In a recent conversation with an Australian couple who bought an investment apartment in Nice, Rebecca Russell asked them 5 questions:
You decided to invest in a holiday rental apartment a long way from home. Why Nice and the Côte d’Azur?
Home is where your heart is and Nice has stolen ours! When you consider the location, the amenities, the relaxed friendly people, the Côte d’Azur vibe – not to mention the reasonable cost of buying and high investment value of Nice – then it was an easy decision.
Did you do much homework on the French property market before choosing Nice?
We spent probably five months researching France in general, but just couldn’t get beyond what Nice has to offer for the money.
The apartment is a successful holiday rental earner. How have you found managing the upkeep of the apartment and the rental side of things from a distance?
Managing the apartment has been a breeze. Your recommendation to use Your Nice Apartments (a rental agency based in Nice) was spot on. Their team is first-class, professional and they manage everything for us. The net return is great too!
How often do you plan to visit?
We hope to be in Nice three times a year. The problem is that once we are here, it’s hard to leave.
What in particular do you enjoy about the French way of life?
The French live for all five senses. Life is about being passionate and sensuous, which they express through their art, fashion, food, wine and beauty. We also like the way the French value simple pleasures over material things. In Nice you have this wonderful French life combined with the stunning Mediterranean coastline. The extra bonus is the glitz and glamour if you need it!
• With thanks to Rebecca Russell, Property Finder
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