“In Paris, Owning an Eleventh of an Apartment”

Le Jardin Saint-Paul
Photo by Richard L. Harbus, for today’s New York Times Article by Linda Hervieux

“In Paris, Owning an Eleventh of an Apartment”

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008
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“Settling Down in Paris” – Episode HHINT-402

Angela and Ben met in 2003 when they lived in Los Angeles working for the same clothing company. Now, the two are engaged to be married. When Ben started receiving frequent overseas work, the company believed he’d be more valuable in Paris, so they happily relocated. They immediately moved into a cozy rental in the 17th district near the Arc de Triomphe and started to explore the different neighborhoods of Paris. The pair is now ready to take the big leap and purchase an apartment to stay for good. Property consultant Adrian Leeds is enlisted to help.

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Dear Parler Paris Reader,

I’ve stolen Linda Hervieux’s title. Forgive me, Linda.

That’s because her article about Fractional Ownership just appeared today in the New York Times Great Homes and Destinations today along with Richard Harbus’ stunning photos of Le Jardin Saint-Paul.

You might remember the name — it’s the apartment we’ve been talking about that has only a few shares of ownership left. It was featured very recently in a Parler Paris on May 9th — an apartment that our “Search Engine” (Property Search Consultant), Mary Ellen Gallagher, found for Steve and Sue Navaro, who promptly renovated it ‘to the nines’ and then are selling off its shares.

I remember when she discovered the apartment, and yes, it had been hideously decorated in an industrial style by a young Frenchman who must have been sick to death of French traditional motif like so many of them are. Instead of respecting the gorgeous exposed 17th-century stones and wood beams, he poured concrete floors and in them buried spot lights pointing upward…not good for the skin tones of us ‘older’ women! We were appalled, but the good ‘bones’ were there and the apartment was clearly a little piece of heaven in Paris.

Steve and Sue quickly agreed and before long, the renovation and redecoration went underway to transform it into the luxurious abode it is…for 12 lucky owners.

The article quotes me as saying: “The dwindling dollar means people saving up their pennies to buy property in Paris have less to spend,” said Ms. Leeds, who i

s planning her own move into fractionals. “This allows them to make an investment in a euro asset, which is crucial.”

Let me clarify one point. I am not PLANNING a move into fractionals. I’ve ALREADY moved into fractionals! If you’ve been following this, it was Parler Paris that had “six dozen inquiries” that “came flooding in last month after an American woman posted an advertisement on a Web site for expatriates.”

The huge response was shocking! Before long, “Design Your Own Fractional Ownership Property” was launched under the name of “French Property Fractional.com.” Plus, since the beginning, we’ve supported Steve and Sue’s “Paris Home Shares” properties along with Ginny Blackwell’s French Property Shares’ fractional properties, both of whom have spoken at our Living and Investing in France Real Estate Conferences. (See /frenchproperty/consultation/sales/fractional/fractional_offerings.html)

So, remember the deal? It still stands! The annual dues for Le Jardin Saint-Paul are 1103€. At today’s rate of exchange, that’s $1700. If you move quickly, (now that the article appeared in the New York Times, you must move even more quickly!), Steve will himself pay the annual dues for any Parler Paris reader who buys a share in Le Jardin Saint-Paul! The only months available are: July, August, November and maybe October!

This means that in effect, your vacation in Paris this year will not only be in a luxurious two bedroom apartment in Le Marais that you own a part of, but will be absolutely FREE OF CHARGE, too!!!

To read Linda Hervieux’s New York Times article in its entirety, visit: http://www.nytimes.com

For more of Richard Harbus’ photos, visit: http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/

To have a look at Le Jardin Saint-Paul on our sites, visit: /frenchproperty/fractional/jardinstpaul.html and http://www.parishomeshares.net/jardinsaintpaul.html

And to make your move today, send an email off to Steve Navaro by clicking on this link: steve@navaro.com or be sure to put the word “FREESTAY” in the subject line of any email to steve@navaro.com to be eligible for this offer.

A la prochaine…

Adrian Leeds
Editor, Parler Paris

P.S. P.S. Our next Living and Investing in France Real Estate Conference takes place in London on June 22nd! Be there! Or plan on attending our conference in San Francisco July 26-27 or Paris October 11-12. See /frenchproperty/conference for more details and to register.

P.P.S. Be sure to read all about yesterday’s “Parler Paris Après Midi” by visiting: /parlerparis/apresmidi.html


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This Week in French Property Insider…

Design Your Own Fractional Ownership Property
With “French Property Fractional”
by Adrian Leeds

Fractional ownership may be a hot concept!…but we’re making it even hotter! A new division of the Adrian Leeds Group, LLC, “French Property Fractional” is the newest and hottest way to own your piece of Paris simply, easily and inexpensively without the hassles of purchasing it on your own, but with all the benefits of doing it yourself…Subscribers Read On…

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French Property Insider is a weekly e-zine, sharing insights, recommendations, tips, and discoveries about Paris real estate and French property. Each information-packed issue is devoted to educating its readers on how to effectively, efficiently and profitably purchase property in France.

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Paris Poetry Workshop Readings
Hosted by Cecilia Woloch

Wednesday, May 14th—19:30-21:00
WICE, 20 Boulevard Montparnasse, 15th
An Evening with Cecilia Woloch and Friends featuring Suzanne Allen, Chim Nwabueze and Zeor.

Friday, May 16th at 19:30
Shakespeare & Company
37 rue de la Bucherie, 5eme
Metro: Saint Michel or Maubert Mutualité
Once again, Cecilia Woloch is hosting her Paris Poetry Workshop, and this year’s participants will read their work—new and previously published—in round robin style upstairs in the library at the world’s most famous English bookstore. Come and discover a wide range of voices: Jean Aloe, Wendy Carlisle, Pamela Davis, Sandra Giedeman, Eve Hoffman, David Nutt, Cheryl Pasanisi, Betzi Richardson, Maria Ruiz, and Leah Taylor.

Adrian Leeds, of Parler Paris and French Property Insider and John Howell, The International Law Partnership, Present the…

Living and Investing
in France Real Estate Conference

Upcoming Conferences in 2008:

Date: June 22, 2008
Location: International Law Partnership Offices, Holborn Hall, 193-197 High Holborn, London WC1V 7BD
Times: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with buffet lunch
Limit: 25 attendees
Registration Fee: £147 1st person, £97 2nd person
For more information, email info@adrianleeds.com

To reserve your place, click here /frenchproperty/conference/LIF_London_June_2008/fax_reg_london_2008.pdf
to download the registration form, print it, complete it, sign it and fax it to +1 (415) 520-1429.

To check the current rate of exchange, click here /frenchproperty/loanmoneycorpconvertor.html for the Moneycorp Currency Convertor.

San Francisco
Date: July 26-27, 2008
Location: San Francisco, Alliance Francaise, 1345 Bush Street, San Francisco, California 94109
Times: To Be Announced
Limit: 80
Registration Fee: To Be Announced
For more information, email info@adrianleeds.com

Date: October 11-12, 2008
Location: Paris Chez Jenny
Times: To Be Announced
Limit: 100
Registration Fee: To Be Announced
For more information, email info@adrianleeds.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.


La Terrasse du Temple
Rue du Temple, 3rd Arrondissement, Le Marais
One-Bedroom with Air Conditioning, Sleeps up to 4

This newly renovated air-conditioned apartment, located in a 16th-century building, is an immaculate and calm one-bedroom oasis in the heart of Paris. Bright and luxurious, La Terrasse du Temple offers all the comforts of home in a well layed-out 35 square-meter package…

Reserve now! Visit /parlerparis/apartments/rentals/temple.html
or email: Apartments@AdrianLeeds.com

Parler Paris Après Midi

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

The next gathering is June 10, 2008 and every second Tuesday of the month.

Parler Parlor French-English Conversation Group

Practice speaking French and English. Make friends, discuss interesting topics, learn about other cultures, progress in understanding and speaking, naturally and easily. Meets three times a week — come as often as you like!

Parler Parlor meets Tuesdays 6:30 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

23, boulevard de Sébastopol (at the corner of rue de la Reynie), 1st arrondissement
3rd Floor on the Left (read notice on door to obtain entry code)
Métro Châtelet, Les Halles

Wednesdays 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
14 rue Mabillon, 6th arrondissement
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