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Small dwellings observe the largest increases In 25 years, from the end of 1996 to the end of 2021, apartment prices in Ile-de-France have multiplied by 3.6 according to the Notaries-INSEE. However, the price surge was stronger for some market segments and in particular for small apartments, studios and two room properties, whose prices multiplied […]

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You have put a home up for sale but your sale is dragging on, how can you speed it up? This is the question we are asking Charlie Cailloux, a legal advisor for Particulier à Particulier and the PAP.fr site. If a sale is taking longer than desired, is it necessarily because of the price […]

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Buyers are returning to the capital and home sales are still at a high level. The latest figures from the Greater Paris Chamber of Notaries have just been released and the icing on the cake, the prices are no longer soaring.   Dynamic market and moderate price changes “The number of sales of old homes […]

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We’ve said it before, but now it is more true than ever:  With the dollar at twenty year highs and interest rates still below 2.5%, it makes sense to invest in Paris real estate while it is effectively 25% discounted from levels in the past five years.  The chart below shows that current mortgage rates […]

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The medieval rood screen separating the nave from the choir was badly damaged, but there were significant remains that will allow archaeologists and art historians to understand its true design concept. The public establishment in charge of the reconstruction consented to the continuation of the excavations after the discovery of precious sculpted elements.   Archaeological […]

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When selling a home in France, people who have expatriated or who are thinking of settling abroad are most often exempt from capital gains tax in 2022. In the event of taxation, the amount of social security contributions should be reduced. In 2022 , the taxation of real estate capital gains of non-residents remains reduced. […]

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While sales fell in the last quarter of 2021, volumes still remain high. On the price side, houses, which are still highly sought after, are seeing their prices soar… The Greater Paris Chamber of Notaries has just published its economic report for the end of January 2022 (before the war in Ukraine). An observation: the […]

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According to the Notaries of France, the share of non-resident foreign buyers continues to decline, falling to its lowest level for the past ten years. A trend that is not new, but that Covid has amplified. If Metropolitan France has always attracted foreign buyers, their presence seems to be dwindling. Whether in Paris, Périgord, the […]

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As a result of the rise in the cost of living and a surge in the price of materials, the Russian-Ukrainian conflict will undoubtedly have consequences on real estate transactions, rental and investment markets, but also on that of real estate credit.   In the face of war, real estate issues inevitably take second place. […]

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A beautiful but cool start to spring Although the revival of activity traditionally observed with the return of fine weather is already being felt, the real estate market is still hesitating between phases of thinning and new cold snaps. While the end of winter fully benefits rural towns which, after 3 months of stability, see […]

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