This Paris Life

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

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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This charming sunny one bedroom courtyard apartment in a 17th century building is nestled on a quiet street in the Odéon area of Paris’ most highly prized district, the 6th arrondissement.   A row of tall windows in the living room and bedroom look out on the greenery in the quiet vine covered cobblestone courtyard, giving […]

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Montmartre apartment for sale in Paris

This 57 m2 one bedroom apartment located on the 3rd floor without elevator of a 20th century building is in the charming and village-like Lamarck-Caulaincourt area of Montmartre, a stone’s throw from the buzzing and popular area of the Sacré Coeur. More private, protected and authentic, this neighborhood offers a multitude of trendy bars, family […]

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Financial regulators and rating agencies have named France the strongest real estate market in Europe.  According to reports by the Joint Forum and Standard & Poor’s, that strength is primarily due to two French banking trends in particular: a large number of secured loans, and strict lending criteria.

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