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Investing in Morzine and the French Property Market

Posted on 11 September 2020

If you are thinking of investing in Morzine by buying property, then rest assured it is a wise choice. Generally, the market regards the whole of the French Alps as a safe real estate investment to make. Part of this is because it is a unique niche. The alpine region carries with it, a prestigious status, although these days, anyone can have an affordable ski-holiday in numerous French ski resorts.

But when it comes to home ownership, some resorts fair better than others regarding amenities, ski infrastructure, capital growth, and for investors, rental yields on a buy-to-let chalet or apartment. Morzine in the south-eastern Haute Savoie region is one of those resorts in France, and it is no surprise that it easily draws in skiers and house hunters from around the world.

After all, it led the way and showcased the future by embracing luxury travel and ski holidays in the 1930s. Sitting close to the Swiss border, it storms ahead of other towns for real estate popularity, and there are many reasons why. Let’s look at what they are.

Investing in Morzine

Skiing infrastructure: Morzine sits in the Portes Du Soleil ski area, one of the world’s largest and most respected snowboarding and ski areas. Offering up 285 pistes for every skier or snowboarder from beginner to experienced, mass investment into ski infrastructure and lift system means skiers are tapping into a well advanced, modern ski-resort. Three hundred twenty-two snow cannons also ensure there is less chance of cancelled skiing days due to low snowfall.

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Getting There and Around: Sitting just 56 miles from Geneva airport, getting there is quickly done. Additionally, Morzine is well connected to other towns. Chamonix Mont-Blanc is only 44 miles away. Les Gets sits on the other side of the Mount Ranfolly slopes, and its pass leads up to Avoriaz. If roaming is your passion in life, Morzine is an excellent base from which to explore the Alps.

Off-Piste Activities: Every skier and snowboard fan needs time off, and this is where Morzine delivers with many off-piste activities, including bowling, ice hockey, and snowmobiles. Although the nightlife is low key and more for families or couples, expect a good range of bars and restaurant for the time-honoured après ski tradition.

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Dual Season: Resorts around the world are slowly shifting to the dual season to keep skiing holiday tourists coming all year round. Morzine was quick to take off with this trend and during summer offers a wide range of hiking and mountain biking opportunities. For anyone planning to rent out their apartment or ski chalet, the breath-taking green plateaus during autumn, spring, and summer offer just as much as the winter.

Real Estate Market: You might think given that all Morzine has to offer that prices would be high, yet it is still an affordable place. Ski chalets and apartments form a portfolio that includes central and outskirt districts. It is just a case of how near you want to be to the slopes, and amenities.

Investment Property Showcase: New Build Apartments

An ideal development to highlight the real estate market is these cosy new build apartments, in the alps, starting at a price from 775,000 Euros. (Contact us quoting reference number 246 for more information via email or to arrange a viewing.)

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Although eight apartments ranging in size from 84 to 152 square meters make up this development, ideally located in the village centre, they are a short distance from the ski lift. Featuring 3 or 4 bedrooms, the triplex or duplex apartment includes either balconies, terrace or garden section, parking, and a cellar.

However, what defines and set this development apart from others is the interiors and exterior architecture. The developer has incorporated the traditional Savoyard architecture that is traditional to the region, but twinned with the modern amenities like en-suite bathrooms and fully fitted kitchens, provides buyers with the best of both worlds.

Morzine Summary

Overall, Morzine is a property market worth looking at. Staying true to its traditional Savoyard roots, buyers will find everything they want, in a place that has the potential to feel like home. Easy access to the airport, plenty of bars, shops and restaurants, excellent skiing conditions, and dual season tourism makes it, a leading French Alps destination for investment.

To speak with a real estate agent about investing in Morzine or to receive a portfolio of property for sale, contact us today via email or telephone. We respond to all enquiries within 48 hours. Alternatively, see our apartments and chalets for sale throughout the French Alps. Each listing includes photos, map location, home features, price, and an enquiry form to find out more details or arrange a viewing.

Also Read

Investment Ski Property: For investors, as well as looking at the destination, research about the market and best ski resorts are crucial. In this article, we discuss what you need to know when buying in the French Alps. Including the cheapest and most expensive towns to buy in, we discuss off-plan, new-build and resale chalets and apartments, and what you should look for when viewing or buying into a real estate investment.

Dual Season Resorts: Morzine is one of many high standard dual season destinations that are building up their summer tourism trade by offering outdoor activities other than skiing. If you want to visit or own a ski property that you can use all year round, individual resorts fair better than others, and we discuss them in this article.

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