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

With the hiring process becoming more streamlined and clear, undertaking a renovation in the capital is more feasible, and reasonably priced, than ever.  However, some homeowners find that the actual groundbreaking can be the most unnerving part, especially in historic Paris apartments.  But while any structural issues and surprises may seem alarming, they certainly don’t […]

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Although prices are reaching record highs, some real estate experts see no risk of an overheated market.   Real estate professionals are adamant: although prices are peaking in some places, they see no risk of the market overheating. “Apart from a few major cities, prices are not soaring,” points out Jean-Marc Torrollion, President of 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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Supported by ever-low interest rates, the number of French people investing in rental property is taking off.   According to the most recent data provided by Century 21, 26.5% of French people who bought an apartment or a house in the first semester of 2019, did so not to acquire a primary or secondary residence, […]

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It’s not news that property prices in Paris are on the rise, with the average price per square meter in more than half of Paris’ 20 arrondissements exceeding €10,000.  It is interesting to note, however, that price disparities exist between the small boroughs located within each arrondissement.  In this article, we zoom in on the […]

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As reported in an article by challenges.fr, an annual survey by l’Observatoire des loyers de l’agglomération parisienne (Olap) has shown that the rise in the cost of rent for Parisian private housing, which had been slowing since 2012, accelerated slightly last year. With an average increase of 0.8% last year in Paris and throughout the […]

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Which arrondissements boast the most expensive property values in Paris?  Which ones have seen prices rise over the past five years?  How does your arrondissement figure in the grand scheme?  Using notary data, Le Figaro Immobilier has compiled a comprehensive summary of real estate price changes, arrondissement by arrondissement. The big picture: Today’s Parisian real […]

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According to an economic report by Daniel Fortin of Europe1, average property values in Paris are at an all-time high.   For two consecutive months now, the average property value of €9/m2 has been exceeded and continues to increase, with an average value of €9.043/m2 at the end of May. This figures most notably for studios […]

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The Macron government looks open to bringing back rent caps in Paris and Lille after it passed a law making the process easier. Landlords and renters alike are eagerly awaiting the next few months. The Macron government passed its loi Elan in April as a successor to the loi Alur, the famous set of bills […]

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Paris Property Group’s Kathryn Brown sat down with USA Today recently to give an update on the Paris real estate market, as well as a look at some special properties for sale.  In a whirlwind discussion of far ranging topics including the evolution of prices over the past decade, the impact of currency exchange rate […]

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