This Paris Life

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

Perhaps, you’re one among thousands of francophiles who have wondered about moving to Paris. From beautiful cafés and unrivaled food discoveries to its most admired museums and remarkable flea market finds, the city has won the hearts of tourists and residents alike. Paris has something for everyone. But finding a home and making a life […]

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Sales Volumes have held up well One year after the start of the health crisis, the time has come for the real estate market to take stock. And one thing is certain: while it was severely tested in its operation, it still held up very well. Particularly in terms of transaction volumes, since 2020 ended […]

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Ever since Peter Mayle’s book ‘A Year in Provence’ hit the best-seller lists, a home in France has proved a big attraction for people from all over the world. Many followed Mayle to live the expat life in France, but, if that’s not for you, how about investing in a buy-to-let in the country?

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Despite a substantial drop in supply and demand, the cost of property, especially in almost all of the country’s major cities, continues to rise. In France, becoming a homeowner costs 5.4% more than a year ago and a drop in prices is seems unlikely to happen anytime soon.   An increase in real estate prices […]

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The number of existing housing stock sold in the Paris region has not recovered to its pre-confinement levels. The capital is also affected by a fall in real estate demand, according to Meilleurs Agents. However, this isn’t stopping prices from rising in the capital, and even more so in the inner and outer suburbs.   […]

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Property prices in Paris reached an average of €10,690 per square meter in the second quarter, according to notary data, and are expected to reach €10,860/m² in October.   After “six weeks of total quarantine and a collapse in sales,” when real estate activity in the capital decreased by 32% in comparison to the 2nd […]

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Prices continue to rise and business is up 35% compared to the same period last year, which was already exceptional in terms of sales volumes, notes MeilleursAgents.   What will the second half of 2020 look like for the real estate market in France?  In their latest study, MeilleursAgents has noted that the unprecedented increase […]

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According to real estate agencies throughout France, despite the boom in interest for homes with gardens post-quarantine, there has been no concrete surge in purchases.   A significant proportion of the French population had a hard time in their living space during the lockdown.  20% of the people questioned in a survey carried out by […]

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After two months of quarantine, outdoor spaces are higher than ever on the wishlist for potential buyers, and consequently driving up prices.    Although balconies, terraces, or outdoor gardens were already considered a major selling point before quarantine, they’re having an even greater impact on prices post-quarantine.  A place to enjoy a meal or have […]

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After a slow two months during quarantine, the real estate sector is starting to show signs of recovery.  But is this merely the catch-up effect or is it lasting recovery?  The Paris Chamber of Notaries reports…   For Thierry Delesalle, spokesperson of the Paris Chamber of Notaries, it is still too early to comment on […]

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