Showing Off France at Her Best

Showing Off France at Her Best

Place des Victoires
By Erica Simone

(FOR SUBSCRIBERS ONLY)

French Property Insider

January 25, 2007
Paris, France
http://adrianleeds.com/frenchproperty/insider

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Bonjour French Property Insider Subscriber,

Today’s issue starts out with a report on last weekend’s Vive La France French Property Exhibition in London and takes you to a variety of subjects…

Insider Paris Guides has a new home after 10 years under my roof! You still get your discount, thanks to our partner, Bastille Media!

The property market in the "provinces" is still buoyantly bobbing up while presidential hopefuls are battling black marks on their reputations over their wealth and the taxes imposed.

Speaking of tax, renovation work tax is quite a bit lower than the normal Value Added Tax — 5.5.%, although reform is in the air. Read all about how this might affect the fixer upper you are working on.

And on February 1st, we’re being asked to take 5 minutes in total darkness as a call to action in favor of a national awakening regarding the serious problems of climate change.

Properties this issue focus on beautiful properties in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris — a district encompassing both the elegance of Place des Victoires, La Bourse and the Bibliotèque Nationale along with the colorful hustle-bustle of the shopping Mecca of rue Montorgueil and the red light district along rue Saint-Denis.

Special note…this coming month, I will be joining my daughter on a two week excursion to India where she will be photographing two traditional weddings while I play the role of assistant and chaperone. Because Internet connections may be sporadic, you will not be receiving FPI on February 22nd as one of the two non-published issues per of your 50-issue per year subscription. Because of this, too, my personal Marais 2-bedroom apartment is available in its entirety February 16 – 27, 2007 for 150 euros per night with a 7 night minimum. Pictures and more details available here: http://www.adrianleeds.com/parlerparis/apartments/rentals/leeds.html or email apartments@adrianleeds.com/parlerparis

A bientôt,

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

P.S. Also, due to a cancellation, "Le Provençal" Studio is suddenly available March 8th – 27th and April 26th – May 6th (departure May 7th)! Book now! Pictures and more details available here: http://www.adrianleeds.com/parlerparis/apartments/rentals/provencal.html.

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Volume V, Issue 4, January 25, 2007

In this issue:

* Report on the Vive La France French Property Exhibition
* News About Insider Paris Guides
* Property Growth in French Regions
* Wealth Tax and French Presidential Candidates
* Reduced Tax Rate for Renovations
* Five Minutes for Climate Change on February 1, 2007
* FPI Property Consultation, Search and Relocation Solutions
* Today’s Currency Update from Moneycorp
* Next Parler Paris Après-Midi: February 13, 2007
* Hot Property Picks: First Class Finds in the Second
* On the Auction Block: February 6 and 13, 2007
* Leasebacks: Vanina Park, France, Mediterranean Coast, Corsica – Corte
* Managing Your FPI Subscription
* Classified Advertising: Parler Paris Apartments, "Le Provençal" Studio and Leeds Marais Apartment

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A Taste of France in the Heart of London
By Adrian Leeds

The winds that caused the cancellations of flights and trains to London on Thursday died down long enough to allow our early morning Eurostar to Waterloo Station to arrive virtually on time. I recognized several colleagues with the same destination — the Vive La France French Property Exhibition that takes place every January or February at the Olympia exhibition space. I shared a taxi with old colleague and friend, Stephane Denner, Manager of the International Branch of BPI (Banque Patrimoine & Immobilier, http://www.adrianleeds.com/frenchproperty/loan/lenders.html), one of our primary lenders with whom we have worked ever since obtaining my own mortgage in 2000, and hit the ground running.

The Olympia space is vast, accommodating well over 300 exhibitors who showcased gastronomic delights, travel destinations, properties on the market and services related to visiting France or investing in property there. Food lovers come to sample French cuisine as some of France’s celebrity chefs demonstrate cooking techniques and renowned UK-based restaurants serve up their signature dishes. I lunched on Magret de Canard with Stephane Caen, France Account Manager for http://www.Expatica.com, who chose Confit de Canard and we both washed it down with a large glass of French red wine.

A bit of time
was spent perusing the products from France shipped to London (at premium prices!), such as Provençal soaps, breads, olives and wines, but mostly the day moved quickly in the area separated by a temporary wall along the back of the enormous exhibition space. Here the real French Property Show was in full swing, with dozens of stands of real estate agencies, lending institutions and property services of all kinds, such as the Moneycorp Foreign Exchange experts (http://adrianleeds.com/frenchproperty/loan/moneycorpconvertor.html) who can save you money and take the risk out of transferring currency. Among the other exhibitors with whom we resource regularly were the lenders (http://www.adrianleeds.com/frenchproperty/loan/lenders.html), UCB, Crédit Foncier, GE MoneyBank, HSBC and Barclays.

Our partner in the Living and Investing in France Conferences, John Howell, had a stand for his company, John Howell & Co (http://www.JHCo.org/default.php), shared with an independent financial advisor. I caught ILP partner Graham Platt being interviewed on camera by http://www.FrenchEntree.com, one of the UK-based Web sites specializing in property resources. At our last seminar, Graham won the hearts of the attendees who remarked, "No bull. To the point. Put the fear of God into me!" I wondered how the interview had gone.

One thing that never ceases to amaze me is the obvious lack of presence of the city of Paris. There was only one or two agencies with any properties in Paris — all the others focused on areas of France of most interest by the British…Normandy, Brittany, Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence and the Côte d’Azur. There was not one Eiffel Tower on display, no souvenirs of Paris, no Paris tourist board.

I always ask "why?" to which I got several replies: "It’s too expensive." "If I wanted to buy property in a city, I’d buy in London." "It’s fun for a weekend, but I don’t like the Parisians (or I don’t think they like us)."

For North Americans, it’s just the opposite. With all that suburbia we have in the U.S. with our big houses and large lots, we yearn for urbanity and Paris is just perfect — densely populated, but on a human scale and easily maneuverable. In fact, very few North Americans buy and own property in the French countryside, with the exception of Provence and Côte d’Azur and sometimes in the Loire Valley. We speak the same language (mostly), but we are definitely not the same "animals" and our viewpoint on France contrary to one another.

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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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Buoyant Property Market for French Regions in 2007, says Study
From http://www.holidaylettings.co.uk

Brittany and Languedoc-Pyrenèes in France are set to experience significant property growth this year, according to new research.

The regions are already popular holiday home hotspots but are set to see demand increase significantly in 2007, a study by Assetz reveals.

Holiday homes in these areas are relatively cheap compared to those on the French Riviera, for example, but growing demand is set to drive house price inflation in the areas.

Brittany in the north-west and Languedoc-Pyrenees in the south will grow in popularity as investors begin to realize their potential.

According to managing director of Assetz Stuart Law, France will continue to be "a firm favorite with British investors" over up-and-coming hotspots in the Eastern bloc, for example.

"While capital growth might be slower than in emerging European markets, France competes very successfully due to low deposit requirements, worldwide appeal as a holiday
destination and a
straightforward purchase process," he said.

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French Unease About Wealth Rises to Fore in Presidential Campaign
By Angela Charlton, Associated Press
From http://www.signonsandiego.com

Is it a political sin to be rich? French voters are asking that question this week amid an uproar over wealth taxes paid by top presidential candidates, especially Socialist Ségolène Royal.

Her party’s chief, whom Royal has lived with for three decades, said last year, “I don’t like the rich” – a statement reflecting an unusual unease with wealth and profit-making for a nation that the IMF ranks as the world’s sixth-richest.

The question of what to do about France’s taxes on the rich, long a pillar of the country’s generous and cherished welfare state, is a top issue in the campaign for presidential elections in April and May. The vote is seen as key for a country whose economy is struggling and whose voters are thirsting for new leadership.

Conservative Nicolas Sarkozy pledges to reduce the tax burden for the rich, while Socialist Party chief François Hollande wants to raise taxes on those who take home more than $5,200 a month. Royal says she is not bound by Hollande’s proposal but has been vague about what she plans.

That public clash with Hollande was the latest bump in her drive to become France’s first woman president, and another sign of her willingness to buck some ideals that Socialists hold dear.

She faced more criticism this week after Internet rumors emerged that she and Hollande were avoiding the wealth tax, imposed on those whose personal assets total more than $981,000.

Royal fiercely denied any wrongdoing. She divulged her financial assets – a share in two homes, one near Paris and the other on the Riviera, and full ownership of a home in western France where she works. The couple will pay $1,112 in wealth taxes for 2006, she said.

But many of Royal’s critics seemed as angry at her wealth as at her alleged tax evasion.

“It’s not wrong to be rich, but it makes you ask how the money was earned,” said Aimee Dicaud, a retired government worker at a supermarket in central Paris. Corruption scandals have tarnished many politicians’ reputations in recent years.

Some fellow shoppers bristled when asked to discuss candidates’ private finances.

Many French still adhere to Marxist ideals of a “utopia where money would have no place,” researcher Damien de Blic, author of a book called “The Sociology of Money,” said in an interview published Thursday in the daily Liberation.

He said French politicians on the left are under extra pressure to appear modest since they are expected to defend the working classes.

French candidates are not obliged to let voters know how much they earn or are worth. They are required to declare this to the Constitutional Council, which oversees the elections, but the council cannot publicize the information.

After Royal’s disclosure, rival Sarkozy followed suit, declaring that he paid $2,570 in wealth tax in 2006.

Most other candidates revealed fairly modest incomes, homes and cars.

Arlette Laguiller, of the far-left Workers Force party, declared no property and no wealth, and said she contributes much of her pension as a former elected official to her party.

The French electorate is divided over what to do about taxing the rich.

A poll by BVA published Thursday showed 50 percent of respondents supported Hollande’s proposal to raise taxes for those taking home more than $5,200 a month, while 46 percent were opposed.

Labor leaders, the media and Royal have taken executives to task over generous stock options and bloated retirement packages.

But many middle-class voters complain that the wealth tax limit is too low, given the sharp rise in housing prices in recent years, especially in and around Paris.

France’s best-known rock star, Johnny Hallyday, recently incurred both sympathy and ire when he announced he was moving to Switzerland to avoid punishing French taxes.

Wealthy politicians have caused few stirs elsewhere in Europe.

In Sweden, Foreign Minister Carl Bildt was criticized for owning significant stock in oil companies out of fears it would cause a conflict of interest. Bildt, an open champion of the free market, made no secret of the stock and recently sold most of it.

Italian Foreign Minister Massimo D’Alema’s tailor-made shoes worth hundreds of dollars and his expensive boat raised some eyebrows in leftist circles.

In Norway, it’s not much of an issue. All residents’ income, taxes paid, and net worth are a matter of public record, and published by the central tax office annually on the Internet.

Editor’s Note: Associated Press writers across Europe contributed to this report.

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Fixer-Uppers Too Taxing?
http://www.france-renovation.com

VAT is known as TVA in France, and has a standard rate of 19.6%

Currently, although it is under constant review, most renovation work, building work and material purchases (as part of a renovation through a registered builder) are subject to VAT at only 5.5% This makes a significant difference to the total cost of work.

The reduced TVA rate came about for a couple of reasons – both to defend jobs in the building profession in France, and to reduce the number of people working on the black economy. There is now a lot of resistance in France among the building profession to the suggestion that this special low VAT rate be cancelled.

The primary restriction is that the reduced rate only applies to work that is performed by a registered tradesperson. If you buy the materials and do the work yourself you will pay 19.6% VAT.

This can sometimes give rise to the situation where it is actually cheaper to pay someone to do the work than to do it yourself. As an example: windows for your house may cost 3,000 euros excluding VAT. So you will pay almost 3,600 euros including tax at 19.6% to buy them yourself. But if you pay the same supplier to install them as well, you might pay 3,220 euros (VAT at 5.5%) for the windows and 350 euros for the installation. Hence you will have saved 20 euros (and a week of work) by getting them installed for you. If materials and supplies represents a large proportion of the total costof the project this is worth checking. Doors,
window
s, shutters and certain forms of insulation particularly are expensive in relation to the cost 0f fitting.

The main cases where the reduced rate of VAT DOES NOT apply are:

* new buildings
* extensions (aggrandisements) to an existing property
* ‘luxury’ additions, such as a swimming pool

Contrary to what you might be told the reduced TVA rate DOES usually apply to the renovation of an existing building, even if it has not previously been inhabited, or to the conversion of a farm building that has never been inhabited. A building does not need to be a principal residence for the reduced rate to apply. If your project is unusual in some respect I advise you to speak to the tax office about your specific circumstances, and seek official verification that the lower rate should apply.

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Friends of the Earth
Five Minutes for Climate Change on February 1, 2007
http://www.foei.org/groups/members/france.html

The following is a call to action in favor of a national awakening regarding the serious problems of climate change in a non-confrontational way.

On the 1st of February 2007, throughout France, take part in a large mobilization of citizens against Climate Change organized by Alliance for the Planet, a nation group of environmental associations.

This is a simple call to all citizens to spare just 5 minutes to help save our planet. To participate, simply turn off your lights for 5 minutes on February 1, 2007 between 7:55 p.m. and 8 p.m. This is not a question of saving 5 minutes of electricity, but to draw the attention of other citizens, the media and decision makers to just how much energy is being wasted, and the urgency to pass on the initiative.

Five minutes is not a long time, it doesn’t cost anything, and it will show the Presidential candidates that climate change is a subject that must rank high in the political debate.

Why on February 1?

On this day the new report from United Nations group of climatic experts will be sent from Paris.

This event will take place throughout France. One should not miss this opportunity to direct the attention of decision makers towards the urgency of the drastically changing world climate. If a significant number take part in this initiative, this act will have a real media and political effect, less than three months before the presidential election! Please pass this message on to friends and colleagues.

Contact information: Cyrielle, Friends of the Earth: 01.48.51.18.95

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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

NEXT MEETING: February 13, 2007 AND EVERY SECOND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

This is your opportunity to meet every month, often with local
professi

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

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

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HOT PROPERTY PICKS: First Class Finds in the Second

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, 4 rooms, approx. 88m²

Exclusive! Near Etienne Marcel in a cut stone building with elevator, on the fourth floor. Entrance and living room facing east, dining room, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, separate toilet. Wood floors, moldings, digicode.

Asking Price: 650,000 € + 2.5% Finder’s

*** Paris, 2nd Arrondissement, 3 rooms, approx. 72m²

Lovely apartment newly renovated in 2002. On the fourth floor with elevator. Living room with 3 windows, one bedroom with a bathroom, cellar. Beautiful original features have been retained and are of the highest quality.

Asking Price: 793,800 € + 2.5% Finder’s Fee

*** Paris, 2nd Arrondissement, 5 rooms, approx. 150m²

Between Palais Royal and Opera, in a luxurious area. In an Empire building, beautiful apartment of the best quality. Large living room with 2 fireplaces, fully equipped kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 toilets, 2 balconies and a cellar.

Asking Price: 1,470,000 € + 2.5% Finder’s Fee

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

Next session: February 6 and 13, 2007 at 2 p.m.

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

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

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

February 6, 2007

2 rooms, 80,90 m²
7 rue du Faubourg Montmartre
75009 PARIS 9th
Opening Bid: 401,500 €
Deposit: 80,300 €
4 rooms, 76,30 m²
8 rue de l’Espérance
75013 PARIS 13th
Opening Bid: 250,000 €
Deposit: 50,000€
3 rooms, 60,5 m²
63 rue Laugier
75017 PARIS 17th
Opening Bid: 265,000 €
Deposit: 53,000 €
Studio, 34,40 m²
19 rue du Général Appert
75016 PARIS 16th
Opening Bid: 135,000 €
Deposit: 27,000 €
2 rooms, 26,40 m²
6 rue Yvonne Le Tac
75018 PARIS 18th
Opening Bid: 135,000 €
Deposit: 27,000 €

 

February 13, 2007

Studio 17 m²
7 rue Valadon
75007 PARIS 7th
Opening Bid: 85,000 €
Deposit: 17,000 €
4 rooms 113,9 m²
87 boulevard
Voltaire
75011 PARIS 11th
Opening Bid: 460,000 €
De
posit: 92,000 €
5 rooms 159,66 m²
5 bis rue Budé
75004 PARIS 4th
Opening Bid: 855,000 €
Deposit: 171,000 €
2 rooms 52,3 m²
8/10 rue de la Bûcherie
75005 PARIS 5th
Opening Bid: 350,000 €
Deposit: 70,000 €
2 rooms 47,5 m²
124/126 rue du Théâtre
75015 PARIS 15th
Opening Bid: 250,000 €
Deposit: 50,000 €
6 rooms 227,4 m² + service room 9,3 m²
16 avenue du Président Kennedy
75016 PARIS 16th
Opening Bid: 1,000,000 €
Deposit: 200,000 €

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LEASEBACK NEWS FROM IMOINVEST

http://www.adrianleeds.com/frenchproperty/insider/sales/leasebacks/lb_list.php

VANINA PARK
France, Mediterranean Coast, Corsica – Corte

Studio 20m² €64,000

One Bedroom 34m² to 36m² €109,000 to €112,000

Two Bedrooms 53m² €173,000

Guaranteed Buy to Let – Leaseback

GUARANTEED RENTAL INCOME UP TO: 5.65%

STUDENT RESIDENCE IN RARE ISLAND SETTING

Golden sand beaches and peaceful coves on the fourth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Located west of Italy, southeast of France, and north of the island of Sardinia, Corsica is renowned for its natural surroundings including clear blue waters, lush forests, mountains and traditional villages. The island boasts an ideal Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and mild winters. Corsica is divided in two departments: Corse-du-Sud (Lower Corsica) and Haute-Corse (Upper Corsica). The island has 1,000 km of coastline and more than 200 beaches, and is very mountainous, with Monte Cinto as the highest peak at 2706m and 20 other summits of more than 2000m.

Residence Vanina Park is ideally located in the centre of Corte in Upper Corsica. Corte has become a major university town in Corsica with over 4,000 students and an extremely prestigious faculty association. The student population has drastically augmented over the past 5 years making up more than half of the total population on the island of Corsica. The University of Corsica offers three faculties in Law, Social Science and Literature, and Grossetti Campus specializes in Sciences, Health and Environmental Studies. Residence Vanina Park is a private residence that is secure and calm providing the perfect solution for students and professionals who may be studying or interning at one of the nearby Universities or research centres. The residence comprises 4 buildings of 6 floors each, joined together by a vast central patio perfect for taking midday breaks in the sunshine. Most apartments offer private terraces with views over the beautiful surroundings affording modern day professionals with ideal conditions for both work and leisure. The residence has been strategically placed close to the centre of Corte and all amenities, not far from Corsica’s major universities and research centres. Corte anticipates a state of the art library as well as a third campus for 2015.

Vanina Park has been a long awaited project as it is a very strong investment product with a good yield located on one of the most beautiful islands in the world! Investors may rest assured that the location will secure demand as well as the need to satisfy the student population that is very real in Corsica. Investors will earn just under a 5.7% rental yield during a minimum of 11 years guaranteed by a commercial lease. This commercial lease is backed by France’s most proven student residence management company. It is a good idea to invest in Corsica at this time because opportunities are rare and with a population of just 260,000 not many new developments are being built. Properties hold their values extremely well and the popularity of this island destination will safeguard your decision.

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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 Adrian@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 k
now 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 DISCOUNT FOR FPI SUBSCRIBERS

Remember, as an FPI Subscriber you can take advantage of a special discount on the popular Insider Paris Guides, plus get an extra 15% discount when ordering two or more guides. Choose from:

* Good Value Restaurants by Adrian Leeds
* Living in France by Jean Taquet
* Expat Writers by Elizabeth Reichart
* Black Culture by Melinda Herron

For more information, visit http://www.insiderparisguides.com.

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

To access password protected pages: click on any of the links on the left panel of the home page of FrenchPropertyInsider.com under "Subscriber’s Only," then type in your personal username and password.

Past issues of FPI are available on the website. You will find the
"Past Issues" link on the left under "Subscribers Only" or by going to
http://www.adrianleeds.com/frenchproperty/insider/members/content/pastissues/index.html

To receive your free French Leaseback Report or the Paris Property
Report, click on
http://www.adrianleeds.com/frenchproperty/insider/members/content/reports.html

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

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

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

"Le Provençal" Studio

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

LAST MINUTE RENTAL! Available March 8th – 27th and April 26th – May 6th (departure May 7th)!

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

Two-Bedroom Leeds Marais Apartment
Available in its entirety February 16 – 27, 2007
150 per Night, 7 Night Minimum

Located in a charming 17th century Le Marais Hôtel Particulier, this 70 square meter two-bedroom apartment with lots of light is nicely furnished and is perfect for up to 4 people. Includes high speed Internet access, free international calling, housekeeping one time per week and all linens.

Pictures and more details available here: http://www.adria
nleeds.com/parlerparis/apartments/rentals/leeds.html

Email apartments@adrianleeds.com/parlerparis

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