Expertise

Investing in France now is an unprecedented opportunity, but it has it's own challenges. The business culture, legal requirements, and particular customs can make it very difficult for foreigners not familiar with the French system.

That's where we come in.

We are experts in navigating the French real estate landscape, with alliances in the real estate, legal, business, tax and neighborhood domains. This takes away a lot of the uncertainty for our clients and saves them from potentially expensive mistakes. Our international team includes English and French speaking natives plus other major international languages. We believe in circling our clients with the expertise they need to ensure they are supported so each client can achieve their goal.

Consultation

We are here to handle all of your real estate needs from start to finish. We offer concierge consultation services if you are looking at investing in the Paris market or selling your home.

This includes a comprehensive plan to ensure you are measuring the success for each step of your project. Everyone’s goals are unique, we can tailor a plan to help you achieve your dreams.

Because each project is based on each client's needs, which can be different, our fee is customized for your project.

Expats

An expatriate is a person temporarily or permanently residing in a country other than their native country. They often don't speak the local language or know all of the local customs of living and doing business, but they have moved internationally because they are driven and successful.
Expats are many different types of people from all nations around the world: executives with families, entrepreneurs looking for a new opportunity or maybe those seeking a new life  for higher eduction, for their profession, or for love.
We understand why foreigners are inspired to be in the City of Light. We know that this city brings more than just light but also love. Let us be your partner in finding a good home to make your stay in France perfect.

Buying

After determining your needs and objectives, your personal home-hunting expert will show you quality properties in and around Paris within your budget. We will represent your interests, and make sure to look for any hidden issues or inconsistencies.

We represent you so that all of the professionals needed to close your real estate purchase are working together, in your best interests, and ensuring all required steps are taken to ensure a legally binding contract.

Buyer's Delight

Buyers who are interested in purchasing real estate in Paris can visit the city while shopping for their next home. We can offer you a place for the short-term or long-term, and don’t worry if you don’t know your plans, we are flexible.

You can get to know the city at your leisure. While you are living the life of a Parisian, we can work with you to find the perfect property, in the perfect neighborhood, stress free, and when you are ready, you can make an easy transition into your new Parisian home. We will be your partner through all of the process from renting to buying.

Selling

If you wish to sell your real estate in Paris, we will list your property to our database of  international clients who live around the world.

We will promote your property throughout our network, and find buyers to view your property for a potential purchase. We will negotiate the best terms and price for you, and support you every step of the way. 

Investing

The French market has more castles, châteaus and historical real estate for sale than anywhere else in the world. But, being able to invest in the French real estate market can be very difficult, and the system can be very intimidating. Our specialty is partnering with international clients to navigate this system together, and to concentrate on what's important. Leave the details to us!

Commercial Real Estate

Dream of running an antiquarian bookstore? Or, launching a cutting edge tech company in the heart of Paris?

We are able to search, and find you the perfect commercial space for your business. Whether it's a small boutique, or a large office, or anything in between, our team of professionals can quickly find what you are looking for, and guide you through the process of setting up your business.

We have experience working with many different types of businesses, and we work with a network of professionals who can assist for any legal, tax or insurance needs.

Renting

Renting in Paris can be confusing, there are banking requirements, legal regulations, and even Parisian customs that can make finding and renting an apartment more difficult for those not familiar with the process. For more information and listings, visit our website parisrentalsbyruben.com

Whether you are viewing properties for your home or just visiting, we offer a full range of furnished short-term and long-term rentals on our website parisrentalsbyruben.com, and we can guide you through the process, every step of the way, so you can relax and enjoy the experience of living in the most beautiful city in the world.

Taxes

The tax system in France can be very complex and difficult to fully understand. Some common taxes include the taxe d'habitation. This tax is paid by the renter, if the apartment is rented long-term, or by the owner, if the property is their primary or secondary residence

Your annual real estate property tax is called the taxe foncière. This is covered by the owner whether the property is occupied, rented or vacant, although there are some exceptions for elderly and disabled, and also if you are doing major long-term renovations. It is payable in the year it is imposed, and charged to the owner on the 1st of January of each year. In addition to this annual property tax, you will also be charged for your garbage collection under the Taxe d'Enlèvement des Ordures Ménagères (TEOM).

Don’t forget to budget for those other expenses that happen throughout the year as well. You may have a charge syndic for a building manager, and then there are also charges des copropriétés, which includes, water, building electricity, cleaning, maintenance, elevator,  and guardian if your building has one.

Once a year, the building property management company, le syndic, will meet to discuss the expenses and to approve the financial reporting at the assemblée générale of the copropriété. They will also discuss any renovations or priorities for the building that need to be announced to the owners.

A word from our founder

Ruben Elmaleh

Founder & CEO

Always passionate about real estate, I started this adventure 15 years ago.

After a long stay in the United States, I was able to familiarize myself with the American market and how to meet new business clients. After arriving back in Paris, full of enthusiasm and energy, I created my own rental agency.

Since its creation, I have developed trust and a true connection with my client-owners. It goes beyond just rental management, they started to ask me to manage all of their real estate transactions. So I expanded my business, and I took over a real estate agency.

Located in the famous Le Marais district, I am able to meet all of your expectations in terms of research, investment, transaction and management. It’s very common, everyone is short on time and unable to figure out the complicated real estate process. Our real estate Home Hunters really become a perfect solution for finding your ideal home at the lowest price possible. My French and foreign investor clients’ requests for advice about owning and investing in Paris have become more and more frequent.

With my real estate and administrative background, and through my connections with banks, credit agencies and notaries, I am able to meet the high expectations of my clients by finding them their exclusive property.

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