Expert Insight, Breaking News, and Insider Stories on Real Estate in Paris
Renting your apartment to a film company as a location or for a photo shoot can be rewarding. How do you go about it and what are the issues?
La Samaritaine, one of Paris’s iconic landmarks, is to be reborn following an ambitious makeover project. The famous department store, first opened in 1870, is situated between the Pont Neuf and the rue de Rivoli, close to the Louvre Museum. The 1st arrondissement (district) is the city’s luxury shop window, with some sought-after addresses.
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 […]
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.
Mayor Delanoë continues to press his position that rentals of under one year (9 months to students) are unlawful unless the apartment in question has “commercial”, rather than “residential”, status. Like minds disagree as to whether this position is correct and sustainable in the courts, but either way there are some things that can be […]
Ernst & Young released a study this month surveying a significant grouping of active French real estate investors. According to the report, 77% of investors surveyed believe that France will be an attractive investment market in 2012.
The last ten years have seen tremendous market growth in Paris, both in commercial and residential real estate. At the nadir of the market turmoil in 2008-2009, the greatest impact on Paris real estate
According to Jones Lang LaSalle in its 2011 Global Capital Flows report, there was US$411 billion of direct commercial investment globally in 2011, a 28% increase over 2010.