This Paris Life

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

Ever since Peter Mayle’s book ‘A Year in Provence’ hit the best-seller lists, a home in France has proved a big attraction for people from all over the world. Many followed Mayle to live the expat life in France, but, if that’s not for you, how about investing in a buy-to-let in the country?

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Notaries have observed a slowdown in growth during the third quarter. Moody’s Investors Services believes that French house prices could fall by 2% next year. However, not all will benefit from this lull in house prices.   After months of economic crisis, French housing is still costly despite the first signs of a lull this […]

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The real estate market is being sealed off at a time when Parisian property prices are stable, while demand is rising in certain provincial areas where supply is drying up.   The average price per square meter in France’s 10 biggest cities excluding Paris is at 2,759€, up 0.2% over one month, as of November […]

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Despite a substantial drop in supply and demand, the cost of property, especially in almost all of the country’s major cities, continues to rise. In France, becoming a homeowner costs 5.4% more than a year ago and a drop in prices is seems unlikely to happen anytime soon.   An increase in real estate prices […]

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According to a study carried out by London-based property developer Essential Living, the French capital is the greenest city in Europe.   Ranking #1 on Essential Living’s Green City Index, Paris is the greenest city in Europe!  Using a weighted ranking system, the Green City Index studied the number of parks, gardens, nature and wildlife […]

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The number of existing housing stock sold in the Paris region has not recovered to its pre-confinement levels. The capital is also affected by a fall in real estate demand, according to Meilleurs Agents. However, this isn’t stopping prices from rising in the capital, and even more so in the inner and outer suburbs.   […]

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Property prices in Paris reached an average of €10,690 per square meter in the second quarter, according to notary data, and are expected to reach €10,860/m² in October.   After “six weeks of total quarantine and a collapse in sales,” when real estate activity in the capital decreased by 32% in comparison to the 2nd […]

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Although real estate sales volumes declined by 39% between March and May when compared to the same period in 2019, real estate activity in Ile-de-France quickly rebounded in the month of May.  It is even 4% higher than the average activity in May over the last 10 years.   After eight weeks of quarantine between […]

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It’s been years since the real estate market for chateaux has generated so much interest. Post-quarantine, this micro-market is fully benefiting from a renewed interest in both the countryside and in vacation homes where owners can work remotely while remaining in proximity to the big city.   It’s a pleasant post-quarantine surprise for luxury real […]

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The Paris real estate market has quickly recovered after an uncertain first half due to coronavirus.    Sales numbers The first few months of 2020 heralded an exceptional year for Paris real estate, especially after the momentum of 2019 with a record 1.07 million sales.  At the end of April, however, with the coronavirus, the […]

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