This Paris Life

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

Home to leafy café terraces, towns tucked away in mountainous landscapes, and Mediterranean beaches, France is as beautiful and diverse as its culture. In fact, expats living there seem to truly enjoy the culture and benefit from a high quality of life and a world-class healthcare system, as shown in HSBC’s most recent Expat Explorer […]

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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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Plans to fully redevelop the Champs-Elysées before the 2024 Olympic Games are in the works, much to the delight of Parisians and tourists alike.    Long considered the most beautiful avenue in the world, the Avenue des Champs-Elysées seems to have lost some of its splendor… and for good reason: 64,000 vehicles drive along this […]

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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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Despite today’s current political and social climate, the luxury real estate market in Paris is breaking all records. Some Parisian properties are being sold in minutes flat, at prices that can exceed 20,000 euros per square meter.   2019 is shaping up to be a favorable year for real estate in Paris.  Real estate professionals […]

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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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With many groundbreaking projets on the horizon, the 13th arrondissement of the capital is a promising territory for investors.   The 13th is Paris’ most unusual arrondissement.  Between the historic gritstone homes of la Butte-aux-Cailles and the American-style buildings on the avenue de France, the 13th arrondissement offers different options to buyers wishing to invest […]

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Urban renewal projects around France have become a national priority as lawmakers aim to curb the number of city-dwelling citizens that head to the outskirts of town. France’s “Action cœur de ville” plan will allocate a budget of €5 billion over five years to improve infrastructure and business development in 222 medium-sized French cities.  This […]

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After months of deliberation, la loi Elan has just been definitively adopted by Parliament and published in the Journal officiel.  Although it most notably imposes new city planning legislation, it also includes measures that help homeowners, especially those who rent out their apartment in Paris.   Flexible rental agreements Property owners will be able to […]

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Although housing prices in France’s largest cities are still on the rise, the national average is hampered by price decreases in the rest of the country.   Focusing on Paris and France’s largest cities, we often forget about the price stability apparent in France’s many provincial regions. Admittedly, the real estate price index (IPI) of […]

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