Home and Health à la Française

Home and Health à la Française

Views from Parler Paris Apartments’
Newest Short Term Rental…Le Balcon Planté

(FOR SUBSCRIBERS ONLY)

French Property Insider

August 2, 2007
Paris, France
http://adrianleeds.com/frenchproperty/insider

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Bonjour French Property Insider Subscriber,

Today’s French Property Insider focuses on a lifestyle issue our readers frequently ask about…health care in France. The good news is that not only is health care in France one of the world’s finest, but it’s available and affordable to residents and non-residents alike. Be sure to read all about it and download the numerous pdf documents we are providing for you today to prove it!

Hot on the French Property Consultation Web site is direct information about Offshore Banking with Caye International Bank in Belize. Belize is a leading Caribbean offshore jurisdiction, and with the growth in international travel, coupled with the increasing use of the Internet to make a living or help manage businesses from afar, have both led to growing use of offshore banking and offshore trusts. Others have made the same decisions to relocate or diversify their financial affairs and open offshore accounts. Read more about it by visiting our new page at http://www.adrianleeds.com/frenchproperty/consultation/offshore.html

A new rental apartment has joined Parler Paris Apartments…"Le Balcon Planté" — a one bedroom near place de la Bastille in the 12th with a balcony, lots of light and lovely views — an apartment one of our regular readers purchased, renovated and offers now for short term rentals. Be sure to read more about it by visiting http://www.adrianleeds.com/parlerparis/apartments/rentals/balcon_plante.html

French Property Insider readers can benefit from a special Conference Call sponsored by Moneycorp Currency Specialists on August 26th with Jody Cracknell in San Francisco and I’ll be on the call with you all from Nice! Scroll down to learn more about it and sign up to learn more about the benefits of using Moneycorp to transfer dollars to euros (or vice-versa).

The next Living and Investing in France Real Estate Conference is ready for registrations! Come enjoy October in Paris…take advantage of the one day power-packed conference on October 13th, then stay tuned for the "I’m Not a Tourist, Welcome to France Fair" sponsored by Expatica.com on October 14th! Perfect double duo! Scroll down for more information or click here now: http://www.adrianleeds.com/frenchproperty/conference/LIF_Paris_Oct_2007/index.html

Chamonix and the Alps are in the news in today’s issue…as the resort is becoming less seasonal and more year-round. Consider it a good investment spot for enjoyment as well as great returns. See the Hot Properties in the area we offer you.

Saturday I’m off to Troyes and Essoyes in Champagne to visit our FPI readers who have just made their dream come true to own a beautiful home in the very place where this loving couple met! I’ll have tales to tell with lots of photos in next week’s issue, so stay tuned!

A Bientôt,

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

P.S. If you’re thinking about Fractional Ownership, now is the time to make a move…because between now and August 7, there is only one share of the total of 12 fractional owners who will take advantage of a special introductory down payment offer, deferring 17,500€ for up to 90 days and saving first year’s annual fee of 1200€*. Scroll down for more information!

 

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Volume V, Issue 30, August 2, 2007

In this issue:

* FREE Conference Call for FPI Subscribers!
* France Ranked #1 in the World for Medical Care
* Sicko Says System Superb
* All About French Healthcare
* International Mortgages from GE Money Bank
* Chamonix an All-Season Paradise
* Legal Advice for Property Purchasers
* Surveys a Must for French Property?
* Sarko’s French Feel Good Factor
* French Property Tax Reforms
* Jardin Saint Paul Special Limited Time Offer – Only One Share Left!
* Expatica Welcome to France Fair
* Living and Investing in France Conference, October 13, 2007, Paris, France
* FPI Property Consultation, Search and Relocation Solutions
* Today’s Currency Update from Moneycorp
* Next Parler Paris Après-Midi: September 11, 2007
* Hot
Property Picks: Sun and Ski in Chamo
nix
* Leasebacks: Relais Spa Paris Roissy, France, Paris / Ile de France, Roissy en France
* Managing Your FPI Subscription
* Classified Advertising: Parler Paris Apartments — NEW! Le Balcon Planté

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ALL FPI READERS:

Free Conference Call for all FPI Subscribers!

Meet Jody Cracknell from Moneycorp Currency Specialists along with Adrian Leeds, Editor of French Property Insider, when they teach you "How to Save Money Transferring Dollars to Euros" during this one-hour special event, exclusively for FPI Subscribers.

Date: August 26th, 2007
Time: 8 p.m. Paris Time, 11 a.m. PST

Please RSVP to this special event and we will send you the call details. Sign up now by emailing: info@adrianleeds.com

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It’s Worth Living in France Just for the Medical Care!
By Adrian Leeds

Everyone knows that France ranked #1 in the 2000 World Health Report, especially Michael Moore who points to it as a good example in his latest documentary, "Sicko."

See the following article from Businessweek, and click here to download the actual report: http://www.adrianleeds.com/frenchproperty/insider/members

I know Americans who have moved to France in lieu of other destinations just for the health care alone. One past conference attendee who is HIV positive, was able to obtain a Long Stay Visa, Non-Working ("Carte de Séjour, Visiteur") and set up social security payments to obtain virtually free unconditional drugs and health care the rest of his life. The process was a bit like jumping a long line of hurdles, but with the help of an immigration attorney or specialist, managed to achieve the security he needed.

We recommend that you consult with Ann Cary Dana, Avocat, Cabinet d’avocats – Karl Waheed, 34, rue Henri Chevreau, 75020 Paris, Phone: +33 (0)1 43 66 94 27, Fax: +33 (0)1 43 66 94 28, Email: AnnCary.Dana@karlwaheed.fr

Those who are salaried or self-employed in France pay Social Security and therefore have health care coverage, but not necessarily 100%. Insurance policies called "Mutuelles" can be purchased to ‘top up’ what the government will afford you to 100% coverage.

If you don’t earn money in France, have a visa or legal status, you can still obtain private health care insurance! By American standards, the coverage is shockingly good considering the price. The Jefferson Plan is a policy administered by Advantage Insurance Associates and offers 100% coverage with no deductible including eye care and dental, plus coverage for care given by the American Hospital, which is more expensive than most.

For complete information about the Jefferson Plan Benefits, click here: http://www.adrianleeds.com/frenchproperty/insider/members/content/Jeff_Plan_Benefits.pdf

For 2007 Jefferson Plan Rates, click here: http://www.adrianleeds.com/frenchproperty/insider/members/content/Jeff_Plan_Rates.pdf

To apply, download the application here: http://www.adrianleeds.com/frenchproperty/insider/members/content/Jeff_Plan_App.doc

The contact information to Advantage Insurance Associates (17 rue de Châteaudun, 75009 PARIS) is as follows:

Health Insurance:
Sylvie Labastire slabastire@adinas.net

Home, Car, Professional Insurance:
Isabelle Poitrénaud advantage@adinas.net

Tel 01 44 63 53 82
Fax 01 44 63 52 66

On a personal note, my experience with health care has been way beyond my expectations.

My personal physician is a British woman who has provided better care than any doctor with whom I’ve ever come in contact and office visits cost as little as about 50 euros, lasting up to one hour! (Dr. Julia Bache, 5, rue Léon Cogniet, 75017 Paris, 01.47.63.42.07.)

Two partnering women dentists a few blocks from home, one who speaks perfect English and the other who speaks English adequately, provide great care using all the latest equipment, all at the scheduled rates determined by Social Security.

My local Optician is able to squeeze three visions into the tiniest and lightest of eyeglass lenses thanks to French technology and the eyeglass frames are the height of fashion, not the height of ‘ugly.’

Creative administering of Physical Therapy by a "Kinésitherapeut" (physical therapist) has deterred the use of surgery and healed torn ligaments and strengthened muscles — using some practices which would have been impossible or illegal in the U.S.

Emergency attention had been dealt with by a team of paramedics arriving within minutes of a phone call and no questions were asked before being admitted into the emergency room. The bill went straight to the insurance company for payment, not priced higher than for normal n

on-emergency care. >

When becoming suddenly ill nights or weekends, S.O.S. emergency home care is just a phone call and within 30 minutes away, costing no more than a regular office visit. There’s an English-speaking hotline and I’ve used this service dozens of times.

There are pharmacies virtually at every corner, some of which are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Often the pharmacist can prescribe something with just a description of your symptoms, as long as it’s not too serious.

I’ve had successful surgeries, hospital stays and intelligent diagnoses. I’ve found that the medical professionals are less money driven and more patient driven in this socialized medical environment and therefore overall give more humanistic health care.

I haven’t needed the World Health Organization to tell me France is #1 — I would have guessed it just from years of experience to know how I’ve profited.

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The French Lesson In Health Care
The nation’s system isn’t quite as superb as Sicko maintains, but it’s pretty good

http://www.businessweek.com

Michael Moore’s documentary Sicko trumpets France as one of the most effective providers of universal health care. His conclusions and fist-in-your-gut approach may drive some Americans up the wall. But whatever you think of Moore, the French system — a complex mix of private and public financing — offers valuable lessons for would-be health-care reformers in the U.S.

In Sicko, Moore lumps France in with the socialized systems of Britain, Canada, and Cuba. In fact, the French system is similar enough to the U.S. model that reforms based on France’s experience might work in America. The French can choose their doctors and see any specialist they want. Doctors in France, many of whom are self- employed, are free to prescribe any care they deem medically necessary. "The French approach suggests it is possible to solve the problem of financing universal coverage…[without] reorganizing the entire system," says Victor G. Rodwin, professor of health policy and management at New York University.

France also demonstrates that you can deliver stellar results with this mix of public and private financing. In a recent World Health Organization health-care ranking, France came in first, while the U.S. scored 37th, slightly better than Cuba and one notch above Slovenia. France’s infant death rate is 3.9 per 1,000 live births, compared with 7 in the U.S., and average life expectancy is 79.4 years, two years more than in the U.S. The country has far more hospital beds and doctors per capita than America, and far lower rates of death from diabetes and heart disease. The difference in deaths from respiratory disease, an often preventable form of mortality, is particularly striking: 31.2 per 100,000 people in France, vs. 61.5 per 100,000 in the U.S…

To read the article in its entirety, click here:
http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/07_28/b4042070.htm

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The French Healthcare System
http://www.ambafrance-us.org

The French healthcare system has been in place and has continued to evolve for more than one hundred years, and was classified the “best health system in the world” by the World Health Organization (WHO) in June 2000. It permits all French citizens access to treatment and to the latest discoveries in medical research. The success of the French health system is evidenced in the general health of the French population. Their life expectancy increases more than three months each year, and French women have the second highest life expectancy rate in the world.

The Healthcare System and its Users:

The French government provides a number of diverse and comprehensive healthcare rights. For more than 96 percent of the population, medical care is either entirely free or is reimbursed 100 percent. The French also have the right to choose among healthcare providers, regardless of their income level. For example, they can consult a variety of doctors and specialists or choose a public, private, university or general hospital. Moreover, the waiting lists for surgeries found in other government supported healthcare systems do not exist in France.

In France, health insurance is a branch of the Social Security system. It is funded by workers’ salaries (60 percent of the fund), by indirect taxes on alcohol and tobacco and by direct contribution paid by all revenue proportional to income, including retirement pensions and capital revenues. On the surface, it appears that health insurance reimburses medical care providers less in France than in other European countries. However, more than 80 percent of French people have supplemental insurance, often provided by their employers. The poorest have free universal healthcare, which is financed by taxes. Additionally, the treatment costs for those who suffer from long-term illnesses are completely reimbursed.

In July 2001, the government passed a law allowing the healthcare system to provide additional assistance to families who need help with daily tasks. On March 4, 2002, the government passed another law, establishing compensation for all medical-related accidents whether fault is found or not. These new rights were added to other long established rights, such as compensation payments in the case of pregnancy or disease prevention, medical care for workers and students, family planning, and systematic screening of certain diseases.

Organization of the

Healthc
are System:

Since 1996, the government has presented a law to parliament every year in order to finance social security. This document delineates the budget for next year’s national expenditures on health insurance. It additionally outlines goals to be achieved by the healthcare system during that year. However, these goals are broadly drawn as the actual healthcare budget varies according to revenue earned through taxes each year.

The government provides health insurance to three major groups of the population: salaried workers and their families, farmers, and artists and business professionals. Within each of these three groups, expenditures are divided by region and by type. Types of expenditures include general practitioners’ fees, specialists’ fees, medical prescriptions, public hospitals, private clinics, nursing professionals and sanitary transportation.

The state exercises its trusteeship through central, regional and departmental services. There are two large organizations that work under the Ministry of Health: General Health Management and Hospital and Healthcare Management.

Under the direction of these two large organizations are numerous health care facilities and agencies…

To read the article in its entirety, click here: http://www.ambafrance-us.org/atoz/health.asp

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International Mortgages Update
GE Money Bank Mortgages

International Mortgages — Bringing Customers Closer to their Dream with Flexible Products

In recent months, both the Euribor interest rate and UK base rate have seen increases month on month, with economists predicting further increases this year. The Euribor rate however remains less than the UK base rate — all International Mortgages from GE Money are in Euros so customers benefit from borrowing the money for their dream property in Euros as oppose to Sterling.

We also offer interest-only repayment in all countries:

France – Up to 10 years
Spain – Up to 10 years
Portugal – Up to 10 years
Italy – up to 5 years

Our flexible range of products has something to meet everyone’s needs and don’t forget about our Summer Price Promotions in France, Spain and Portugal.

Exchange Rates – 31/7/07

€1 = £0.68
€1 = $1.37
£1 = $2.02
Source: http://www.ft.com

Brits Buying Abroad – Lifestyle or Investment? Part 2

In part 2 of survey results, GE Money Home lending release article –“ brokers should focus on meeting customers’ needs –which are more about lifestyle than long term investment”

Increasingly UK mortgage brokers are seeing consumers come through their doors in search of that dream home abroad – somewhere they can escape to for rest and relaxation or take extended family holidays. But when it comes to choosing that hot spot, what countries are consumers turning to and why?

Recent research by GE Money Home Lending reveals that a staggering three quarters (78%) of the UK population want to buy a property abroad one day — on par with UK home ownership aspirations! Why is this, one might ask? Is it for short-term "quick win" investments in bullish emerging Eastern European markets such as Bulgaria and Romania? Or is it as a longer-term investment alternative to our domestic market — which is surely, we are often told, reaching its peak? Neither, is the answer.

Lifestyle. That is the key. That is the single fundamental driving force behind UK consumers’ foreign property aspirations. Buying patterns have always been complex but now it seems we are seeing a trend in consumers who are not thinking about long-term investment in their decision making, but basing their choices solely on lifestyle choices such as cultural fit — with a splash of affordability thrown in for good measure.

Reason for buying in a specific country:

Culture – 37%

Agreeable climate – 35%

Property affordability – 22%

Cheap travel – 15%

Nice food – 11%

Similarity to UK – 11%

Best long-term investment – 10%

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Interest Rate Indexes
Euribor Monthly Average

06/2007

1 month 4.0970%

3 month 4.1470%

6 month 4,2830%

9 month 4.4020%

12 month 4.5050%

Source: http://www.Euribor.org

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Alpine French Property: A Year-Round Rental Winner
From Homes Worldwide
http://www.homesworldwide.co.uk

Major new French property development in historic Chamonix revealed

The popularity o

f Chamonix in the French
Alps as a centre for summer holidays has prompted locally-based developer MGM to start work on another new development in the town.

"Since it hosted the Winter Olympics in 1924, Chamonix has been synonymous with top class skiing and it is easy to forget that the town is also one of the region’s most popular summer holiday destinations as well," says Nathalie Turchet, MGM’s London-based UK sales manager.

The firm’s latest development, Le Hameau de la Blaitiere, follows the success of two earlier schemes in Chamonix — Villa Princesse, a development of eight two- and three-bedroom apartments now ready for occupation and La Ferme d’Angelina, the conversion of an old traditional town centre chalet into four luxurious apartments.

MGM’s latest scheme comprises a single chalet containing just four apartments close to the town centre. "When they are completed at the end of this year, they will enjoy panoramic views of the mountains which surround the town, including Europe’s highest peak, Mont Blanc," reports Nathalie.

The apartments will have pine finishes with tiled and parquet floors, and MGM has exceeded the regulation standards for acoustic and thermal insulation.

In keeping with MGM’s policy of using local natural materials wherever possible, the chalet buildings will be clad in timber and stone. Each home comes with cellar storage and a garage beneath the building.

Prices of the properties range from €600,000 for a two-bedroom duplex apartment of 73m² to €838,000 for a three-bedroom, two-bathroom "triplex," an unusual three-storey apartment with a floor area of 110m².

MGM predicts that a rental income of €1,800 could be achieved for a two-bedroom apartment in February, at the height of the ski season.

In summer, many of the visitors to the picturesque town with its cobbled streets and squares, are drawn by the wide range of outdoor activities available on the doorstep.

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Property Buyers Urged to Seek Legal Advice
From http://www.propertyshowrooms.com

Investors considering the purchase of a retirement home should seek legal advice first, an expert has said.

Heyday director Alisa Ogilvie was commenting on the difference in inheritance laws in France and the UK as recent figures from the Institute for Public Policy Research estimated that one in five British pensioners will retire overseas by 2050.

Around 20 to 30 per cent of the total cost of health care is likely to have to be covered in France but those who are not yet pensioners or working in France could be charged the full amount.

"To try and avoid any pitfalls when purchasing a home people should obtain appropriate legal advice," Ms. Ogilvie commented.

With French inheritance laws applying to any property bought in the country, buyers are advised to write a will in French as their English one may not be recognized, she added.

Early this month, a Property Frontiers spokesperson claimed that increased airline accessibility to French locations, such as Limoges, has boosted the country’s popularity among British property investors.

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French Property Surveys: Are They Essential?
By Legal Expert Barbara Heslop

From http://www.homesworldwide.co.uk

Legal expert Barbara Heslop looks at the ins and out of buying French property.

There are two answers to this question; yes and no. Let me explain…

Yes, there is no legal requirement in France for the equivalent of what we in the UK know as a Home Buyers Survey or a Full Structural Survey and no because when a French house is sold the seller is required to provide a number of specialist reports…

To read the entire article visit http://www.homesworldwide.co.uk/europe/france/news

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French Property Enjoying "Feel Good Factor"
From http://www.holidaylettings.co.uk

The election of France’s new president Nicolas Sarkozy is boosting the country’s property market, claims a leading real estate firm.

Trevor Leggett, executive director, Leggett Immobilier, explained that new reforms are helping to boost interest from overseas in local property as well as encouraging more investors in buy-to-let properties.

Mr. Leggett explained: "Over the last 20 years I have spent living and working in France I have seen plenty of ups and downs — now, for the first time since I moved here, there seem to be major changes happening very quickly."

He added: "Is our new President, Nicolas Sarkozy — or Nicolas, as he prefers to be known — France’s answer to John F. Kennedy in the States?…His enthusiasm seems to be creating the dynamism that France could really do with — perhaps the ‘feel good factor’ is no

w arrivi
ng in France!"

Changes in policy for homebuyers and investors including new tax breaks as well as a overhaul of the wealth tax (ISF) are likely to boost interest in the French property market and lead to greater demand from overseas.

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Hidden French Gems
By Sharon Hill

From Easier Property
http://www.easier.com

Whilst increases in prices in the French property market have slowed, prices are still increasing notably in the cities such as Lyon and Strasbourg, and in coastal areas where a real shortage of accommodation is apparent.

The market slowed off in the run up to the French presidential election, which is a normal occurrence, but has since picked up and the future looks promising due to the new president, Mr Sarkozy’s planned reforms. For those purchasing their main property of residence he has introduced a tax reduction of 20 per cent of the mortgage interest paid annually up to 1500 Euros per year per couple, or 750 Euros per year for a single person during the first five years after the purchase and of the mortgage. Inheritance tax has also changed, with the surviving spouse no longer paying inheritance tax. Mr Sarkozy wishes to encourage French residents to purchase property and to become a nation of home owners like the UK…

To read the entire article visit http://www.easier.com/view/International_Property_News/France

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"Jardin Saint-Paul" Fractional Ownership Special Offer
Be the Last One to Save 1200€* and Defer 17,500€!

If you have ever wanted to own a pied-à-terre in Paris and don’t have enough money to buy more than a tiny studio (or less!), or qualify for a loan, then you will want to learn more about this incredible opportunity to be one of 12 owners of a a luxury two-bedroom apartment in the heart of Paris.

The fractional ownership apartment has been dubbed the "Jardin Saint-Paul," and is located on rue Ferdinand Duval just off rue des Rosiers in the 4th arrondissement (which has existed since the 13th-century!). Rue des Rosiers has recently been cobblestoned for pedestrian use only, the boutiques have gotten chicer and has become a beehive of activity from all walks of life. Property in Paris on pedestrianized streets have all become more valuable and this particular part of Le Marais has started to top even the 6th and 7th.

Now, and only until August 7, there is only one share of the total of 12 fractional owners who will take advantage of a special introductory down payment offer, deferring 17,500€ for up to 90 days and saving first year’s annual fee of 1200€*.

For more information, visit http://www.adrianleeds.com/frenchproperty/consultation or http://parishomeshares.net/available_properties.html

To act now, call or write Steve Navaro:
Phone: 303-793-0900
Email: steve@navaro.com

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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 people face to face.

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.

Adrian Leeds Group, LLC and John Howell & Co will be at Booth 92/93 — be sure to come by and visit us!

To order your FREE tickets, click here: http://www.expatica.com/welcometofrance/ticket_signup.asp

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Living and Investing in France Real Estate Conference!
October 13, 2007 at Chez Jen

ny, Paris nt>

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 one-day 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, this one day in Paris will point you in the right direction to make it really happen! Includes three course lunch and cocktail reception.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.adrianleeds.com/frenchproperty/conference/LIF_Paris_Oct_2007/index.html

Or email Schuyler Hoffman at info@adrianleeds.com

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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 September 11, 2007, and every second Tuesday of the month.

Please note: There will be no meeting in August.

 

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HOT PROPERTY PICKS: Sun and Ski in Chamonix

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

*** Chamonix, Chalet, approx. 70m²

Small chalet of 70m² which has been perfectly maintained. Veranda with breathtaking
views of the Bossons and
Taconnaz glaciers. Includes living-room, open-plan kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and toilet, garage, cellar plus large mezzanine. Suitable for 7 people.

Asking Price: 485,000 € + 2.5% Finder’s Fee

 

*** Chamonix, 4 Bedroom Apartment

Located in a quality residence building in the heart of town, this magnificent ‘Haussmann style’ apartment comprises a huge living-room and 4 bedrooms. With high ceilings and 3 balconies, the property boasts spectacular mountain views. 3 bathrooms, toilet, laundry room.

Asking Price: 850,000 € + 2.5% Finder’s Fee

*** Chamonix, Chalet, approx. 320m²

This magnificent 320m² chalet is in perfect condition. Finished to the very highest standards with wood and stone, the property includes a sauna, Jacuzzi and elevator linking the three levels. Breathtaking views. Basement: garage, sauna with shower room, laundry room, utility room, boiler room, elevator. Ground floor: hall, kitchen, double living-room, bathroom and toilet. Upstairs: 3 bedrooms, bathroom and toilet.

Asking Price: 1,590,000 € + 2.5% Finder’s Fee

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

RELAIS SPA PARIS ROISSY
France, Paris / Ile de France, Roissy en France

Studio 29m² to 30m² €153,000 to €175,000

One Bedroom 49m² to 49m² €237,000 to €237,000

Guaranteed Buy to Let – Leaseback

GUARANTEED RENTAL INCOME UP TO: 5.00%

LONG AWAITED PHASE II RELEASE!

4 STAR LUXURY WELL-BEING RESIDENCE

Innovative business and tourism residence offering a full well-being and stress-relieving spa. Residence Relais Spa is all about modernity, efficiency and functionality. Ideally located for business and pleasure in the north-eastern suburbs of Paris only 10 minutes from Air Frances hub and 30 minutes from the capital’s centre. This area is considered to be the Northern Paris main business hot spot and an enviable business environment. Its lively streets are sprinkled with small shops and quaint restaurants, and inviting green expanses are found around the site. This area has now become one of the world’s busiest areas making it a prime choice for many professionals.

Residence Relais Spa Paris Roissy boasts a classic and handsome architecture which is reflected in the highly contemporary design of the building as well as in the choice of the hi-tech equipment. Apartments will be set within a spa centre and feature top of the range fittings to keep with the modern design aimed to delight modern executives who expect VIP style and service with a personal touch. The future tenants will find everything they need in these ready-furnished flats. The reception, cafeteria, breakfast service, laundry, housekeeping and brasserie are a few of the amenities that will make their stay even more memorable. The business centre features a dividable room (250 to 300 m²) and a seminar venue where professionals will be able to enjoy their work in a soothing setting. Conceived as a business residence with relaxation and welfare in mind, the facilities include a private swimming pool, Jacuzzi, hamman and fitness centre.

Investors will benefit from an immediate 19.6% VAT discount as the VAT will be advanced! This residence offers a generous guaranteed rental yield of 5% for a minimum of 9 years. Residence Relais Spa Paris Roissy will be backed by France’s top tourism residence management company who will pay for the repair and maintenance on your property for the duration of the contract. This is an investment scheme that will increase in value and be easily transferable into various other portfolios. Investors will enjoy a 15-20% discount off the public rate within this residence and various others throughout France.9.6% VAT discount off the total sale price. The time is now to get in on the surge that will make Marseille one of the hottest investment cities in France!

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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
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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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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!

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