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This charming sunny one bedroom courtyard apartment in a 17th century building is nestled on a quiet street in the Odéon area of Paris’ most highly prized district, the 6th arrondissement. A row of tall windows in the living room and bedroom look out on the greenery in the quiet vine covered cobblestone courtyard, giving […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]