Expert Insight, Breaking News, and Insider Stories on Real Estate in Paris
A new certificate easily obtainable from a French notaire makes inheriting property in France a far simpler process for non-residents. The European Certificate of Succession allowing heirs to assert their rights in a more streamlined manner is applicable in all EU member states. Until recently, to receive international inheritance, heirs had to go through a […]
A new decree sets the rules for creating and managing cohousing communities — intentional groups of co-owners. These housing cooperatives are considered legal entities, enabling people to come together to design, build and run their housing groups. In 2014, the Alur law — law on access to housing and renovated town planning — officially recognized […]
While policymakers just signed an environmental agreement during the Paris Climate Talks, certain policies are already in place in France to promote energy-efficient housing. With environmental concerns weighing increasingly on lawmakers’ decisions, France has been steadily developing and implementing ecological incentives for homeowners to improve their properties’ energy performance in the last few years. A recent […]
To buy or not to buy? A new study offers a detailed response to a common deliberation by calculating the number of years required to recover the cost of acquiring one’s home. The study focuses on 37 of the largest cities in France. A new study published on 14th September by mortgage broker Meilleurtaux.com has […]
Buying a piece of the common area in your Paris building is a great way to enhance your living space and add to your property’s value. So: why not buy your building’s rooftop? In a copropriété, or co-owned building, the roof, hallways, façades, terraces, landings, etc belong to the building and are thus jointly owned by […]
Owners of Paris property in copropriétés — co-owned buildings — saw their fees decrease by 7.4% in 2014, according to a new index report by the Fnaim (National Federation of Real Estate) published on 22nd September. The new edition of the Observatory of co-ownership fees in Greater Paris, a database including 9352 buildings comprising 297,284 […]
An interesting look at who owns investment property that is rented out short term in France and who their renters are. Perhaps unsurprisingly over 80% of all short term rental apartments are owned by French, followed by Italian, American and Swiss owners.