3rd July 2018
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- Five Tips for Buying a French Chateau, Estate or Manoir
- The New French Wealth Regulations
- Discovering Vence and Tourettes in the south of France
- Living by the Coast in France
- Fabulous Flayosc presents a Charismatic Country House with added Security!
- Happy New Year and Bonne Année
- Wheels & Waves; for those who Like a Faster Pace
Paris Will Always Be ParisAhhhh … Paris. While we can’t have a Frog Blog without mentioning Paris, what can we say about the French capital that hasn’t been said a thousand times before?
We all know how amazing Paris is; it’s consistently on lists of the most romantic cities in the world, the most visited capital city, the most cultured, the best place for shopping. And did we mention it has some of the most recognisable and popular tourist attractions in the world? Think of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and Notre Dame for starters.
But the city of Paris is also home to more than two million people, with the wider population of its suburbs estimated to be around 10,5 million. It’s a great and diverse place to live, with very good transport links and something for everyone, from the wealth of culture and history to the trendy bars, jazz cafés, colourful flee markets and amazing restaurants, the laid back attitude and chic style.
It’s little wonder, then, that the real estate market in Paris is buzzing. There’s excellent choice for property investors looking for homes either for themselves or for the rental market. Properties range from classic to contemporary, stylishly understated to opulent.
Obviously Paris being the capital of France and of one the most visited cities in the world, prices are higher than elsewhere in France but, like London, New York or Tokyo, but investors can't really go wrong as the value of property just keeps going up. At the same time you really do need to know what you’re doing as property sells like freshly baked hot croissants here and competition only looks set to increase as an influx of international buyers move to the city in anticipation of Brexit.
So it’s important to ‘be ready to pounce’ and act quickly when you see something you like. But before that, be prepared! If you don’t speak French very well and are not familiar with property laws in France, the buying process in Paris will be more difficult. A good start is knowing that property is valued in price per square metre, with prices varying depending on which arrondissement you’re buying in. Take a look at the selection we currently have for sale in Paris.
If you’re looking to purchase property in Paris, we can help! Just give us a call on 0845 123 5885 or drop us an email here to discuss your Parisian dreams and requirements.
You might also like to read our Guide to Buying Property in Paris which gives details about the lifestyle in different arrondissements and properties available.