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French real estate market and international clientele

French real estate market and international clientele

International customers represent on average 2% of transactions in France and 20,000 transactions, which is significant. In Paris “4% of real estate transactions are carried out by foreigners, the majority of whom are British and in districts such as the 6th and 7th arrondissements of Paris” according to Michel Kessler (Paris-Seine Immobilier in Paris 6) […]

Covid-19: Switzerland and the Coronavirus situation

Covid-19: Switzerland and the Coronavirus situation

Where the dangers are now hidden on the Swiss real estate market. (Summary of the article published in NZZ (Neue Zürcher Zeitung on March 26, 2020), written by Michael Schäfer.) The pandemic is also affecting the real estate market, but the impact is different depending on the segment. In addition to the short-term effects, there may also […]

Dubaï vs Covid-19

Dubaï vs Covid-19

A tale of leadership and determination ! As the world is waging a war against an invisible enemy, striking indiscriminately without warning, Dubai and the UAE Government early on took the danger very seriously and initiated preemptive plan to combat the threat, that yielded a respectable top 10 ranking globally in treatment and prevention. Dubai […]

Covid-19 Real Estate in Panama

Covid-19 Real Estate in Panama

Great uncertainty in the current market. In Panama the membership fee of “ACOBIR” (Panamanian Association of brokers and promoters of real estate) has been lifted for 60days which is a great effort of the real estate chamber given that the income of the association are mostly funded by its members monthly payments. Additionally, the government […]

Spain – Notaries offer electronic authorization

Spain – Notaries offer electronic authorization

Spanish notaries propose electronic authorization for companies and individuals. The General Council of Notaries of Spain has unanimously adopted an agreement that would allow notaries to electronically authorize policies to finance companies and individuals on the electronic notary platform and via videoconference. Notaries would also be in a position to authorize other documents by video […]

Covid-19 Florida – The situation in Orlando

Covid-19 Florida – The situation in Orlando

In the US, the response to the COVID-19 contagion is less centralized. The measures taken are handled according to the states and local authorities. The lack of strong national standard has led to different policies according to the sector. Our partner in Orlando, Ana GAZZARA, with Florida Association of Realtors shares her feedback on the […]

Covid-19 Pandemic in the UK

Covid-19 Pandemic in the UK

Great Britain like the other countries in the world is living this pandemic with dread, with 51,603 cases identified and 5,373 deaths in the UK as of April 7. In terms of health, after a period of response by the government deemed to be sluggish in terms of testing and informing the public, hotels, pubs […]

COVID-19 What is the situation in Australia?

COVID-19 What is the situation in Australia?

COVID-19 cases in Australia As of Tuesday 31 March 2020, there were 2032 COVID-19 cases in New South Wales, 917 in Victoria, 743 in Queensland, 305 in South Australia, 355 in Western Australia, 69 in Tasmania, 80 in the Australian Capital Territory and 15 in the Northern Territory. 19 people have now died in Australia. […]

COVID-19 The Thailand Situation

COVID-19 The Thailand Situation

Until now little impacted by the Coronavirus crisis, Thailand has just closed most of its borders by  ffectively prohibiting any entry on its territory including for its nationals. This tightening is the logical continuation of the containment measures decided last week, following the worrying increase in the number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus. Thus, the […]