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

Signing an agreement of sale, finalizing a property purchase, or carrying out home inspections are all once again possible following the publication of new regulatory texts in France.   It is now possible for people whose real estate projects have been put on hold during the lockdown to sign preliminary sales agreements and/or deeds of […]

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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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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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This year’s Loi de finances includes many measures of interest to the real estate sector.   Certain real estate tax cut programs already in force will be extended and modified, while tax reforms continue to change the financial landscape for homeowners.  Read ahead for everything you need to know about this year’s changes.    Le […]

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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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The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that American rental platform Airbnb is indeed a digital services company and not a real estate company.   On December 19th, Airbnb won a decisive victory in the European Court of Justice, which ruled that the private rental platform is not a real estate company […]

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Launched this summer by the Mister of Housing and the President of l’Agence nationale de l’habitat (l’ANAH), “Facil Habitat” accompanies landlords throughout their property ownership, including during energy-saving renovation projects.    It was created to centralize responses to the many questions homeowners may have.  “It’s a tool to guide owners throughout their home ownership and […]

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Faced with a barrage of lawsuits, property owners are rigorously defending themselves in court alongside American platform Airbnb itself. Read on for an overview of the main proceedings in progress, courtesy of lavieimmo.com. Paris City Hall has started a judicial guerrilla war against short-term rentals in the capital, whether by taking legal action against property […]

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After months of deliberation, la loi Elan has just been definitively adopted by Parliament and published in the Journal officiel.  Although it most notably imposes new city planning legislation, it also includes measures that help homeowners, especially those who rent out their apartment in Paris.   Flexible rental agreements Property owners will be able to […]

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Valérie Pécresse aims for the disappearance of paper metro tickets by the end of 2021.  To replace tickets, the magnetic Navigo Easy card will be launched in 2019. The President of Ile-de-France also announced test-drives of self-driving cars.   The use of individual metro tickets in Paris should be a thing of the past by the […]

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