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August is a very strange time of year in Paris. Not because it’s not as enjoyable as the rest of the year, but because it’s as if Paris becomes an entirely different city.
My theme song has become: “If it’s August, it’s closed.”
It’s a joke of course. Not all things are closed — only about half, or maybe less, but that depends on the neighborhoods you’re in. The more tourists that frequent a particular “quartier,” the more likely shops and restaurants will be open for business. The fact that many businesses close, and Parisians retreat to their country homes, beach resorts and other tourist destinations (leaving the city to tourists), the less the traffic, the noise, the pollution, the smoke and the doggy poop (although this has greatly improved over the past few years!).
When it comes to real estate, August is the same dichotomy. While there are fewer properties on the market and fewer agencies open and agents willing to work, those properties that are available can often be bargains, the agents who are here are willing to work and there are fewer buyers vying for the same great piece of Paris.
We saw this come true just this past week for two different Americans who came in August to find their dream “pied-à-terre.” Both are readers of French Property Insider and both were past attendees of the Living and Investing in France Conferences. Both were warned August was a risky hunting season, but they took their chances. Both French Property Insider Search Consultants, Tracy James (our new Mortgage Manager) and Ellen Jung j2999se, were wringing their hands scouring the market for what would fit the criteria, awaiting the agents and owners to respond with confirmed appointments.
Call it luck, call it timing, call it determination, call it anything you like…both achieved success!
One found a spacious three bedroom penthouse apartment with a wrap-around balcony and spectacular views of Paris from the point where two beautiful boulevards cross in the 11th arrondissement. (Incredulously, by sheer coincidence, another past conference attendee purchased an apartment in the same building a few months earlier!)
The other discovered a two-bedroom jewel in Saint-Germain-des-Prés with views on a gorgeous wooded courtyard, newly renovated and oozing with charm that will rent on a short-term basis from the moment they advertise it.
Both realized their dreams to own a home in France in the month of August! So, you see, perhaps August isn’t such a bad time of year to be hunting for property after all. But more likely the cause for their success doesn’t have anything to do with August.
Their success has to do with being focused on what they wanted to achieve, knowledgeable about the purchase process and prepared to make the purchase with confidence.
That comes from reading called French Property Insider.
It’s our weekly electronic magazine (e-zine) devoted to educating its readers on how to effectively, efficiently and profitably purchase property in France.
Every issue (50 per year) is packed with information…
* How to find great properties in Paris and France…
* How to structure your real estate purchase to avoid inheritance tax……
* What pitfalls to look out for…
* How to work with your “Notaire” (property attorney)…
* How to minimize your capital gains tax obligations…
* How to rent and earn a profit from your French properties…
* Plus how to build a rich and fulfilling life in France.
French Property Insider also contains listings of apartments and homes for sale as of each writing — that provide a sampling of what’s on the market at the time. Property prices are reported regularly — as often as the Chambre de Notaires updates them (quarterly). New laws and changes to existing laws are brought to light. The ins and outs of purchasing specialty properties, such as the “viager” or 1948 rent controlled apartments is often on the roster.
You’ll also find articles on culture and lifestyle to help you learn those important things necessary to “fitting in,” wherever you choose to rent or buy.
It’s all at your fingertips…every single week! And today we have a special offer for you in TWO parts.
Special Offer Part One:
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“The Paris Property Report”: Designed to answer all your questions about buying in Paris…
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Plus…as a subscriber to French Property Insider, you will be invited to run FREE 3 months of online classified text ads on our Web site or 3 FREE text messages inside the weekly newsletter. You can use your free ads to advertise a property you have to rent or to sell.
Plus…as an FPI subscriber, you’re entitled to a special discount price on our highly informative electronic Insider Paris Guides!…the
“Insider Paris Guide for Good Value Restaurants,” online since 1996!; the “Insider Guide to Practical Answers for Living in France” by Jean Taquet with more than 200 questions from real people and all the practical answers for Living in France; the “Writers Insider Guide to Paris” by Elizabeth Reichert, for novelists, journalists, poets, dreamers, and doers alike! And the “Insider Guide to Black Paris” by Melinda Herron — the first guide of its kind, totally devoted to Black Paris.
That was all just Part One! Now for Part Two.
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