The ins and outs of buying an apartment in Paris with a property expert
Very interesting to learn how real estate transactions are done in Paris. Thanks for this. Glad you are finally in your new home.😎
Was heartbreaking to read about the tragic fire at the Historic Parisian Produce Market this last weekend. Would really like to have more insight into the history, the operation, consequences, etc. I think I read that is was wholesale versus retail? Any tid-bits of history, info, knowledge, news that you might have David would be welcome. Thanks in advance.
Enjoyed this article because it listed exactly what my husband and I went through in the past few months to make our dream come true. As of a week, we have an apartment in the Marais, thanks to Miranda and one of her wonderful agents, Jennifer Jomard, who put together 40-odd apartments for me to browse through online and around 15 to actually visit. So very happy with our new home!
I was so lucky with my amazing agent, she made buying my dream Paris apartment blissfully easy, and we bought it sight unseen! Her whole team was so nurturing and patient with us. If anyone is looking for a lovely agent, I highly recommend ours, in fact she's helped two of my friends find their perfect Paris apartments. If anyone would like her contact info, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for this important subject.
So much helpful information! And while I’ll never own a Parisian apartment, I found this Q and A fascinating! Thanks to you both!
Such an excellent overview, written in a manner that is understandable! Thanks to both of you!
David, I, too, read L'Appart and was horrified at what you went through and how you were treated - by the seller, by the idiot contractor and the others who treated you so badly. This interview with Miranda Bothe gives us an excellent insight into how things work in France and how that contrasts with the American real estate market and our regulations. The same agent representing both seller and buyer? That's a disaster waiting to happen! Thank you for your books, newsletters, photos an posts. You open so many doors to those of us who can only dream.
I still dream of owning a property in France. I used to look at properties through an agency called Mistral. Mostly in the countryside areas. And yes, the pictures were something else; dirty dishes, clothes scattered everywhere, owners in the pictures smoking or eating. Lol.
Thanks for the interview, I found it so fascinating. Does she work outside of Paris? I guess my interest really lies there. It may have started after I read all the Peter Mayle books!
David, I read you book(s), and was already horrified (endlessly entertained) at your experience, however this interview will truly help those lucky enough who wish to have an apartment in Paris. (Miinus the delicious recipes of course!) Please list ALL contests where one can win one for a month, a dream come true! ;)