This Paris Life

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

Old-world charm, narrow cobblestoned streets, large flowered gardens, artists’ villages… With May 11th fast approaching, set off to discover the lush greenery and unparalleled charm of these idyllic French villages, less than 100 km from Paris. 1) Le village de Moret sur Loing  Welcome to the medieval village of Moret sur Loing in Seine et […]

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Henry Buzy-Cazaux, President of the Institute of Real Estate Services Management, comments on the large-scale adoption of digital tools by real estate professionals in France, especially considering how reluctant many were to make the leap just a couple of months ago…   Covid-19, by forcing us into lockdown, has deprived us of social interaction. It […]

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Candidates in this year’s municipal elections aren’t only running for mayor, they’re also racing to find the best ways to free the capital from the congestion and pollution of its vehicles.  Anne Hidalgo has even presented a plan to make Paris a “100% bikeable city,” much like Amsterdam or Copenhagen. But is the capital built […]

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The ECB has decided to maintain its current rates, while the Fed and the Bank of England have lowered theirs.  What does this mean for current and future borrowers in France?  Real estate experts shed light on the situation.   New measures Although France’s record-low interest rates remain unchanged, the ECB has announced the implementation […]

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In light of the current situation surrounding COVID-19, we’re having to adapt to the new normal so that we can continue providing you with the exceptional service and unbiased counsel you’ve always expected from us.  While you can read our current market updates on the blog or sign up to receive our email newsletters, we […]

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Buying property in Paris can help fulfill numerous objectives:  Not only is it an ideal ‘bricks and mortar’ alternative hedge investment like gold, but it can offer rental returns, cultural experiences, and a lifetime of memories and family enjoyment.  Not a bad return on investment!  The key is to buy a truly desirable property at […]

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With the hiring process becoming more streamlined and clear, undertaking a renovation in the capital is more feasible, and reasonably priced, than ever.  However, some homeowners find that the actual groundbreaking can be the most unnerving part, especially in historic Paris apartments.  But while any structural issues and surprises may seem alarming, they certainly don’t […]

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By the end of 2020, 80% of French people will no longer pay la taxe d’habitation, or local resident tax, on their primary residence.  Secondary residences, however, will not be exempt.  How are local resident taxes on secondary properties calculated and how does this compare to main residences?  Bercy Infos outlines everything you need to […]

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Although prices are reaching record highs, some real estate experts see no risk of an overheated market.   Real estate professionals are adamant: although prices are peaking in some places, they see no risk of the market overheating. “Apart from a few major cities, prices are not soaring,” points out Jean-Marc Torrollion, President of the […]

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People say that there’s nowhere in the world quite like Paris, and with good reason. Thanks to its famous arrondissements, the mix of modern and Old World charm, and famous sites like the Eiffel Tower, the City of Love saw a whopping 40 million visitors in 2017 alone. But walking the city isn’t the only […]

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