This Paris Life

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

A non-profit organization has ranked the world’s most eco-friendly cities.  Out of 630, only 43 were well-rated.  Several European cities figure in the ranking, including Paris.   The CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project), a non-profit organization, has ranked those cities most implicated in the fight against global climate change.  630 cities were analyzed, while only 43 […]

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Late summer though fall is the perfect time to cross the périphérique and take advantage of moderate temperatures with a relaxing day hike in any one of Île-de-France’s regional parks.  Thanks to randonavigo.fr, the team at Le Bonbon has scouted out 5 hikes, all within Grand Paris and all accessible via Paris public transportation, that […]

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It’s not news that property prices in Paris are on the rise, with the average price per square meter in more than half of Paris’ 20 arrondissements exceeding €10,000.  It is interesting to note, however, that price disparities exist between the small boroughs located within each arrondissement.  In this article, we zoom in on the 10th, 11th, […]

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Borrowing rates continue drop in France.  The latest May figures show an average mortgage rate of 1.29% for loans of all durations.  This beats the previous record, 1.33%, set in 2016.   The French have never before been able to rent for so little.  At an average of 1.29%, all maturities combined, “interest rates on […]

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At some point in our lives, everyone lives in a small and challenging space. So how do you make the best use of the space without neglecting style? According to the interio r designers at international firm Décor Aid, these handy hacks may work to your advantage. TIERED TABLES From tiered coffee tables and consoles […]

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The new Loi Elan, passed in November 2018, authorized property rentals of one month or more for those on work or study travel. After six months, the new law seems to be remedying some of the negative consequences of the crack-down on short term Airbnb-type vacation rentals.   “This is a game changer”, according to […]

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Home to leafy café terraces, towns tucked away in mountainous landscapes, and Mediterranean beaches, France is as beautiful and diverse as its culture. In fact, expats living there seem to truly enjoy the culture and benefit from a high quality of life and a world-class healthcare system, as shown in HSBC’s most recent Expat Explorer […]

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A dedicated site providing free access to property sale prices over the last five years in France has just been updated by the French Ministry of Finance.    A big change to the world of French real estate, the Demande de Valeur Fonciére website offers anyone the chance to access past real estate transactions for […]

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Following in the footsteps of Airbnb, OfficeRiders, We Peps, and SnapEvent offer platforms allowing property owners to rent out their space for events.   Looking for a way to generate income from your property in Paris?  Or planning a special event in Paris?  It is in this mindset that OfficeRiders, We Peps, and SnapEvent have […]

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You’ve certainly noticed that the first winter chills have indeed arrived in the capital.  It’s time for grey Parisian skies and chilly temperatures, mittens and down jackets.  Happily for us, however, Paris is full of places where we can take shelter and thaw without having to barricade ourselves indoors.  Many locales are delighted to welcome […]

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