spacious 1 bedroom duplex apartment with soaring ceiling height is located just steps away from the Seine in the « Carré des Antiquaires », the exclusive section of Paris’ 7th arrondissement that is home to numerous antique dealers.

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15 things to find out about a Paris apartment when property-hunting

Buying a luxury apartment is a major investment. So you want to be sure you have all the information about it at your fingertips before you visit – and certainly before you buy.

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Real estate prices in Paris: around the arrondissements

French weekly l’Express recently published its annual run-down of property prices in Paris, having questioned realtors in each arrondissement (district) to get their view of market trends.

1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th arrondissements – properties with flaws selling more slowly

In the heart of Paris, foreigners are still seeking a pied-à-terre, but have become more selective. Apartments with faults, such as the lack of an elevator, are slower to sell than flawless properties.

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Panthéon apartment for sale in Paris; 75005

This stunning and extraordinary top floor 1 bedroom apartment is located in the heart of the historic 5th district, a mere 5 minute walk from the Pantheon, the place de l’Estrapade, the place de la Contrescarpe or rue Mouffetard. On the 4th floor with elevator of a neatly kept and private ensemble of buildings named « Résidences du Pantheon » its terrace and 2 balconies offer open views of the Pantheon and overlook the garden of a former convent, providing an atmosphere of the countryside in the very heart of Paris.

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Paris property prices continue to resist, according to the latest figures

According to recent figures, real estate prices in Paris have continued to hold up and the number of transactions has increased during the 2nd quarter of 2014.

The representative body of the officials who handle property transactions, Notaires de Paris-Ile-de-France, issues a quarterly roundup of property prices. These figures show that prices remained stable in Paris over the quarter, with a median price of €8,120/m2. The annual price variation in Paris over the year from the end of June 2013 to the end of June 2014 was -1.1%.

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