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Expert Insight, Breaking News, and Insider Stories on Real Estate in Paris

2016 has been a remarkably healthy and stable year for the French real estate market. With mortgage rates at all-time low and historically good currency exchange rates encouraging foreign buyers, new buyers and investors have boosted the market and continued the steady growth cycle that began in 2015. For 2017, though world and domestic politics […]

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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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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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The French and British capitals each have their own charms, but price evolutions in recent years mean that Paris real estate boasts higher investment value than London. Alongside Paris’ enduring and indisputable appeal in the eyes of overseas buyers, the city’s real estate offers advantageous investment opportunities compared to its rival across the Channel, according […]

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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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In today’s Wall Street Journal: Paris Property Group’s own Kathryn Brown gives her insights into real estate finds on Paris’ charming Ile Saint Louis. Its beautiful views, historic buildings and central location make it a preferred destination for many international buyers; although more seasoned buyers may prefer locations a little further from the beaten path. […]

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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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