Thursday, August 21, 2014

Thinking of Buying in the South of France?

Besides ''Are you married to a Frenchman?" "When will the lavender bloom?" "Do you miss New York?" "How did you come to live in Provence?" "Do you ever go home to the US?" "Do you hang out with Peter Mayle?" and "How's your French?"... the question I'm asked most often is probably ''Is it hard to buy property in France?"

The answers, by the way, are:  no, late May or early June, sometimes, long story, yes, no, better every day...and sort of.

If you're curious about that last one--buying real estate in France--Adrian Leeds can definitely help. She makes her living doing all sorts of things (tv shows, blogging, consulting, writing books, workshops) pertaining to the topic. She's not an advertiser on my blog (but should be!) and she's not a friend of mine (we've never met)...but I know and admire her work. And since she has a mini-conference coming up, I thought I'd share the info because so many people I hear from seem to be dreaming of--or actually planning--to buy in France. 

Adrian is the editor of Parler Paris and Parler Nice (which she calls nouvellettres), and the French Property Insider. She appears frequently on House Hunters International as an expert on French real estate...she's been on 19 episodes since 2006. Adrian and her team provide a wide range of services for buyers, sellers, owners and renters in France; you can read about what they do here.

Adrian will present "Living and Investing in France--Nice and the Côte d'Azur" on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 9 pm. In her words: "You'll learn how to own a 'pied-à-terre' of your own on the Riviera, in Paris or in the countryside that you can enjoy when you want...or profitably rent when you like...or just make a smart investment, plus ask me all of your questions about owning property in France." Lots more info on the conference is here.

The Mini-Conference Details

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
6:30 pm to 9 pm
The Hotel Ellington, #25 Blvd. Dubouchage, 06000, Nice.
6:30 pm.: Cocktails and registration on the patio
7 pm: Presentation by Adrian Leeds
8 pm: Q & A
9 pm: Cocktails/Snacks on the patio:
   Wine/Beer/Soda 5€ 
   Cocktails/Champagne 8€
   Charcuterie or Cheese 8€
Entry fee: 35€ advance, 45€ at the door. Limited seating available. To book for the conference, click here. For general inquiries, email or call: or +1 (877) 880 0265.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this very helpful info! Adrian LOOKS like a strong lady who knows her stuff!