Expert Insight, Breaking News, and Insider Stories on Real Estate in Paris
Purchase taxes on Paris apartments often give buyers pause; but how does Paris really stack up to other major real estate markets?
Wealth Tax Reform Beginning in 2012, if your net wealth in France exceeds €1.3m, the total value is subject to wealth tax. Previously €800K could be exempted, but not anymore. If your property is valued at less than €1.3M no wealth tax reporting is required. The good news is that
When dealing with multiple currencies, setting up a mortgage safeguard to hedge against currency fluctuations is an important part of any smart investment strategy. Working through mainstream banks to do that can be time consuming and inconvenient.
Guide to French Mortgages Eligibility & criteria All of the mortgages sourced by French Mortgage Broker International Private Finance are in Euros and secured against French residential property. French mortgages are full status and therefore proof of income and outgoings are required to submit an application to a lender. The maximum loan to value available […]
Despite the hard times that have faced France and the European economy in the last year, real estate in the French capital is still providing a safe and sustainable investment. Prices in Paris rose a historic 2.7% in the last quarter of 2011, making Paris reputably some of the most expensive ‘bricks & mortar’ in […]
2011 has undoubtedly been a turbulent year in the financial markets which have had an impact on many people’s decisions as to whether or not they will proceed with their dream purchase in France.
Paris, France, is an unusually coherent architectural creature. Paris’ modern buildings have developed gradually out of earlier styles; palaces and mansions have survived by transforming into apartments and shops, and most streets harbor a range of buildings from various centuries. Our Paris guide traces
Bonjour! Baron Haussmann, the man responsible for the transformation of the capital city into the magnificent “City of Light” that we all know and love to visit.
Bonjour! We could not resist a leisurely walk through the most beautiful sections of the “City of Light” to promenade down the world’s most elegant avenue: the Champs-Elysées.
Bonjour! Let’s share a visit to a Parisian neighborhood, one particularly picturesque and charming. Far more than a just a district, this small village in the heart of the big city is an oasis of peace, that has kept its soul of long ago, and its bohemian spirit: Montmartre.