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Summer rental potential

You’re probably buying a bolt hole in the French Alps for two reasons: so you can indulge your passion for hitting the slopes whenever you choose, and to afford you the time to enjoy the alpine lifestyle at your leisure, rather than being rushed by an annual whistle-stop holiday. To...

Posted on 28 July 2017

Strong dollar adds to the investment appeal of France’s top ski resorts in 2017

Wealthy lifestyle investors from the USA, Middle East and Asia, including British expats, are becoming increasingly prominent in the luxury sector of France’s Alpine property market, said ski property specialist Skiingproperty.com in February. High-end resorts in the French Alps, including Méribel, Courchevel, Morzine, Chamonix, Val d’Isère and Megève, have been...

Posted on 07 February 2017

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

From food to festivals, seven resorts that make life in the French Alps extra special

Competition to attract more visitors is driving French Alpine resorts to offer far more than just good skiing, said Skiingproperty.com in October, adding that buyers choosing a ski home should look beyond the slopes and consider a resort’s full offering. “Aside from the skiing, different resorts stand out for different...

Posted on 30 October 2015

Why a ski home could make a secure long-term rental property

Purchasing a property in the right French ski resort in 2015 could make a lucrative long-term buy-to-let, said Skiingproperty.com in September. For maximum rental potential, investors taking advantage of the favourable buying conditions should choose a dual season resort with a short transfer, long winter season, good snow record and...

Posted on 17 September 2015

Foreign investors welcome ideal conditions in French ski resorts in 2015

Skiers planning their trip to the Alps this winter should hope that conditions on the slopes are as good as they are for investors in French ski property this season, said ski property specialist SkiingProperty.com in September. “Foreign interest in property in the French Alps is expected to rise during...

Posted on 04 September 2015

Courchevel most expensive luxury resort, in France dominated market

French ski resorts outnumber resorts in any other country in a recently published index that ranks luxury ski resorts around the world by property price growth this year, with Morzine scoring highest in seventh place. The Knight Frank Prime Property Index 2014 reports that the average price of a luxury...

Posted on 31 October 2014

Favourable rates and resort upgrades make ideal conditions for a French ski home purchase

Low mortgage rates, a strong pound and ongoing investment in resorts’ infrastructure mean conditions in the second half of 2014 are highly favourable to UK buyers of French ski homes, said skiing property specialist Skiingproperty.com in October. Growing awareness of dual seasonality is also helping to attract British and other...

Posted on 10 October 2014

Dual seasonality key to the future of resorts in the French Alps

Ongoing investment in the French Alps is increasing the year-round appeal of property ownership there, said ski property specialist Skiingproperty.com in March, adding that today’s international buyers seek dual seasonality when choosing a mountain resort. Tourism and property in the French Alps no longer focus solely around winter sports and...

Posted on 25 March 2014

‘High fliers’ can head to the French Alps for fun on and off the slopes

Thrill seekers have plenty of black ski runs to choose from in the French Alps, but now they can get their kicks dangling up to 250 metres above the slopes, thanks to the opening in February of the world’s highest zip wire in Val Thorens. Called ‘La Tyrolienne’, the 1,300-metre...

Posted on 04 March 2014

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