Housing and student life news

How to protect yourself from fake student accommodation ads?

As the start of the new academic year approaches, many students are actively looking for accommodation. However, for the past two years, many false advertisements have disturbed the research of students. In one year, reports of fake rental ads jumped 17%. Students are the first targets. Indeed, taking advantage of the housing shortage in many cities, many online scams have emerged. These fake ads are mostly found on peer-to-peer exchange sites.
A difficult rental context for students… Read more

In recent years, the term “sustainable housing” has entered the vocabulary of real estate professionals. Amplified by an increasingly marked ecological awareness among young people, student residences now wish to review their housing offer in order to meet energy and ecological issues. Indeed, the students are very attached to having an eco-responsible behavior in view of the climatic challenges.
What is sustainable housing?
Sustainable housing is the term used to designate a … Read more

The evolution of study and learning formats

Since the start of the health crisis, the world of students, apprentices and interns has been deeply upset. In a few years, with the rapid spread of Covid-19, higher education had no choice but to adjust and try to find alternatives. How have learning formats adapted and what are the observable changes in recent years? How do students manage and feel these constant changes?
The need for new learning formats in response to the health crisis
The solution decided by t… Read more

Real estate crowdfunding: A risk free investment?

Real estate crowdfunding, or real estate crowdfunding, first appeared in France in 2016. This process enables crowdfunding to build or acquire real estate, through an online platform. This trend underlines a desire to open up the world of finance to the "general public", where the internet now makes it possible to invest and buy shares with a simple mobile application.
Real estate crowdfunding has met with great success in France since its launch. There are more than twenty platforms e… Read more

The Parisian exodus : Concrete project or post-confinement fantasy ?

There is no longer any doubt: Paris is no longer attractive. The multiple lockdowns were difficult for everyone, but it seems that the restrictive measures imposed by the health crisis have only highlighted the difficulties of urban life. As a result, a new wave is being felt: the inhabitants want to leave the city and more particularly, to leave Paris. Formerly coveted internationally for its culture, its industry and its “art of living”, Paris seems increasingly disowned, both b… Read more

Airbnb & the gentrification of large cities

Founded in 2008, the Airbnb vacation rental platform has more than 2 million online listings. In the space of a few years, it has established itself as the best alternative to hotel stays, advocating authenticity and the possibility of discovering a city like a native, immersing yourself with the locals.
Airbnb offers a wide range of rentals (rooms, apartments, houses, yachts, cabins, etc.), which allows it to attract customers from all walks of life. In addition, its benefits are not … Read more

Student mobility in the face of Co-vid19: an increased difficulty for foreign students

France is a popular destination for foreign students, placing it 5th in the world among host countries, with 385,000 students in 2019. It is also the first non-English speaking country to welcome non-European students, mainly from Africa or Asia. This mobility represents nearly 4.65 billion euros in daily expenses, school fees and transport costs.
Representing a major economic impact, the government wishes to boost the hosting of foreign students, with the objective of more than 500,00… Read more

Virtual reality helps students

Virtual reality is a model, very faithful to reality, of a 3D object or space. Equipped with a helmet, it is then possible to move around and interact in a virtual space. While we are in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, government instructions call for continuing to limit contact. Video conferencing and other remote communication solutions are therefore making a comeback. Along with virtual reality, distancing potentially offers even more possibilities.
Virtual reality at the servi… Read more

The real estate phenomenon of Coliving

What is coliving? Who is it for?
Coming directly from the United States, this new way of "living together" is all the rage in the French real estate market. This new form of housing is increasingly popular with young workers and students, exhausted by a real estate market that is too inaccessible. Indeed, coliving mainly targets “millennials”, and could be described as being a hybrid form of flatsharing and coworking. Like the latter, it meets the new professional and rental needs of… Read more