This Paris Life

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

In 2020, when the world was in lockdown due to Covid, there were some people who decided that their life goals should not be put on hold even one day longer.  This is the story of a man who did just that, and how it changed his life forever. It had always been the dream of […]

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It can seem daunting to renovate a property in Paris when you are far away, and even more so when you have never even seen the property in question.   We’re fortunate to work with an incredible team that can step in and make your dreams a reality.  Here is the behind the scenes story from […]

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The Parisian lifestyle is one everyone dreams of having. Within one city, you have your pick of restaurants, events, shops, historic sites, and cultural performances; it is impossible to be bored in this city. Paris is also a centrally located place from which to visit other parts of Europe. If you decide Paris is for […]

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Rental properties in Paris do not respect the rent control, according to a study by the City of Paris and the Abbé Pierre foundation.   The most significant overruns are observed in some of the richest arrondissements (1st, 7th, 9th, 16th) according to a study.   Some 35% of rental ads in Paris exceed the legal ceiling, […]

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Whether you are an owner, non-occupying owner or tenant, you have a high probability of one day being the author or the victim of water damage. Water damage is the first item of declared claims. How will you deal with it? What insurance to take out? Each co-owner is required to insure himself against the […]

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As the presidential elections quickly approach, with a first round in less than 6 months, Meilleur Agents, leader in online real estate valuation, analyzes the evolution of the real estate purchasing power of the French property market under the Fifth Republic (1958 to present). Oil shocks, changeover to the Euro, subprime crisis, Covid19 … Which […]

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The disenchantment for big city life, reinforced   The new real estate geography observed by Meilleur Agents. The disenchantment with big cities is marked by an increased interest in the countryside. The hierarchy in terms of price increases until July 2020 was, at the top of the scale, Paris followed by the ten of the […]

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Paris Real Estate Prices by Arrondissement In a market that is once again buoyant, supply has increased by the departure of Parisians in need of space. Buyers are in control and are more demanding than ever. By Valérie Ferrer, Nicole Gex, Robert Kassous, Yves Le Grix, Agnès Morel and Louise Perrin   Paris center (1st, […]

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So you’ve decided to invest in an apartment in Paris.  Congratulations!  Buying property in the capital not only fulfills numerous investment objectives, but it also offers unique cultural experiences and provides a lifetime of memories with friends and family. Besides following our 10 investment tips for buying a pied-a-terre apartment in Paris, it’s also important […]

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A “partie commune” is the common area for the use of all co-owners, and a “partie privative” is an area reserved for the exclusive use of one co-owner. How do we define “partie commune” and “partie privative”?   Partie commune A partie commune is an area that is part of a building and land which […]

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