This Paris Life

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

Lawyers do not handle real estate transactions in France. This is the job of notaires, public officials with specialized legal training appointed by the Minister of Justice. Now, the notaires’ fee structure is under review and their monopoly may be ended. The role and remuneration of notaires in France The role of the notaire is […]

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A new French residential property price index is to be launched in September 2014. Its creator is Michel Mouillart, a professor of economics at a Paris university and director of the Housing Credit Observatory. He claims that it will provide more up to date information than existing data.

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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.

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According to recent research, investors paid €10.7 billion euros for French office, retail, logistics, and industrial properties between January and June 2014 – an increase of 73% over the same period in 2013.

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This sun-filled 1 bedroom apartment with balcony is located off the rue des Martyrs near the charming Place St. Georges in the 9th arrondissement. On a quiet street, it is in close proximity to the many shops and restaurants in this lively neighborhood.

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Sales of famous Paris hotels continue apace. InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has recently agreed to sell the Le Grand hotel to the Qatari group Constellation Hotels Holding Limited for €330 million. The hotel currently has 470 guest rooms, including 70 suites. Constellation plans to renovate Le Grand at an estimated cost of €60 million.

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Continuing our series of collaborator interviews, Elyse and Stephen Gutman of the Corcoran Group tell us about the luxury real estate market in New York City. 1. Please give us a brief bio of your agency. The Corcoran Group was founded in 1973, as the market in New York City was transformed from a mainly […]

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The world’s biggest sovereign investment fund, Norges Bank Investment Management, has bought Le Madeleine building in Paris for €425.6 million ($570 million) from a fund managed by Blackrock Inc.

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The Notaires de France (officials who handle property transactions) indicate that French property prices were stable at the end of May. In advance of their quarterly analysis for the 2nd quarter of 2014, the notaires’ bulletin shows that prices in Paris saw a slight decline of 0.2% between February and May. As ever, these figures […]

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The Concorde Opéra Paris hotel is undergoing a significant restoration program, prior to re-branding as the Hilton Paris Opéra in September 2014. The hotel remains open during the renovation work, which is scheduled for full completion in early 2015.

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