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Should I close this page down?

It seems from the number of Likes for the past couple of articles that there are only 10 people reading this page.

It takes me a lot of time to research daily and then post up the interesting news that could materially affect property prices in Nice. If you have been reading but haven't hit the Like button, can you please go back now and do so for the last 2 articles so I get an idea of how many people are reading. If enough people do so, then I will continue in the existing format.

Otherwise, what would you like to see instead? I could do a monthly "Ask a Notaire" where I get a response to a submitted question. I can simply post new properties, like a normal estate agent would. What about a "Interesting facts about Nice" which reveals interesting things you might not know about landmarks or buildings?

Let me know in the comments below...

Edit: seems like a number of you want me to keep going with the news articles, and some would like me to mix it up with other types of content. So I will continue for now as is and invite you to send me suggestions of the "other" stuff you would like to see.
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I agree with everyone, please keep posting. 🤗😻👍😎 And as far as content is concerned, when you don't have time to do research one time, post an interesting property or an "interview" with a Notaire or whatever, variety is good and can be less cumbersome than analysis of the news (no matter how pertinent, relevant and well thought out) and it might draw other readers interested in you and your skillset, but not so much in the Nice / Real estate related news ! Kepp up the good work in any event, you're not "writing in the dark" apparently 😉

I absolutely read all of your posts and always learn something new. It’s important to know what is going on in Nice with real estate and otherwise, especially since we can’t get there right now. I hope to have your expertise this time next year for another property.

I love reading your posts. Even though we now have our apartment (thanks to you! 😊) Lots of interesting facts and I would like to read more about Nice in general. You are a mine of information!

Really enjoy your posts and try to ‘like’ when I can. I really enjoy reading about the latest developments in Nice and would live to hear about upcoming events/projects as you learn of them. Please do not stop! 🙏😀

Please keep posting articles. They're always very informative and provide a great deal of local information. It's very much appreciated.

I have been reading but not "liking". Will do so from now on so you have a better feel for how many people are reading.

While my wife and I haven't been able to make the jump across the pond, your articles keep me interested in Nice being the place for us, and you as our estate agent. Perhaps rotate the researched articles with your aforementioned suggestions, because I can't think of a better way to learn about a city than through the eyes of a local who loves it there. In the end, no matter your choice, keep up the great work!

I also enjoy your posts 😊 I’d be interested to see interesting facts about Nice too and new properties as they come up.

I enjoy reading your posts.My husband and I find them helpful keeping me informed and up to date about property market in Nice. It is appreciated the nuggets information you share.Please keep posting.

I enjoy reading your insights.

I think you probably get more eyes on your page when you post. I wouldn't worry about the number of likes. I love your information and content. Please keep posting.

Nooooo You are useful Just had no time to be online

Please don’t stop your posts - we love Nice and reading about all the new buildings and tram extensions etc, especially as we have not been able to get down to our little apartment for nearly a year now.

I read all of your posts, they’re so informative – thank you, keep them coming if you can!

So I think you know the answer! But I don’t know how often you post- I only receive them infrequently through FB... but always enjoy your insights.

It's very useful, keeping us in touch with Nice and the property market there when we are not there ourselves. I hope you continue, it sets you apart from other agents.

I really enjoy your posts. Even though we no longer live in Nice my heart is still there and I love to know what's going on !

no . keep the articles coming please. like others here, i read all your posts, but rarely interact with likes etc.

An excellent, informative page . Hope you keep it up

I find your post very engaging! Please continue:)

I find your posts super useful but never think to "engage" with them as support. Thanks for the reminder

I don’t like your page, I love it‼️ Keep giving the updates on things happening in Nice, like all the new development and timelines for the projects. Once France opens up to us we are already planning an extended stay in Nice, our favorite vacation place.

Please keep the page open and updating. I read every one of your articles and links, the information is very beneficial, especially at a time when we are unable to visit. Your updates keep us in the know of things big and small in the region.

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Could 2020 be a good year for holiday rental revenue after all?

The beaches are packed. The bars are packed. The restaurants are reporting up to a 30% increase in revenue compared to this time 2019.

It is this last statistic that caught my eye. All those extra diners have to be staying somewhere. Since only inter-EU travel is allowed, Nice has been flooded with visitors not only from neighbouring countries like Switzerland and Germany, but from all over France.

Looking through the stats of a holiday lettings agency, I see that around 1/3 are over 90% full... and they are the ones with air-conditioning. Not surprising considering the heatwave we are experiencing this year. The next 1/3 without have 80-90% occupancy. Another interesting statistic is the number of guests arriving by car, up from around 20% last year to around 70% this year.

After a miserable Spring, has the increase in summer holiday makers this year done enough to catch up? A key could be all those missing their traditional Easter holiday. Will they treat themselves to an extended Christmas vacation instead? If they do, there is one place that is most likely to have some winter sun.

We will not get a full post-mortem of the year until January but things look rosier than they did a few months ago. This could change with further lock-downs but when Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky said "I will go on the record to say that travel will never, ever go back to the way it was pre-COVID; it just won't,", that does not mean it will not be better! Once this completely new audience fall in love with Nice, and then the restrictions are lifted for the rest of the world, it could be a very busy 2021.
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Could 2020 be a good year for holiday rental revenue after all?

The beaches are packed. The bars are packed. The restaurants are reporting up to a 30% increase in revenue compared to this time 2019.

It is this last statistic that caught my eye. All those extra diners have to be staying somewhere. Since only inter-EU travel is allowed, Nice has been flooded with visitors not only from neighbouring countries like Switzerland and Germany, but from all over France. 

Looking through the stats of a holiday lettings agency, I see that around 1/3 are over 90% full... and they are the ones with air-conditioning. Not surprising considering the heatwave we are experiencing this year. The next 1/3 without have 80-90% occupancy. Another interesting statistic is the number of guests arriving by car, up from around 20% last year to around 70% this year.

After a miserable Spring, has the increase in summer holiday makers this year done enough to catch up? A key could be all those missing their traditional Easter holiday. Will they treat themselves to an extended Christmas vacation instead? If they do, there is one place that is most likely to have some winter sun.

We will not get a full post-mortem of the year until January but things look rosier than they did a few months ago. This could change with further lock-downs but when Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky said I will go on the record to say that travel will never, ever go back to the way it was pre-COVID; it just wont,, that does not mean it will not be better! Once this completely new audience fall in love with Nice, and then the restrictions are lifted for the rest of the world, it could be a very busy 2021.

The borders are now open!

The French borders are now open again. Officially they opened on Monday but we drove to Italy on the weekend and not a single police car or authority figure at the border toll booths. Everything is back exactly the way it used to be before the pandemic.

Easyjet has already resumed domestic flights but now international flights within the EU are resuming over the next few weeks. It expects to be back up at 50% of its previous roster of flights in July, and at 75% in August. Of course ability to travel may fluctuate depending on any rise or drop in coronavirus infection rates.

Speaking to one rental company, their bookings are already at 60% capacity for the month of July. It sounds like it will be a profitable summer after all, though obviously impacted by the pandemic. There are no social distancing measures in Nice so the bars and restaurants appear as normal. No news on festivals and concerts so do not count on any this summer.
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The borders are now open!

The French borders are now open again. Officially they opened on Monday but we drove to Italy on the weekend and not a single police car or authority figure at the border toll booths. Everything is back exactly the way it used to be before the pandemic.

Easyjet has already resumed domestic flights but now international flights within the EU are resuming over the next few weeks. It expects to be back up at 50% of its previous roster of flights in July, and at 75% in August. Of course ability to travel may fluctuate depending on any rise or drop in coronavirus infection rates.

Speaking to one rental company, their bookings are already at 60% capacity for the month of July. It sounds like it will be a profitable summer after all, though obviously impacted by the pandemic. There are no social distancing measures in Nice so the bars and restaurants appear as normal. No news on festivals and concerts so do not count on any this summer.

Life returns to normal in Nice.

The bars and restaurants open today. Featured in the photo are people enjoying an early morning cocktail on the Cours Saleya. The bustle of activity shows people are eager to enjoy their new found freedoms again.

Speaking of back to normal, a subtle thing you may have missed is that all the fountains have been turned back on!
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Life returns to normal in Nice.

The bars and restaurants open today. Featured in the photo are people enjoying an early morning cocktail on the Cours Saleya. The bustle of activity shows people are eager to enjoy their new found freedoms again.

Speaking of back to normal, a subtle thing you may have missed is that all the fountains have been turned back on!Image attachment

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Great to see. People are anxious to travel from the uk but the government has made an awkward decision on the quarantine which France has reciprocated. I don't think it will last...

Let’s hope they come to their senses!

The mayor capitulates, re-opens Quai Lunel.

In a rare climb-down, Christian Estrosi has re-opened the Quai Lunel to cars. It still remains one-way from the Port to the Promenade but it removes Rue de Foresta as a choke-point for cars between Place Garibaldi, Rue Emmanuel Philibert, Rue Foresta, Quai Lunel and the Promenade des Anglais.

It was never a good idea but it does show people power in the collaborative process between local governments and residents. The local paper claims a demonstration of 30 people Saturday on Rue de Foresta but I walked past and counted less than half that. Nonetheless, by Monday night the roads were transformed yet again and now Tuesday morning things are as seen in the photo.
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The mayor capitulates, re-opens Quai Lunel.

In a rare climb-down, Christian Estrosi has re-opened the Quai Lunel to cars. It still remains one-way from the Port to the Promenade but it removes Rue de Foresta as a choke-point for cars between Place Garibaldi, Rue Emmanuel Philibert, Rue Foresta, Quai Lunel and the Promenade des Anglais.

It was never a good idea but it does show people power in the collaborative process between local governments and residents. The local paper claims a demonstration of 30 people Saturday on Rue de Foresta but I walked past and counted less than half that. Nonetheless, by Monday night the roads were transformed yet again and now Tuesday morning things are as seen in the photo.