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

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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2019 was an exceptional year for real estate in France, with notaries recording a 7% increase in the number of transactions from July 2018 to July 2019.  Between low interest rates and soaring prices, who exactly is buying real estate in France and its capital these days?  Online real estate broker Pretto reviewed the more […]

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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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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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According to Hippolyte d’Albis, a professor at the École d’économie de Paris and research director at CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research) population dynamics in France explain, in part, the country’s solid real estate market health.   In certain European counties, like Germany and Italy, birth rate decreases have contributed to the realignment of […]

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Supported by ever-low interest rates, the number of French people investing in rental property is taking off.   According to the most recent data provided by Century 21, 26.5% of French people who bought an apartment or a house in the first semester of 2019, did so not to acquire a primary or secondary residence, […]

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Never before seen in the capital, the average price per square meter has exceeded the symbolic threshold of €10,000. And prices will continue to rise.   The record was officially confirmed earlier this month by Paris notaries.  “This is unprecedented and, if we take into account preliminary sales agreements, we reached €10,300 per square meter […]

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Rent prices depend on the size and location of a property, but also on many other key elements. What drives prices up or down?  A study by the startup Homepilot reveals just exactly how certain variables can affect rent prices.   As we all know, an apartment with a terrace on the top floor of […]

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