This Paris Life

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

After two months of quarantine, outdoor spaces are higher than ever on the wishlist for potential buyers, and consequently driving up prices.    Although balconies, terraces, or outdoor gardens were already considered a major selling point before quarantine, they’re having an even greater impact on prices post-quarantine.  A place to enjoy a meal or have […]

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Henry Buzy-Cazaux, President of the Institute of Real Estate Services Management, comments on the large-scale adoption of digital tools by real estate professionals in France, especially considering how reluctant many were to make the leap just a couple of months ago…   Covid-19, by forcing us into lockdown, has deprived us of social interaction. It […]

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Undertaking a renovation in the capital is more feasible, and reasonably priced, than ever.  However, some homeowners find that the actual groundbreaking can be the most unnerving part, especially in historic Paris apartments.  But while any structural issues and surprises may seem alarming, they certainly don’t have to be, and a good, quality professional can […]

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Recently the Wall Street Journal published an article about the storm of perfect conditions leading American buyers to scoop up that pied-a-terre they’ve been dreaming of for years. Mortgage interest rates in France are below 2%, allowing excellent opportunities to leverage funds; the dollar is at close to a historic high against the euro; and […]

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2019 was an exceptional year for real estate in France, with notaries recording a 7% increase in the number of transactions from July 2018 to July 2019.  Between low interest rates and soaring prices, who exactly is buying real estate in France and its capital these days?  Online real estate broker Pretto reviewed the more […]

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Here what our clients have to say about us:   “We are unreservedly happy to endorse Paris Property Group! The service provided by PPG was at all times friendly, professional, generous and faultless. So much so that it seemed that we were in the hands of trusted long-time friends, rather than simply in a commercial […]

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Supported by ever-low interest rates, the number of French people investing in rental property is taking off.   According to the most recent data provided by Century 21, 26.5% of French people who bought an apartment or a house in the first semester of 2019, did so not to acquire a primary or secondary residence, […]

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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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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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A dedicated site providing free access to property sale prices over the last five years in France has just been updated by the French Ministry of Finance.    A big change to the world of French real estate, the Demande de Valeur Fonciére website offers anyone the chance to access past real estate transactions for […]

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