A Taste of Provence

A Taste of Provence

Lavender Fields à Provence

(FOR SUBSCRIBERS ONLY)

French Property Insider

November 2 , 2006
Paris, France
http://adrianleeds.com/frenchproperty/insider

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Bonjour French Property Insider Subscriber,

A whole town in Provence is being advertised for sale! You could be the lucky owner…it’s less than the price of a large studio apartment in Paris.

This sparked us to devote today’s issue to this corner of the country, made famous by Briton Peter Mayle and adored by North Americans. I know lots of folks who have both first and/or second homes there, quite happily soaking up the sunshine, enjoying the fine produce, cheeses and wines and taking in the aromatic fresh air. Be sure to read more about it and check out the properties we’ve chosen for you to consider.

On a more serious note, there is important information about both homeowners and health insurance. Homeowners insurance is mandatory in order to purchase a property and health insurance is not only very available, but very inexpensive. We have a great resource for you to make your choice easy.

To ensure you’re learning enough from our weekly missive about buying property in France, note the glossary of real estate terms that will help you read those ads which seem like undecipherable code. They’re not so bad once you learn to read between the letters and lines — and this will help you find your dream home in France.

A bientôt…

Adrian Leeds
Editor, French Property Insider
Email: Adrian@AdrianLeeds.com

P.S. Please take note that there will be no French Property Insider on Thanksgiving Day, November 23rd.

P.P.S. November 14th is a great day to meet up with us a Parler Paris Après Midi! See http://www.adrianleeds.com/parlerparis/apresmidi.html for more details.

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Volume IV, Issue 43, November 2, 2006

In this issue:

* Provence Comes to Paris
* Own Your Own Village
* About Rosans
* The Scent of Lavender
* Your Guide to French Real Estate Terms
* French Insurance for Home and Health
* Living and Investing in France Real Estate Seminar December 29, 2006
* FPI Property Consultation, Search and Relocation Solutions
* French Property Consultation Concierge Services
* Today’s Currency Update from Moneycorp
* Next Parler Paris Après-Midi: November 14, 2006
* Hot Property Picks: Homes in Haute-Provence
* On the Auction Block: November 21, 2006
* Leasebacks: Jardins de l’Oyat, France, Atlantic Coast, Mimizan
* Managing Your FPI Subscription
* Classified Advertising: Parler Paris Apartments, Special Offer on "Le Provençal" Studio

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A Year in Provence…
By Adrian Leeds

Peter Mayle put Provence on the proverbial Anglophone map drawing thousands of lavender-eyed British and Americans to this sun-drenched corner of the French world. Provence is still a hot destination for tourists as well as second-home seekers, in spite of the rising costs of real estate and overabundance of tour buses.

My own vacations in Provence have been among the most memorable and enjoyable. The colors of the landscape are vibrant and full of warmth and light. It was with these strongly held images that I chose to recreate a little corner in the Marais in Provençal style — the studio apartment I purchased, renovated and now rent named, aptly, "Le Provençal."

In a violet-colored glass vase, I put several bunches of dried lavender sold at Occitane to adorn the mosaic café table. The aroma gently scents the air. Once I asked a renter to water the flowers (in the window boxes) and he unthinkingly watered the lavender, too! They are now going through a second drying, thanks to their water-logged stems.

This past week I casually dined with chef Susan Herrmann Loomis after a long day of her cooking course being taught from the Saint-Germain-des-Prés cuisine/atelier/apartment of chef and author Patricia Wells. The apartment is appointed from floor to ceiling in Provençal style — but not a reproduction like my own, but the real McCoy. Wells had imported antique furnishings, doors, sinks, housewares and building materials of all sorts to bring Provence to Paris in style. You would hardly have known that just a few steps away was Place Furstenberg instead of fields of lavender.

Less than a week ago, I
met with an interior designer whose sense of decor matches perfectly with provincial style — a decorative style that North Americans imagine Paris and France to engender. While the French are scarfing up anything contemporary, we who have only known "new" tend to seek a more matured classic flavor. I certainly find this is true of vacation renters who want a Parisian home away from home, leaving their newly-built houses behind for something centuries old.

Paris or Provence…take a taste.

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Whole Village for Sale!

Dreaming of getting your hands on a small island but can’t seem to be able to afford it? Why not buy a town instead? An entire French town is now on sale for just 257,525€! Here’s a quick overview of the town:

Region: Provence
Area info: Haute Provence
Condition: Ready to Move Into
Bedrooms: 7
Land: Acreage
Ref No: 52700
Sale Price: 233,200€
All-inclusive Price: 257,525€
Mortgage: 570€ pcm

This small Provencal village was built on the ruins of a Roman settlement. There are 5 buildings in total, each one having its own pet name – "La Cantinette," "Le Pavillon Nid d’Amour," "Le Rocher," "La Grotte" and "La Cuisine d’Eté."

Don’t be fooled into thinking that this place is large – it’s not. But it is complete and private. The next village is only just down the road, so there is life nearby!

An overview: In total there is about 150 m2 of living space and land of 5,000 m2. You’ll enjoy sitting under the tea trees in the summer – being on the border of the Drome Provencale, sunshine is something that you’ll have to get used to!

Property Type: Hamlet
Setting: Edge of Village
Outbuildings: Yes
Nearest town: Rosans

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The Village of Rosans

From Paris to Rosans: 8 hours 30 minutes

The village of Rosans, history and picturesque, is located at the edge of the RN94, on the borders of Drôme and Hautes-Alpes in extreme cases of Provence. With 300 days of sun per annum, a luminous sky and a vivifying air (alt. 750 meters), it profits from an exceptional microclimate. One finds there a tower sarrasine of 13th century, the castle of the Constable of Lesdiguières of 15th-century, and in the vicinity, the priory of St-André-of-Rosans and the Romance church of Lemps.

 

 

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The Lavender Roads
http://www.francemonthly.com/

Almost as soon as you enter Provence, you come across these marvelous fields of lavender. Just breathe and follow your sense of smell! The perfume from these fields stretching before your enchanted eyes very quickly becomes heady.

The most beautiful lavender roads are divided among three specific territories of Provence: the Drôme provençale between Dieulefit and Valréas, a very accessible area by car since it is close to the "Highway of the Sun" (A6), the region of Die which makes up the pre-Alps east of Gap, and the region of the breathtaking Gorge of the Verdon, near Dignes-les-Bains. These roads will take you straight to the discovery of wonderful sites where you’ll enjoy driving with all your windows rolled down during the month of July, right before the cutting of flowers. Every area has its own characteristics, its traditions and its lavender festivals all summer long. Each one offers the same enchanting spectacle of magnificent rolling fields, covered with an ample mauve coat, that fill the villages and countryside with the smell of lavender.

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GLOSSARY OF REAL ESTATE TERMS

You’re looking for French property. Most classified ads are in French…of course (although some web sites now offer translations). You may know lots of the words, but not necessarily the terms relating to property. Test your ability to decipher this ad BEFORE using the glossary (a translation follows):

75 PARIS 3ème ardt, adresse : rue Charlot, proximité : marais
Vente – Appartement – 5 pièces – Ancien – 100m².
rue CHARLOT IIIème dans bel immeuble du XVIIIeme, en rez de jardin sur une grande cour pavée et fleurie. un grand salon avec une cheminee, une salle à manger, une cuisine équipée, deux chambres, deux salles de bains. chauffage ind gaz / parquet/ cheminee / clair / calme. parfait état / gardien Infos + : Rénové, Rez-de-chaussée, 3 chambres, 2 salles de bains, Chauffage au gaz.

ANCIEN: older building
APPARTEMENT: apartment
ASCENSEUR: elevator/lift
ASSEMBLÉE DES COPROPRIÉTAIRES: general meeting of owners
BALCON: balcony
BUANDERIE: laundry room
BONNE DISTRIBUTION: well laid-out floor plan
BOX: parking
BUREAU: study/office
CARACTÈRE: character, something unusual
CARRELAGE: ceramic tile
CAVE: cellar
CC CHARGES COMPRISES: charges included
CHEMINÉE: fireplace
CONFORT: comfortable
COPROPRIÉTÉ: condominium, co-op

/> CHAMBRE: bedroom
CHAUFFAGE: heatin
g
CONGÉLATEUR: freezer
COULOIR: hallway
CUISINE: kitchen
CUISINE AMÉRICAINE: open kitchen
DIGICODE: entry code system to building
DOUBLE EXPOSITION: double exposure
DOUBLE SÉJOUR: large living room
MOULURES: molding OCCUPÉ: occupied
PARFAIT: perfect
PARKING: parking
PARQUET: hardwood floors
PARTICULIER: owner listing
PARTIES COMMUNES: common areas
PIÈCE: room (not kitchen or bath)
PLACARDS: closets
PDT, PIERRE DE TAILLE: cut stone building
POUTRES: wood beams
PROPRIÉTÉ: property
RANGEMENTS: storage, cabinets, shelving
RAVALÉ: restored
RDC, REZ-DE-CHAUSSÉE: ground floor, street level
RÉAMÉNAGER: to be renovated
RÉCENT: recently constructed building
REFAIT NEUF: newly remodeled
RÉFRIGÉRATEUR: refrigerator
SALLE D’EAU: bathroom with shower and sink
DOUBLE VITRAGE: double-paned windows
DOUCHE: shower
DRESSING: walk-in closet
ENSOLEILLÉ: sunny, lots of light
ENVIRON: approximately
ÉQUIPÉE: fully equipped
ÉTAGE: floor
FOUR: oven
GARAGE: garage
GARDIEN: concierge/caretaker
HAUSMANNIAN: building from Haussmann era – 19th/20th century
HONORAIRES: fees
HORS CHARGES: charges not included
HOTTE: ventilation hood
HSP, HAUTEUR SOUS PLAFOND: high ceilings
IMMEUBLE: building
INDEPENDENT: independent, separate
INTERPHONE: intercom system
LAVE-LINGE: clothes washer
LAVE-SÉCHAGE: clothes dryer
LAVE-VAISSELLE: dishwasher
LOCATION: rental
MEUBLÉ: furnished NOTAIRE: legal notary
MOQUETTE: carpet
SDB, SALLE DE BAINS: bathroom
SERVICE: maid’s room
SOUS-SOL: below ground
SOLEIL: sunny
STANDING: luxurious, grand standing building
SUR COUR: overlooking courtyard
SUR JARDIN: overlooking garden
SYNDICAT DES CORPROPRIÉTAIRES: collective body of owners of common property
TABLE DE CUISSON: range
TAPIS: area rug
TAXE FONCIÈRE: annual real estate tax
TAXE D’HABITATION: annual occupancy tax
TERRASSE: terrace
TOMETTE: red clay tile flooring
TRAVAUX À PRÉVOIR: work to be done
VIDE: empty
VITRÉE BAIE: bay window
WC: toilet

Translation:

For sale: apartment, 5 rooms, old building, 100 square meters, rue Charlot, 3rd arrondissement, in a beautiful building from the 18th century, on the ground floor garden on a large cobblestone courtyard planted with flowers. A large living room with a fireplace, dining room, equipped kitchen, three bedrooms, two bathrooms. Individual gas heating, parquet wood flooring, sunny/clear, quiet, in perfect condition, concierge. More information: Recently renovated, ground level, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, gas heating.

How did you do?

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Insuring Your Home and Health
http://www.property-insurance-basics.com/

A second home does not mean it requires only second-rate insurance. Say for example, you bought a property in France. Whether this one would just serve as your holiday house, a winter getaway, or romantic spot, you still need the right French property insurance coverage.

So we’re down to the basics. Any house is considered an investment. You can have your home in France let to local tenants or even tourists. That way you can get a return of the money you have invested on that piece of property. Now, here comes another problem. Damages to the house or its contents can cost you money. The solution? French property insurance.

Before you can buy a home in France, your French agent will ask for proof that you have French property insurance. Before handing out the contract for your French home and closing the sale, the agent needs your French property insurance as an underwriting requirement.

When you purchase your French property insurance, make sure that you read and understand the small print. This is where you can see the scope and restrictions of your French property insurance coverage. If you don’t speak French, then you have a problem. But don’t despair just yet. You can still get French property insurance even though you don’t know your French ABCs.

What is the insurance coverage in French property insurance?

Most French property insurance includes coverage for buildings. French property insurance covers the actual structure of a French home in case of damage due to fire or storms. French property insurance pays for the cost of repairs or rebuilding. Debris removal and professional fees following loss or damage are also covered by your French property insurance. Perils such as earthquake, fire, storm, flood, and burst pipes are all included. In addition, some French property insurance companies include coverage for fixtures and fittings within the buildings like kitchens and baths.

Aside from buildings, French property insurance also pays for the replacement of lost items or belongings caused by the same perils that damaged the house. The contents that are covered by your French property insurance include furniture, furnishings, televisions, personal belongings, etc.

You can also customize your French property insurance policy to cover damages due to accidents caused by guests if you plan on using your French home for holiday letting. If this is the case, you might also want to add a loss of rental income clause in your policy. Some unforeseen incidents might prevent you from letting your house and loss of income resulting from this may be compensated. Moreover, make sure that you include a natural catastrophe clause in your French property insurance to cover losses caused by floods.

What are the policy conditions of your French Property Insurance? <

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Most French property insurance policies stipulate certain conditions in the
small print. This is why it is always important to read the small print before signing your French property insurance contract – or any contract for that matter. To make sure that the coverage is right for you, always read and understand the fine print. In this way, you won’t experience any complications if you should need to file a claim.

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Insuring Your Health
http://www.phaexpat.com/

The number of people who enjoy private healthcare insurance in France is 84% of the population. Healthcare costs are approximately 9.9% of GDP. Most schemes only cover risks not covered by the main social scheme, and they usually cover that part of medical expenses that are not refunded under the state scheme. Many plans also offer cash allowance benefits in case of temporary or permanent disability.

Private healthcare is available through two types of hospitals: private hospitals, called "cliniques," which are managed like a company, and public hospitals – "hôpitals publiques." Approximately 99.6% of the population benefits from social coverage with 84% of people effecting private supplementary healthcare coverage.

Expats working in France on a salaried basis will be required to be part of the social security arrangement. So the employer will have the choice of either providing health insurance which is supplemental to the expatriates state entitlement under French law or, alternatively, paying for a separate and totally private arrangement. However, this cost will be in addition to cost paid to the social security scheme.

Health Insurance for France
http://www.americansinfrance.net/Store/Health-Insurance-France.cfm

One of the requirements to become a resident of France is health insurance. You cannot get a long-term visa (Carte de Sejour) without it. This really is not a problem as there are more than enough companies selling health insurance for France and the international market. My suggestion is to shop around for the best price and remember that in France health costs are lower than in the states so you might not need as much insurance as you think you do. To give you an example in France seeing a doctor will cost 20 euros and prescription drugs are much less than in the states. Also, if you decide to work in France either for yourself or for company, after you have worked 70 hours you will have health insurance and be covered by the French national health system. Lastly, purchase your health insurance ahead of applying for your visa, in this way you will have you proof of your health insurance and not have any paperwork problems.

Editor’s Note: We recommend for all your insurance needs:

Advantage Insurance Associates
Isabelle Poitrenaud
Email: advantage@adinas.net
17 rue de Chateaudun
75009 PARIS
Tel 01 44 63 53 82
Fax 01 44 63 52 66

To download a homeowner’s insurance assessment form from Advantage Insurance Associates, click here: http://adrianleeds.com/homeinsurerequest.pdf

Rates for the Jefferson Health Plan, provided by Advantage Insurance Associates:

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Adrian Leeds, Parler Paris, French Property Insider and John Howell & Co. of International Law Partnership Present the…

Living and Investing in France
Real Estate Seminar
December 29, 2006
Chez Jenny, Paris, France

If you’ve always dreamed of moving to France, starting a new life in Paris, enjoying a "pied-à-terre" of your own part of the year or perhaps investing in property in France, this power-packed seminar is a MUST. Hosted by Adrian Leeds, Editor of the Parler Paris Nouvellettre® and French Property Insider weekly e-zine and John Howell, lead attorney for John Howell & Co., International Law Partnership, London, this one day in Paris will put you on the right footing to make it happen!

You will learn how to…

* Why Invest in Property in France?
* Find Your Dream Apartment in Paris or Home in the Country!
* Buy and Own Property in France!
* How to Obtain a Mortgage!
* Reduce Your Currency Exchange Risk!
* How to Minimize Your Tax and Maximize the Benefits!
* Rent Your French Property for Profit!
* Plus, answer all the rest of your questions during a Q and A panel with the presenters.

The Seminar Location
Historical Chez Jenny
39 boulevard du Temple
Place de la République
75003 Paris

"An authentic Brasserie with a soul, a style and a history."

At the colonial exhibition in 1930, Robert Jenny had a kiosk where he sold produce from his region: salt-pickled cabbage choucroute, sausages and beer. Appreciating Parisian life and noting that the fine Alsatian products attracted the Parisians, this native of Strasbourg sought to set up business in the capital. He found just the right place not far from the place de la République, at number 39 boulevard du Temple. This was the hall where the former Victor ball was held. The quarter was lively, even though it no longer deserved the reputation of «Crime Boulevard» that it had had in the 18th century, when the plays billed at the many theatres in the area mainly drew inspiration from the items in the news.

The seminar includes a three-course lunch with Kir, wine and coffee!

Menu (subject to change):
* Kir Vin Blanc à l’Edelzwicker d
‘Alsace and Bretzels
* Terrine de Canard aux Pistaches, Chutney de Fruits Secs
* Suprême de Volaille à la Moutarde, Nid d’Alsace aux Légumes or Onglet de Veau à l’Echalote, Gratin Dauphinois
* Crème Brûlée Caramélisée à la Cassonade
* Wine or Mineral Water, Coffee

Click here for more information and to register, or contact Project Manager, Schuyler Hoffman at info@adrianleeds.com/parlerparis

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TODAY’S CURRENCY UPDATE

Visit the FPI Web site and click on the link on the left panel or click here for Currency Convertor by Moneycorp: http://www.adrianleeds.com/frenchproperty/insider/moneycorpconvertor.html
for up to the minute conversions of all major currencies.

Compare currency values easily and quickly by visiting:
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Charts
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The charts below are updated every ten seconds.

The prices shown are "inter bank" exchange rates and are not the rates that you will be offered by Moneycorp. Your rate will be determined by the amount of currency that you are buying. Please speak with an Moneycorp dealer or your consultant for a live quotation.

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Parler Paris Après-Midi
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NEXT MEETING: November 14, 2006 AND EVERY SECOND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

This is your opportunity to meet every month, often with local
professionals who can answer your Working and Living in France questions. You are invited to come for drinks and share your questions and comments about what it takes to create a life here, own property and enjoy what France has to offer. It is also an opportunity to network with other Parler Paris readers.

Upstairs at La Pierre du Marais
96, rue des Archives at the corner of rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris
Métro Lines 9, 3 et 11, stations Temple, République or Arts et Métiers

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HOT PROPERTY PICKS: Homes in Haute-Provence

Each week French Property Insider features a range of properties which we believe are on the market at the time of writing. These properties are featured in order to give readers a sample of what is currently available and a working example of prices being asked in various regions of France and districts of Paris.

As we are not a real estate agency. These properties do not constitute a sales listing. For those readers seriously interested in finding property in Paris or France, you can retain our services to do the whole thing for you. For more information, visit http://www.adrianleeds.com/frenchproperty/consultation

*** Veynes, House, 6 rooms, approx. 160m²

On more than 3,800m² of land with beautiful old trees, this lovely house, originally a farm, has been mostly renovated. The main floor has a kitchen and dining room, workshop, bedroom, bathroom with toilet, wine cellar and garage. On the first floor there is a large living room with fireplace, four bedrooms, bathroom and toilet. It is located in a quiet area, but close to amenities.

Asking Price: 320,000 € + 2.5% Finder’s Fee

*** Vallée du Buech, Villa, 7 room, approx. 160m²

In a village with all amenities, this lovely Provençale villa has 4 bedrooms, a living room with fireplace, 2 garages, terrace and 2,900m² of treed land.

Asking Price: 387,900 € + 2.5% Finder’s Fee

 

 

*** Saint-Firmin, House, approx. 200m²

Coup de coeur! This former stone farmhouse has been renovated. Includes 4 bedrooms, bathroom, shower room and 2 toilets. On more than 6000 m² of land.

Asking Price: 440,000 € + 2.5% Finder’s Fee

 

 

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Paris Auctions
http://www.encheres-Paris.com

Next session: November 21, 2006, 2 p.m.

Notaires de Paris
Place du Châtelet
12 avenue Victoria
Paris 1st

Additional information on Les Ventes aux Enchères des Notaires can be found on the web site at http://www.encheres-Paris.com/ Though the site has a button for an English version, it isn’t reliable to work.

To read Schuyler Hoffman’s article about the property auctions in Paris, click on:
http://www.adrianleeds.com/frenchproperty/insider/members/content/articles/auctions1.html

4 rooms 73,30 m² DUPLEX
66 rue Ampère
75017 PARIS 17th
Opening Bid: 320,000 €
Deposit: 64,000 €
3 rooms 80,80 m²
66 rue Ampère
75017 PARIS 17th
Opening Bid: 360,000 €
Deposit: 72,000 €
5 rooms 158,40 m² + maid’s room
6 rue de Seine
75006 PARIS 6th
Opening Bid: 1,432,000 €
Deposit: 286,400 €
2 rooms 57,46 m²
100 boulevard Suchet
75016 PARIS 16th
Opening Bid: 249,790 €
Deposit: 49,958 €
3 rooms 44,5 m²
85 boulevard de Port Royal
75013 PARIS 13th
Opening Bid: 210,000 €
Deposit: 42,000 €
2 rooms 37,3 m²
15 rue du Louvre
75001 PARIS 1st
Opening Bid: 140 000,00 €
Deposit: 28 000,00 €
5 rooms 84,4 m²
15 rue du Louvre
75001 PARIS 1st
Opening Bid: 420,000 €
Deposit: 84,000 €
4 rooms 61,9 m²
68 boulevard Garibaldi
75015 PARIS 15th
Opening Bid: 230,000 €
Deposit: 46,000 €

 

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LEASEBACK NEWS FROM IMOINVEST
http://www.adrianleeds.com/frenchproperty/insider/sales/leasebacks/lb_list.php

JARDINS DE L’OYAT
France, Atlantic Coast, Mimizan

Studio 20m² to 25m² €151,000 to €151,000

One Bedroom 25m² to 35m² €146,000 to €176,000

Two Bedrooms 40m² to 50m² €186,000 to €232,000

LEASEBACK PROPERTY

GUARANTEED RENTAL RETURN UP TO: 4.25%

New 3 star tourism residence located in the centre of Mimizan halfway between Bordeaux and Biarritz. Excellent location only 40 metres from the beach along the French Atlantic Coast. The Landes region is famous for its vast pine forests and long sandy beaches. Ideal distance from the Bordeaux Airport (100km) and the Biarritz Airport (100km). Mimizan is a tourist city with over 10 km of fine beaches and plenty of activities including Jet Ski, wind surfing, horse riding, biking and golf.

Discover fully furnished apartments priced from €151,000 with a guaranteed rental income of up to 4.25%. The development is scheduled for completion in the 3rd quarter of 2008. Enjoy flexible investment solutions with the choice between a maximum rental return with no personal occupancy or a reduced rental return with up to 8 weeks of personal occupancy. In addition, investors have the flexibility of changing their investment package every 3 years, giving owners the chance to experience the benefits of pure investment or a mixture of pleasure and investment. Investors will benefit from an immediate VAT discount which is definitely a plus in terms of cash flow. Official prices and additional materials will be available within the next 2 weeks.

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SEEKING A MORTGAGE IN FRANCE?

Let us help you secure a mortgage in France with a competitive interest rate. Visit http://www.frenchpropertyloan for more information or email fpi@adrianleeds.com

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It’s easy…

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3. Enter your username and password.

4. On the Welcome Page, go to "Manage Your Account" and click on "Change Password/Edit Profile"

5. Once you’ve made the changes, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on "Save Profile."

Simple!

Of course, we’re always happy to help, so if you do need assistance, send an email to members@fpinsider.com

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HELPFUL CONVERSIONS FOR REAL ESTATE

"2" face="Verdana">1 square m
eter = 10.7639104 square feet

1 hectare = 2.4710538 acres

For more conversions, refer to: http://www.onlineconversion.com/

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Welcome to your home in Paris. Home is how you will feel in a private apartment in Paris that has the "seal of approval" from Parler Paris Apartments and me, Adrian Leeds.

Parler Paris Apartments offers high quality accommodations to make your stay in the City of Light as enjoyable and memorable as possible. We at Parler Paris know each and every apartment owner or manager personally, and stand behind the quality of those we represent. We understand your needs and desires, all the small details that make a rental apartment a warm and welcoming home – and a much better alternative to an impersonal hotel!

Parler Paris Apartments is administered and serviced by the same great team as Parler Paris, French Property Insider and French Property Consultation. You can trust that Parler Paris Apartments and all those with whom it is associated will do their best for your 100% guaranteed satisfaction.

* "Le Provençal" Studio: LAST MINUTE OFFER

Rent Le Provençcal between November 16 and December 19 at special last-minute rates:

125€/Night, 800€/Week or 2000€ for 4 weeks or entire period of 36 days!

Located in a very charming and quiet 18th-century building in the heart of Le Marais, this sunny studio is perfect for one or two seeking ultimate Parisian calm, flavored with the beautiful colors of Provence.

Pictures and more details available here: http://www.adrianleeds.com/frenchproperty/insider/rentals/provencal.html

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