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Portes du Soleil Property and Investing in the French Alps

To invest in Portes du Soleil property is to tap into one of France’s prime real estate areas. Portes du Soleil, a sizeable ski area in the Swiss and French Alps, comprises 12 villages between Mont Blanc and the southern shores of Lake Geneva in the Haute Savoie region. Four...

Posted on 07 October 2019

Skiingproperty.com tips five French resorts for buying a ski home in 2016

Ski property specialist Skiingproperty.com has announced its top five french skiing resorts for purchasing a ski home in 2016, in a bid to help investors in the French Alps at a time when market conditions are highly favourable to international buyers. “Incredibly low interest rates on euro mortgages combined with...

Posted on 11 December 2015

It’s official – France is the world’s No. 1 skiing destination!

Figures recently released from the Domaines Skiables de France (French ski areas organisation) show that the country has more skier days than any other, at 53.9 million compared to second place USA at 53.6 million days. The French ski resort of La Plagne can also claim to be the world’s...

Posted on 07 October 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

The 2014-15 ski season approaches – so what’s new in the Alps?

Tignes-le-Lac has grabbed the headlines by being named France's most improved resort in the new edition of guidebook Where to Ski and Snowboard (WTSS), which has marked its 20th birthday by commending resorts for improving over the last two decades. WTSS noted that Tignes-le-Lac was “seriously inhospitable” 20 years ago...

Posted on 24 September 2014

It’s not just snow falling in the Alps – the value of the euro is too!

British buyers and existing owners of property in the Alps are enjoying not only great snow conditions right now, but also a favourable exchange rate. The interbank rate hit £1/€1.22 on February 14th, the second time it has broken the €1.22 barrier in three weeks, meaning the rate hasn’t so...

Posted on 14 February 2014

It’s not just skis homeowners in Châtel use to descend the slopes!

Looking for a ski home somewhere that offers more exciting ways to descend the slopes than simply on skis or a snowboard? If so, Châtel in the Savoie region of the French Alps could be ideal for you, thanks to the introduction there of a selection of exhilarating, slope-based activities....

Posted on 07 January 2014

Festival fever – why music events give an exciting edge to a ski home

For a ski property that offers a bit more than the usual après-ski, why not choose one in a resort that hosts an annual festival – if you’re not at the event yourself, you’ll find it easy to rent out your property. Tignes, in the Espace Killy ski area, hosts...

Posted on 06 November 2013

Tempted by a more flexible form of leaseback ski home?

The growing popularity of year-round short breaks in the French Alps has prompted the region’s biggest developer to introduce greater flexibility in the way its leaseback apartments are let, in order to maximise rental income. Traditionally MGM has offered holiday home buyers, who also seek a guaranteed long-term investment, a...

Posted on 01 October 2013

Reaching your Alpine home from the East Midlands to get easier

British owners of property in the French and Swiss Alps will find it easier to get to their ski homes next season thanks to new flights to Geneva launching from Cambridge Airport. The new route will be operated by Darwin Airline, which is based at Geneva, kicking off on 2nd...

Posted on 22 May 2013

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