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The property market in 2017 defied talk of a slowdown with almost a million sales in the capital region and 40,000 in proper.   Prices in the capital grew an astounding 8.6% to reach €9,040 per m2 by the year’s end. Some 38,900 properties changed hands within the peripherique, not quite beating the record […]

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The working class borough of Belleville is one to watch for those looking to buy property in .  The neighborhood that straddles four arrondissements is turning heads for its rapid boboisation and piquing the interest of thrifty investors and buyers, as property prices remain low and are forecast to grow rapidly in future. Both buy-to-let investors and […]

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This year has built on French property’s 2016 recovery, but what is the general picture as we head into 2018? While the nationwide picture is fragmented, high-end property in the capital is set to outshine its global competitors according to the biggest name in luxury real estate.  property price growth reached 7.8% in the […]

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Agency fees in vary wildly according to recent study by a property management site, and has some of the lowest in the city., which manages property rentals in , surveyed 253 agencies in the capital to find out the average commission charged on property sales. They found a range of 3% […]

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With prices and sales volumes on a record pace for this year, are we looking at a real estate bubble that will pop?  A recent blip in ’ strong price growth which is currently around mid-7% has not stopped observers asking if the market is in a bubble. The Notaires are predicting that by […]

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Market figures released by Guy Hoquet for the third quarter show a slow in the property market nationwide. What are their predictions for the fourth quarter? Summer is traditionally a more quiet period for the French property market, though low rates and government help-to-buy schemes has ensured a bucking of that particular trend this year.  Figures […]

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Here what our clients have to say about us: “Our experience with was excellent. From the very first email and phone calls to the actual visit to to find an apartment to buy, Kathryn and Jennifer were extremely attentive and responsive and helped us every step of the way.  They made […]

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 luxury property prices compared worldwide ➤

How does compare to other global hubs when it comes to luxury property prices, cost of renting and demand for property? Recent figures reveal all. Renting with a $1,500 monthly budget Figures from global rentals website Rentcafe show that comes out less expensive than New York, London, San Francisco and Zurich, and only […]

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Law of unintended consequences? ➤ real estate market update •PPG

The market has cooled a bit from the extreme frenzy we saw in Spring 2017, where buyers desperate to take advantage of the extremely low interest rates generated near record volumes and price increases of 6.6% so far this year in .  The slight increase in interest rates does not seem to have harmed the […]

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The Chateau de Blancafort, built in 1453, is being put up for auction. The starting price is one euro, without reserve. For a price that will be determined on October 19, the 2100 m2 Chateau de Blancafort and its 42 acres of private grounds will be awarded to the winning buyer. Six bedrooms, several guestrooms, […]

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