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Montmartre apartment for sale in Paris

This 57 m2 one bedroom apartment located on the 3rd floor without elevator of a 20th century building is in the charming and village-like Lamarck-Caulaincourt area of Montmartre, a stone’s throw from the buzzing and popular area of the Sacré Coeur. More private, protected and authentic, this neighborhood offers a multitude of trendy bars, family […]

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Financial regulators and rating agencies have named France the strongest real estate market in Europe.  According to reports by the Joint Forum and Standard & Poor’s, that strength is primarily due to two French banking trends in particular: a large number of secured loans, and strict lending criteria.

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According to the 1st quarter 2013 results of real estate barometer Capacim, purchasing power continues to rise for households throughout Ile de France. Over half (53.7%) of them are in the position to purchase a home in one of the principal communities in the department; one-third (33.4%) could purchase that home in Paris.

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It may have snowed in Paris on March 12th, but the Paris real estate market is ready for its annual spring takeoff. Where do things stand for the interested buyer?

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The Concorde luxury hotels portfolio  – including the luxurious Hôtel du Louvre and Concorde Lafayette Hotel in Paris, sold to Constellation Hotels France, a Middle East-based investor with global hotel holdings. Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels represented the seller, Groupe du Louvre, a subsidiary of Starwood Capital. Starwood acquired the hotels as part of its takeover […]

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A buyers market this spring, but a stronger second half predicted.  MeilleursAgents.com, the notaires of Paris, and an article in Direct Matin yesterday, all have come out with their assessments of what transpired in the Paris real estate market during 2012 and what is predicted for 2013.  The market was relatively frozen during the fall […]

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The Council of Notaires releases its 2013 housing price projections and the UMP political party has some ideas on how Paris should spend the increased revenues generated from property transfer taxes.

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The average price of existing homes in Paris reached a record €8,440 per square meter between June and August 2012(+1.2% in three months; +1.7% over one year). The figures were

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Price overview for Paris real estate

Sales volume – meaning the number of real estate transactions – are down 20% in 2012 as compared with 2011. Although the best properties still sell quickly and at or near asking price, it has meant that Paris real estate buyers are getting some breathing room to separate the wheat from the chafe. “The market […]

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Sales of Existing (Ancien) Apartments According to the most recent sales data available, from May to July 2012, 36,000 apartments were sold in Ile de France, marking a 21 to 22% decine compared to transactions concluded in the same time period in the two previous years.

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