Borrowing Buys You More for Your Money

Borrowing Buys You More for Your Money

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French Property Insider

June 14, 2007
Paris, France
http://adrianleeds.com/frenchproperty/insider

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Bonjour French Property Insider Subscriber,

In about one hour, I’ll be moseying over to La Pierre du Marais to introduce Peter Zipper to an eager crowd of folks wanting to learn more about "How to Successfully Master Offshore Banking." Peter Zipper is the President of Caye International Bank in Belize and a long-standing colleague who speaks regularly at the Living and Investing in France Real Estate Conferences. This is a special treat to have him fly over to Paris for just this one presentation…free to all who attend.

On the subject of "money," we bring to you today several articles related to financing your new home in France — information from several of the lenders we work with regularly. Borrowing money in France is not only inexpensive (rates under 4%), but smart — it provides flexibility vis a vis rates of exchange, reduces your capital gains tax liabilities, wealth tax liabilities, and a host of other benefits and advantages. Learn more about it in today’s FPI.

We’re also gearing up for the Living and Investing in France Real Estate Conference in San Francisco July 7 and 8, but if you can’t get to the town by the bay, we’ll be hosting a one-day seminar on October 13th right here in Paris to coincide with the Expatica.com Welcome to France Fair! Stay tuned for more details.

A Bientôt,

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

P.S. Own Your Own Pied-à-Terre in Paris…at a fraction of the cost! Paris Home Shares offers Fractional Ownership of select apartments in premium Paris locations. Our newest offering, LE JARDIN SAINT-PAUL, features a spacious two-bedroom apartment in the historique and centrally located Marais district — take advantage of the investment and the pleasure of owning your own home in the City of Light. For more information, visit http://www.adrianleeds.com/frenchproperty/consultation/sales/fractional/jardinstpaul.html or contact Steve Navaro at steve@navaro.com

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Volume V, Issue 23, June 14, 2007

In this issue:

* French Property Loan Welcomes John Rule
* How to Build Equity
* Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
* Flexible and Secure Mortgage Solutions
* Releasing the Power of Your Property
* Britons Abroad Still Choosing France
* Expatica Welcome to France Fair
* FREE Presentation on Mastering Offshore Banking Next Thursday!
* FPI on House Hunters International
* Living and Investing in France Conference, July 7-8, 2007 San Francisco
* FPI Property Consultation, Search and Relocation Solutions
* Today’s Currency Update from Moneycorp
* Next Parler Paris Après-Midi: July 3, 2007
* Hot Property Picks: Bourse Buys
* On the Auction Block: June 26 and July 3, 2007
* Leasebacks: Residence Port Marine, France, Mediterranean Coast, La Ciotat
* Managing Your FPI Subscription
* Classified Advertising: Parler Paris Apartments

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Welcome John Rule!
Rental Property Coordinator and Mortgage Manager
Loan@AdrianLeeds.com

Looking for a mortgage for your new home in France? Let our resident expert, John Rule, help you assess which lender has the best offerings. John recently joined the Adrian Leeds Group as Rental Property Coordinator and now takes on the role as Mortgage Manager as well.

After earning a degree in business administration, John worked in the Treasury department of a large Canadian steel company, managing their money market portfolio and foreign exchange risk. Upon obtaining the chartered financial analyst designation, he moved to the asset management industry and worked for several years as an equity analyst and portfolio manager for Legg Mason Canada. John grew up near Toronto, Canada, having moved here in 2004 to be nearer his young daughter.

For more information and to apply for a mortgage, visit http://www.adrianleeds.com/frenchproperty/loan/index.html or email John directly at John@AdrianLeeds.com<
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Building Equity
By Adrian Leeds

Stéphane Denner, of Banque Patrimoine et Immobilier (BPI), one of our longest and most trusted lenders, has agreed to come all the way to San Francisco to speak at the Living and Investing in France Conference July 7 and 8. BPI is the lender I worked with to secure my very first mortgage and with whom I’ve continued to work to achieve the equity release loans to purchase more properties!

In six years, my personal apartment increased in value by more than double — according to an appraiser sent to assess the property by BPI. The appraisal amount less what was remaining due on the mortgage could be considered an "equity release" enabling a loan up to that amount to purchase additional properties.

That’s how I was able to purchase Le Provençal (http://www.adrianleeds.com/parlerparis/apartments/rentals/provencal.html)… and with money to spare. Then I returned to the bank to borrow more funds to finance rental property #2, "Le Saint Tropez" — the viager I have been telling you about. No problem…the primary apartment is valued at even more now (they are sending another appraiser)…and I can borrow even more money, so there will be no "out-of-pocket" down payments, or notaire fees. The equity release loans will cover everything!

Because the equity release is based on my primary property and not on the subsequent properties, should I decide to sell the subsequent properties, I would not be obligated to repay the loans — the gains could be kept and used however I’d like.

It takes money to make money? No. It takes something else. See the article below by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine…

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How to Make a Million Dollars
By Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine
http://moneycentral.msn.com/

Being a millionaire isn’t what it used to be — but it sure beats not being one. Just ask the 8.2 million U.S. households — an all-time record — that had a net worth of more than $1 million in 2004, excluding the value of their primary residence. That was a 33% increase over the previous year, reports a survey by TNS Financial Services.

The surge was driven mostly by consistent investing in the stock market. But there are other ways to make a million — start a business, invest in real estate, put yourself in the right place at the right time. Kiplinger’s sought out people who did all those things and more. We found that although they had taken different routes, they followed a pattern; you might call that pattern the nine habits of highly successful millionaires. And all of them had a 10th trait in common: They never lost sight of their goal.

Editor’s Note: Make investing in real estate in France to make a profit your goal and watch it work.

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Flexibility and Security…
The Fixed Rate with Options, a Smart Solution for Foreign Clients
From UCB A BNP Paribas Company

With UCB, non-resident clients can get a product with an Anglo-Saxon twist particularly well suited to them and a timely alternative to traditional floating rate loans.

The fixed rate with 2 or 5 year option is a new solution combining the security of a fixed rate with the flexibility of an adjustable rate.

The principle is simple:

• the rate is fixed from the start for either 2 or 5 years, which gives the client time to see how the market evolves.

• after that 2 or 5-year period, the client is free to choose the type of loan: fixed or adjustable. And once again, the choice of an adjustable loan does not have to be final! At any time and depending on the client’s personal situation or economic trends, he or she can opt to revert to a fixed rate if this seems more appropriate.

* An effective solution:
With the fixed rate with options, clients begin paying off a part of their capital the very first month. The solution offers true flexibility without adversely affecting their ability to repay or the guarantee that he has the best rate available on the market.

* A safe solution:
By being able to opt for a fixed or an adjustable rate after the first 2 or 5-year fixed-rate period, or revert to a final fixed rate at any time, clients can see how the market changes then swiftly respond to a change in their own situation or a reversal in economic trends. The adjustable rate varies, so when variable rates start to come down, the client will save on the cost of the loan compared to a classic fixed-rate mortgage.

* A transparent solution:
No nasty surprises! At the time he signs the contract, the client already knows the amount of the monthly instalments to be paid after the first 2 or 5 years of the loan. For variable rates, the monthly instalment of the second period is calculated on the basis of the Euribor 3 month + margin known when
issuing the loan offer. The length of the loan will be affected first by the Euribor rate in 2 or 5 years and the instalment should not change*. If the client opts for a fixed rate, the instalments in the second
period are calcula
ted according to the remaining term of the loan on the basis of the TEC 10 +
margin.

* A flexible solution:
With the 5-year fixed-rate option, clients can make early repayment of their adjustable-rate loan at no extra cost after the initial 5-year, fixed-rate period. With the 2-year fixed-rate option, they will simply be required to pay a prepayment penalty of 1% for the first 8 years of the loan. As usual no prepayment indemnity will be required if the property is then sold following a job transfer, a death, or if the borrower or his/her spouse stops working.

As you can see, UCB continues to make every effort to find solutions for non-resident clients so that they keep control over their budget and avoid any unnecessary risk. Please contact your advisor for more information.

* A decrease in the rate will reduce the duration of the loan with no limit, and conversely, a rate increase will bring the term of the loan to a maximum of 5 additional years. The instalments amount remains constant as long the increase of the duration of the loan remains below 5 years and enables the complete repayment of the loan. If not, the instalment is increased to allow the repayment of the loan before the end of the additional 5 years.

* Interest Rate Indexes (on 01/06/2007)
3 month Euribor: 4.08%
12 month Euribor: 4.37%
TEC 10: 4.46%
Source: UCB

* Exchange Rates (on 05/06/2007)
€1 = £ 0.6775
£1 = €1.4760
€1 = $1.3508
Source: Boursorama

* Rented Dwellings Reference Index
(Indice de Référence des Loyers – IRL) (on 06/04/2007)
2006 4th quarter annual variation: 3.23%
Source: INSEE

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New! From GE Money Bank France and GE Money Bank Spain
Re-mortgage and release up to €500k cash up to 75% LTV!
From GE Money Bank Mortgages

Customers can take advantage of one of the cheapest ways to borrow money by re-mortgaging their existing property in Spain or France and are free to use the equity as they wish, be it for:

* Debt consolidation
* Further investment
* Home improvement projects
* Purchase of a new car or holidays

This product is open to UK residents, including self-employed, who own properties in Spain and France.

* Cash out up to 70% LTV in Spain; 75% in France
* Straight forward remortgage up to 75% LTV in France and Spain
* Up to €500 000 non-purposed cash advance

For more details contact:
Mirela Matei mirela.matei@ge.com or Philippe Vasseur philippe.vasseur@ge.com

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Why Britons are Moving Abroad?
By by Basil Howitt
Expatica.com
http://www.expatica.com

“… WILL THE LAST PERSON TO LEAVE BRITAIN PLEASE SWITCH OUT THE LIGHTS.”
(The Sun)

The Sun’s famous 1992 headline is still valid today in voicing the disillusionment that drives so many Britons to seek new lives abroad. Why do they go and where do they go? And what especially are the attractions of La Belle France?

Hard figures are difficult to obtain: the Office of National Statistics does not record destinations of emigrants, and the International Passenger Survey (the UK government’s attempt to measure immigration and emigration) has been discredited. However, a count of British passport holders abroad issued by the Foreign Office in 2006 indicated that the most popular destinations in Europe were France and Spain, and that half a million Britons live in the US while more than 600,000 live in Australia. (Daily Mail 03/11/06)…

To read the entire article visit http://www.expatica.com/actual/article.asp?subchannel_id=25&story_id=40594

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I AM NOT A TOURIST
Expatica.com Welcome to France Fair
October 14th, 2007
Carrousel de Louvre, Paris
http://www.expatica.com/welcometofrance/

New to France or looking to make the most of expatriate life?

Get the information you need from companies and agencies specialized in expatriate services, from banks, investment firms and insurance companies to schools and tax agencies. You’ll find information on house hunting, finding a job, immigration and permits, staying long-term, and much more.

Meet the people who make expat life great, including the top clubs and associations, travel agents and sports teams.

Explore the expatriate life and your ambitions – higher education, career opportunities, your own business, travel and lifestyle possibilities. Every year, thousands of international managers and employees arrive in France. The I AM NOT A TOURIST Fair answers the 101 questions you have about living here, in a unique environment where you can meet the right peop

le face to face.

ce="Verdana">News:

Expatica is proud to announce that Sir Peter Westmacott, the newly arrived British Ambassador to France, will be on hand to give the opening ceremony at the Fair. We are thrilled to have Sir Westmacott participate in our event and thank the British Embassy for their continued support.

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It’s Today!

"How to Successfully Master Offshore Banking"
by Peter Zipper, President Caye International Bank

A FREE Presentation sponsored by French Property Insider and
the Adrian Leeds Group, LLC
June 14, 2007, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at La Pierre du Marais, Paris, 3rd

Sign up for Peter Zipper’s FREE presentation of "How to Successfully Master Offshore Banking" and learn how and why you might want to consider moving your valuable financial assets to a secure and private account. This is essential information for investors and private individuals wanting to maximize their savings and investments.

Mr. Zipper is President of Caye International Bank, Ltd., based in Belize. He has been involved in private banking for 25 years, and is an authority on offshore banking and investment centers. He is a regular lecturer at the Living and Investing in France Conference, has lectured at thousands of other conferences and spoken on television and radio shows around the world in both English and German. He began his career in Canada in the early 1980’s, before moving to Vienna, Austria. There he was Senior Vice-President of a large private bank for 17 years, and a member of the management and investment committee responsible for a worldwide network of financial advisors before recently joining Caye International Bank.

"How to Successfully Master Offshore Banking"
June 14, 2007
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Upstairs at La Pierre du Marais*
96, rue des Archives at the corner of rue de Bretagne, 75003
3rd arrondissement, Paris
Métro Temple, République or Arts et Métier

*The presentation is free, but the establishment kindly requests that each participant order at least one drink.

Sign up now by emailing: fpi@adrianleeds.com

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French Property Insider to be Aired on
House Hunters International!!

Settling Down in Paris

Angela and Ben met in 2003 when they lived in Los Angeles working for the same clothing company. Now, the two are engaged to be married. When Ben started receiving frequent overseas work, the company believed he’d be more valuable in Paris, so they happily relocated. They immediately moved into a cozy rental in the 17th district near the Arc de Triomphe and started to explore the different neighborhoods of Paris. The pair is now ready to take the big leap and purchase an apartment to stay for good. Real estate agent Adrian Leeds is enlisted to help.

GUESTS:
Adrian Leeds
Property Search Consultant, Adrian Leeds Group
Web site: http://www.adrianleeds.com/frenchproperty/consultation

Episode HHINT-402
http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/shows_hhint/episode/0,2756,HGTV_24956_50766,00.html

AIR TIMES:
• July 09, 2007 11:00 PM ET/PT
• July 10, 2007 3:00 AM ET/PT

Editor’s Note: Be sure to read the entire story about Ben and Angela on FPI issues: http://www.adrianleeds.com/frenchproperty/insider/members/content/pastissues/FPI_April_6_2006.html and http://www.adrianleeds.com/frenchproperty/insider/members/content/pastissues/FPI_June_22_2006.html

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Living and Investing in France Real Estate Conference
July 7-8, 2007
An Alliance Française of San Francisco Special Event!

If you’ve always dreamed of owning your own "pied-à-terre" in Paris or home in the Provinces of France, perhaps as a future retirement home or for now as investment property rented part of the year…this power-packed conference is a MUST.

Hosted by Adrian Leeds, long time resident of Paris, Editor of the Parler Paris Nouvellettre® and French Property Insider weekly E-zine and John Howell, lead attorney for the International Law Partnership, London, these two afternoons in San Francisco will point you in the right direction to make it really happen! Includes cocktail reception Saturday evening followed by an optional dinner with special guest speakers.

For more information visit http://www.adrianleeds.com/frenchproperty/conference/LIF_SF_AF_July_2007/home.html or email info@adrianleeds.com/parlerparis

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width="200" height="289" align="left"> e="2">Property Consultation, Search and Relocation Solutions
http://www.adrianleeds.com/frenchproperty/consultation

Let French Property Insider expert property consultants find your dream home in France for you. We consult with you to help you make the best decisions, ferret out the finest properties to meet your criteria, schedule the visits and accompany you, negotiate with the agencies and owners, recommend the Notaires and other professionals, schedule the signings and oversee the purchase with you from start to finish! You could never do it so easily on your own. Let us take the time and effort off your hands.

FPI Offers More Relocation Solutions!

Moving to Paris? Our experienced relocation expert will make your move easy and hassle-free. We offer complete property and relocation services normally only provided by employer hired relocation firms…but at a price much more affordable for individuals.

Download Complete Brochure
http://www.adrianleeds.com/frenchproperty/consultation/fpibrochure.pdf

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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 Global Money Services: 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:
http://adrianleeds.com/frenchproperty/loan/moneycorpconvertor.html

Charts
http://www.Moneycorp.co.uk/members/charts.asp
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
http://www.adrianleeds.com/parlerparis/apresmidi.html

Come for a drink and to meet and chat with other readers in Paris…

The next gathering is July 3, 2007, as Adrian Leeds will be in San Francisco hosting the Living and Investing in France Real Estate Conference, but normally every second Tuesday of the month.

 

 

 

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HOT PROPERTY PICKS: Bourse Buys

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

*** Paris, 2nd Arrondissement, 3/4 rooms, approx. 93m²

In a beautiful cut stone building, with 3.8m high ceilings, this apartment is being sold as a viager, with a 76 year old occupant and monthly fee of 2000€. A lovely living space, it is in excellent condition with 2 bedrooms, large, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom finished in marble. On the third floor with elevator.

Asking Price: 450,000 € + 2.5% Finder’s Fee

 

 

 

 

*** Paris, 2nd Arrondissement, 3 rooms, approx. 70m²

In a classified building from the end of the 17th century, on a courtyard, this triplex apartment on the second floor has a large living room, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, toilets, fully equipped kitchen, 2 cellars. Original tiles are in perfect condition. Quiet and sunny. Near Montorgueil.

Asking Price: 620,000 € + 2.5% Finder’s Fee

 

 

 

 

*** Paris, 2nd Arrondissement, 4 rooms, approx. 100m²

Charming triplex type village house, walking distance from Montorgueil. On the rez-de-chaussée is a living room, American style, fully equipped kitchen. First floor has a bedroom, 2nd floor has a bedroom and bathroom with toilet, 3rd floor, mezzanie. Coup de coeur!

Asking Price: 735,000 € + 2.5% Finder’s Fee

*** Paris, 2nd Arrondissement, 3 rooms, approx. 145m²

Close to Place des Victoires, this magnificent apartment is in a beautiful 17th century building in perfect condition. It offers a large living room with 4m high ceilings and superb beams, American style kitchen, office, bedroom with walk-in closet, bathroom, lovely courtyard with plants.

Asking Price: 1,350,000 € + 2.5% Finder’s Fee

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

Next Sessions: June 26 and July 3, 2007 at 1:30 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

June 26 at 1:30 p.m.

3 room duplex 93,90 m²
8 rue François Miron
75004 PARIS 4th
Opening Bid: 633,750 €
Deposit: 127,750 €
3 rooms 64,10 m²
28 rue Jacob
75006 PARIS 6th
Opening Bid: 449,000 €
Deposit: 89,800 €
2 rooms 58,72 m²
173/175 boulevard Murat
75016 PARIS 16th
Opening Bid: 260,000 €
Deposit: 52,000 €

 

July 3, 2007 at 1:30 p.m.

House 237 m² with land of approx. 90 m² + 2 parking spaces
30 rue de Crimée
75019 PARIS 19th
Setting price on a higher bid: 919,600 €
Deposit: 183,920 €
3 rooms 47,67 m²
8 bis rue Amyot
75005 PARIS 5th
Opening Bid: 320 000,00 €
Deposit: 64 000,00 €
Building, 1,640,59 m², partly rented, on land of 631 m²
11 rue Euryale Dehaynin
75019 PARIS 19th
Opening Bid: 4,000,000 €
Deposit: 800,000 €
2 rooms 52,8 m²
118 avenue Félix Faure
75015 PARIS 15th
Opening Bid: 220,000 €
Deposit: 44,000 €
6 rooms 178,4 m² + 2 maid’s rooms
17 avenue Niel
75017 PARIS 17th
Opening Bid: 850,000 €
Deposit: 170,000 €
3 rooms 45,31 m²
5

rue Fondary
75015 PARIS 15th
Opening
Bid: 190,000 €
Deposit: 38,000 €

4 rooms 84,05 m² rented
38 rue Lucien Sampaix
75010 PARIS 10th
Opening Bid: 315,000 €
Deposit: 63,000 €

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

RESIDENCE PORT MARINE
France, Mediterranean Coast, La Ciotat

Studio 22m² to 26m² €101,000 to €121,000

One Bedroom 27m² to 34m² €125,000 to €156,000

NEW LISTING

Guaranteed Buy to Let – Leaseback

GUARANTEED RENTAL INCOME UP TO: 4.00%

WATERFRONT PROPERTY STEPS FROM BEACH

Bustling seaside port hosts this new build residence located only minutes from long stretches of sandy beaches. La Ciotat is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhone department and the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in southern France. It is situated directly between Marseille and Toulon and is part of an area popular with investors who are keen to get onto the property ladder in the Côte d’Azur. La Ciotat will charm you with its old picturesque fishing port, its beautiful 17th century houses around the port, and its Mediterranean atmosphere.

This new build development is located approximately 50m from the port itself and is within walking distance of many of the popular beaches. Located in the heart of the town, the residence will comprise 74 studio to 1 bedroom furnished and fully equipped apartments. The residence will offer a large reception area, breakfast room, laundry service, housekeeping service and air conditioning throughout. The apartments boast spacious living rooms, built-in cupboards, modern bathrooms and fully fitted kitchenettes. Residents will find outdoor and underground parking, landscaped enclosed garden with magnolia and palm trees, large shared patio areas and private balconies.

This is an excellent property investment, and in this area of the Côte d’Azur is reasonably priced. Prices in this area are continuing to rise as investors start to be priced out of the Nice, Cannes and St Tropez areas. In addition, this sunny port town boasts excellent access from both Marseille and Toulon airports. This project will be backed by France’s leading tourism residence management companies, guaranteeing your rental income for the life of the commercial lease. Units will sell out extremely fast within this waterfront property, please contact us immediately to secure your unit.

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SEEKING A MORTGAGE IN FRANCE?

When you make a purchase as important as a piece of real estate in a foreign country, you want to know that you can trust the people you are dealing with. Adrian Leeds has developed a network of professionals that meet only the highest of standards. With the expertise and experience of Adrian and her team, you can depend on getting the best advice and support to feel completely confident that you are making an informed investment decision.

Let us help you secure a mortgage in France at a competitive interest rate. Visit http://www.adrianleeds.com/frenchproperty/loan for more information or contact Loan@AdrianLeeds.com
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Managing Your French Property Insider Subscription is Easy!

We receive many emails from French Property Insider Subscribers who want to change their email address, or update personal information. But did you know that you can make these changes yourself?

It’s easy…

1. Go to http://adrianleeds.com/frenchproperty/insider

2. Click on "Manage Subscription." You’ll find it under the "Subscribers Only" section in the sidebar.

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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Insider Paris Guides Have a New Home

Insider Paris Guides started almost 10 years ago with the idea of creating an online electronic regularly updated listing of my favorite good-value restaurants. I wrote it one summer, listed 50 Paris restaurants and we called it the Leeds Good Value Guide to Paris Restaurants. It sold from the moment it hit cyberspace and over the years, guides were added to the roster. Today there are four guides:

Good Value Restaurants

You don’t need to be rich to dine well in Paris – you just need to know where to go. Enjoy fabulous three-course meals with wine for just $20 to $30, including tax and tip. Explore more than 200 hand-picked great-value restaurants.

Living in France

France may seem familiar, but nearly everything … from paying taxes to having a baby … is done quite differently. Get the practical answers to nearly 300 questions about making a life in France.

Expat Writers

Are you, like so many great writers past and present, drawn to and intoxicated by the City of Light? Discover the ins-and-outs of literary Paris whether you are a novelist, journalist, poet or just a dreamer.

Black Culture

This is the first guide of its kind, devoted to understanding and exploring the rich Black culture and vibrant Black community in Paris. Make the most of Paris’s multicultural sites, sounds and tastes.

Bastille Media took over the publishing responsibilities of the Insider Paris Guides this month and yes(!), we will continue to offer a discount to FPI subscribers.

The discount will be 10% off any guide and up to 25% off the entire
purchase (if two or more guides are purchased at the same time). But
the way you as a subscriber to FPI will take advantage of the discount has changed a bit. Here’s how it works:

1. Click on special Web link we give you just for FPI subscribers.

2. Then order one or more guide(s) and use the promotion code "ED762." This promotion code gives you 10% off your total
order.

3. If you order two or more guides, then an additional 15% will be taken off automatically. There is no promotion code needed.

Here is the special "coupon" Web link just for you: http://www.insiderparisguides.com/offer/fpi_offer.htm

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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Past issues of FPI are available on the website. You will find the
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To receive your free French Leaseback Report or the Paris Property
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HELPFUL CONVERSIONS FOR REAL ESTATE

1 square meter = 10.7639104 square feet

1 hectare = 2.4710538 acres

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

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PARLER PARIS APARTMENTS
http://www.adrianleeds.com/parlerparis/apartments
Email: apartments@adrianleeds.com/parlerparis

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 P
arler Paris Apartments and all those with whom it is associated will do their best for your 100% guaranteed satisfaction.

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