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When is the best time to buy real estate in Paris • Paris Property Group

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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Paris real estate market 2017

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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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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Thinking of renting out your apartment in Paris short-term to cover expenses or turn a profit? Here are some tips for setting the right price, advertising on the right platform and avoiding financial pitfalls to get the most out of holiday rentals, including  The private hospitality sector is touted as a guaranteed moneymaker in Paris. According […]

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Before putting your apartment or house up for sale, it can be a significant advantage to give it a simple makeover so that it stands out from the typical French property listing. Photos of properties on French websites can be comically unappealing.  Often, it takes very little to refresh and enhance a property to make […]

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Mortgage loan France

As a non-resident, obtaining a loan to finance a property investment in France is subject to certain peculiarities. Variable rates, application fees for a mortgage and mandatory life insurance are just some of the factors to bear in mind when applying for a loan in France.

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France: withdrawal period after purchase agreement extended to 10 days • Paris Property Group

The time frame to decide whether to go forward with buying a property in France after signing a promesse de vente, or preliminary contract, has been extended from 7 to 10 days under the Loi Macron. As of August 8th, residential real estate buyers in France will have 10 days after signing the initial purchase agreement to […]

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Title insurance to cover real estate purchase in France • PPG

Routinely included in real estate deals in the United States, title insurance has only recently emerged in France, and only under limited circumstances. 

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Change in French inheritance law

An EU-wide regulation, passed by the European Parliament in July 2012 with effect from August 2015, will result in a drastic and welcome change to the inheritance rules governing real estate in France, for both residents and non-residents alike. Our summary follows.

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