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La Rosière: ski across the border to Italy for lunch

You’d be forgiven for assuming any ski resort in the Tarentaise Valley that boasts altitude, spectacular views and authentic charm would demand sky-high premium prices for the property on offer there. Especially when you consider the precedent set by some of the region’s world-famous salubrious destinations: Val d’Isère, Courchevel, Méribel...

Posted on 10 April 2017

Race is on to invest in rare off-plan development in the French Alpine resort of Les Arcs

One of very few opportunities to invest in a new ski development in Les Arcs, recently ranked in the world’s ten most popular ski resorts, has become available, said ski property specialist Skiingproperty.com in March, adding that international demand for units at the off-plan project are expected to be strong....

Posted on 03 March 2017

Live the new-build dream

An irresistible combination of first-class skiing, world-class resorts and accessibility ensures that year after year France remains the most popular destination for British skiers. Its diverse alpine offering ticks all the boxes, from the vast ski areas of Portes du Soleil and Three Valleys, to smaller snow-sure resorts such as...

Posted on 27 February 2017

Driving to the slopes

If you’re in the process of scouring the Alps property market for your very own ski home, have you considered how you’ll travel there once you have the keys? On the face of it choosing whether to drive or fly 1000 kilometres to your new pad is a no brainer....

Posted on 13 February 2017

I’m from outside the EU. Can I buy a French home?

The appeal of the French Alps for winter sports enthusiasts is obvious: breath-taking mountains, gorgeous sunshine, vibrant après-ski, more than 300 well-connected resorts and some 5,000 miles of pistes. And for anyone that’s considering buying a property in the region so they can have all this on their doorstep, a...

Posted on 30 January 2017

France: world class skiing and healthcare

Part of the joy of heading over to your skiing property in France will be avoiding the endless headlines about the NHS's traditional winter health crisis! So what can you expect from the French health system, both for everyday care and should you have an accident on the slopes? The...

Posted on 16 January 2017

How to buy a skiing home with your family

Buying a ski property with members of your family is a brilliant way to spread the cost and ensure it gets used to the max. It is also quite a good way to fall out with your loved ones if you don’t plan the purchase carefully and listen to the...

Posted on 10 January 2017

2017 is shaping up to be a good year to finally buy in the Alps

Economic conditions within the French property market are set to align like your well-honed parallel turns, to provide a perfect snow storm of rising property prices and low borrowing costs. Making 2017 a great year to finally prove that owning a home in a winter wonderland isn’t the preserve of...

Posted on 30 December 2016

A home, the Christmas present that doesn’t disappoint!

Did you know that "Scroogenomics" is a thing? The economics of gift giving has been studied extensively and the results say… can you guess? We've got a Christmas present idea for next year that the whole family will enjoy together. It's property related, but we don't mean a new set...

Posted on 19 December 2016

It’s snowing! (Time to book your viewing trip)

If Black Friday is the traditional time to start your Christmas shopping, the first two weeks of December are the best time to look for ski property: after the first dusting of snow, before the crowds arrive and with the best properties available. Buy promptly and you will even get...

Posted on 28 November 2016

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