This Paris Life

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

What is it like to ‘shelter in place’ in Paris?  It is to be alone, but together all at the same time. You hear your neighbors’ movements and muted conversations through the walls, but rarely see or communicate with anyone.  You can go out with your printed or handwritten note explaining where you are going […]

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In two years, rental investments have jumped 69% in Ile-de-France, according to Century 21. Investors are flocking to Paris.   Rental investments in Ile-de-France are increasing at unprecedented levels. “We’ve never seen anything like it,” says Laurent Vimont, president of Century 21. According to the real estate network, more than one out of every four […]

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Buying property in Paris can help fulfill numerous objectives:  Not only is it an ideal ‘bricks and mortar’ alternative hedge investment like gold, but it can offer rental returns, cultural experiences, and a lifetime of memories and family enjoyment.  Not a bad return on investment!  The key is to buy a truly desirable property at […]

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Paris ranks 7th in the world for innovation and 8th for talent, according to the 2019 Innovation Geographies study by real estate broker JLL.   Real estate broker JLL recently released their yearly Innovation Geographies study, revealing the world’s most innovative cities as well as its current “talent hotspots”.  In the 2019 study, Paris ranked […]

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With the hiring process becoming more streamlined and clear, undertaking a renovation in the capital is more feasible, and reasonably priced, than ever.  However, some homeowners find that the actual groundbreaking can be the most unnerving part, especially in historic Paris apartments.  But while any structural issues and surprises may seem alarming, they certainly don’t […]

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2020 is already proving to be a busy year for the city of Paris.  With municipal elections right around the corner and the Olympic Games ever-approaching, many exciting changes are afoot in the capital.  Read on to learn more about the 5 major city projects we’re most excited about this year.   1. Opening of […]

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This year’s Loi de finances includes many measures of interest to the real estate sector.   Certain real estate tax cut programs already in force will be extended and modified, while tax reforms continue to change the financial landscape for homeowners.  Read ahead for everything you need to know about this year’s changes.    Le […]

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Recently the Wall Street Journal published an article about the storm of perfect conditions leading American buyers to scoop up that pied-a-terre they’ve been dreaming of for years. Mortgage interest rates in France are below 2%, allowing excellent opportunities to leverage funds; the dollar is at close to a historic high against the euro; and […]

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2019 was an exceptional year for real estate in France, with notaries recording a 7% increase in the number of transactions from July 2018 to July 2019.  Between low interest rates and soaring prices, who exactly is buying real estate in France and its capital these days?  Online real estate broker Pretto reviewed the more […]

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From her recent move to the French capital to her latest collaboration with LVMH, Rihanna is making a lasting mark on the Parisian cultural scene.   Having split her time between apartments in LA, London, and Paris, Rihanna is no stranger to our beloved capital.  In fact, the Grammy award-winning artist has even decided make […]

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