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Equally perfect as a pied-a-terre or family home, this elegant property is located in the heart of the Golden Triangle area of the 8th arrondissement in .  Located between the Champs Elysees and the Seine River, with massive views of the American Cathedral, this beautiful apartment is within walking distance of many of the monuments […]

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The outlook is very positive for ’ 2018’s property market, but as usual there are major changes to the laws affecting real estate. The following regulatory changes and tax reforms affecting property are important to know about. The end of the wealth tax in its current form At the end of November the National Assembly […]

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The Notaires have confirmed what numerous other outlets speculated on: in October, the the average asking price per m2 breached €9,000. What’s more, by February they are predicting the market will have reached fever pitch, with 9% growth and a price/m2 of €9,200.  Many property listings sites reported it at different points, but it’s […]

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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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Spotlight on Fractional Ownership We often hear from people who want to spend part of the year in , but their budget won’t stretch to owning a property, and they can’t get away for more than a month or two a year anyway. Fractional ownership could be the solution: a small group of owners share […]

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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. Homepilot.com, 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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The last few weeks have seen several high-profile announcements indicating has much to gain from the Brexit process. Financial institutions are ramping up plans to move workers to the French capital.  Its been a constant theme ever since June 23 last year: how much can take advantage of Brexit uncertainty to pinch business […]

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Official stats show property prices in reached almost €9,000 per m2 in the summer of 2017, and double-digit annual price increase is expected by December. In their sliding quarter report for June, July and August, the Notaires shed light on the capital’s property market in summer. They also reveal their predictions for where […]

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The end of rent caps in is in sight as the administrative tribunal of has decided to annul the measure after it was deemed illegal in its current form.  In a surprise move, the tribunal administatif de  has ruled against the continued imposition of rent caps in the capital. In an official statement, the […]

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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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