Skip to comments.Real Estate Sales Collapse in Paris
Posted on 11/18/2012 8:15:05 AM PST by Kaslin
Mainstream media offers little on the stunning collapse of real estate sales in France, notably Paris and Ile-de-France. Via Google translate, please consider Real Estate November 2012: figures for the month. Here are a few translate-unedited snips.
2012 will remain a very bad year for real estate professionals. In this comprehensive figures on the property market in November 2012, discover the sharp decline in real estate sales in Paris and Ile-de-France.
Even in Paris, it becomes difficult to sell a property
Notaries in Paris / Ile-de-France note that even in their region very attractive it becomes difficult to sell a property . Between June and August 2012, it has sold "only" 35,000 existing homes, or 19% compared to the same period in 2011.
Through the preliminary contracts, that is to say, the sales agreement signed but the sale is not yet final, notaries noted an accentuation of the decrease in sales in September 2012. To believe the figures MeilleursAgents which figure barometer advanced compared to the figures of notaries, there are currently -30 to -40% of sales in Paris and the Ile-de-France.
Borrowing rates are low, borrowers are scarce
The mortgage rates continue to fall slightly in November 2012 . That makes 8 months in a row that interest rates fall. Loans for short periods have the largest declines compared to last month.
On loans granted in October 2012, the average rate is 3.37% and the duration of payments is 207 months.
Despite these cheap rates, mortgage demand plunges more now. The Observatory Housing Credit CSA announces -45.8% in October 2012 compared to the same month of the previous year. This accentuates the fall of -30.5% of mortgages in the first 9 months of 2012.
Starts of new homes in the third quarter of 2012 recorded their lowest level since 1998
Only 66,932 new dwelling units have been started in the third quarter of 2012. This is the lowest level seen since the third quarter of 2012. This represents a decrease of 17.3% compared to the same period in 2011.
VAT at 10% instead of 7% for the building in 2014?
The maintenance and renovation of housing more than two years are subject to reduced VAT under certain conditions. After passage of the VAT rate in the building from 5.5% to 7% in 2012, the government expects an increase in the VAT rate to 10% through.Blazing Stupidity
Hiking the VAT in face of falling demand is blazing stupidity. Apparently a VAT hike is an expectation rather than a done deal, but given other examples of stunning stupidity from France, including tax hikes and the Economically Insane Proposal: "Make Layoffs So Expensive For Companies That It's Not Worth It" one should expect no less from French president Francois Hollande.
For more examples of things about to wreck France, please consider "Google Law" Yet Another Warped Policy by Hollande; Government Motors French Style
High taxes dampen (kill) Demand for houses, all other private goods. A “Duh! Dept.” result.
Germany will be blamed in the end when it pulls the plug rather than be bled dry by the rest of the EU.
The riots will be epic.
Wow. Bush screwed up the economy of Paris too??? Who knew..
It's a bad rap. Bush didn't screw up the economy anywhere. There was an international collapse associated with a massive deleveraging throughout the world.
“France is anarchy punctuated by dictatorship.”
No greater estimation of France is needed then what happened in the French Revolution.
Just a decade before, the American colonists had revolted and formed their new nation, based on a deep and thoughtful philosophy of government.
With the American revolution underway and after, several of its founding fathers traveled to France, including John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin. They were full of useful and practical advice on how to set up a new government.
Most all of which was ignored by the French, whose revolution quickly descended into murderous anarchy, cruelty, and self destruction.
“Real Estate Sales Collapse...”
The French will rue the day they elected Hollande.
And I'm sure he'll be stunned when he gets his tax bill next year and beyond thanks to Hollywood's unwavering support of communism here.
I think that’s Germany’s plan and was from inception.
France has been searching for relevancy as major player since DeGaulle’s departure as their leader. We made clear who was calling the shots, on this rock we live on, by calling DeGaulle on his phony independence when he left NATO.
No, no, no you sawed off midget. Nice job in the war but your participation in staving off any further great wars, through NATO partners, now get in line.
Germany recognizes that the French are lazy azz, chain smoking, effete snobs who, really don’t contribute much to the global community.
Germany, for its part, has a stronger position in industry and finance. Money talks and they can push other EU members around all they want.
They just need to do it with finesse and they do.
Germany is very much, more relevant in today’s world and are professional class players.
France though, has to act intellectually superior but has no ability to sustain their ideas and positions because they have no ability to follow up after throwing their 1st punch...