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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 […]

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This elegant 4 bedroom Haussmanian corner apartment with high ceilings (12 ft.) overlooks the bell tower of the newly renovated Gare de Lyon. On the first floor with elevator of a well maintained 19th century building with concierge, a wide gallery runs the length of the apartment.  The spacious living room faces south and west.  […]

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In August, we reported on the much-welcomed tax relief on real estate sales, which was immediately applied to any sale finalized after September 1, 2013. The changes were intended to offset the government’s wholesale revision of the capital gains tax laws in 2012, which had discouraged property owners from selling and thus significantly curbed the […]

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The first in a series by our colleague, real estate developer and designer Laura Sanders, who handles fractional ownership for Paris Property Group. In these posts, she tells us about buying her apartment in the Marais and the renovation challenges it posed. After making the decision to raid your savings and buy an apartment in […]

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In recent decades, bricks and mortar have proved the surest bet for a profitable investment over a 10-year period, according to a recent study. Real estate ranked ahead of shares in the CAC 40 (France’s top companies listing), gold and other favorite French investments, such as life insurance and the Livret A savings account.

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The average price per sale of French properties to non-residents increased by 5% in 2012 over 2011, although transaction volumes contracted. Non-residents have their main residence outside France and are liable for taxation in their country of residence.

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Who owns Paris real estate? - Paris Property Group

If courtiers of the Sun King, Louis XIV, came back today they would be astonished at the changes time has wrought on the City of Light. Not only has the architectural face of Paris altered but real estate ownership has also been transformed.

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The real estate market in Europe is experiencing significant variation by country in 2013. The good news is that, while France as a whole has seen a decline in residential property prices, Paris is attracting interest from non-European investors in particular this year 

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Apartment buildings are subject to shared co-ownership expenses (charges de copropriété). Co-owners in Paris pay on average 48.9 euros/m2 per year for a building with all of the amenities below. For a 50m2, this adds up to 2,445 euros per year. But it’s worth noting that many buildings do not have the full range of […]

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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 […]

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