This Paris Life

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

The Rue des Martyrs is to become pedestrian and bike-only as the local mayor finalizes plans for its transformation.  Work to turn the road, which is crammed with independent outlets and food mongers, into a pedestrian and bike-only avenue could start as early as this summer and be complete by autumn. Local mayor Delphine Bürkli presented her […]

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The French property market has started the year well according to the latest nationwide figures. Paris is leading the charge with 1% property price growth.  Kicking off what many predicted would be a more quiet year for the French property market compared with 2017, January has surprised onlookers. The latest figures from price observatory portal Meilleursagents […]

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After a lull in 2016, tourism in Paris recovered last year with 23 million arrivals, an 8% increase. The government is forecasting even more growth in 2018 and thinks the city’s tourism industry could see its best growth for a decade. Several major cultural openings will boost the city’s profile.  After a turbulent end to […]

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In a sign that recent regulatory measures and negative rhetoric might be having an effect, the number of listings on Airbnb in Paris has fallen for the first time.  Between September and December, the number of property listings on short-term rental platform Airbnb fell by 11.8%, according to the Paris city hall. What’s behind it? […]

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This year has built on French property’s 2016 recovery, but what is the general picture as we head into 2018? While the nationwide picture is fragmented, high-end property in the capital is set to outshine its global competitors according to the biggest name in luxury real estate.  Paris property price growth reached 7.8% in the […]

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Spotlight on Fractional Ownership We often hear from people who want to spend part of the year in Paris, but their budget won’t stretch to owning a property, and they can’t get away for more than a month or two a year anyway. Fractional ownership could be the solution: a small group of owners share […]

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As of the end of August, annual price growth in the capital has reached 7.7%, and in some arrondissements, the figure has reached double digits.  In good news for anyone owning property in Paris, annual price growth has maintained its remarkable figures as we enter l Wa rentree, the end of the French summer holidays. A more […]

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How much more would it cost you to live near the best schools in Paris? A study looked at the prices around the top rated schools, and how this compares to the city averages across France. 

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Emmanuel Macron’s election has proven good news for those with high-end Paris real estate.  Several sources have proclaimed a period of rejuvenation for the capital’s luxury property market. Most notably, there has been talk of foreign buyers seeing the country in a new light, and one which makes property acquisitions on French soil that much […]

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The extraordinary price growth seen this year in the capital has reached another summit. Recent figures showed the Paris price per square meter average in uncharted territory with all arrondissements seeing appreciation in the last 12 months. 

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