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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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One million transactions are expected to take place this year. Prices, which continue to soar in Paris, differ greatly from one region to another, while particularly low rates encourage property investment. With interest rates getting lower and lower and prices on a steady incline, the stars are still aligned for the French real estate market, […]

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It’s not news that property prices in Paris are on the rise, with the average price per square meter in more than half of Paris’s 20 arrondissements exceeding €10,000.  It is interesting to note, however, that price disparities exist between the small boroughs located within each arrondissement.  In this article, we head north to Paris’s […]

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A non-profit organization has ranked the world’s most eco-friendly cities.  Out of 630, only 43 were well-rated.  Several European cities figure in the ranking, including Paris.   The CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project), a non-profit organization, has ranked those cities most implicated in the fight against global climate change.  630 cities were analyzed, while only 43 […]

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It’s not news that property prices in Paris are on the rise, with the average price per square meter in more than half of Paris’ 20 arrondissements exceeding €10,000.  It is interesting to note, however, that price disparities exist between the small boroughs located within each arrondissement.  In this article, we zoom in on the 10th, 11th, […]

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Borrowing rates continue drop in France.  The latest May figures show an average mortgage rate of 1.29% for loans of all durations.  This beats the previous record, 1.33%, set in 2016.   The French have never before been able to rent for so little.  At an average of 1.29%, all maturities combined, “interest rates on […]

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Rue de Rennes - Paris VI

Parisian residents aren’t the only ones paying high rent prices in the capital.  Retail businesses, as well, pay exorbitant amounts to inhabit space along some of the capital’s most treasured shopping streets.  Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, rue du Vieille du Temple, and rue Francs Bourgeois in Paris are among the top 10 European shopping streets […]

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Although the Century21 real estate agency network was the first to have calculated average prices above €10,000 per m² in Paris as early as March, French notaries have since come to a similar conclusion (€9,920/m²) according to their pre-contract data updated at the end of April. For months now, the Paris Chamber of Notaries has […]

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