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The 2017 elections are all the talk in France right now, and we have to wonder: what are the candidates’ plans for real estate, and what impact could the election have on the real estate market? The French will be voting for their president on April 23, 2017. The two front-runners will then make it […]

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The holiday season is one of the best times to purchase property in France, with December through February marking one of the strongest periods during the year to negotiate prices. With price negotiation margins at their lowest point of the past few years, though, perhaps there is another, more optimal time of the year to […]

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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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Data shows that 2016 has been a remarkable year for new housing starts, with building permit issuance going up by 14.8% and prices on the rise – up by 0.9% in the last three months and 2.4% for the year. This adds to the numbers confirming the healthy state of the French real estate market […]

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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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Buying property in Paris can be tricky, particularly when it comes to older buildings and properties with hidden problems. Although one must remain cautious during the process, there are a number of ways that French law protects prospective real estate buyers.   Ample time to decide   Though Paris real estate often sells very quickly, […]

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 From quality of life and good healthcare to low education costs, France has always succeeded in attracting a thriving expat population. A recent survey by HSBC has shown that this attractiveness has only been increasing.   France rose to 21st place on HSBC’s 9th annual Expat Explorer Survey this year, ahead of Belgium, the United […]

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Jas created a magical pied-a-terre, and when it came time to sell, he entrusted Paris Property Group to sell the one-bedroom, one-bath 4th floor walk up flat.  PPG set an ambitious price, then created a compelling narrative for the property, show-cased it with excellent photos, and partnered with other agencies to find the perfect buyer […]

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