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The Paris real estate market has quickly recovered after an uncertain first half due to coronavirus.    Sales numbers The first few months of 2020 heralded an exceptional year for Paris real estate, especially after the momentum of 2019 with a record 1.07 million sales.  At the end of April, however, with the coronavirus, the […]

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No need to go to Brittany or the Basque Coast to feel like you’re on holiday this summer.Head instead of the banks of the Seine or the Bassin the la Villette, and climb aboard one of Paris’s floating péniches.  These docked barges are a summer staple in the capital, each offering their own unique brand […]

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As of March 6, there were 5,814 real estate listings in the capital.  On June 16, however, there were 8,099: an increase of 39%. In certain arrondissements, this jump is even higher.   The number of properties for sale in Paris is skyrocketing, surpassing even pre-lockdown volumes. Hosman, a start-up specializing in real estate sales, […]

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While the 18th is still one of the most affordable arrondissements in the capital, real estate prices have risen by more than 34% in just five years.   Eclectic.  This is the word most often used to describe the 18th arrondissement, both in terms of its population and its real estate prices. “It’s hard to […]

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Prices continue to rise and business is up 35% compared to the same period last year, which was already exceptional in terms of sales volumes, notes MeilleursAgents.   What will the second half of 2020 look like for the real estate market in France?  In their latest study, MeilleursAgents has noted that the unprecedented increase […]

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Paris movie theaters reopened on June 22nd, much to the delight of Parisians, who take great pride in the diverse offerings and rich history of the capital’s cinemas.  The cradle of the New Wave in the 1960s, and then of contemporary “auteur” films, Paris has established itself as a major world capital of all things […]

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As Paris continues to reopen after quarantine, it’s time to stroll through some of Paris’ most gorgeous and unique alleyways, cul-de-sacs, and villas.  Read on for Vanity Fair’s top 8.   La Villa Léandre, Paris 18th The very discreet Villa Léandre is a calming hidden gem nestled in the heart of the 18th arrondissement.  With […]

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Since June 2, terraces have been reopening in the capital after two months of lockdown, much to the delight of Parisians.  To fully take advantage of this welcome change, here are some of our favorite terraces that offer the best views of Paris in all her glory.     Girafe Nestled in the heart of […]

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With quarantine behind us, it’s high time to get out and enjoy Paris’s reopened green spaces. If you’re still keen to avoid the crowds, though, why not check out some of Paris’s best secret gardens?  These hidden gems, unknown to most, are the perfect place to enjoy a quiet outdoor moment in an intimate setting. […]

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Interest rates have increased significantly since the end of quarantine.  Why is this happening and what does this mean for potential buyers, especially as borrowing conditions tighten? Interest rates have been slowly increasing since the beginning of the coronavirus epidemic in France.  Since quarantine was lifted, however, there has been an accelerated rate of increase, […]

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