This Paris Life

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

Recently the Wall Street Journal published an article about the storm of perfect conditions leading American buyers to scoop up that pied-a-terre they’ve been dreaming of for years. Mortgage interest rates in France are below 2%, allowing excellent opportunities to leverage funds; the dollar is at close to a historic high against the euro; and […]

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Financially speaking, if it’s possible for you to buy a property outright, in cash, thus avoiding interest payments on a mortgage, you should do it, right?  Well, not necessarily in France…  Read on to discover why buying property in France with a French mortgage is the more financially savvy route, even if you can afford […]

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According to market predictions by luxury real estate specialist Coldwell Banker, the price per square meter in the capital could become the highest in Europe by the end of 2022.   Soaring property prices in Paris are the new norm, and the luxury real estate market is no exception.  High-end, luxury properties are affected to […]

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ULI/PwC’s Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Europe 2020 lists Paris as the overall favorite for real estate prospects in 2020.  Moving up 10 places in only one year, the French capital tops Berlin and Frankfurt, also in the top three, and tips London to fourth place.   According to the latest Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Europe report by […]

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Upward momentum in the French real estate market continued its course in 2019, with Paris leading the way. Read on to discover the 6 major real estate records that were broken this past year alone.   1. National sales numbers surpassed the record of one million In 2019, the nationwide record of one million sales […]

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A study of the impact of le Grand Paris on about 20 Parisian suburbs, published by real estate network Guy Hoquet, reveals some notable disparities.   Cities benefitting from the Grand Paris metro expansion Prices are climbing first and foremost in those cities that are closest to Paris.  “Cities in direct proximity to Paris are […]

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Paris turns into a Christmassy winter wonderland every year around the holiday season.  Festive lights and luminous decorations are hung along the city streets, decorated Christmas trees pepper major squares, and shop windows put out their best holiday-themed displays for passersby.  Most impressive and magical of all, though, are the city’s many Christmas markets.  Filled […]

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The Parisian commercial real estate market is the second largest in the world in terms of capital invested, just behind New York and far ahead of Seoul, which is in third place.   Despite the economic slowdown felt worldwide, the real estate market remains solid, with record levels of capital available for investment.  According to […]

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The concept of “le portage immobilier” offers a solid yield as properties are sold at a 20 to 30% discount.   A return of more than 6% with a tenant already in place that will take good care of the property: a real estate investor in 2016 could only dream about this.  These days, it’s […]

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A nice charcuterie board a good bottle of red, what if that’s what happiness is?  In any case, it seems like a good place to start for the team at Le BonBon, who’s put together an exhaustive list of some of the capital’s best wine bars, the perfect spot to start winding down from summer […]

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