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

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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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Grand Paris Project set to increase real estate values around Paris

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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Inheritance law in France

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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Protections for foreign buyers of French Real Estate

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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France increasingly attractive to expat buyers

 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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Paris Real Estate Market Heats Up

The spectacular rebound in real estate activity in the Paris region has been characterized by rising prices and properties selling rapidly in the city and its suburbs. One thing is certain, the Parisian real estate market has rebounded. Paris Property Group’s Jerome Cacarié says “good properties often sell to the first people who visit”. Indeed, […]

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It seems everyone wants a nice view, a high floor and a perfect turn-key apartment, but is there a way to quantify those elements and understand how each factor impacts the price of a property? This one-stop chart helps break down the various features that determine the cost of Parisian property, from an apartment’s location […]

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The Pirates of the Caribbean star is selling his Provence home for €50 million ($55 million), doubling the original asking price for the sweeping estate, and you can get an insiders’ look at  the property.

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