Expert Insight, Breaking News, and Insider Stories on Real Estate in Paris
Embezzling dictators have a habit of amassing global property portfolios. Paris is a common target for this sort of activity, and authorities have recently shown their willingness to seize assets bought with pilfered State money.
You might imagine that it would be easy to fall in love with an apartment in Paris. Well, it is…and it isn’t. I’ve watched clients go through the process, but only recently done it myself. Now I understand the torture and the terror. Torture, because the market moves so swiftly in Paris that there is […]
The heartbreaking events from Friday evening in Paris were a shock for those of us close by, and frightening to watch unfold from afar. The Paris Property Group team is grateful for the worried texts, caring thoughts, and meaningful prayers that we received from our clients, partners, family and friends. On Friday evening I was […]
With the global refugee crisis intensifying, private companies and public officials in France have prepared a number of temporary and permanent real estate solutions to house refugees. On Monday 7th September, President François Hollande announced that France would accommodate 24,000 migrants over a period of two years. Both elected officials and private actors have been […]
Is it the crown moldings and chandeliers? Herringbone wooden floors? The iron balconies and French doors? The trick is combining the classical elements with modern amenities for a classy and livable result. The classic Parisian aesthetic will never go out of style – clean white walls contrasted with flowing silk curtains draped over glowing parquet […]
Over twenty percent of homes in Paris are too small for the number of people living in them, according to new housing figures published by INSEE, France’s National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies.
If there’s a downfall to building a city slowly over 2000 years, it’s that nobody thought to reserve the space for a large park in the city center. Unlike the center stage enjoyed by Manhattan’s Central Park or Berlin’s Tiergarten, Paris’ biggest and best parks are, by contrast, at the fringes of the city. But […]
The Montparnasse neighborhood of Paris will undergo a major transformation by 2020, by way of a series of major urban renewal projects slated to begin early next year. ‘We need to re-humanize the face of the neighborhood,’ said Jean-Louis Missika, the deputy mayor in charge of urban planning
Imagine the high-rise buildings of Paris clothed with trees and gardens, transforming the city into a green landscape. This is the idea outlined in a recently published study, Paris Smart City 2050.
For the third year running, Paris has been ranked first among 50 cities for its attractiveness to students, ahead of Melbourne and London.