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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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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 […]

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The Chinese are the most active foreign buyers in Paris in the first trimester, coming in ahead of the Italians.  Although still a minority, more and more foreigners are buying in Paris and in Île-de-France.   The Chinese are not only fans of French wine country but also of French real estate, most notably in […]

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A dedicated site providing free access to property sale prices over the last five years in France has just been updated by the French Ministry of Finance.    A big change to the world of French real estate, the Demande de Valeur Fonciére website offers anyone the chance to access past real estate transactions for […]

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