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This spacious impeccably renovated 3 bedroom 2 ½ bath property is nestled on a quiet street just steps from the Seine and the Ile de la Cité. On the first floor without elevator of a well maintained 17th century building, it has 11 foot ceilings and beautiful wood flooring.  It is located in a historic and […]

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French Law • Buy/ Sell occupied property

Shooting in Paris has recently finished for a new movie that delves into an aspect of French real estate law – property that is already occupied. ‘My Old Lady’ stars Kevin Kline as a penniless New Yorker who has inherited a valuable Paris apartment from his father. Arriving in Paris to take possession, he finds […]

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In August, we reported on the much-welcomed tax relief on real estate sales, which was immediately applied to any sale finalized after September 1, 2013. The changes were intended to offset the government’s wholesale revision of the capital gains tax laws in 2012, which had discouraged property owners from selling and thus significantly curbed the […]

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The first in a series by our colleague, real estate developer and designer Laura Sanders, who handles fractional ownership for Paris Property Group. In these posts, she tells us about buying her apartment in the Marais and the renovation challenges it posed. After making the decision to raid your savings and buy an apartment in […]

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In recent decades, bricks and mortar have proved the surest bet for a profitable investment over a 10-year period, according to a recent study. Real estate ranked ahead of shares in the CAC 40 (France’s top companies listing), gold and other favorite French investments, such as life insurance and the Livret A savings account.

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The average price per sale of French properties to non-residents increased by 5% in 2012 over 2011, although transaction volumes contracted. Non-residents have their main residence outside France and are liable for taxation in their country of residence.

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Who owns Paris real estate? - Paris Property Group

If courtiers of the Sun King, Louis XIV, came back today they would be astonished at the changes time has wrought on the City of Light. Not only has the architectural face of Paris altered but real estate ownership has also been transformed.

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The real estate market in Europe is experiencing significant variation by country in 2013. The good news is that, while France as a whole has seen a decline in residential property prices, Paris is attracting interest from non-European investors in particular this year 

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Buyers from outside Europe – notably from Russia, China and the Middle East – are snapping up French luxury homes in the absence of European purchasers. France is one of the most popular choices for property investors from Russia and the former Soviet republics, such as Ukraine and Belarus. Mostly business leaders, they typically spend […]

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Real estate prices in Paris- guided tour through all arrondissements

Following the trend throughout France, real estate prices are dipping slightly in almost every Paris arrondissement. This presents some great opportunities for buyers. Weekly news magazine l’Express questioned agents in each arrondissement to get their view of market trends.

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