Les Chteaux and Chouettes of Burgundy

Les Chteaux and Chouettes of Burgundy

 

The Presbytery, Home of Author Jeffrey Greene, Rogny les 7 Ecluses, Burgundy
 

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French Property Insider

November 6, 2008
Paris, France
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Bonjour French Property Insider Subscriber,

I’m still catching up on sleep after staying up all Tuesday night to watch the election results, celebrating the new president elect by popping the cork on a good bottle of champagne with friends at 7 a.m. Wednesday! The Mairie of the 3rd arrondissement held an all night event to celebrate the U.S. election along with its American friends and neighbors. Mayor Pierre Aidenbaum greeted the long line of residents who came to participate. Read all about it in Wednesday’s Parler Paris by clicking here: http://www.adrianleeds.com/parlerparis/issues/pparis5-11-08.html

Paris Mayor Bertrand Delano had his own message to the American people — see the press release issued by the Htel de Ville just yesterday. Eighty percent plus of the French were rooting for Barack Obama…

A long awaited for Purchase Contract for our "sexiest" Fractional Ownership Property, Le Palace des Vosges, in the 400 year-old Place des Vosges, Paris’ best address (!!) is finally ready for all those who have expressed an interest. To learn more, visit http://www.adrianleeds.com/frenchproperty/fractional and to get a copy of the contract, email MaryEllen@AdrianLeeds.com.

Next week here in Paris we will be filming the second part to the second House Hunters International program we’ve taken part in…highlighting the purchase of a studio apartment by an American couple that have renovated it and will be renting it for a profitable investment. Stay tuned for the story!…

Today’s French Property Insider focuses on a chteau in Burgundy up for auction, a Presbytery owned by author Jeffrey Greene, who lived to tell his tale of his adventures in Rogny-les-Sept-Ecluses and Leslie Caron’s Auberge, "La Lucarne aux Chouettes" (The Owl’s Nest), on the banks of the Yonne river. Learn more about the beautiful countryside in Burgundy and how you can have a chteau, presbytery, auberge or home of your own.

A bientt,

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


P.S.
Pre-election fun was all afternoon at La Pierre du Marais during the special session of Parler Paris Aprs Midi. See http://www.adrianleeds.com/parlerparis  to read all about it! promised.
 


Volume VI, Issue 45, November 6, 2008

In this issue:

* The Mayor of Paris and the President Elect
* How to Calculate Notaire Fees
* Discovering Bourgogne
* When and Where French Property Sales Smoked
* More Fun with Internet Maps
* A Personal Story in Burgundy
* French Property Fractional Offerings: Updated List
* Today’s Currency Update from Moneycorp: A New Special Report
* Hot Property Picks: Beautiful, Boundless, Burgundy
* How the Notaire Property Auctions Work
* Multi-Million Dollar Leaseback:
COURTENBAS
* French Property Mortgage Assistance
* Parler Paris Apartments — Le
Provenal
* Parler Paris Aprs-Midi: No Meeting This Month 
* Managing Your FPI Subscription


Press Release from Bertrand Delano, Mayor of Paris
November 5, 2008

Translation:

"The election of Barack Obama resounds like a formidable message of hope and awakening in a world lost and confused.

In the name of Paris and in my personal name, I thus salute this splendid victory and I have hopes his presidency echoes the hope of peace, of progress and of justice to which his plans, his name and his image are from now

on associated.

Politicall
y, this election puts an end to eight years of the Bush presidency, the Americans expressing with force their will of change, openness and action. Symbolically, it illustrates the force and the richness of a multi-cultural society, and how it can draw from all its resources.

Each one measures today the extent of the task which awaits the future president of the United States. Its program makes it possible to hope for a more just America, thanks to a real tax reform and with the introduction of a universal health system. On the international plan, the new American administration will be confronted with management of particularly sensitive issues like the resolution of the Iraqi conflict, war in the Middle East or the issues of the Iranian nuclear power. Europeans can see within the remarkable victory of the democratic candidate, prospect for more profitable, more constructive, more solidarity and of a dialog essential to the resolution of the major international problems, and of the universal protection of the environment.

This morning, in the announcement of this news which France hoped for, each one wants to believe like the newly president elect proclaimed: America can change!


How to Calculate the "Frais de Notaires"
By Adrian Leeds

The term, "Notaire Fees," often refers to both the taxes and legal fees you are obligated to pay when purchasing a property in France. Expect to pay between 7% and 8% of the purchase price of a resale property and about 3.5% for a new property, although VAT (19.6%) is also payable on a new property.

The registration taxes are approximately 5.5% of the total, and the rest is paid to the Notaire as his legal fees. The notaire fees are regulated by the government and vary according to the purchase price of the property. The higher the purchase price, the lower the proportionate amount of the fee.

If a mortgage is used to purchase the property, additional taxes and fees will be accrued. In addition, there may be other fees, depending on your personal situation, such as a fee to create an SCI, give power of attorney to someone to sign on your behalf, etc., not included in the normal fees.



The Region of Bourgogne (Burgundy)
By Adrian Leeds

Burgundy is a region we quickly associate with some of the world’s finest wines, wonderful gastronomy (Boeuf Bourguignon, Escargot de Bourgogne), and beautiful canals and rivers.

The history of the region is fascinating, dating back to Paleolithic era and the Middle Ages. There area many magnificent buildings, scores of Romanesque churches and illustrious vineyards. The more mountainous area of Burgundy is perfect for walking, sailing and rafting, the gentler slopes of the Bresse perfect for cycling tours.

The many trout streams and lakes are perfect for fishermen. Riding, rock climbing, pot-holing, micro-lighting and ballooning are equally prevalent. The Burgundy Canal is more than 300 kms long making it a wonderful travel destination for barge cruises. Crossing Burgundy from the north to the south, the canal unites the river Seine to the Rhone.

Within a two-hour drive from Paris, you can be in heart of Bourgogne. The TGV (Train Grande Vitesse) is just 1 hour 37 minutes from Paris to Dijon…making it an easy weekend retreat for Parisians. Bourgogne consists of four departments: Cte-d’Or (21), Nivre (58), Sane-et-Loire (71) and Yonne (89).

Franco-American actress Leslie Caron ("Gigi," "American in Paris," "Father Goose" and "Le Divorce") owns a lovely auberge called "La Lucarne aux Chouettes" (The Owl’s Nest) in Villeneuve-sur-Yonne…renowned for fine wines and dining and elegant accommodations decorated by Ms. Caron herself (online at http://www.lesliecaron-auberge.com/).

Poet and author Jeffrey Greene chooses to live in Burgundy, too — he, his wife, and mother moved into an 18th-century stone-built presbytery in Rogny-les-Sept-Ecluses about 14 years ago and "lived" to tell the tales of its renovation and becoming a part of the community in Rogny. Scroll down for a poignant excerpt from his memoirs, "French Spirits."

In today’s issue, we offer Part I of an excerpt from "French Spirits," — with Part II to be published in next week’s issue, to give you an inkling of what life could be like in this beautiful region of France.


Company Reports Busiest Month of Year for French Property

http://www.propertyshowrooms.com

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French property firm VEF has reported that October has been its busiest month this year for property sales.

Discussing the events of this month, the company said that the areas recording the most sales were Charente and the Hautes-Alpes in Provence.

It said the Charente office has been
seeing a 60 per cent rise in sales from
a year earlier, a situation attributed to the increased accessibility of the area including more low-cost flights into Angouleme airport.

The firm also stated that prices in this region have now levelled out and offer "exceedingly good value for money", while another region offering good prices is the Haute-Provence area, where the agency has recently sold a four-bed chalet for EUR300,000 (GBP236,000).

Co-founders of French real estate company home-hunts.com Francois Xavier de Vial told French property news earlier this month: "Contrary to what some people think, now is still a good time to buy French property."



The Atlas of the Real World
http://www.telegraph.co.uk

The Atlas of the Real World uses software to depict the nations of the world, not by their physical size, but by their demographic importance on a range of subjects. Here, we select a series of travel- and news-related maps.

Hotel Sully* Land area

The size of each territory represents exactly its land area in proportion to that of the others, giving a strikingly different perspective from the Mercator projection most commonly used.

Hotel Sully* Tourist destinations

The size of each country indicates the proportion of international tourist trips made there.

Western Europe receives 46 per cent of world tourist trips, while just 0.1 per cent of trips are made to Central Africa.

Hotel Sully* Net incoming tourism

The size of each territory indicates the number of tourist trips made to that territory minus the number made from that territory to elsewhere.

 


Hotel Sully* Housing prices

The size of each territory shows the total value of all housing, adjusted for local purchasing power.

Western Europe contains the most expensive housing, while Africa and South Asia has the cheapest, even after allowing for the fact that money goes further here.

Editor’s Note: To see the atlas in 18 forms, visit
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/picturegalleries/3109042/The-Atlas-of-the-Real-World.html

 


The Presbytery, Part I
By Jeffrey Greene

From "French Spirits"

http://www.adrianleeds.com/parlerparis/books/booksaboutfrance.html

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How is it that real estate agents know even before they look at you, as they shout on the phone to a colleague, that you are a waste of their time? They must develop a sixth sense to spot dreamers, like us, who know nothing about owning a house. The agents spend their days taxiing people around a particular region, fumbling with keys and feeling about for light switches, each house a disaster, a trap, a mystery, an answered prayer. They wipe spider webs out of their eyes, confuse the facts, answer each question with Je vais me renseigner, "I’ll find out for you," knowing that they’ll never have to. Meanwhile their clients see themselves sleeping, eating, listening to music, bringing up children, getting drunk, making love in rooms that strangers have forsaken because of a job change or moving up, or in some cases divorce or death.

Mary and I, with our little white Maltese, Christabel, waited patiently to be noticed by a middle-aged man wearing a green checked jacket with an ochre shirt and dark green pants, a kind of uniform of the French salesman. Seizing the chance to impose herself before his next phone call, Mary announced, Monsieur, nous cherchons un moulin ou une petite masion, pas trop cher, pour restaurer, quelque chose sur le Cousin ou la Cure. We wanted a cheap house or old mill to restore, maybe on the Cousin or Cure rivers. We had lived long enough in France to know that all such negotiations begin with C’est impossible trouver. This conversation began with an equivalent: Quelle surprise, Madame. Tout le monde cherche la mme chose. Everyone is looking for the same thing.

Mary responded. "You’ve listed a mill in Mlusien, and we’re interested in learning more about it." Touring nearby, we had seen the mill and noted the distinctive dayglo orange poster proclaiming A Vendre. We wrote down "Jean Rousselet, rue de Paris," a small real estate office in Avallon. Undeniably, a picture of the mill was taped to his window, and it became all too clear to Monsieur Rousselet that his afternoon was as good as shot.

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Before the summer of ’92, Mary and I had never seriously considered owning a house together, so there must be a mental condition that could be called house buyer’s psychosis. No one can be rational about such a huge commitment or expense as buying a country house. That summer, we had both become stricken while staying in a relatively unknown region of northwestern Burgundy. Once the condition takes over, you begin to hallucinate. Maybe you see the ivy-covered house in the Burgundian rural landscape, the reality of a photo in a nerve-worn magazine stacked in your dentist’s waiting room. Maybe you see your life set in restorative pastoral calm and solitude of nineteenth-century painting and literature. You see a chance to live a second life, to re-invent yourself in another world. Or you see your rural childhood home, if you had one, your childhood river, a place to slip back to in middle age, into the reassurances of a remembered world. Unfortunately, your childhood home is long gone, and as you age, you become ever more tangled in the person you happen to be, no matter how many houses you acquire. Still, when looking at houses, you see many things that aren’t there.

For years Mary and I had visited French friends in their country houses along the Loire, in Normandy or in Burgundy. Our friends invariably badmouthed their places shamelessly–"Quel boulot!" "a cote une fortune!" Ce n’est jamais fini!" "Quel esclavage!" In turn, we’d answer the requisite and sincerely felt, "Quel Paradis!" as we sat in gardens, listened to songbirds in young fruit trees, or inspected the freshly finished rooms. We assumed that complaining in a state of happy slavery is one of the delights.

Editor’s Note:

Read Part II in next week’s French Property Insider.

Interest RatesJeffrey Greene is the author of a memoir French Spirits (Morrow/HarperCollins AU-NZ/Harper Perennial/Bantam/Prometheus 2002/3), two books of poems, American Spirituals (winner of the 1998 Samuel French Morse Prize) and To the Left of the Worshiper (Alice James Books, 1991), and a poetry chapbook Glimpses of the Invisible World in New Haven (Coreopsis Books, 1995). He was a winner of the Randall Jarrell Prize and the "Discovery"/The Nation Award and received prizes from The Denver Quarterly and The Southern California Anthology. His work has been supported by the NEA, Connecticut Commission on the Arts, the Mary Rinehart Fund, and VSC. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in The New Yorker, Poetry, The Nation, Parnassus, The North American Review, The Sewanee Review, Ploughshares, The Southern Review, and many other journals and anthologies. A graduate of the Universities of Iowa (MFA) and Houston (Ph.D.), he has taught creative writing and literature at Golden Gate University, The University of Houston, Southern CT State University, the University of New Haven, and most recently the Goddard MFA program.



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HOT PROPERTY PICKS: Beautiful, Boundless, Burgundy

 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

Chateau


***Lieudit le Village, 89330 Looze: Chateau, approx. 600m

This beautiful 18th century chteau consists of the main part of the building of three floors and a smaller wing of two floors. It also includes a cave (basement) with vaulted ceilings, amazing stone stairwell, and a separate chapel. The land on which the chteau sits is approximately 18,630m.

 

ChateauIt is located in the pretty village of Joigny and borders a wooded park. It is near autoroute A6, only 159km from Paris.

[This property is part of the Paris Notaire's auction and will be auctioned off on December 16th.]

 

 

Chateau

 

 

Starting Bid: 76 225,00
Deposit: 15 200,00 ]

 

 

Auxerre Barn
***Auxerre, Yonne: 5-bedroom approx. 4000m

Former tithe barn converted to beautiful village property 15 minutes from Auxerre. Private courtyard and garden. This home, situated in a quiet village with several shops, offers plenty of space as there are some 400 m habitable surface area on 2 levels. Lots of lovely original elements such as tomettes tiles, beams and
firepla
ce. Spacious outbuilding with reception area and attic to convert.

Asking Price: 476,000 + 2.5% Finder’s Fee

12th century church
***Yonne: 12th century church, approx. 300m

Rare opportunity to purchase a 12th century Romanesque church. Ideal for conversion into independent flats, boutique, museum etc. Listed historical monument and therefore various subsidies available for restoration project. Many original elements such as columns, perfectly preserved carved capitals, vaulting, crypt etc. The building was used as a flour mill in the early 20th century and there are already 3 floors installed giving over 100 m surface area on each floor. Timber and beams in good condition. Roof requires retiling. Estimates provided. Access to each of the floors is by adjacent stairs which also leads to top floor private flat.

Asking Price: 402,800 + 2.5% Finder’s Fee

Hunting Estate


***Auxerre, Yonne: 4-bedroom, approx. 280m

This property has its origins in the 16th century when it was part of a hunting estate which was later purchased by the great Montmorency family and transformed into a residence with an adjacent farm. The property is entirely enclose by a wall and the property is entered through a porch with gates. The park is stunning with a variety of trees and very pretty spring fed lake approx 300 m long. The various outbuildings are in good condition and would be ideal for conversion if required. Just 15 minutes to A6, 10 minutes to TGV station, 1.5 hours to Paris.

Asking Price: 742,000 + 2.5% Finder’s Fee



Property Auctions, an Alternative Way to Buy Property
By Schuyler Hoffman

French auction"Les Ventes aux Enchres des Notaires…" notaire auctions. The "sances" (auctions) are held twice a month at the Chambre des Notaires de Paris, at Place du Chtelet. FPI attended a recent sance.

There were six properties on the block for this particular auction. Three were within Paris, three were in the "banlieues" (suburbs). Each property had a minimum starting bid, in this case, ranging from 6,000 euro to 66,000 euro.

The large room was packed, with people standing in the back and along the walls, most of them wearing tags with their bid number. The auction was scheduled to begin at 2 p.m., but, as with many schedules in France, did not actually begin until almost 2:45. At the front of the room, above the table where the auctioneer and other officials sat was a big projection screen used to show each property and its information. The screen also showed the bids as the sale of each property progressed.

There was also a person at the table responsible for "les bougies." This is a traditional system of timing the bidding for each property, "to give everyone a fair chance." One main tall candle is lit. When the bidding stalls, the auctioneer calls for another candle to be lit. This is actually a wick, which burns for just a few seconds, lit from the main candle and placed in a two-candle candelabra. If no further bids are made by the time the wick burns out a second one is lit, and he calls out "dernier feu!" Literally, "last fire." If no one makes a bid before that wick goes out the bidding is closed on that property. If a bid is placed before either of the two wicks go out, the process starts over again.

It was surprising how quickly the entire auction proceeded. It took no more than three or four minutes to auction off each of most of the properties. The longest, for a one-bedroom near the Sacr Coeur, took about eight minutes. The entire auction was over shortly after 3:00.

You can arrange to see the properties prior to the auction through the notaire representing each property. If you’re interested and want to be able to bid on it, you must present a check to the notaire for the "consignation," the deposit amount, the day of the auction (for the properties in this auction this ranged from 1,500 euro to 13,200 euro). You must also arrange for financing in advance and provide this information to the notaire.

The thing that originally caught our eye about the auctions was the prices for the starting bids…seemingly low based on the descriptions and photos of the properties. Naturally, the prices were bid up considerably. The "hot" property mentioned above, started at 59,000 euro. Following eight minutes of bidding it sold for 118,000 euro. The price of only one other of the six offerings doubled like this. Most sold for 10,000 to 20,000 euro above the starting price.

ace="Verda
na, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">While these auctions can be a good alternative method of buying an apartment here, even for foreigners, there are a few things to keep in mind. In addition to the final cost of the property and the notaire fees, you will pay a fee of 1% of the price (minimum 387.50 euro). This fee goes to cover the costs of the auction and its promotion. The deposit, of course, is applied to all this (if you are not successful in your bid, your deposit check is returned to you that day). A successful bidder has 45 days to complete financing and pay the balance on the property.

One of the most important things to be aware of is that this type of purchase does not allow a conditional clause for financing in the sales contract nor does the normal seven-day period to reflect on your purchase apply. Essentially, when you buy at auction it is yours.

Additional information on Les Ventes aux Enchres 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 necessarily reliable.

The Next Notaires’ Property Auction

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

December 2, 2008
Beginning at 2:00 p.m. the following properties will be auctioned off:

 

2008-25-01
3/4 Rooms 87m
121 rue de Turenne
75003 PARIS 3eme
Starting Bid: 577 500,00
Deposit: 115 500,00

 

 

French auction
2008-25-03
2 Rooms 42,30m
127/127bis rue du Ranelagh
75016 – PARIS 16eme
Starting Bid: 220 000,00
Deposit: 44 000,00

 

 

2008-25-07
4 Rooms 64,4m
5 rue Csar Frank
75015 PARIS 15eme
Starting Bid: 562 500,00
Deposit: 112 000,00

 

 

 

2008-25-09
3 Rooms 63,7m
40 boulevard Exelmans
75016 PARIS 15eme
Starting Bid: 287 000,00
Deposit: 57 400,00

 

 

**Next Auction December 16, 2008**

French auction
2008-26-01
Chateau 600m
8 rue de la Bergerie
Lieudit Le Village
89300 LOOZE
Starting Bid: 76 225,00
Deposit: 15 200,00

 

 


LEASEBACK NEWS FROM IMOINVEST
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COURTENBAS
France, Center / South, Arcy sur Cure

NEW LISTING

One Bedroom 80m 286,000
Four+ Bedrooms 275m 1,270,200
Four+ Bedrooms 355m 1,556,200

EXPECTED RENTAL INCOME UP TO: 5.50%

Discover the "wow factor" of this fantastic manor in the heart of Burgundy and close to Chablis. La Courtenbas was once owned by Count Berger du Sablons, and was the lower house of the neighbouring medieval Chateau de Chastenay.

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The property is comprised of 4 magnificent bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and a superbly original private swimming pool. In addition, the attic floor is ready to be renovated into an additional level adding more bedrooms if desired.

La Courtenbas retains its own medieval charm in the oldest section of the house, however the property was indeed reconstructed in the 16th century and was developed by the first purchasers in the 1920′s.

French leasebackThe hamlet of Val Sainte Marie is dominated by the imposing Chateau de Chastenay and its sister house La Courtenbas. This property is the perfect country estate, and can be rented out for holidays for those looking to run a typical and successful French Bed and Breakfast.

Also for sale is a small guesthouse across the way comprised of one bedroom and already renovated and update. Ask for details should you be interested in one or both properties!


French leaseback
Key Investment Points:

- Rare property in the heart of beautiful Burgundy
– Already runs as a successful rental property making 3000 pounds per week (3 800 EUR per week)
– Hassle free purchase: ready to move into

 

 


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Le Provenal is completely equipped in spite of its size! Complete with a king size bed that converts to twin beds when desired, a Siemens brand washer/dryer combination, espresso maker, microwave, toaster-oven, two-burner ceramic stove, refrigerator, high speed Internet, flat screen TV, DVD player, stereo, and free(!) long distance phone service, this delightful and cozy studio makes a perfect Parisian home for one or two.

The studio has been crafted with loving hands by a local mosaic artist who created the mosaic-tiled kitchen and bathroom and special touches on the walls. The bright colors of Provence make it a continuously happy place to hang your hat after a long day visiting Paris.

The 122 square meter (1300 square feet) apartment has been completely renovated and professionally decorated in traditional French style just this past Spring to ultimate luxury. The living room, dining room and office areas are situated in the corner of the building with large doors exiting to the balconies affording lots of light and beautiful views.

The bath is equipped with both a rain shower head and hand-held shower, magnifying mirror, hair dryer and glass shelving to put all your personal belongings. There is ample storage space in a floor-to-ceiling closet equipped with a clothing hamper, marketing cart, step stool, three areas of hanging space for your clothing, four drawers and lots of shelving.

 

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

The next gathering is Dcember 9, 2008 and every second Tuesday of the month.

(No meeting November 11th — closed for Armistice Day)

 



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