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

Although real estate sales volumes declined by 39% between March and May when compared to the same period in 2019, real estate activity in Ile-de-France quickly rebounded in the month of May.  It is even 4% higher than the average activity in May over the last 10 years.   After eight weeks of quarantine between […]

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We’re all guilty of walking around the capital with our head somewhere else from time to time, getting from point A to point B without bothering to look around.  Without even realizing it, the distracted and negligent Parisians that we are have overlooked a good number of bizarre relics stashed all over the city, each […]

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Victor Hugo, Balzac, Le Corbusier… All of these celebrated French creatives have taken up residence in Paris or its suburbs at some point in their lives.  Their homes are all open to the public, and definitely deserve a visit.   Victor Hugo’s house Considered one of the most famous Parisian artist houses, Victor Hugo’s residence […]

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Paris is full of fascinating places to explore, from theaters, gardens, and traditional restaurants, to hidden passages and old pastry shops.  The team at ParisZigZag has selected some of their favorite haunts for you, ten places where you can feel like a real Parisian.   Escape with a book in the jardin de Luxembourg   […]

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It’s been years since the real estate market for chateaux has generated so much interest. Post-quarantine, this micro-market is fully benefiting from a renewed interest in both the countryside and in vacation homes where owners can work remotely while remaining in proximity to the big city.   It’s a pleasant post-quarantine surprise for luxury real […]

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The Paris real estate market has quickly recovered after an uncertain first half due to coronavirus.    Sales numbers The first few months of 2020 heralded an exceptional year for Paris real estate, especially after the momentum of 2019 with a record 1.07 million sales.  At the end of April, however, with the coronavirus, the […]

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No need to go to Brittany or the Basque Coast to feel like you’re on holiday this summer.Head instead of the banks of the Seine or the Bassin the la Villette, and climb aboard one of Paris’s floating péniches.  These docked barges are a summer staple in the capital, each offering their own unique brand […]

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As of March 6, there were 5,814 real estate listings in the capital.  On June 16, however, there were 8,099: an increase of 39%. In certain arrondissements, this jump is even higher.   The number of properties for sale in Paris is skyrocketing, surpassing even pre-lockdown volumes. Hosman, a start-up specializing in real estate sales, […]

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While the 18th is still one of the most affordable arrondissements in the capital, real estate prices have risen by more than 34% in just five years.   Eclectic.  This is the word most often used to describe the 18th arrondissement, both in terms of its population and its real estate prices. “It’s hard to […]

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Prices continue to rise and business is up 35% compared to the same period last year, which was already exceptional in terms of sales volumes, notes MeilleursAgents.   What will the second half of 2020 look like for the real estate market in France?  In their latest study, MeilleursAgents has noted that the unprecedented increase […]

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