This Paris Life

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

One of the French government’s flagship laws has been censured on the grounds that parts of it may be anti-constitutional. The law would have altered key aspects of rental agreements, including short-term rentals.

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Recent research shows that investment in real estate is driving cities’ economic success rather than just being a consequence of it. Worldwide investment in commercial real estate over the past decade has totaled $4.6 trillion. Half of this has been concentrated in 30 cities.

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This charming 1 bedroom apartment is located on a cobblestoned private pedestrian street off the Place de la Bastille. The quiet street and building are in a historically protected area free of typical Parisian street noise. This tranquil oasis from the bustling area surrounding it sits on the border between the Marais and Bastille areas. […]

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I’m planning to sell my Paris apartment, which I bought in mid-2007. The deed of sale had a number of diagnostic reports attached. Which of these do I have to have redone, what paperwork do I need to supply and who pays for it all – me or the buyer?

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We have reported regularly on the changing capital gains tax landscape in France. Read our latest update here. The capital gain is the difference between the price you pay for a property that is not your primary residence and the price you get when you sell it. However, there is a range of expenses, prescribed […]

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Avenue Montaigne one of world's most expensive streets • Paris Property Group

A recent study reveals that the Avenue Montaigne in the 8th Arrondissement (district) is among the top 10 most expensive streets in the world for luxury real estate. The study ranked streets by their average price per square meter. At the top came Pollock’s Path in Hong Kong at a substantial 120,000€/m2. Avenue Montaigne came […]

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Interactive real estate map to help find your home ➤ Paris Property Group

Properties in Paris are traditionally marketed by price per square meter. Now FNAIM, the trade association for realtors in Paris and the Ile-de-France region, has developed an interactive real estate map. This allows you to identify the arrondissements (districts) that have properties in the price range and of the type you’re looking for.

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This grand 4 bed, 3 bath, is well located in the Notre-Dame-des-Champs neighborhood, between the Luxembourg gardens and Saint-Placide.

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France may have led the way in imposing capital gains tax (CGT) on sales of second homes but the UK is now following suit.

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Mortgage rates in France have been at historic lows in recent months. However, the outlook for the next move in interest rates has changed markedly over this period. During the summer of 2013, commentators expected French mortgage rates to rise before the end of the year. In the early fall, this was pushed out to […]

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