This Paris Life

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Station SK is an abandoned metro station that could well become everyone’s favorite hangout in Paris. But patience, the wait will last at least until 2025. For the record, SK is the name of the metro line that was to connect Noisy-Mont d’Est to the new Maille Horizon business district, in Seine-Saint-Denis. It was to […]

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The number of rooms per apartment sold in Ile-de-France increased from 2.66 rooms in 2001 to 2.77 in 2021 (maximum of 2.78 in 2020), reflecting moderate changes. At the same time, the median area of the apartments sold has increased from 52 to 56 m2. However, the share of studios in sales in Ile-de-France has […]

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Buying a Studio is far more financially interesting than a large apartment in almost all of the 51 largest cities in France, stated in the study by Meilleurs Agents. Investing in housing often allows you to generate an additional source of income linked to the rental profits. But when choosing the type of property, the […]

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You have put a home up for sale but your sale is dragging on, how can you speed it up? Charlie Cailloux, a legal advisor for Particulier à Particulier and the PAP.fr site says if a sale is taking longer than desired, it may not necessarily because of the price alone.  We get it, […]

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What could be better than enjoying the outdoor weather perched on the rooftops of Paris, a cocktail in hand?   Roof As its name suggests, we are on a rooftop of Paris, and not just any: that of the former Louvre post office. In the heart of the capital, a huge rooftop with close views […]

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Seven years after Kerstin Bachmann rebranded Pernelle Real Estate and launched 56Paris with funds, clients, and intellectual property generated by Paris Property Group founder Miranda Junowicz-Bothe and her company, a federal appeals court in Paris ordered 56Paris to return the ill-gotten funds and assessed punitive damages for its “brutal” breach of contract. In the course […]

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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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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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