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After months of deliberation, la loi Elan has just been definitively adopted by Parliament and published in the Journal officiel.  Although it most notably imposes new city planning legislation, it also includes measures that help homeowners, especially those who rent out their apartment in Paris.   Flexible rental agreements Property owners will be able to […]

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Although housing prices in France’s largest cities are still on the rise, the national average is hampered by price decreases in the rest of the country.   Focusing on Paris and France’s largest cities, we often forget about the price stability apparent in France’s many provincial regions. Admittedly, the real estate price index (IPI) of […]

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A recent study on the impact of the Grand Paris metro expansion on more than twenty suburbs in the Île-de-France region shows prices are up more than 10% over the past year in about ten suburban cites that will benefit from the new metro lines.   With 200 km of track and 68 new stations, […]

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After a dynamic 2018 year, the French luxury real estate market continues its upward climb, benefitting more and more from the marked return of French citizens, non-residents, and Europeans from London.  With their substantial buying power, these groups have contributed to price growth in the capital.   It’s the new normal: the number of French […]

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Following in the footsteps of the records announced by the Louvre, most of the capital’s other major sites have also benefited from the upturn in tourism.   Tourists are flocking to Paris: preliminary data provided by Parisian cultural sites indicate a record high of number of visitors for the 2018 year and an increase in […]

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2018 was a record-breaking year for the Parisian real estate market, from all-time high prices to all-time low interest rates.  But where exactly in the capital did the greatest changes take place?  In which arrondissements did price growth increase the most in 2018, and where do they currently stand in terms of price per square […]

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After 4 years of construction and €211 million invested, the extension of Tramway 3b from Porte de la Chapelle to Porte d’Asnières was finally opened in November 2018, relieving rush hour commutes in the 17th and 18th arrondissements.   Parisians have a lot to celebrate.  Not only has construction of the T3b finally been completed, […]

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Still supported by low interest rates, the market for pre-existing properties in France remained dynamic in the third quarter.   After two unprecedented years, 2018 looks like it will be a record setting year.  According to the latest quarterly figures from several branch networks, the French real estate market for pre-existing properties remains in good […]

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Parisian real estate prices, which currently stand at 9,420 euros/m², will continue to rise, announced the Chambre des notaires de Paris-Île-de-France in a recent business review.  Though final figures won’t be available for awhile, “According to market data, the price per square meter could exceed 9,600 euros in December 2018 in Paris.  The annual increase […]

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Chantier du chantier Grand Paris Express à proximité de la gare La Plaine - Stade de France à Saint-Denis. Photo prise du quai de la gare du RER B.

The arrival of a high-speed subway linking Paris to it’s suburbs will overhaul the metropolis and rebalance its real estate, opening up new territory to investors. The new home market has been in decline everywhere in France, except in Île-de-France, the area surrounding Paris.  The Paris region remains largely untouched due to lack of housing […]

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