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Real estate development 2013

Paris is known for its Haussmannian style apartment buildings, classic crown moldings and generally small living quarters.  In the next year, this perception may change, as Paris sees the completion of over 30 brand new real estate developments. From total building refurbishments, to demolition and modern apartment construction, we have compiled the crème de la crème when […]

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Paris is presently at a crossroads that, if unchecked, will ripple through the city for years to come with detrimental effect, says Leonard Pitt.  High-rise projects are planned for the 13th, 15th and 17th arrondissements, as well as La Defense, and he is committed to stopping this from happening.

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Living on the Seine

What could be better than living on a boat?  What about living on a boat in Paris?  This gorgeous, 220m2 houseboat or péniche offers the opportunity to watch life go by on the Seine river from your own terrace.

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With plans to build the Hermitage Plaza towers in Paris’ La Défense business district, Paris will soon trump London as home to Europe’s tallest building.  Each of the two skyscrapers, towering in at 320-meters-tall, was designed by

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Ever wonder how top designers can make a space feel wonderful with just a few touches here and there?   Luckily for us,  internationally known interior designer Penny Drue Baird shares with us her tips for simple ways to revive your living space. These tips are the perfect way to make an old space feel new, no […]

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According to a new report by real estate advisor Savills, foreign investors were responsible for 40% of real estate investment during the first 3 quarters of this year, up from 30% in the same period of last year. While Middle Eastern funds were dominant with 15% of all transactions, investment from Chinese, Swiss,  Swedish and Dutch […]

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Located not far from the Bois de Boulogne and Jardin de Ranelagh in Paris’ 16th arrondissement, this one bedroom Paris apartment boasts a very rare 90m2 terrace and beautiful sunlit rooms. The 88m2 apartment is in a modern building, and is close to many of the neighborhood’s charming shops and markets.

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Question:  I own an apartment in Paris.  I am a US citizen.  I want to become a permanent resident in France.  Once I achieve residency, if I sell my apartment to purchase another apartment (bigger), do I pay capital gains tax? Is there a minimum time for the residency requirement?

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Paris luxury property - Find your own luxury apartment

Over the last three centuries, this private mansion tucked away on Paris’ left bank has been the home of aristocrats, royals, and playwrights alike – and has been most recently owned by Cole Porter.  Since his death in 1997, Cole Porter’s family has decided to sell the 10-bed, 6-bath home in Paris  (766 m2 / 8245 […]

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Is there any chance that if we stall on selling till 2013 that we can pay a reduced rate on capital gains tax? We have owned the property since 2008 and have spent a lot renovating it, but we do have an offer on the table now?

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