Ford toured the entire city as well as France’s country side including Claude Monet’s house and Van Gogh’s final resting place. This was Ford’s first trip to Paris and along with his amazement for the phenomenal architecture and French culture; Ford was also amazed by how much the real estate market there differed from the United States.
“We discussed average prices and how the pricing is different than in the U.S. Of course their prices are based off price per sq. meter which one sq. meter is approximately 10 sq. feet,” explains Ford. “One example they showed me was a flat that was 12 sq. meters or essentially 120 sq. feet. It basically was a hotel room; bed, and bathroom, priced at $200,000.”
Ford noted some flats go easily for more than $1000 per sq. foot. There are a total of 20 districts in Paris, situated from the inner city (the Louvre being the center) and making their way out in a clockwise rotation.
“Not all the buildings have elevators, even those that are eight floors. There are a lot of stairs in some of those buildings. Most have some common ground or entry space, some green space or better yet a court yard when entering the main entry to the building,” says Ford.
For more information Ryan Ford can be reached at 904-495-4121or via email at RyanFord@WatsonRealtyCorp.com. Also, check out Ford on airings of HGTV’s Beachfront Bargain Hunt, where he assists a St. Augustine Beach couple find a second home.
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