This Paris Life

Expert Insight, Breaking News, and Insider Stories on Real Estate in Paris

Paris real estate has been an incredible investment over the past decades, rising dramatically in value since the early 1990s. The average price in some arrondissements has doubled, tripled or even nearly quadrupled over the last 25 years.

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A new law under consideration by the Paris Council in June would mean that anyone renting out their Paris property through sites like Airbnb will have to obtain a registration number. The measure is aimed at ensuring no one flouts the 120-day limit.

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In some good news for Paris homeowners, local tax rates have remained the same since 2011 and will continue to do so. This was confirmed for 2017/18 by the Paris city hall recently.

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France and its allies breathed a sigh of relief as Emmanuel Macron defeated Marine Le Pen in the presidential election second round face-off. France now has a young, internationalist, pro-business president who hopes to usher in a new era for the country. What does his election mean for Paris real estate? Potential disaster averted  Firstly, […]

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Ever wondered where the Haussmannian legacy is strongest, or where Paris’ oldest buildings are to be found? A new map from the city hall’s official urban planning think-tank illustrates the capital’s age using the most comprehensive database of building records to date.

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Embezzling dictators have a habit of amassing global property portfolios. Paris is a common target for this sort of activity, and authorities have recently shown their willingness to seize assets bought with pilfered State money.

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While most agree that the French property market’s recovery will continue well into 2017, myriad uncertainties are leading some to conclude that now is the best time to buy.

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International buyers had a large role to play in a revived French real estate market last year, with one particular group of foreign buyers doubling its activity.

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While there is much talk of a possible slowdown once interest rates rise further, the Paris property market continues its impressive price growth. Prices rose 4.4% in 2016, and it looks like 2017’s first quarter has started even stronger.

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You might imagine that it would be easy to fall in love with an apartment in Paris. Well, it is…and it isn’t. I’ve watched clients go through the process, but only recently done it myself.  Now I understand the torture and the terror. Torture, because the market moves so swiftly in Paris that there is […]

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