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Where to Buy in the Chamonix Valley

Buying Alpine property in the Chamonix Valley can be a minefield; if you’re not familiar with the valley it’s hard to understand why there are so many different villages to choose from, and what the difference is between Vallorcine, Argentiere and Les Houches. Whilst the centre of Chamonix is a...

Posted on 22 January 2021

Why Buy Alpine Property in Chamonix

When you’re looking at buying Alpine property, the amount of choice can be overwhelming. Most buyers, therefore, come in with a checklist; is it easy to get to? Does it have access to a good ski area? Is there ski-in / ski-out property for sale? Is it easy to get...

Posted on 19 January 2021

Which is the Best French Ski Resort to Buy Property?

When thinking about the best French ski resort to buy property, your personal preferences define where is the best place for you. However, some French ski resorts stand out more than others as ideal real estate investments because buyers demand more now than ever before, and they deliever. The picturesque...

Posted on 18 December 2020

Why Covid-19 shouldn’t be a slippery slope for property in the French Alps

The breathtaking scenery, healthy lifestyle and local market conditions are helping resorts in the French Alps to weather the effects of Covid-19 better than other second-home destinations, reported SkiingProperty.com in October. “It was unfortunate that Covid-19 brought a premature end to Europe’s last winter season,” said Julian Walker, director at...

Posted on 13 October 2020

Why Chamonix Property Market Stands out to Investors

For the last five years, the Chamonix property market has been one of the top performers of French Alps ski real estate. This is quite an achievement given buyers criteria over the last 20 years are higher than ever before. Gone are the days when buying property was a lifestyle...

Posted on 10 March 2020

8 Tourist Attractions in Chamonix for Winter and Summer

The vast amount of tourist attractions in Chamonix, France makes it an all-rounder destination; in winter and summer. Its main claim to fame is skiing but exciting and varied off slope activities also attract people of all ages. Sitting at the foot of the Alp’s highest point, the area hosts...

Posted on 21 November 2018

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

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

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