Paris, now one of the most romantic cities in the world, also known as the "City of Lights" quickly became one of the most expensive cities in the world with regard to property prices. It has been built in London and New York in the past few years and prices are very high if you are looking for renting or buying an apartment there. But this did not prevent the apartments in Paris from being very popular in the real estate market. In fact, the opposite happened; more people joined than ever before.
How does all this affect the average person who is just looking for rental apartments in Paris?
First make sure it's worth the extra effort you'll need to get an apartment there. If you plan to stay for at least a few weeks in Paris, you should definitely rent an apartment. However, it may be a cheaper option for shorter centers to get a hotel room. Not to mention much less complicated since you will not need to invest as much energy to get it.
What you should know before booking an apartment there is that Paris is divided into 20 areas also known as "arrondissements" and each neighborhood has its own characteristics that you may want to explore before choosing the right place for you. For example, Vaugirard, District 20, is the most densely populated area, with an estimated 232,400 although it is very far from the city center but rents are reliably cheap. If your proximity to the center is an important factor for you, make sure you get an apartment in the inner rotation, from 1 to 6 arrondissements as those located in the heart of Paris and its very historical center.
Keep in mind that you pay mostly for the location in Paris (the time of the year can be when you visit a factor too, but 90% of the price depends on the location of the apartment) so the apartment has serious flaws in the first circle will be more expensive than an apartment Perfect in the 20th Circuit.
How to rent an apartment?
The positive side of the market of large apartments in Paris is the fact that there are many sites that you can use to communicate with landlords directly without paying agency fees or signing agency contracts. These sites allow you to email the owner directly and set up a meeting where you can see the apartment and the landlord can meet you to discuss the rental terms directly.
If you feel unsafe or unprofessional you do this yourself, you are free to contact an agency that will help you by providing exactly what you are looking for, but you will also be charged for this service.