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French real estate sector recovery to intensify ➤ Paris Property Group

The French real estate sector’s renewed activity is set to continue into this year. Olivier Eluère, economist at the Crédit Agricole explains its recovery’s positive influence on the country’s economy. After a lengthy housing slump the property sector is doing well again while the construction industry has also recovered, stabilizing in 2015 after seven years […]

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Since 2012, property prices in Dijon and its periphery have fallen slowly but steadily. However, houses and apartments in the historic city center remain expensive and sought after. For the past three years, prices have fallen slightly but steadily in Dijon and its periphery. Between 2014 and 2015, apartment prices decreased by 4.5% to stand […]

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2015 property prices in France fell - with exceptions • Paris Property Group

The year 2015 saw French real estate recover, with sales volumes reaching those of the boom years. While prices dropped steadily across most of the country, they soared in Paris, Lyon and Bordeaux, among a few others. Last Spring, the real estate market in France began a steady recovery, which it sustained throughout 2015. The […]

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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 […]

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The difference between the price a property is advertised for and the final transaction amount remains at an all time low of 4.5% since October, new study finds. The Orpi real estate network recently published a price gap barometer in conjunction with Le Figaro and Explorimmo. It revealed that after months of continuous decline, the […]

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After a relatively slow 2014, the property market in Lyon has sustained growth this year, due mainly to falling house prices. However, the region’s real estate didn’t severely suffer from the slump incurred by the rest of France, thanks mainly to the Lyon metropolis’ resilient economic market. The Lyonnais real estate market is in good shape, […]

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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 […]

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Bordeaux's real estate market thriving ➤ Paris Property Group

A new study ranks Bordeaux’s real estate as most attractive in France. One of the priciest French cities, Bordeaux’ property market is thriving, due in part to several urban development projects undertaken in recent years. Previously nicknamed the “Sleeping Beauty,” this qualifier is no longer valid for the newly dynamic capital of the Aquitaine region. […]

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With buyers returning to the market — thanks, in part, to interest rates on property loans reaching record lows — real estate professionals report being more optimistic about the future of the property sector. A report published on 21st September quantifies this renewed optimism. The survey, commissioned by the Crédit Foncier and the CSA, reveals […]

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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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