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A rainy spring and labor strikes are not expected to have a lasting negative impact on Paris’ property market as the country’s economy continues to grow and foreign buyers are drawn by favorable currency exchange rates. The French capital suffered a fairly turbulent month in May. Not only did strikes, blockades and fuel shortages cause […]

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Nestled in the attics of Parisian buildings, service rooms, maids rooms, or chambres de bonne as they are referred to in French, are selling like hot cakes, according to the notaires. A new study by the Parisian notaires entitled “Three decades of real estate in Paris” has found that service rooms in the capital are […]

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The notaires of Paris and Île-de-France expect real estate prices to remain stable in the capital during the first quarter of 2016, at around 8,000 euros per square meter. Meanwhile sales volumes experienced strong growth at the end of 2015. Real estate prices seem on their way to steadying in Paris, ending what professionals have […]

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According to the notaires of Paris and Île-de-France, the real estate market has greatly improved this year, with lower prices and sales volumes up over 15% since last year.  Levels are now higher than those of the 1999 to 2007 boom years.

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Meilleursagents’ monthly barometer finds that real estate prices in France have decreased slightly in Paris as well as in nine other large cities during the month of October. A slight property price decrease was recorded in October across ten major French cities last month, according to Meilleursagents’ latest monthly property price report. The drop in […]

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Reporting on the Paris real estate market’s summer flourish, the Parisian notaries believe continued growth and steady prices are on the agenda for coming months. The notaires of Paris and Île-de-France have published their analysis of the residential real estate market in the region for the third quarter of 2015. According to the report, the […]

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 A previous Paris Property Group article detailed the start of a recovery for the French capital’s real estate market, due in part to low property prices. Buyers are back and it’s time to invest in the city, but where exactly? A close examination of some of the capital’s arrondissements reveals where prices have declined most […]

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Despite successive financial crises, Paris real estate remains a profitable investment. Property prices have more than tripled over 30 years. Smaller apartments and studios have seen higher percentage increases than larger apartments. The most active foreign investors in Paris property are the Italians. But foreign buyers have not significantly influenced real estate prices.

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Paris notaires (officials who handle property transactions) recently issued figures for real estate sales during the 3rd quarter of 2013. Real estate prices in Paris overall have seen a fall of 2.1% during the past 12 months but, in the 3rd quarter, they were slightly up on the same quarter in 2012. The average price […]

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“There will be a new record in Paris,” according to Thierry Delesalle, a spokesman for the notaries of Paris, during a recent press conference, adding that the leading indicators point to higher prices in September and October.  The pricing declines seen in the fourth quarter 2011 and first quarter of 2012 seem to have fizzled. […]

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