Happy Halloween 2011
   When the night is dark and scary,
and the moon is full and creatures are a flying and the wind goes Whoooooooooo,
you better mind your parents and your teachers fond and dear,
and cherish them that loves ya, and dry the orphans tears
and help the poor and needy ones that cluster all about,
or the goblins will get ya if ya don't watch out!!! 

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   French radio show 
Host French radio show- Maria Annell



As the healing arts become increasingly important these days, many of us have turned to yoga, meditation, Nia dance and EFT (emotional freedom techniques), otherwise known as "tapping", for stress release and a de-blockage of emotional issues which stand in the way of a sense of well-being and balance. I was first introduced to EFT by a lovely woman from Rochester, NY (Joanne Jaworski), who sat in on one of my French conversation classes this summer. 


Joanne, who can offer her EFT services to anyone via telephone or skype, (goodvibes@rochester.rr.com) brought to my attention a  French radio show featuring EFT host, Maria Annell. To test your French as well as learn more about EFT,  VISIT: (www.eftradioonline.com/mtt-audios/je-ne-sais-pas-me-vendre/)

En francais:


EFT à l'Antenne est la première émission sur EFT Radio Online en français. Vous y découvrirez des approches et utilisations originales de l'EFT, et vous aurez maintes occasions de vous joindre à nous en direct pour tapoter autour de sujets divers et variés. Maria Annell, votre hôtesse, s'adressera aux "entrepreneurs de coeur": dépasser les blocages au succès, EFT & nouvelles technologies, marketing spirituel... et avec d'autres invités, elle vous accompagnera également pour (re)trouver un emploi idéal, lutter contre le stress, augmenter votre confiance en vous, dépasser phobies, douleurs, allergies...


EFT à l'Antenne - Venez tapoter avec Maria Annell, sophrologue et praticienne-formatrice EFT, pour dépasser vos blocages à la vente, découvrir votre vraie valeur et apprendre à parler avec confiance de vos services avec les personnes qui en ont le plus besoin. 

 What our owners have to say...

"Ginny, le Muguet is amazing. We are already so at home here. Everything is just perfect. Whoever left us the white wine, thank you so much! What a treat."
"We went to the market today, then went to the Carrefour in Uzes for a few things, then walked to the Pont du Gard. The weather's perfect...a little chilly, a little windy, with some cloud coverage. Just perfect. Tonight the square's silent. Last night, however, there were two boules games going on (one for the old guys...the other for the young guys). We love listening to the sounds of the village. Sure beats the sirens that we always hear in Atlanta."
"I liked to open the French doors of Maison Bleue in the morning and listen to the neighbor French children playing in the street, and the church bells- the sounds of Quarante. "
"If you travel to Minerve from Crazy for Cruzy, be sure to spend the whole day. The French hate iit when you rush through things." 

   Ten reasons why a home share in France or Italy makes more sense than ever!

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1.    A Fraction of the price


OK- You've dreamed of having your own place in Europe ever since that first travel vacation when you and your family rented a house in a small hill town near Avignon. You remember the lazy days exploring pottery in those small Provencal villages, the delight of discovering that meals lasted 2 and ½ hours, the charm of markets where fresh oysters abound for Sunday shoppers. And now the sadness of realizing that our dollar doesn't stretch nearly as far as it used to.


DO not despair- Our prices range from 42500-4500 euros. That's a big difference from the whole ownership price of 260,000+ euros that you might spend for a 3 bedroom, 3 bath home with an outside terrace in the sunny Languedoc region of France. Why pay for more than you can use?



      2. Hassle free- we do the work 


Our job is to find the ideal property at an affordable price, handle the multiple requirements for foreign ownership, and provide you with a turn-key property to use and to enjoy.



3. No need to rent out


Yes, you can shop for your very own place in Europe but how often will you typically use it? And who maintains it? My guess is that you may feel the need to cover some of your ongoing costs by renting it out.  Our fractionals are typically owner occupied for most of the year. The ongoing maintenance costs are VERY low when split by 10+ owners- in the range of 50-75 euros/month!



4.   Pride of ownership


One of the owners of our Cerbere French house near Spain, says "One of my favorite things about owning Catalonia SCI is being able to share it with others- telling my friends about MY home in France!"



5. Euro based asset


Have your cake and eat it too! What could be more fun (and profitable) than investing in an appreciating asset which you can use year after year, in France & Italy? Since a FPS home share costs between $U60000-64,000, you can keep those funds in an underperforming CD or... shift them to "bricks and mortar" in Europe and enjoy them at the same time. Keep in mind that since 2000, the euro has outperformed the dollar by over 60%.



6.     Affordable vacations in Europe


With travel costs on the rise, we are all watching our wallets more carefully. What if you had a free place to stay, your own car, and place to cook while in France?



7.     Ease of resale


There are relatively few quality F/O properties for sale in Italy and France. Starting with our first Bordeaux property in 1998, no one we are aware of has resold their shares for less than they paid. International Property Shares is able to assist in this marketing for a fee.



8.     Appreciating real estate in France


From 2000-2008, the average price/ square meter of homes in France rose by about 10% per year and in 2011, it appears that prices have now leveled out or may be on the rise again.   Someone once explained to me why France continues to be the most sought after of European vacation destinations. Geographically, smack in the middle of the continent, it is reachable by car for virtually all sun seeking European travelers. Additionally, if you throw in the history, culture, food, and prices, it is still a bargain.


A recent poll of the British indicated that a full 50% of them would like to own a vacation or retirement home in France or in Italy.



8.     Upscale properties-the charm of the old with all the modern amenities


We seek properties with character, charm, convenient to village markets and services, but with all the conveniences you take for granted at home; washer/dryer, DVD, fully equipped kitchen, completely furnished.



     10.   The Peter Mayle factor- after all- this IS Europe! AND, our first Italian fractional becomes available in 2012. If you haven't watched A Year in Provence or Under the Tuscan Sun, treat yourself to these DVD's and remember that you can enjoy this lifestyle too.  


If you're serious about having a place to call your own in France or in Italy, let's get started! Email: fpshare@gmail.com or 001 585 905-0849 EST USA