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Tips on Buying Property in the French Alps

Anyone thinking of buying property in the French Alps has two criteria to aim for. Your end goal is that you’ve purchased a worthy real estate investment, with lots of room for capital growth, and potential liquidity. Unlike most otherworldly destinations, the Alps offer a unique skiing lifestyle but how...

Posted on 11 August 2018

Is Ski Property A Good Investment?

Financial experts all agree that real estate is the best long-term investment to make. Although markets suffer stagnant periods, property has appealing appreciation value over the years. However, many people considering buying a home abroad often ask if ski property is a worthwhile investment because the market is in a...

Posted on 16 February 2018

French property market in buoyant mood

As hard as it is to believe right now, as the excitement of potentially owning your own ski retreat in the French Alps takes hold, there’s more to consider that just hitting the slopes when buying abroad. Savvy home hunters won’t just be planning their ski schedule as they embark...

Posted on 22 September 2017

Summer viewing trip

Anyone serious about snow sports will countdown the days between the dreaded melt and the first dump of the following season. But how are you going to kill time during this seemingly endless sun-drenched period? Life is such a chore! If you’re planning on buying a ski retreat in your...

Posted on 30 June 2017

New flights to the Alps next winter

Buying a chalet or apartment in your favourite ski resort in the French Alps unlocks the door to Europe’s most popular winter destination. The ability to hop on a flight to your alpine retreat whenever it suits will make you the envy of all and sundry. If you live in...

Posted on 15 May 2017

The best ski-in/ski-out resorts in the French Alps

Our love for skiing and boarding means we will do whatever it takes to hit the slopes. If that involves trudging to the cable car in heavy boots while carrying our equipment, or cramming onto a crowded bus then so be it. But it doesn’t have to be such a chore....

Posted on 08 May 2017

Buy a ski retreat with rental potential

The sun has got his hat on, the flowers are blooming and the snow is melting. Normally this would be cause to rejoice: not if you’re a snow sports enthusiast. Once the ski season draws to a close you will be counting down the days until the next dump of...

Posted on 02 May 2017

Avoriaz: 50 years old but still breaking the rules

If one decade from the 20th century stands out for its enduring legacy – for all the right reasons – it has to be the 1960s. Even skiing benefitted from the social revolution that was the swinging 60s, when the sport began to hit the mass market and nearly half...

Posted on 24 April 2017

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

Find paradise in the Paradiski ski area

Imagine the scale of the outcome if you linked a couple of world-class ski resorts and their surrounding slopes in the heart of the French Alps, to create an interconnected alpine playground? That’s exactly what happened in December 2003 when the purpose built, multi-levelled resorts of Les Arcs and La...

Posted on 03 April 2017

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