This Paris Life

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

According to the Notaries of France, the share of non-resident foreign buyers continues to decline, falling to its lowest level for the past ten years. A trend that is not new, but that Covid has amplified. If Metropolitan France has always attracted foreign buyers, their presence seems to be dwindling. Whether in Paris, Périgord, the […]

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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:   “Please know how very grateful I am for all the handholding , assistance, advice and referrals you have provided this past year. Without your help and guidance, I know I would never have been able to realize my dream of having an apartment in Paris.”   […]

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Following in the footsteps of Airbnb, OfficeRiders, We Peps, and SnapEvent offer platforms allowing property owners to rent out their space for events.   Looking for a way to generate income from your property in Paris?  Or planning a special event in Paris?  It is in this mindset that OfficeRiders, We Peps, and SnapEvent have […]

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After months of deliberation, la loi Elan has just been definitively adopted by Parliament and published in the Journal officiel.  Although it most notably imposes new city planning legislation, it also includes measures that help homeowners, especially those who rent out their apartment in Paris.   Flexible rental agreements Property owners will be able to […]

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2018 was a record-breaking year for the Parisian real estate market, from all-time high prices to all-time low interest rates.  But where exactly in the capital did the greatest changes take place?  In which arrondissements did price growth increase the most in 2018, and where do they currently stand in terms of price per square […]

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Still supported by low interest rates, the market for pre-existing properties in France remained dynamic in the third quarter.   After two unprecedented years, 2018 looks like it will be a record setting year.  According to the latest quarterly figures from several branch networks, the French real estate market for pre-existing properties remains in good […]

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Parisian real estate prices, which currently stand at 9,420 euros/m², will continue to rise, announced the Chambre des notaires de Paris-Île-de-France in a recent business review.  Though final figures won’t be available for awhile, “According to market data, the price per square meter could exceed 9,600 euros in December 2018 in Paris.  The annual increase […]

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“When we think back on the entire process –  what we remember most are the fun times of going from apartment to apartment, laughing about the bad ones and debating the merits of the good ones; the excitement of finding “the one”; and the sense of confidence that came from knowing we were in safe […]

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