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

Although the Century21 real estate agency network was the first to have calculated average prices above €10,000 per m² in Paris as early as March, French notaries have since come to a similar conclusion (€9,920/m²) according to their pre-contract data updated at the end of April. For months now, the Paris Chamber of Notaries has […]

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It’s not news that property prices in Paris are on the rise, with the average price per square meter in more than half of Paris’ 20 arrondissements exceeding €10,000.  It is interesting to note, however, that price disparities exist between the small boroughs located within each arrondissement.  In this article, we zoom in on the […]

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The Chinese are the most active foreign buyers in Paris in the first trimester, coming in ahead of the Italians.  Although still a minority, more and more foreigners are buying in Paris and in Île-de-France.   The Chinese are not only fans of French wine country but also of French real estate, most notably in […]

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The new Loi Elan, passed in November 2018, authorized property rentals of one month or more for those on work or study travel. After six months, the new law seems to be remedying some of the negative consequences of the crack-down on short term Airbnb-type vacation rentals.   “This is a game changer”, according to […]

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Home to leafy café terraces, towns tucked away in mountainous landscapes, and Mediterranean beaches, France is as beautiful and diverse as its culture. In fact, expats living there seem to truly enjoy the culture and benefit from a high quality of life and a world-class healthcare system, as shown in HSBC’s most recent Expat Explorer […]

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It’s not news that property prices in Paris are on the rise, with the average price per square meter in more than half of Paris’ 20 arrondissements exceeding €10,000.  It is interesting to note, however, that price disparities exist between the small boroughs located within each arrondissement.  In this article, we zoom in on the […]

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At the Château de Versailles, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Breguet, and Hermès have replaced the Rockefellers and David-Weills of yesteryear and contribute to the smooth running of the château through financial donations or sponsorship.    Carved into the walls of the lower galerie de pierre, a statue-lined walkway leading to Versailles’ Opéra Royale, are the […]

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Since 1998, the annual Étude Clameur reviews the overall activity, price progressions, and supply and demand trends of France’s private rental market.  Based on a sample pool of the leases signed over the previous year, the study analyzes market trends in 1,715 French cities with more than 10,000 residents.  The 2019 edition draws a contrasting picture […]

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What kind of corporation is an SCI?

Following in the footsteps of Airbnb, OfficeRiders, We Peps, and SnapEvent offer platforms allowing property owners to rent out their space for events.   Looking for a way to generate income from your property in Paris?  Or planning a special event in Paris?  It is in this mindset that OfficeRiders, We Peps, and SnapEvent have […]

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Despite today’s current political and social climate, the luxury real estate market in Paris is breaking all records. Some Parisian properties are being sold in minutes flat, at prices that can exceed 20,000 euros per square meter.   2019 is shaping up to be a favorable year for real estate in Paris.  Real estate professionals […]

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