Nothing Beats a Prime Location

There is alot to be said about Prime Locations

Nothing beats waking up in the morning and stepping out onto your terrace and seeing the captivating celestial blue waters of the Mediterranean.  A true breath of fresh air.

All along the coast of the French Riviera are some of the best properties with prized prime locations.
One of the most sought out addresses is the Promenade des Anglais, magestically overlooking the azureen waters of the Med, the palm tree lined boulevard, and of course, all the action!

Want to be inspired?  Everyday avid cyclists, joggers, powerwalkers, rollerbladers and runners stream up and down the Promenade donning health and an active lifestyle.  Even in the winter season, you will find the true die hard swimmers taking their morning swim.  It comes as no surprise then that nice is host to numerous cycling races, marathons and triathlons, including the Iron Man Triathlon.

Renovated 3 bedroom apartment for sale in the Promenade

Apartments located on the Promenade des Anglais not only benefit from the spectacular sea view, but also from having the best vacation rental income potential.  The easy access to the beaches, the restaurants, bus lines and all the action right at your doorstep makes for these apartments easy to rent in the high season, and even in the low season as well.

Apartments that have been recently renovated make for smart property choices. It saves you the headache of doing the work of modernizing the apartment and are truly a “plug and play” type of investment.  With key in hand, you are ready to rent the apartment out from the start and immediately start getting a return on your investment or just enjoying it for yourself!

The Nice Properties Promenade Agency specializes in finding apartments along the Promenade des Anglais and will help you find your next investment in a prime location.

To find out more information, please email: promenade@nice-properties.fr or call: +33 (0)4 92 07 09 50 or come by and visit our office located on 2 rue Halevy just behind the Ruhl Casino.

The Inspiring Spring Bloom

The melody of Frank Sinatra famously singing Cole Porter’s I Love Paris in the Springtime gently resonates in the background when one thinks of springtime in France.  Perhaps Cole Porter should have come to the Cote d’Azur to see how the vivid floral blossoms illuminate every house, balcony, and every park…and perhaps the song might have been written I Love Nice in the Springtime!

Spring is perhaps the most delightful and visually engaging time to enjoy the south of France, especially when you are shopping for a new home, apartment, or villa. The reason being is that you are able to see the properties in full bloom!

The French are known to have such talented “green thumbs” when it comes to gardening and landscaping, and their passion for flowers is ever present in most parks and public areas, where carefully manicured gardens and floral decor colorfully adorn all theses cities, towns and villages along the French Riviera.

The advantage of doing your real estate shopping during this time are two-fold. Firstly, you are able to completely see the property’s full potential with outdoor areas, the natural lighting inside the home as well as the sun’s exposure on the different areas of the home. Secondly, spring is an off-season time of year which means that it is less crowded than the summer months which gives for easier driving in and around the Riviera allowing you the oppotunity to visit more homes in a shorter amount of time.  You might even find some great deals and rare finds as well.

NICE PROPERTIES currently has so many fantastic floral and landscaped properties this season along the French Riviera…come visit us and we will help you find your next garden oasis.


Nice Properties will see you on the slopes!

As the sunny Auron ski resort celebrates its 75th anniversary as one of the Alpes-Maritimes most popular ski destination, Nice Properties is happy to announce the launching of their first tourism residence in this highly touristic mountain resort.

SkiingLocated only 1 1/2 hours from Nice on the French Riviera, the new Las Donnas 2474 project, a 4 star serviced tourism residence, will consist of 3 wood and stone chalet-style buildings located just 50 meters from the ski lift and to the heart of village where you will find plenty of fabulous restaurants, boutiques, skating rink, and equipment rentals.

This 100 unit project, poised on a 9,200 sqm property in a quiet residential area, will feature 3 buildings, 4 levels each that will house 1 1/2 bedrooms (42 sqm), 2 bedrooms (61 sqm), and 3 bedroom (74 sqm) units with south-west facing balconies overlooking the resort and mountain and each unit will enjoy the following amenities: reception, restaurant, health spa, swimming pool, direct ski path to the lift, underground parking, ski closet, room service, and on-site property management and rental services.

Units start at 205,000 euros + VAT, and buyers in the pre-sale phase will have the option of joining multiple units if they choose. All units are sold furnished and completely equipped and delivered just in time for the Winter 2013 ski season.

The Las Donnas 2474 project will be developed by Natura Center Resort, a development company based out of Marseille that specializes in mountain resort real estate projects.

For more information, you can call : +33 (0)4 89 05 42 00 or email: immoneuf@nice-properties.fr, or come by and visit the on-site sales office in Auron.


10 reasons to invest in France…in brand new projects

There is no coincidence that we specialize in selling exclusive condominiums in brand new real estate projects.

As a matter of fact, investing in a brand new construction or project in France offers several benefits that you should consider:

  1. By investing in a brand new real estate project, you will pay reduced transfer fees upon closing at the notary’s office. Closing fees, stamps and taxes will sum up to 2,5% of the total purchase price instead of 8% when purchasing a resale. A direct benefit of 5,5% on your global investment…
  2. By investing in a brand new project on paper and/or under construction, you automatically get an estate bank collateral insuring the completion of the construction project, even if the developer cannot accomplish the construction.
  3. You also get a builder’s warranty: 10 years on the structure, and 2 years on the equipment. No matter what happens and affects your property, the insurance will get it fixed immediately and then search for the liabilities.
  4. Upon delivery of the keys, the developer stays liable for any hidden defects that may appear within the next 12 months, and has 2 months to fix it.
  5. By purchasing in a brand new project, you always get a better level of comfort and security, as well as the latest equipment and technology available on the market.
  6. You will pay lower home owners association fees, and and lower maintenance fees in a brand new condo, compared to an older construction.
  7. In order to get the construction permit granted, the developers and architects have, since 2010, to get all apartments accessible for the handicapped as well as environmentally-friendly, by using specific aislation materials and technology.
  8. Brand new condos provide generally a better infrastructure to the residents and owners, such as more parking spaces, more appropriate and user-friendly common areas, and better security and communication systems.
  9. By buying in a brand new project, you will get to pay lower property taxes (reduction varies in each city) than in a resale.
  10. Finally, brand new condo projects are simply more adapted to a contemporary and modern way of life.

More information about our exclusive listings on www.francenewcondos.com or
contact us +334 89 05 42 00