Expert Insight, Breaking News, and Insider Stories on Real Estate in Paris
There is no MLS in Paris. For non-US buyers, that’s real estate speak for there is no single database of all the available properties to buy in the Paris market. So if you want to buy an apartment in Paris, the key is understanding how the market does (and doesn’t) work, and being ready to […]
Latest urban planning competition in Île-de-France calls for projects to develop La Métropole du Grand Paris — the Greater Paris Metropolis. Urban planning contests are decidedly popular in the French capital of late. After “Reinventing Paris” and “Reinventing the Seine,” the Regional Council of Île-de-France has recently launched a new architectural competition, focused on Grand Paris, or […]
A new decree sets the rules for creating and managing cohousing communities — intentional groups of co-owners. These housing cooperatives are considered legal entities, enabling people to come together to design, build and run their housing groups. In 2014, the Alur law — law on access to housing and renovated town planning — officially recognized […]
Construction companies are banking on “the start of a recovery” in 2016, with a projected increase of 0.9% in their activity, mainly driven by the construction of new housing. Construction of housing residences (for senior, students or within the tourism industry) exploded in the third quarter of 2015, growing by 34% to 5,600 units, according […]
As the International Climate Summit ends in Paris, chair country France’s efforts to green its property sector in order to fight climate change pay off. The country scores highly in a new ranking on real estate sustainability. France recently chaired the latest edition of the United Nations Climate Conference. With sustainability now a main requirement […]
With the global refugee crisis intensifying, private companies and public officials in France have prepared a number of temporary and permanent real estate solutions to house refugees. On Monday 7th September, President François Hollande announced that France would accommodate 24,000 migrants over a period of two years. Both elected officials and private actors have been […]
A study has found that most French cities have suffered a price decline in the rental market. The capital is an exception, with discrepancies noted according to property size. Trends observed in 2014 have intensified. In the first half of 2015 rents all over France fell by 1.7% on average, based on a study by […]
France’s highest administrative court reverses earlier rulings, finds that the proposed glass facade is sufficiently in harmony with Paris existing architecture.
In another significant step intended to invigorate the city, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has pledged to transform 250,000 square meters (m²) of Paris offices into residential housing by the year 2020.
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