5 reasons to consider investing in the French real estate market in 2020

reasons france 312 234

French real estate has long been attractive to international investors worldwide. In previous years, investors were tempted by the country's centuries-long history, developed infrastructure, and popularity as a tourist destination. However, what can we expect from the French property market in 2020? What may happen to market conditions in France and where can buyers be looking to invest in the upcoming year? Let’s find out!

1. Positive property price trends

French house prices are estimated to rise between 2.5% and 2.8% in 2020. The average growth for property prices in Q2 of 2019 was 3.2%, making it the 13th successive quarter of positive growth.1 FNAIM, a company representing real estate agents, forecasts that house prices in France will go up by about 3.4% by the end of 2019 and into 2020.2

2. Stable market demand

The price increase was supported by stable demand paired with a limited supply of assets available in the French property market.2 Moreover, from April 2019, mortgage interest rates have been at a historically low level and the 12 months up to March 2019 saw the highest volume of property sales in the country for the past decade.

New research conducted by specialists at Crédit Agricole predicts that house price growth and sales will continue to grow in 2020.4

3. Attractive investment prospects

As stated by PWC research, Paris tops the list of most attractive markets in Europe for international investors. Paris, a huge and liquid property giant, continues to attract insurance, pension fund and retail investors willing to invest at record-low cap rates. Paris is also a pioneer of student housing and build-to-rent.5

4. Rising GDP

French GDP increased by 1.6% in 2018, which was slightly less than the 2.2% growth seen in the previous year. This was mostly due to social issues and a slowdown in the eurozone. In Q1 2019, GDP grew by 1.2%, the same pace of growth as in the previous quarter.6

5. Falling unemployment rate

As reported by INSEE (the National Institute for Statistical and Economic Studies), in Q1 2019, the unemployment rate in France was 8.7%, decreasing from 9.2% in Q1 2018 and 9.6% in 2017. Despite this, France’s unemployment rate remains higher than the eurozone average of 6.4%.7


The French real estate market can be a promising option for those interested in a long-term investment opportunity. In recent years, this market has shown that it is stable and buoyant enough to withstand temporary periods of decline. It is also good news that France is considered to have one of the most well-regulated property markets across the globe. So, the outlook for 2020 is positive.8

For those interested in a real estate opportunity in France, we offer our Halcyon Property Bundle for consideration. This property portfolio consists of 10 holiday apartments which vary in size and type and include fully renovated assets and properties that are still under construction and will be completed in the coming years. The Halcyon Property Bundle is operated by Wyndham Halcyon Retreat Golf and Spa Resort9, a holiday resort development that became part of the Wyndham Hotel Group, one of the largest hotel groups in the world, in 2015.10 Find out more about this opportunity:

Learn More



  1. https://www.longtermrentalsinfrance.com/south-france-property/house-prices-in-france-2020.html
  2. https://www.longtermrentalsinfrance.com/south-france-property/house-prices-in-france-2020.html
  3. https://www.longtermrentalsinfrance.com/south-france-property/house-prices-in-france-2020.html
  4. https://www.longtermrentalsinfrance.com/south-france-property/house-prices-in-france-2020.html
  5. https://www.pwc.com/gx/en/asset-management/real-estate-insights/assets/pwc-emerging-trends-real-estate-europe-2020.pdf
  6. https://www.globalpropertyguide.com/Europe/France/Price-History
  7. https://www.globalpropertyguide.com/Europe/France/Price-History
  8. https://www.longtermrentalsinfrance.com/south-france-property/house-prices-in-france-2020.html
  9. http://www.halcyondevelopments.com/
  10. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyndham_Destinations#Wyndham_Hotel_Group



This article is for information only and does not amount to advice or a recommendation to invest in Property Bundle.  Any personal opinions expressed are the views of RealtyBundles at the time of publication, are subject to change and should not be interpreted as advice or a recommendation or relied on. RealtyBundles CFP ltd. does not provide financial, investment  or tax advice and does not represent that any opinions contained in this article or any investment opportunity is suitable for you, including but not limited to those contained in the Article.

You agree to make your own independent decision on the financial and investment information available throughout the Website and we recommend that you conduct your own research into the available offerings before making an investment decision. If you are in any doubt about the contents of an investment offer we recommend you seek independent professional advice.

Where any estimates, forecasts or projections have been made, these are what the RealtyBundles believes to be reasonable as of the date of this document. Any statements may involve known or unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors, which could cause actual performance to differ from those expected, as such they are not reliable indicators of future performance and should not be relied upon. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.

No representation is made or assurances given that such statements or views are correct. Investors must determine for themselves what reliance (if any) they should place on such statements, views or forecasts, and no responsibility is accepted by RealtyBundles in respect thereof.

RealtyBundles has taken all reasonable care to ensure that the facts stated are true and accurate in all material respects and that there are no other material facts whose omission would make any statement of fact or opinion misleading.

Users of our website should be cautious about any of the data provided  and should consider the source of any such data as various factors may influence or factor into the financial analysis or opinion.

The accuracy, completeness or timeliness of such Information cannot be guaranteed and is subject to change without notice.