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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

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

Check out Châtel for chic chalets in a cheerful French resort!

Owners of ski homes in the French resort of Châtel have the opportunity to be on the slopes sooner than they planned this season, thanks to the resort opening some of its ski areas last weekend, with more planned to be open this weekend (December 7/8). The official opening of...

Posted on 06 December 2013

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

French mortgages continue to make ski homes more affordable

It might be the end of the winter season, but there’s another reason other than skiing to visit one of the many great resorts in the Alps – namely, to take advantage of the excellent buying conditions and snap up a skiing property in time for next season. End of...

Posted on 14 May 2013

How to market Alpine homes to summer holidaymakers

Owners of ski homes in the Alps keen to maximise income from holiday lets are being advised to adapt the way they market their property on-line to make the most of the growing summer rental market. An increasing number of resorts in the Alps are promoting themselves as places to...

Posted on 08 May 2013

End of the ski season – prime time for a deal on an Alpine home?

As the 2012-2013 ski season draws to a close, the property market in winter resorts begins to slow, making it an ideal time to pick up a deal on a Ski property in the French or Swiss Alps. Reports coming from Alpine developers indicate this season has been the best...

Posted on 16 April 2013

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