Expert Insight, Breaking News, and Insider Stories on Real Estate in Paris
An expected upturn in French consumer spending during the 2nd quarter of 2014 is expected to benefit parts of the retail property market, experts say.
An interview with our collaborator Christophe Chastel, who owns and runs Guest Apartment Services, a luxury rentals company based on Paris’s Ile St. Louis.
The UK government has cracked down on the practice of purchasing properties through a company structure in order to avoid paying stamp duty. This measure is aimed in particular at wealthy foreign buyers who have bought investment properties that have subsequently been left empty.
Real estate is in a class of its own when it comes to investment in alternative asset classes (i.e. not stocks, bonds or cash), a recent survey by Morgan Stanley reveals. Of U.S. high net worth (NHW) investors with $1million dollars or more in financial assets, 77% own real estate, while 35% own Real Estate […]
Paris is a densely populated city with a high proportion of apartments to houses. Gardens and outside spaces are therefore at a premium. However, there are various ways of finding or creating an external space.
Paris remains a good bet for commercial real estate investment among the top 27 cities in Europe. A recent survey, Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Europe 2014, showed that institutional investors consider commercial property in Paris to be an essential component of their portfolio.
One of the French government’s flagship laws has been censured on the grounds that parts of it may be anti-constitutional. The law would have altered key aspects of rental agreements, including short-term rentals.
This charming 1 bedroom apartment is located on a cobblestoned private pedestrian street off the Place de la Bastille. The quiet street and building are in a historically protected area free of typical Parisian street noise. This tranquil oasis from the bustling area surrounding it sits on the border between the Marais and Bastille areas. […]
We have reported regularly on the changing capital gains tax landscape in France. Read our latest update here. The capital gain is the difference between the price you pay for a property that is not your primary residence and the price you get when you sell it. However, there is a range of expenses, prescribed […]
Mortgage interest rates in France remain at their lowest for years at around 3%. French property experts consider that this helped to sustain the market for older properties (as opposed to new construction) in 2013.