Posts by spotblue

Sunny and snow-sure, why La Rosière is a rising star in the French Alps

Sun worshipping skiers with a fondness for Italian and French culture should consider the French resort La Rosière in their search for a family-friendly Alpine home in 2016, said ski property specialist An increasing number of house-hunters in the French Alps are discovering why La Rosière’s unique location and...

Posted on 14 October 2016

Could a mortgage for your ski home in the French Alps get any cheaper?

Buying a French ski property with a mortgage has never been cheaper, thanks to lenders offering some of the lowest mortgage rates ever seen in France. Due largely to historically low European Central Bank rates (Euribor), fixed rate French mortgages are now available from as little as 1.7 per cent...

Posted on 13 October 2016

Val d’Isère spearheads price growth in leading French resorts in 2016

French resorts dominate a recent index for annual property price growth in major Alpine resorts, highlighting the investment appeal of ski property in France. Gstaad in Switzerland saw the highest rise in average property prices between June 2015 and June 2016, according to the Knight Frank Alpine 2016 Alpine Property...

Posted on 23 September 2016

New flight will bring the French Alps closer to the North next winter

Getting to a ski home in France is set to get easier for residents of the north of England, following Flybe’s confirmation it is launching Saturday flights to Chambery Airport in the Rhone-Alps from 17th December 2016. Tickets for the new route became available for booking on the airline’s website...

Posted on 05 April 2016

Investors in ski homes ready to take ‘The Jump’ should try the French Alps

Celebrities flying down bobsleigh runs on Channel 4’s The Jump have helped to highlight the variety of activities on offer in Austrian ski resorts, said ski property specialist, adding that it’s now time to highlight where skiers and homeowners in the French Alps can enjoy the full range of...

Posted on 16 February 2016

Non-owners of French ski homes feel pain of weaker pound more than owners

Brits departing on half-term family ski holiday - or property viewing trips - in the next week or so should be aware of the effect the pound’s recent weakening against the euro - and budget accordingly. A swing in the exchange rate since the start of the year means that the...

Posted on 12 February 2016