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U.S. millionaires favor real estate over other types of alternative investment

Real estate is in a class of its own when it comes to investment in alternative asset classes (i.e. not stocks, bonds or cash), a recent survey by Morgan Stanley reveals. Of U.S. high net worth (NHW) investors with $1million dollars or more in financial assets, 77% own real estate, while 35% own Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).

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Record prices for certain Paris properties in the 4th quarter of 2013

Real estate prices in Paris may not be soaring as much as they did but certain properties still command a premium. The Paris and Ile-de-France notaires (officials who handle property sales) have recorded top prices for several Paris apartments during the 4th quarter of 2013.

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Properties with an outside space in Paris

Properties with an outside space in Paris

Paris is a densely populated city with a high proportion of apartments to houses. Gardens and outside spaces are therefore at a premium. However, there are various ways of finding or creating an external space.

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Plaine Monceaux apartment for sale, Paris Property Group

Plaine Monceau apartment for sale in Paris; 75017

This grand top floor Haussmannian apartment is located in a quiet residential area of the 17th arrondissement, between the Place Pereire and the Place Catroux, in the vicinity of the Parc Monceau.

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A new study explores trends in Paris real estate over the past two decades

Despite successive financial crises, Paris real estate remains a profitable investment. Property prices have more than tripled over 30 years. Smaller apartments and studios have seen higher percentage increases than larger apartments. The most active foreign investors in Paris property are the Italians. But foreign buyers have not significantly influenced real estate prices.

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Now is the time to buy prestige property in Paris

Now is the time to buy prestige property in Paris, say real estate pundits

Property experts consider that now is a good time to buy prestige real estate in Paris. The prices of prime properties in the sought-after Parisian neighborhoods are not as high as those in London or Geneva – also coveted by prestige property buyers.

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French supreme court rules new law regulating short term rentals in Paris partly unconstitutional

We reported recently on the government’s flagship piece of legislation on housing and property rentals: the loi ALUR/Duflot. The French Parliament had passed the law but right-wing senators and members of Parliament referred it to the Constitutional Council on the grounds that parts of it might be anti-constitutional.

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Quartier de l’Europe apartment for sale in Paris; 75008

This typically Parisian sunny 2 bedroom apartment is located on a charming street in the “European quarter” of the 8th arrondissement, between the trendy Batignolles area and the Gare St. Lazare.  Nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood close to public transportation, shops and restaurants, the classic 19th century Haussmannian building is depicted in the famous Caillebotte painting entitled ‘Paris Street, Rainy Day’.

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Commercial real estate investment

Commercial real estate remains a good bet in Paris

Paris remains a good bet for commercial real estate investment among the top 27 cities in Europe. A recent survey, Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Europe 2014, showed that institutional investors consider commercial property in Paris to be an essential component of their portfolio.

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An American architect in Paris: an interview with Michael Herrman

An interview with our collaborator Michael Herrman, a prize-winning architect who lives and is based in Paris. He works on projects around Europe and in the US.

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