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

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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At some point in our lives, everyone lives in a small and challenging space. So how do you make the best use of the space without neglecting style? According to the interio r designers at international firm Décor Aid, these handy hacks may work to your advantage. TIERED TABLES From tiered coffee tables and consoles […]

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The installation of turf has begun on a “reinvented” Place de la Nation.  This is one of the last steps in the redevelopment of the site, set to be complete this summer.   Cannes has its red carpet… and since last week, Place de la Nation (Paris 11-12) is covered in its very own “green” […]

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Between January and March, real estate prices increased by 3% compared to 2018, while over the past year, sales numbers reached 985,000.   While real estate prices increased in the first trimester in France, maintaining last year’s momentum (+3%), sales volumes have hit a new record, according to data published by INSEE and French notaries. […]

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The arrival of summer in Paris gives us all the irrepressible desire to spend hours on any one of the capital’s inviting terraces.  The only thing that could be better?  A rooftop terrace!  A true summer staple, the rooftop is an ideal place to unwind with a drink, have a bite to eat, and take […]

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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 […]

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The Chinese are the most active foreign buyers in Paris in the first trimester, coming in ahead of the Italians.  Although still a minority, more and more foreigners are buying in Paris and in Île-de-France.   The Chinese are not only fans of French wine country but also of French real estate, most notably in […]

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The new Loi Elan, passed in November 2018, authorized property rentals of one month or more for those on work or study travel. After six months, the new law seems to be remedying some of the negative consequences of the crack-down on short term Airbnb-type vacation rentals.   “This is a game changer”, according to […]

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Home to leafy café terraces, towns tucked away in mountainous landscapes, and Mediterranean beaches, France is as beautiful and diverse as its culture. In fact, expats living there seem to truly enjoy the culture and benefit from a high quality of life and a world-class healthcare system, as shown in HSBC’s most recent Expat Explorer […]

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A dedicated site providing free access to property sale prices over the last five years in France has just been updated by the French Ministry of Finance.    A big change to the world of French real estate, the Demande de Valeur Fonciére website offers anyone the chance to access past real estate transactions for […]

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