This Paris Life

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

The Paris Council recently voted in favour of a quadrupling of the surcharge on the taxe d’habitation for unoccupied homes in the city. If voted into law by the National Assembly, this would take it from 60% to 250%, adding several hundred or even thousands of euros to Paris property owners’ tax bills. 

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His two main campaign pledges affecting real estate in France will form part of 2018’s finance bill. What do they mean for those owning property in France? 

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Emmanuel Macron’s election has proven good news for those with high-end Paris real estate.  Several sources have proclaimed a period of rejuvenation for the capital’s luxury property market. Most notably, there has been talk of foreign buyers seeing the country in a new light, and one which makes property acquisitions on French soil that much […]

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The Paris property market in the first quarter of 2017 saw almost double the activity of the previous year, with price growth accelerating to reach 5.5% year over year through March. 

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Embezzling dictators have a habit of amassing global property portfolios. Paris is a common target for this sort of activity, and authorities have recently shown their willingness to seize assets bought with pilfered State money.

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While most agree that the French property market’s recovery will continue well into 2017, myriad uncertainties are leading some to conclude that now is the best time to buy.

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A comprehensive review of the world’s top 50 luxury property hotspots for 2017 shows Paris in the top 5. How does it compare to other world class cities on the practical, financial and emotional factors that appeal to high net-worth individuals?

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With the first round of voting only a fortnight away, it is worth considering what each candidate’s policies would mean for Paris property, if elected.

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It is a well-kept secret in Paris that luxurious properties in the well-known 16th arrondissement are no longer as expensive as they were 25 years ago, relatively speaking. Buyers have been forgoing the western part of Paris for the city center, even if that means buying smaller apartments. That means the beautiful apartments and houses […]

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France had a record production of real estate loans in 2016. Historically low interest rates have began to rise slightly since December, but borrowing conditions have remained very attractive. For brokers, 2017 looks promising. The French real estate market was exceptionally dynamic in 2016 and the unprecedented number of housing transactions was largely due to […]

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