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7 common mistakes while buying

These tips can mean the difference between you finding and successfully negotiating the purchase of your new pied-a-terre in Paris, or you looking endlessly, but never landing that “perfect place”. Foreign real estate markets can be a scary place: different laws, potentially unscrupulous sellers, binding transactions taking place in another language. But avoiding these seven […]

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When investing in new rental property, choosing the right location is key. A recent study reveals the top locations to buy freshly built real estate in 2016 in France. As is shown by the steady recovery of the new build sector, the Pinel law has proven to be a success. The legislation, which came into […]

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Real estate prices have been falling steadily for the past three years in northeastern French city Metz. “It’s time to buy,” according to professionals, advice increasingly heeded by first-time buyers and property investors. With prices rarely exceeding 2,100 euros per square meter and still dropping, the property market is seeing the return of first-time buyers. […]

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study by mortgage bank Crédit Foncier profiles French property buyers, with a focus on rental investment.

A study by mortgage bank Crédit Foncier profiles French property buyers, with a focus on rental investment. It highlights the six regions most prized by property purchasers, property types and the main reasons individuals are investing in real estate.

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Is it the crown moldings and chandeliers? Herringbone wooden floors? The iron balconies and French doors? The trick is combining the classical elements with modern amenities for a classy and livable result. The classic Parisian aesthetic will never go out of style – clean white walls contrasted with flowing silk curtains draped over glowing parquet […]

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Sales volumes are up, but prices have continued their gradual decline.  Prices should stabilize in the near term due to the strong market typical in Paris during the summer months.  Figures provided by the Paris Notaires reveal that the Parisian real estate market has been slightly more active in recent months, especially in the Grand Couronne, which […]

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Paris is about to inaugurate a rent cap, the first of its kind in France. For many real estate professionals, the imminent change raises serious concerns that investors will be discouraged and the market will destabilize. There is also the sense that, good intentions aside, the law will hurt the very people it was intended […]

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In the context of the dynamic commercial property market in Paris, Asian and Middle Eastern institutions have targeted the city for property investments. Recent research shows that sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies and developers have invested heavily in cross-border investments during the past two years. In 2013, total investment amounted to around $22 billion (€18.5 […]

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Real estate investment manager AEW Europe intends to spend up to €4 billion on European property over the next three years. Demand for commercial property from Asian investors is particularly strong.

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For the third year running, Paris has been ranked first among 50 cities for its attractiveness to students, ahead of Melbourne and London.

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