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The working class borough of Belleville is one to watch for those looking to buy property in Paris.  The neighborhood that straddles four arrondissements is turning heads for its rapid boboisation and piquing the interest of thrifty investors and buyers, as property prices remain low and are forecast to grow rapidly in future. Both buy-to-let investors and […]

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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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Paris has no multiple listing service (MLS) and what some might call an “every agent for himself” mentality. It can therefore be challenging to find an agent you can count on to work hard and represent your interests. Historically property sellers have given their listing to multiple agencies to ensure they reach the most buyers, […]

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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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Agency fees in Paris vary wildly according to recent study by a property management site, and Paris Property Group has some of the lowest in the city. Homepilot.com, which manages property rentals in Paris, surveyed 253 agencies in the capital to find out the average commission charged on property sales. They found a range of 3% […]

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With prices and sales volumes on a record pace for this year, are we looking at a real estate bubble that will pop?  A recent blip in Paris’ strong price growth which is currently around mid-7% has not stopped observers asking if the market is in a bubble. The Paris Notaires are predicting that by […]

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Market figures released by Guy Hoquet for the third quarter show a slow in the property market nationwide. What are their predictions for the fourth quarter? Summer is traditionally a more quiet period for the French property market, though low rates and government help-to-buy schemes has ensured a bucking of that particular trend this year.  Figures […]

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Paris luxury property prices compared worldwide ➤Paris Property Group

How does Paris compare to other global hubs when it comes to luxury property prices, cost of renting and demand for property? Recent figures reveal all. Renting with a $1,500 monthly budget Figures from global rentals website Rentcafe show that Paris comes out less expensive than New York, London, San Francisco and Zurich, and only […]

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Law of unintended consequences? ➤Paris real estate market update •PPG

The market has cooled a bit from the extreme frenzy we saw in Spring 2017, where buyers desperate to take advantage of the extremely low interest rates generated near record volumes and price increases of 6.6% so far this year in Paris.  The slight increase in interest rates does not seem to have harmed the […]

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The Chateau de Blancafort, built in 1453, is being put up for auction. The starting price is one euro, without reserve. For a price that will be determined on October 19, the 2100 m2 Chateau de Blancafort and its 42 acres of private grounds will be awarded to the winning buyer. Six bedrooms, several guestrooms, […]

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