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

Supported by ever-low interest rates, the number of French people investing in rental property is taking off.   According to the most recent data provided by Century 21, 26.5% of French people who bought an apartment or a house in the first semester of 2019, did so not to acquire a primary or secondary residence, […]

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Never before seen in the capital, the average price per square meter has exceeded the symbolic threshold of €10,000. And prices will continue to rise.   The record was officially confirmed earlier this month by Paris notaries.  “This is unprecedented and, if we take into account preliminary sales agreements, we reached €10,300 per square meter […]

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No need to travel far from Paris to discover some true architectural gems.  Created by Ricardo Bofil, Le Corbusier, or even Gérard Grandval, these surprising places are all less than one hour from Paris.     Les espaces d’Abraxas in Noisy-le-Grand  Architect: Ricardo Bofill Inaugurated in 1983, Les espaces d’abrasas are a complex of three residential […]

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French singer Aya Nakamura unveiled a music video back in April, shot at the Château de Fontainebleau.  Much like Nakamura, French and American stars frequently use Parisian monuments to showcase their songs… historical settings that can be expensive.   Aya Nakamura chose the Château de Fontainebleau for the music video of her latest title “Pookie”.  […]

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« Attention à la marche en descendant du train. Please mind the gap between the train and the platform. Bitte achten si auf die Lücke zwischen Zug und Bahnsteigkante. » You will indeed continue to hear this announcement, just under different conditions. By the end of the year, metro lines 14, 11, and 4 will have undergone […]

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From place de la Bastille and Nation to the banks of the Seine, by the end of 2019, pedestrians and bikes will have taken over a large part of the roadway, to the detriment of cars. It’s no longer a surprise to anyone: the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, and her team have made the […]

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A nice charcuterie board a good bottle of red, what if that’s what happiness is?  In any case, it seems like a good place to start for the team at Le BonBon, who’s put together an exhaustive list of some of the capital’s best wine bars, the perfect spot to start winding down from summer […]

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Rent prices depend on the size and location of a property, but also on many other key elements. What drives prices up or down?  A study by the startup Homepilot reveals just exactly how certain variables can affect rent prices.   As we all know, an apartment with a terrace on the top floor of […]

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Falling interest rates have succeeded in offsetting a rise in prices, even in large cities where housing is becoming increasingly expensive.   Who would have thought? While prices continue to rise, purchasing power in France has never been higher, at least not since 2002, according to the National Federation of Real Estate (Fnaim). Buyers can […]

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Faced with a barrage of lawsuits, property owners are rigorously defending themselves in court alongside American platform Airbnb itself. Read on for an overview of the main proceedings in progress, courtesy of lavieimmo.com. Paris City Hall has started a judicial guerrilla war against short-term rentals in the capital, whether by taking legal action against property […]

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