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In two years, rental investments have jumped 69% in Ile-de-France, according to Century 21. Investors are flocking to Paris.   Rental investments in Ile-de-France are increasing at unprecedented levels. “We’ve never seen anything like it,” says Laurent Vimont, president of Century 21. According to the real estate network, more than one out of every four […]

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Paris ranks 7th in the world for innovation and 8th for talent, according to the 2019 Innovation Geographies study by real estate broker JLL.   Real estate broker JLL recently released their yearly Innovation Geographies study, revealing the world’s most innovative cities as well as its current “talent hotspots”.  In the 2019 study, Paris ranked […]

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Although prices are reaching record highs, some real estate experts see no risk of an overheated market.   Real estate professionals are adamant: although prices are peaking in some places, they see no risk of the market overheating. “Apart from a few major cities, prices are not soaring,” points out Jean-Marc Torrollion, President of the […]

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This year’s Loi de finances includes many measures of interest to the real estate sector.   Certain real estate tax cut programs already in force will be extended and modified, while tax reforms continue to change the financial landscape for homeowners.  Read ahead for everything you need to know about this year’s changes.    Le […]

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Recently the Wall Street Journal published an article about the storm of perfect conditions leading American buyers to scoop up that pied-a-terre they’ve been dreaming of for years. Mortgage interest rates in France are below 2%, allowing excellent opportunities to leverage funds; the dollar is at close to a historic high against the euro; and […]

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2019 was an exceptional year for real estate in France, with notaries recording a 7% increase in the number of transactions from July 2018 to July 2019.  Between low interest rates and soaring prices, who exactly is buying real estate in France and its capital these days?  Online real estate broker Pretto reviewed the more […]

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Here what our clients have to say about us: “We are thrilled with the service that we received from Paris Property.  In fact, service seems too sterile — because we felt the care that went into our search.  I don’t have any suggestions for improvement and I understand that each transaction is very different.  Emma […]

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It’s not news that property prices in Paris are on the rise, with the average price per square meter in more than half of Paris’ 20 arrondissements exceeding €10,000.  It is interesting to note, however, that price disparities exist between the small boroughs located within each arrondissement.  In this article, we zoom in on the 10th, 11th, […]

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Borrowing rates continue drop in France.  The latest May figures show an average mortgage rate of 1.29% for loans of all durations.  This beats the previous record, 1.33%, set in 2016.   The French have never before been able to rent for so little.  At an average of 1.29%, all maturities combined, “interest rates on […]

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Although the Century21 real estate agency network was the first to have calculated average prices above €10,000 per m² in Paris as early as March, French notaries have since come to a similar conclusion (€9,920/m²) according to their pre-contract data updated at the end of April. For months now, the Paris Chamber of Notaries has […]

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