This Paris Life

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A “partie commune” is the common area for the use of all co-owners, and a “partie privative” is an area reserved for the exclusive use of one co-owner. How do we define “partie commune” and “partie privative”?   Partie commune A partie commune is an area that is part of a building and land which […]

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With more than 42,000 homes sold in the second quarter of 2021, the market in Ile-de-France is experiencing a lot of activity. Houses are very sought after in the outer suburbs. Parisian real estate prices are rising slightly. The movement of the Ile-de-France real estate market continues to be dynamic! Sales of older homes continue […]

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Even if the health crisis isn’t fully over, it no longer weighs on the real estate market. The volume of transactions carried out in 2021 should approach 1.2 million according to the projections of Meilleurs Agents. This is an historic number that would make 2021 the best year of all time in terms of sales, […]

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For months we haven’t seen  gains like this! After a year marked by a lack of clear trends in the real estate market, dynamism is once again evident. Since the last Meilleurs Agents barometer, ten of the eleven largest cities in France have returned clearly to the green (+ 0.4%). And, some of them even […]

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A market that rises with the temperature Spring keeps its promises! Despite the announcement at the end of March of a new lock down, the upturn in activity traditionally observed in the real estate market with the return of good weather has not been lacking. Thus, the month of April showed good momentum. Helped by […]

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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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