View from a Dream Property on boulevard Richard Lenoir
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August 10, 2006
Bonjour French Property Insider Subscriber,
Yesterday afternoon, Tracy James, our new Mortgage Manager, and I trekked over to the 11th arrondissement to make an offer on an apartment on behalf of our absent client. It’s an unusual situation because the client was here for a very short time about two weeks ago, found the apartment of his dreams, but because he hesitated a few days to make an offer, lost it to another buyer.
In today’s Paris real estate market, this happens more often than not. The good properties fly out the real estate agents’ hands like a newborn sparrow anxious to test his wings.
Naturally, he was disappointed, so Tracy set out to find something even better, and so she did — a penthouse on the 7th floor with an elevator, full wrap-around balcony, fabulous views, spacious rooms (3 bedrooms, 2 baths), good floor plan, in a beautifully well-maintained building with a guardian on a special corner in the 11th arrondissement where boulevard Voltaire crosses boulevard Richard Lenoir.
Earlier in the week, I had met for a coffee nearby with another client of ours at a hip new café — Café Bataclan, at 50 boulevard Voltaire, and thought it strange to suddenly be yet again in this particular spot of Paris within such a short period of time.
As we were exiting the building, anxious to tell our client the good news that his offer had been accepted, we bumped into a familiar face — an attendee from a past Living and Investing in France Conference (http://www.adrianleeds.com/parlerparis/liveinfrance/LIF_SD_2006/LIF_SD_2006_home.html) who had recently purchased an apartment in the very same building! Paris is no small village (read on for a bit about the population of Paris), but there we were in what I would term another very "synchronistic" encounter. She began by telling us that she was convinced that without the conference, she wouldn’t have been able to realize her dream to own this apartment in Paris as easily and her enthusiasm for the building and the neighborhood was infectious — I couldn’t wait to pass this on to our client!
The 11th arrondissement has been a bit overlooked the past few years, while the gentrification of the 2nd has taken more attention and the Marais has become more popular. After looking out over the trees and seeing the beautiful Haussmannian style buildings on the boulevard from the balcony of the apartment, I realized all that the 11th has to offer, for less per square meter prices than in the adjacent districts such as the 3rd or 4th.
I told him by phone: Walk south a few blocks and you will reach Place de la Bastille and the twice-weekly open air Richard Lenoir market, the largest in Paris. Walk north and you can stroll along the beautiful Canal Saint-Martin. Walk east to discover a myriad of restaurants, cafés and clubs along rue Oberkampf and rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, plus the beautiful Place Léon Blum currently under renovation by the city. Walk west and find the Musée Picasso, Place des Vosges and all Le Marais has to offer.
In today’s FPI, we briefly explore the 11th arrondissement of Paris and some of its special properties for sale. Don’t miss a single word.
We also bring you a very important document published by Crédit Foncier outlining the process of purchasing property in France with commentary that in most cases agrees with it, but in other cases contradicts it. And, on a practical side, there is an explanation of how much you can expect to pay in Notaire fees when you make this major purchase.
Editor, French Property Insider
Volume IV, Issue 31, August 10, 2006
In this issue:
* How-to’s for Buying French Property
* French Property a Solid Investment
* Understanding Notaires Fees
* Paris Population Points
* 11th Arrondissement Contact Information
* Eating in the Eleventh
* Living and Investing in France Conference, September 16 & 17, 2006, San Diego
* FPI Property Consultation, Search and Relocation Solutions
* Today’s Currency Update from Moneycorp
* Next Parler Paris Après-Midi: September 5, 2006
* Hot Property Picks: Lucky 11′s
* Leasebacks: Residence Serena Phase II France,
Paris / Ile de France,
Saint Germain en Laye
* Managing Your FPI Subscription
* Classified Advertising: Parler Paris Apartments, Leeds Marais Apartment, "Le Provençal" Studio: Available as of August 2006
The Key Stages in the French Property Buying Process
By Adrian Leeds
In the May 18th issue of French Property Insider, we ran an article titled: The A to Z Process of Property Purchasing in France.
It started out like this:
Distill the details of property ownership in France and this is what you get: The Process.
This is what it takes to get from point A to point B, finally ending with Z when you are the proud and happy owner of your own "pied-à-terre," "maison de compagne," "château" or "manoir."
Let’s start with A, then B, etc. and see if you can spot the pitfalls along the way. They won’t be obvious to you now, but trust me, every step of the way is booby-trapped!…
To read it in its entirety, click here: http://www.adrianleeds.com/frenchproperty/insider/members/content/pastissues/FPI_May_18_2006.html
Explaining the process of purchasing property in France can never be explained enough. It is fundamentally the basis for our Living and Investing in France Conferences, our one-on-one consultations and of course, our Property Search and Purchase Assistance Services.
Just recently, Credit Foncier, one of the primary lenders we recommend to our readers and clients, published a beautiful four-color brochure in English called "Different Stages for Buying in France."
They’ve divided the process into four key phases:
1. From house hunting to making a decision
2. From loan application to loan offer
3. From accepting the offer to transferring the funds
4. From preparing to concluding the transaction…
Supporting notes include:
1. List of documents to provide
2. Bank account
3. How to accept the loan offer?
4. What is RIB?
5. Building and contents insurance policy
6. Balance of the purchase price to be settled before D-day (Deed-day)
Before reading further, click on the following link and print out Credit Foncier’s brochure:
Then, add these important comments to each section:
The four key phases:
1. From house hunting to making a decision
We believe this is one of the last stages of the process, not the first!
First, you must learn all there is to learn about what pitfalls are in your path to success. You must learn about inheritance tax laws and capital gains tax laws. You must determine the structure of the purchase — whether you want to create a community property marital regime which may reduce inheritance taxes (depending on your personal situation) or buy the property in the name of a company known as an "SCI" (Société Civile Immobilier).
All of this can be learned by doing what you’re doing now…reading publications such as FPI, consulting with professionals, attending seminars and conferences.
You can also ask your Notaire — but the Notaires are not advisors. They can only tell you how the law reads, but will not be useful in advising you based on your individual needs as well as a property consultant or attorney.
We cannot stress enough how important it is to get proper advice, otherwise you risk making big and expensive mistakes.
2. From loan application to loan offer
When you consider taking a mortgage, we recommend you apply with two lenders. If you apply to more than that, none will take you as a serious client. If you apply to less, you risk losing an offer.
Credit Foncier, of course, would prefer that they hold your sole application, however, it’s like seeing a doctor for a second opinion — you will be able to make a more informed decision, plus you will have two lenders healthily competing for your business.
We advise that prior to hunting for property, you make an application for a "loan in principal," meaning that as long as you can evidentially support what you complete in the application with correct documentation, and with a final approval from the life insurer, you will know a) that you can get a loan and b) how much the lenders are willing to lend you. This may change your buying power substantially.
All lenders do not send an appraiser to evaluate property, particularly in Paris where the value of the property is well established.
At this stage, you DO NOT need a bank account in France. It is essential for final signing of the Acte de Vente so that the mortgage payments will be automatically deducted from the account, but we recommend that you bank with a commercial bank near your new home and establish a good working relationship with that branch and its personnel.
3. From accepting the offer to transferring the funds
Funds can be transferred directly to the escrow account of the Notaire — another reason you do not need the bank account so early on. We recommend that you work with a currency broker such as Moneycorp that will save you "beaucoup bucks" on the transfer, about one-half of the commissions your commercial bank charges!
4. From preparing to concluding the
With power of attorney drawn up by your Notaire, you can have a representative sign both the Promesse de Vente and the Acte de Vente in your absence.
Ask us about professionals who can help you with renovation, rental, insurance, etc.! Email email@example.com for more information.
French Property Set for Boost
Investors in French property are set to see a positive return on their investment, following an announcement that the country’s economy is headed for strong growth this year.
Finance minister Thierry Breton told journalists that the French economy is currently performing to expectations.
Mr Breton said that the figures for the second quarter of 2006, which will be released on August 11th, are expected to demonstrate the country’s positive growth so far this year.
"The figures we have show we’re clearly in the two to 2.5 per cent scale," Mr Breton said.
French property is a traditionally popular option for overseas investors and the sector has seen consistently high levels of activity so far this year.
According to figures from property specialist Assetz, France is continuing to compete well against newly emerging areas such as Bulgaria and Cyprus, with overseas property investors still keen to enter the market.
Editor’s Note: We expect that the Chambre de Notaires will be publishing real estate prices and statistics as August 11th. Be sure to read next week’s FPI for an update on Paris property prices!
Notaire Fees ("Frais de Notaire")
By Adrian Leeds
It hurts in the beginning…because the "cost of entry" of home ownership in France is more expensive than in the U.S., but the cost of "ownership," more specifically property taxes, are greatly lower. This plus the capital gains tax laws which reduce the tax the longer you own the property encourage ownership for 15 years or more to maximize your property investment.
The Notaire Fees consist of taxes to the government and fees assessed by the Notaire (property attorney). The buyer pays the fees which will total roughly 7.5%. If the buyer and seller each have their own Notaire, the two attorneys will share equally in the fees.
The fees are proportionate to the selling price of the property stated in the Acte de Vente, calculated by applying a percentage (rate) descending in rate with the increase in value. They are established according to an official, national and obligatory tariff and are fixed to remunerate the formalities provided by the Notaire.
The purchase price of the property stated in the Acte de Vente can be reduced by listing a value for any furnishings which may be included in the purchase: kitchen appliances, furniture, cabinetry, etc. If the buyer chooses to do this, thereby reducing the taxes, it may change the amount of the mortgage and potentially capital gains taxes.
The fees are due upon signing the Acte de Vente. Often the Notaire will "over" estimate the taxes and fees and provide a refund when the deed is officially recorded, about six months later.
Example: For a property purchased for 176,000€, the calculation of the proportional remuneration would be as follows:
* from 0 to 6,500€ : 4.00% is 260€
* from 6,500 to 17,000€ : 1.65% is 173.25€
* from 17,000 to 30,000€: 1.10% is 143€
* from 30,000€ to 176,000€ : 0.825% is 1,204.50€
That is to say a total of 1,780.75€ HT (hors taxe, or without tax), to which the VAT (Value Added Tax) will be added of 19.60%. For all these reasons, the taxes and fees on a purchase cannot be evaluated according to a simple percentage of the amount of the operation.
Legend for Pie Chart:
The Population of Paris
The population of the City of Paris was 2,125,246 at the 1999 census, lower than the historical peak of 2.9 million in 1921. This decline was due to the relocation of people to the suburbs caused by de-industrialization, high rent, the gentrification of many inner quarters and the transformation of living space into offices, although not on the scale seen in some Western cities. These tendencies are generally seen as negative for the city; the current city administration is trying to reverse them with some success, as the population estimate of July 2004 shows a population increase for the first time since 1954 reaching a total of 2,144,700 inhabitants.
The City of Paris is the most densely populated area in the Western World after the island of Manhattan in New York City. Excluding the outlying woodland parks of Boulogne and Vincennes, its density was 24,448 inhabitants per km² (63,321 inhabitants per square mile) in 1999 official census. Paris has maintained a relatively balanced distribution of apartment residences, office spaces and commercial activities catering to both, although some districts have lost much of their apartment housing to office renovation
s, partly con
tributing to the population decline seen since the 1920′s.
Paris’ most sparsely populated quarters are its western and central office and administration-charged arrondissements. The city is at its densest in its north and east arrondissements; its 11th arrondissement had a density of 40,672/km² (105,339/square mile) in 1999, and some of the same arrondissement’s eastern quarters showed densities close to 100,000/km² (260,000/sq. mile) the same year.
For practical information (in French) about the 11th arrondissement…
Mairie du XIème
Place Léon Blum
75536 Paris Cedex 11
Métro: Voltaire (Ligne 9)
Bus: 46, 56, 61, 69
Restaurants of the 11th Arrondissement
By Adrian Leeds
The 11th arrondissement is teeming with great little inexpensive bistrots. The Leeds Good Value Guide to Paris Restaurants lists 29 of my favorites. It’s tough to choose one from so many but this one stands out from the rest…you are sure to have fun and enjoy great food and wine!
BISTROT A VINS MELAC
* Bistrot à Vins
* 42 rue Léon Frot, Arrondissement 11
* Phone 01.43.70.59.27
* Web: http://www.melac.fr
* Métro Charonne
* Closed Sunday, Monday, No Reservations
* A La Carte Menu: Average per Person €25 -€30
You won’t find many "Bars à Vins" in the guide, but Jacques Mélac’s 25-year-old bistrot in the 11th should not be missed, even if you are not a wine connoisseur. It is simply impossible not to have fun here and part of the charm is that you are likely to be stuffed into one of the rooms in the back that you must enter by going through the kitchen! Immediately upon entering you will be overwhelmed by the warm and jovial atmosphere emanating from the waiters, the clientele and Jacques himself who mans the bar with his big smile almost hidden by his enormous mustache. The sense of humor carries through even to the menu which notes — you’ll be charged an extra euro if you don’t finish everything on your plate. Surrounded by bottles of wine (both full and empty), lace curtains on the windows, wood beams, grape vines smothering the outside of the building, not to mention the happy, boisterous diners, you will feel at home at once. Both Jacques and his bistrot have a long and impressive history that wine lovers will want to know more about and of course, taste some of the fine wines Jacques offers up to his customers along with the wine he produces himself from his grapes grown right there (about 35 bottles). That surprisingly makes Jacques Mélac one of the biggest winegrowers in Paris! You will discover dozens of delicious little known wines from the Languedoc or Loire regions. Jacques Mélac is meticulous in his choices, his collection criteria for example, not only includes their taste, aroma or their price but also the integrity of the people who produce the wine. Founded by his father in the 1930s, a greengrocer’s shop was transformed into a classical-type bistrot where the clientele included members of the working class from the local neighborhood who came there to drink and fill their bottles of white and red wine. His Aveyronnais roots (from the village of Bozouls) spills easily into the menu with local dishes such as Aubrac beef or Aligot (made from potages whipped with a local cow’s milk-cheese known as Tomme de Laguiole) and charcuterie. The foie gras de canard (mi cuit a la maison) is superb, served with a toasted crusty bread. For something simple, try "Les oeufs cocotte comme à Bozouls" (a recipe of his mother’s). Be open to engaging in conversation with your dining neighbors (tough to help in such tight quarters) so you don’t miss a single opportunity for a more memorable evening. This is guaranteed.
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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
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GUARANTEED RENTAL INCOME UP TO: 5.00%
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Saint Germain has a strong local demand for quality short stay accommodations for those on business in Paris, and provides a first class opportunity for the international buy-to-let investor in an area experiencing excellent growth. The fully serviced development offers residents the benefit of cafeteria, sports room, laundry service and Internet access. It is situated 150m from the local train station, around 35 minutes to the centre of Paris and is easily accessed by the local A13 and A86 motorways.
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