In France as a whole, property prices and sales in the last three years have fallen and while this applies to the French Riviera too, the region is enduringly attractive to wealthy buyers. Property on the French Riviera is generally seen as a long term investment, so gearing is very low, and owners are uninclined to react to the highs and lows of property cycles, … Continue reading French Riviera Real Estate remains enduringly attractive to wealthy buyers.
Anyone who has been to Cannes (or the French Riviera) will have at least seen, and most likely visited the “Lerins Islands” off the coast of Cannes, namely Île de Saint-Honorat and Île Sainte-Marguerite. These islands have a rich and fascinating history. One of the oldest working Monasteries in Europe, the Île de Saint-Honorat is the Southern, smaller island, dating back to AD410. The Monks, … Continue reading Leonardo di Caprio, Monks, Napoleon and the Gestapo have one thing in common. But what?
WHAT A DIFFERENCE THE FX RATE MAKES! The recent fall of the Euro means that if you are thinking of purchasing a property in France, and you’re buying in £, US$ or CHF… then you just won, big time! You’re in the UK? SAVE £90 484! The Exchange Rate is VASTLY better for you than it’s been since 2007. If you had wanted to buy … Continue reading Buying in France with £, US$, CHF, or…?
When thinking of the French Riviera, you would automatically presume that there are countless seafront properties, where you can wander down from your croissant, fruit platter and coffee breakfast on the terrace, straight onto your private beach or speed boat at the bottom of the garden. Well, there aren’t. With all the excitement of the railway arriving on the Riviera in the late 1800’s, and … Continue reading French Riviera Property of the Week: “Waterfront Wonderland”
What has JAZZ got to do with property on the French Riviera? Why am I writing about JAZZ on a real estateblog? Marsalis says “Jazz is not just ‘Well, man, this is what I feel like playing.’ It’s a very structured thing that comes down from a tradition and requires a lot of thought and study”.…and so does real estate which is not just ‘Well, … Continue reading All that Jazz.
I like to think that every single property we take on has something truly “special” about it. Something unique, that sets it apart, and that we can get really excited about. Our first “French Riviera Property of the Week” is for the ladies, and we’re setting the bar pretty high with Number 1! “Estee Lauder” can be found in all of our cosmetics drawers. A … Continue reading French Riviera Property of the Week: “No Cosmetics Required”
危机 “The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis.’ One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger–but recognize the opportunity.” ― John F. Kennedy (It looks like a lot more than two strokes to me, but I wouldn’t argue with JFK. Anyway, I agree with the sentiment, Chinese brushstrokes notwithstanding.) A few … Continue reading Opportunity Knocks.
Villas & Townhouses featured below are in descending price order There are some beauties! **** CHATEAUNEUF DE GRASSE – EXCLUSIVE 19th CENTURY MAS Price – 6 300 000€ Beautifully restored – Profoundly authentic – 21st Century comfort Discreetly elegant, this beautiful 19th century “Mas” is an original “Bergerie” with thick stone walls and beamed ceilings throughout. The “Mas” faces due south, and is perched on … Continue reading What’s “Hot” in 2014 – Villas & Townhouses for Sale in Cannes and the Cote d’Azur
(Featured in price descending order) **** PENTHOUSE APARTMENT 324m² on La Croisette with 60m² of terraces P.O.A. Luxury Penthouse for sale on La Croisette Cannes. Situated in the heart of one of the best locations in Europe, Boulevard de la Croisette. The superb penthouse apartment has the most fabulous and uninterrupted panoramic views, and offers 324m² of living space. This is includes 5 bedrooms, 4 … Continue reading What’s “Hot” in 2014 – Apartments for sale in Cannes and along the French Riviera
We are working with a long time (French) colleague who has identified a niche – well-priced Paris property being advertised outside the Estate agency circuit. This sector represents an astonishing 55% of the entire Paris market and the aim is to show the best properties available among the 4,200 private real estate offerings coming onto the market every year. Here is a sampling of what … Continue reading A Paris Property “Niche”