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Property owners who spend less than 184 days a year in France and do not pay income taxes in France are considered “non-resident.” Non-resident owners are expected to:

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Prior to the signing of the final purchase agreement, the notaire will send the buyer a completion statement

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Bedroom: 1 Bathroom: 1 Floor: 5th floor (no elevator) Size: 39.5m2 (425 sq ft) Price: € 620,000 This one bedroom one bath apartment is located on a high floor in a traditional cut stone building not far from the Ecole Militaire and the famous outdoor market on rue Cler.  The apartment has lots of light, […]

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Despite his threat to vigorously prosecute and end short-term rentals in Paris, to date Mayor Delanoë’s office has done little more than cause a scare. Capital magazine, a Paris-based monthly, interviews Jean-Marc Agnes, President of the Association of Professionals Holiday Rentals (APLM), to get the latest

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This Australian client wanted to find a 2-bedroom pied à terre in a period building with good bones.

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The essential purchase process is divided into two stages.  First, the purchase is formalized by a preliminary contract that may be prepared by a notaire – a promesse de vente – or by an estate agent or privately between the parties – a compromis de vente. In either case, the seller is obligated to sell […]

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Agency fees are included in the advertised listing price for a property. Listing fees are ordinarily about 5%. The purchase can be structured

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Property purchase in France requires the seller to provide to the buyer the results of 6 required diagnostic examinations of the property:

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In France, no capital gains tax is paid on the sale of a primary residence. However for second homeowners big changes are looming.

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The allure of living in a Paris pied-à-terre for a week or month, and paying much less than for a hotel room, has created strong demand for vacation rentals in Paris. But its growing popularity has raised the ire of hotels and residential property owners.

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