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You’d like to buy property in Paris, but you’re not sure whether it’s also the right investment property. For many buyers, particularly in the most coveted neighborhoods, short-term rentals provide great income to offset costs and expenses. It’s important to understand what the key components are that create lasting value.

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Bedroom: 1 Bathroom: 1 Floor: 4th floor (no elevator) Size: 45m2 (484 sq ft) Price: € 545,000 Charming 18th century fully renovated 1 bedroom apartment with exposed beams in a highly sought after neighborhood located right next door to the Louvre. The half-timber interior walls, and exposed beams are historic and in perfect condition, the stairwell has beautiful exposed stone, the […]

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The assemblée générale de copropriété is the annual business meeting of the co-owners association in a building. The meeting is called by the building management company, or syndic, who also presides over the meeting.

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There is no capital gains tax on the sale of a primary residence in France. For a secondary residence owned either individually or through an SCI, the amount of capital gains owed at the time of sale is determined by

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A compromis de vente is a mutual obligation of the buyer (to buy) and the seller (to sell). Literally translating as “a promise to sell,” the promesse de vente is a unilateral obligation to sell. There are two substantial drawbacks to a compromis de vente:

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Whether the parties sign a compromis de vente or a promesse de vente, the preliminary contract will always contain the following terms:

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Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Floor: 5th floor (elevator) Size: 99.01m2 (1,066 sq ft) Price: € 1,140,000   Located in the sought after area of rue Weber/rue Pergolèse not far from Porte Maillot. The building offers all of the advantages of a bourgeois residence from 1964: built with practicality in mind there are 2 elevators, a full time concierge, a fluid and […]

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The buyer should normally expect to pay fees and taxes of about 6.5-7.5% of the purchase price. These break down roughly as follows:

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French banks will lend up to 85% of the assessed value of the property and renovations to most non-resident buyers.

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The notaire is a public official with legal training (but different from a lawyer) who prepares and registers official acts such as wills and property ownership transfers. Notaires enjoy a very privileged and highly respected position in French society.

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