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Could the French Alps become a hot spot for American investors in Europe?

Ski property in leading French resorts could be the ideal investment for Americans looking for a safe haven euro asset that also offers lifestyle benefits, said ski property specialist Skiingproperty.com in November. The strong US dollar and cheap euro mortgages make conditions highly favourable for American investors in France right...

Posted on 22 November 2016

Lettings with two, three, four seasons of profit

Suppose you could own a home in the French or Swiss mountains and it actually made you money? With mountains being popular tourist destinations for at least two seasons of the year, ski property is an even bigger money-spinner than rental property in seaside resorts. Letting your ski property isn’t...

Posted on 21 November 2016

The affordable way to your Alpine dream

We’re lucky to have the world’s best ski resorts just a 90-minute budget flight from British airports. It’s quicker and cheaper to get to the Alps from London than it is to get to Manchester by train. Yet for some British people, skiing is just “something that the rich do”....

Posted on 10 November 2016

Sunny and snow-sure, why La Rosière is a rising star in the French Alps

Sun worshipping skiers with a fondness for Italian and French culture should consider the French resort La Rosière in their search for a family-friendly Alpine home in 2016, said ski property specialist Skiingproperty.com. An increasing number of house-hunters in the French Alps are discovering why La Rosière’s unique location and...

Posted on 14 October 2016

Could a mortgage for your ski home in the French Alps get any cheaper?

Buying a French ski property with a mortgage has never been cheaper, thanks to lenders offering some of the lowest mortgage rates ever seen in France. Due largely to historically low European Central Bank rates (Euribor), fixed rate French mortgages are now available from as little as 1.7 per cent...

Posted on 13 October 2016

New flight will bring the French Alps closer to the North next winter

Getting to a ski home in France is set to get easier for residents of the north of England, following Flybe’s confirmation it is launching Saturday flights to Chambery Airport in the Rhone-Alps from 17th December 2016. Tickets for the new route became available for booking on the airline’s website...

Posted on 05 April 2016

Investors in ski homes ready to take ‘The Jump’ should try the French Alps

Celebrities flying down bobsleigh runs on Channel 4’s The Jump have helped to highlight the variety of activities on offer in Austrian ski resorts, said ski property specialist Skiingproperty.com, adding that it’s now time to highlight where skiers and homeowners in the French Alps can enjoy the full range of...

Posted on 16 February 2016

Non-owners of French ski homes feel pain of weaker pound more than owners

Brits departing on half-term family ski holiday - or property viewing trips - in the next week or so should be aware of the effect the pound’s recent weakening against the euro - and budget accordingly. A swing in the exchange rate since the start of the year means that the...

Posted on 12 February 2016

Why pay more stamp duty in the UK when you can pay no VAT in the French Alps?

Property investors unwilling to pay the imminent higher rate of stamp duty levied on a UK buy-to-let or second home should consider purchasing a French ski home instead, said Skiingproperty.com in January. From April 2016, a ski home in an established French resort will become an even more attractive alternative...

Posted on 21 January 2016

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

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