French Property Insider Volume XI, Issue 39 Thursday, September 26, 2013 • Paris, France
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Living and Investing in France Conference -- Nice and the Côte d'Azur
September 27-28-29, 2013 Nice, France
IT'S NOT TOO LATE!!
Three Days of Exploring the Côte d'Azur!
If you've always dreamed of spending more time in France, enjoying a "pied-à-terre" of your own in Paris or Nice or home in the countryside that you can enjoy when you want...or profitably rent when you like...or just make a smart investment by owning property in France...then this three day conference and tour of the Côte d'Azur is a MUST. There is no doubt, from the hundreds of others who have attended conferences of this kind and fulfilled their dreams...this weekend in Nice will point you in the right direction to really make it happen!
Conducting an Open House of this kind is not as easy to accomplish as one might think. It's an ordinary enough affair Stateside for agencies that readily are happy to work weekends and owners that readily open their doors to the public. Neither of these are ordinary or normal culturally for the French and therefore, it simply doesn't happen -- at least not often.
Map of Nice neighborhoodsLe Matisse apartmentLa Côte du Paradis apartmentMusiciens Studio apartmentMusiciens Studio kitchenMusiciens deco apartment buildingCarré d’Or one-bedroom apartmentMusiciens apartment courtyard viewVieux Nice apartment buildingVieux Nice studio apartmentVieux Nice apartment buildingLe MatisseLa Côte du Paradis
In this case, we are working closely with Attika International, who's agents are speaking at the conference about the Nice property market, and who have readily agreed to organize the open house. We've recruited both their agents and our staff to 'man' the properties from 2 to 5 p.m., so that visitors can just drop in on any of them at any time during the afternoon.
I will be hosting the visits to Le Matisse and La Côte du Paradis -- my personal apartment and the one next door, both of which we represent for vacation rental. These are the only two apartments which are not 'for sale,' but the others all are -- and are representative of what one can find on the market at this time.
Here's a preview of the exciting line-up!:
1. Quartier des Musiciens 12.5m2 Studio 10m² south-facing terrace Art Deco building with a lift 125,000€
This cute studio apartment, 12.45m2 has a very well organized main living area with a fitted kitchenette and a separate shower room with WC. Excellent use of space with built in shelves that fold down electrically into a double bed. The gem of this property is its fabulous 10m² sunny south facing terrace. The property is like a mini hotel suite with a great outside space. Reversible air conditioning, electric roller shutters and double glazing. Situated on the 2nd floor of an art deco building in the Musiciens district on the desirable rue Alphonse Karr. Very good transportation links, 5-minute walk to the mainline train station and the tram line. 10-minute walk to the beach. Possibility to buy fully furnished. This is an ideal property for a holiday home or student accommodation. Very rare not to be missed!!
2. Quartier des Musiciens 38m² One-Bedroom Art Deco building with a lift 199,950€
Rue Alphonse Karr. A great address for this really lovely one-bedroom apartment situated on the 3rd floor of a sought-after Art Deco building in the heart of the city with lots of shops and restaurants on your doorstep, easy access to public transportation and just a short stroll to the old town and beaches. The apartment is light and airy with original herringbone parquet floor throughout -- the property is in immaculate condition. The bedroom and living room are both street facing with Juliette balconies. There is a modern tiled bathroom with bathtub and WC and a fitted kitchen with appliances. This is an ideal ready-to-go rental investment/holiday home. Also, there is the possibility to purchase the apartment fully furnished.
3. Nice Carré d’Or 35m² One-Bedroom Rue de la Liberté Few meters from the beach 348,000€
This renovated property is perfectly situated in the heart of Nice's sought after Carré d'Or. Just moments from the beaches and from Nice's pedestrian zone with its many boutiques, cafés and restaurants. This beautiful one-bedroom apartment with mezzanine has been stylishly fitted and renovated with high quality materials. On an upper floor and south facing, the property is just off the main road making it very quiet. A little gem which is just moments from the sea!
4. Quartier des Musiciens 35m² One-Bedroom 210,000€
Set in an Art Déco building, close to avenue Jean-Medecin, this entirely renovated property has two rooms as well as a balcony. The apartment has a functional layout and is on one of the upper floors so is very bright inside. The living area has a corner kitchen and leads on to the balcony, the bedroom, the dressing room and bathroom. Definitely a favorite with its bourgeois charm yet modern style!
5. Quartier des Musiciens 60m² Two-Bedroom 315,000€ Very bright, quiet and newly renovated
Set in a beautiful Art Déco building with a lift, and just a few meters from avenue Jean-Medecin, this two-bedroom apartment has been entirely renovated, tastefully combining the bourgeois and modern styles. The apartment features an open-plan living area with an open corner kitchen, which leads onto a south facing balcony overlooking a quiet area. There are two bedrooms with storage space and a separate bathroom, with all windows facing south and overlooking the gardens. There is also a cellar.
This is a great studio in the heart of the historic old town of Nice, just off the beautiful Place Rossetti. The main studio room has two large windows and tiled floors, with an open plan kitchen and a good sized bathroom with full-size bath. Located on the 4th floor of a well-kept Niçois building. Ideal for holidays or rental investment.
7. Vieux Nice 16m² Studio 158,000€ Renovated and furnished just a few meters from the beach
These studio apartments for sale are located on rue Alexandre Mari, just moments from the beach. This building is very well situated, behind the Cours Saleya with its famous Flower Market, and has the luxury of a lift, which is rare for Nice Old Town! All of these studios will be fully renovated and fitted. Some of them have balconies and others have views over the interior courtyard, so are lovely and quiet. A first class location for a rental investment or pied-à-terre apartment! Prices range from 156,000€ to 172,000€ and the floor space from 16m² to 22m².
8. Vieux Nice 59m² Two-Bedroom 325,000€ Superb renovation, bright and good common areas
This is a brilliantly well-situated two-bedroom apartment which has been beautifully renovated in the heart of Nice Old Town, just beside Place St. Francois and next to the new "green" area at the edge of the old town next to the tram stop. The property itself is on the 3rd floor of a well kept block and comprises two double bedrooms, living room with fully-fitted open-plan kitchen (including dish washer, washing machine) and shower room with modern walk-in shower. The whole apartment has been fully renovated to a very high standard and is sold furnished with two double beds, white leather sofa bed, dining table, etc. It is spacious and light and away from the busier parts of the old town so would make a lovely, calm home or rental investment.
9. "Le Matisse" Rue Masséna, Le Carré d’Or 37.5m2 One-Bedroom Sleeps up to four, with balcony and air conditioning (can be rented in tandem with La Côte de Paradis, a two-bedroom apartment sharing the same entry.)
P.S. Tune in on September 30 at 12:30 p.m. ET/PT for HGTV's House Hunters International "Searching for Style and Space in Paris" when fashion stylist Illysia and her husband Alec embark on a quest to find the perfect Paris pied-à-terre that will suit a family of four, yet appeal to potential renters -- and suit Illysia's strong sendse of style!
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