This Paris Life

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

Paris never ceases to top the charts. Undeniably one of the most beautiful and attractive cities in the world, terrorist threats have not been enough to keep the city down, and visitors continue to flock to the beloved city. According to Mastercard, Paris ranked the 3rd most visited city in the world in its seventh annual […]

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The average margin for negotiation on properties in France is at its lowest point since 2010. Indeed, prices are stable and properties are increasingly selling at or near their asking prices. The LPI-SeLoger barometer illustrates the downward trend of real estate negotiation margins since early 2016. There are currently few chances that one can get […]

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2016 was a great year for the French real estate market. Many cities had incredible growth and saw their prices soar. Others saw prices drop and are now quite a bargain. In 2016, real estate sales in France rose by an average of 2.1% through December 2016.  Around 840,000 apartments and houses changed owners over […]

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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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