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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 courtyard, giving […]
This 57 m2 one bedroom apartment located on the 3rd floor without elevator of a 20th century building is in the charming and village-like Lamarck-Caulaincourt area of Montmartre, a stone’s throw from the buzzing and popular area of the Sacré Coeur. More private, protected and authentic, this neighborhood offers a multitude of trendy bars, family […]
Financial regulators and rating agencies have named France the strongest real estate market in Europe. According to reports by the Joint Forum and Standard & Poor’s, that strength is primarily due to two French banking trends in particular: a large number of secured loans, and strict lending criteria.
President Hollande has made good on his promise to pull back on the dramatic increases in taxes imposed on property sales in France over the last two years. In releasing the details of the new plan, Budget Minister Bernard Cazeneuve cited the “perverse effects of the current system,” specifically the significant decrease in the volume […]
According to the 1st quarter 2013 results of real estate barometer Capacim, purchasing power continues to rise for households throughout Ile de France. Over half (53.7%) of them are in the position to purchase a home in one of the principal communities in the department; one-third (33.4%) could purchase that home in Paris.
The French press is abuzz with stories about 1+ million euro properties hitting the Paris real estate market in recent weeks as a result of looming tax-hikes. What does this mean for the non-resident Paris lover ready to invest in a Paris pied-a-terre? Could it be a short-term buying opportunity? Paris Property Group takes a look at the silver […]
Having the right information and choosing the right ownership structure can be key to maximizing the potential of your property investment.
Prior to the signing of the final purchase agreement, the notaire will send the buyer a completion statement
The essential purchase process is divided into two stages. First, the purchase is formalized by a preliminary contract that may be prepared by a notaire – a promesse de vente – or by an estate agent or privately between the parties – a compromis de vente. In either case, the seller is obligated to sell […]
French banks will lend up to 85% of the assessed value of the property and renovations to most non-resident buyers.