This Paris Life

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

Real estate transactions in France are subject to stamp duty, which the buyer pays. The rate is currently 5.09% of the price of the property and breaks down into: A departmental (county) tax of 3.80%. Paris is classified as a county. A communal (municipal) tax of 1.20%. Each arrondissement (district) of Paris counts as a […]

continue reading...

Paris notaires (officials who handle property transactions) recently issued figures for real estate sales during the 3rd quarter of 2013. Real estate prices in Paris overall have seen a fall of 2.1% during the past 12 months but, in the 3rd quarter, they were slightly up on the same quarter in 2012. The average price […]

continue reading...

This elegant and sunny 2 bedroom apartment is well located near the Arc de Triomphe on a quiet street off Paris’ grand avenue Foch.  It is on the 4th floor with elevator of a beautifully maintained ornate 19th century building. The property boasts 10 foot ceilings, molding, herringbone parquet flooring and the original fireplace.  The […]

continue reading...

    This charming sunny one bedroom courtyard apartment in a 17th century building is nestled on a quiet street in the Odéon area of Paris’ most highly prized district, the 6th arrondissement.   A row of tall windows in the living room and bedroom look out on the greenery in the quiet vine covered cobblestone […]

continue reading...

This elegant 4 bedroom Haussmanian corner apartment with high ceilings (12 ft.) overlooks the bell tower of the newly renovated Gare de Lyon. On the first floor with elevator of a well maintained 19th century building with concierge, a wide gallery runs the length of the apartment.  The spacious living room faces south and west.  […]

continue reading...

This 2-bed, 2-bath; 6th floor (elevator); 100m2 (1,076 sq ft) duplex apartment is nestled in the roof of a lovely early 19th century building. The living space has windows on all four sides revealing stunning views of Paris. Two bedroom suites are located on the floor below. The incredible light and charm of the apartment […]

continue reading...
French Law • Buy/ Sell occupied property

Shooting in Paris has recently finished for a new movie that delves into an aspect of French real estate law – property that is already occupied. ‘My Old Lady’ stars Kevin Kline as a penniless New Yorker who has inherited a valuable Paris apartment from his father. Arriving in Paris to take possession, he finds […]

continue reading...

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 […]

continue reading...

The first in a series by our colleague, real estate developer and designer Laura Sanders, who handles fractional ownership for Paris Property Group. In these posts, she tells us about buying her apartment in the Marais and the renovation challenges it posed. After making the decision to raid your savings and buy an apartment in […]

continue reading...

In recent decades, bricks and mortar have proved the surest bet for a profitable investment over a 10-year period, according to a recent study. Real estate ranked ahead of shares in the CAC 40 (France’s top companies listing), gold and other favorite French investments, such as life insurance and the Livret A savings account.

continue reading...
Contact us
By phone
In France +33 (0)9 75 18 18 99
From the US (917) 779-9950
By email
Norton
ABOUT SSL CERTIFICATES
Stay current on the Paris real estate market:
Sign up for our newsletter
Thank you and welcome aboard!
* Required fileds