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19 Jun 2018

7 of the best Paris apartments for rent

The Paris we see today owes much to the work of Baron Haussmann, who led an overhaul of the whole city back in the 19th century. Its present-day residential architecture remains a hallmark of that transformation. But there are more than just Haussmann-style properties on offer for visitors. We’ve scoured the streets to bring you five of the best Paris apartments to rent, in everything from former factories to contemporary townhouses….

Gilded apartment in Saint-Germain-des-Prés

You can get a glimpse of the grander side of the city, in this elaborately gilded Paris apartment for rent on the Left Bank. Antiques dot its parquet-floored interiors, while oil paintings and bookshelves filled with vintage volumes line the walls.

A former chocolate factory on the Left Bank

This light and airy apartment on the Paris’ Left Bank is close to the action, but tucked away behind a quiet, greenery filled courtyard. It inhabits a former chocolate factory, which means high ceilings and wide, open-plan spaces. A mezzanine dining room sits under a sloping glass roof.

Artist’s loft in Bastille

Huge windows are the main selling point for this former warehouse, which looks out across the Bastille rooftops. Interiors are decked out in a soothing palette of whitewashed walls and pale flooring, and come filled with a pleasingly haphazard collection of furniture and art.

Haussmann-era apartment in the Marais

This slice of Haussmannian Paris is tucked away in the Marais. It features the requisite parquet flooring and crown moldings, juxtaposed with contemporary furniture.

The Pierre Levée Residence

Double height ceilings and oversized windows give this Parisian townhouse – near Canal St Martin – its loft-style edge. Design details from around the world fill the space, such as a wooden painted door from India in one of the bedrooms.

A former factory in Montreuil

A Modernist design and a Mondrian-inspired colour scheme blend together in this bright Paris apartment, also sited inside a converted factory. The property retains the building’s original metal beams and double-height ceilings. It lies on the city’s outer perimeter.

Art and design-filled apartment in the 14th

Midcentury design pieces and modern art prints fill this three-bedroom apartment in Paris’ 14th arrondissement. At the heart of the space is a Cubist-inspired winding staircase joining the main living space to the upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms.

5 May 2018

13th arrondissement: lowest prices in Paris?

When you think of where to look for more affordable properties in Paris, the northern and eastern ‘quartier populaires’ come to mind. But the 13th arrondissement in the city’s south should not be forgotten: it is one of only three where average asking prices remain below €8,000 per m2.

It is known mainly for its universities and one of Paris’ two Chinatowns. But as a destination for affordable property purchase and investment with a long-term view, it rarely gets a look-in. This might partly be down to the fact it offers less in the way of bars, cafes, clubs and culture to young, creative outgoing types than similarly priced 18th-20th arrondissements, and so it figures less in the conversation about ‘where to be’. But its value is undeniable. Several universities lie at its northern portion as well as the lovely Latin Quarter; it is surrounded by the Seine to its north and east; it is well-served by the RER C and lines 6, 7 and 14, the latter of which is getting an extension as part of the Grand Paris project. The country’s national library, and Paris’ only pool on the seine, also figure in its northern edge.

And average asking prices for apartments, excluding fees, are sitting at just €7,936 per m2. That’s a whole €2,000 less than the city-wide average, so you’d save €100,000 when buying a 50m2, for example). Only the 19th and 20th are cheaper. It saw a wealth of post-war construction which gives it a less authentic Parisian feel as Haussmannian buildings dominate less than in other parts of the city. It is dominated by new-builds that, while not to everyone’s taste, offer great value for money.

And it has the highest proportion of green space of any arrondissement (unless you count the Bois de Boulognes and Vincennes as part of the 16th and 12th arrondissements). In fact, one part of the 13th stands out for its leafy, village-like feel: the Butte aux Cailles area – a pocket of charming homes and low rise buildings lining cobble stone streets. This area is one of the best kept secrets in Paris. At the end of the 20th century the arrondissement was mostly brownfield sites and industrial depots. The ‘Rive Gauche’ project in the 1990s started to change that, bringing in massive urban redevelopment including the construction of the BNF, the country’s largest public library, and huge building projects around that are ongoing today. With these projects its neighborhoods have seen an influx of younger working professionals mixing with the existing working classes, though to a lesser degree than the often-discussed 2nd, 10th, 11th, and 18th-20th.

 

21 Apr 2018

2024 Olympics: effects on real estate?

Everyone from city planners to ordinary homeowners in Paris are rubbing their hands together with glee at the opportunities the event in seven years will provide.

“It’s nothing more than a formality,” wrote one commentator on the news that Los Angeles had pulled out of the race to host the 2024 Olympics. All that remains is for the IOC to make it official when it meets in Lima, Peru, on September 13. The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, said: “I am hugely optimistic: we’ll do everything to ensure the vote in Lima, on September 13, is a historic day.” Seven years might be a long time, but one predictable effect has already been seen: an explosion in the capital’s short term rental-value. Tweets from homeowners in the capital following the news advertised their properties for short-term stays during the championships, for 15 to 20 times the going market rate. An apartment in the 17th arrondissement for €6,800 a week, for example, with some owners in the historic center of the city advertising five-figure weekly rates for ordinary 1-bed flats. Homeowners might soon start pricing the lucrative opportunities the summer of 2024 will provide when selling their ideally located Paris properties, adding to price growth that is already defying expectations month to month. See the map below of Paris 2024’s main sites for which areas will benefit the most from this effect.

Bernard Cadeau, of listings and news site ORPI, warned against getting carried away by the effect the Olympics will have in the short-term. When it comes to the effect of the event on property prices in the capital, the effect is more likely to be spread out and long-term. Considering how to use Paris 2024 without also considering the Greater Paris project is erroneous.

“Anyone thinking that merely buying now or in 2023 and then selling in 2024 to see capital gains of 20% is gravely mistaken. Real estate is a long game. There is no short-term windfall, as with a stock market.”

Most observers note that the biggest effect the Olympics will have is giving a huge boost to the massive infrastructure investment already being undertaken in the Greater Paris area. With such a gulf in the new-build price per square meter between Paris and its suburbs, those outer regions have huge upward price potential.

If there was any complacency whatsoever among policymakers in ensuring that those regions become better-served by transport, more productive economically, and more attractive to investors, this news has snuffed it out. Suburbs touted to benefit the most include Saint-Denis and Val d’Oise, which will become major transport hubs.

 

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