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No skis in Skyfall, but the Alps will always be a hit with Bond fans

Bond fans who are also keen skiers might be disappointed that in his latest film, ‘Skyfall’, the legendary spy goes nowhere near the white stuff, however they can take comfort knowing that in earlier movies, some of the most thrilling scenes are of the Alps and Bond on skis. The...

Posted on 01 March 2013

Incredible mortgage deals on offer in the French Alps

Mortgage rates hitting historic lows in January mean that fantastic home loan deals are currently available in France, making ski properties more affordable to new buyers and giving existing owners the chance to lower their monthly mortgage repayments. A fixed rate of just 3.55 per cent for a 20-year term...

Posted on 08 February 2013

Skiingproperty.com helps you tap into Switzerland’s exclusive market

Quotas limiting the number of non-resident foreigners, including Brits, who can own property in parts of Switzerland are keeping holiday homes there highly sought after in 2013, one of the reasons the value of Swiss real estate has remained comparatively stable throughout the economic crisis. A strong currency and buoyant...

Posted on 01 February 2013

Property owners in the Alps warned over laws governing trusts

A recent change to French law means that any property in the country owned through a trust, including homes in the Alps, must be registered with the French tax authorities by the end of 2012. In addition to that, expats in France must also declare any interest they might have in...

Posted on 20 December 2012

French Alps home owners prepare to board the ski train

The first high-speed ski train of the 2012-13 season pulls out of London’s St Pancras for the French Alps on 21st December, offering British skiers and ski property owners an alternative way to reach a host of exciting ski resorts. The increasingly popular rail service, which arrives in the town...

Posted on 11 December 2012

A Golden Time to Buy Alpine Ski Property

The latest information shows that now is a golden opportunity to buy Alpine ski property. The latest Knight Frank prime ski property index for Q2 2012 shows that prices of properties in the top French and Swiss resorts fell sharply in the year ending June 2012, with many showing flat...

Posted on 07 December 2012

It’s Never Been a Better Time to Buy Ski Property

According to the ski property index from Knight Frank, prices of prime ski property in top ski resorts throughout the world have dropped by nearly 10% since the peak of the market in 2008. According to the report the financial crisis led to a decline in buyer confidence, especially in...

Posted on 29 November 2012

Swiss resort of Verbier is Proving Popular with Prospective Purchasers

As the winter season gets underway the Swiss resort of Verbia is proving to be very popular with those looking for an Alpine property, as it is one of the most sought-after ski resorts in the Alps. As the town's profile has increased, so has the demand for luxury chalets...

Posted on 10 November 2012

Time is running out to buy an Alpine Ski Property by Christmas

Parts of the French Alps have seen significantly early snowfalls with some ski resorts having already opened for the season, and time is running out to buy a property before Christmas. In Chātel, Flaine, La Rosičre and Les Carroz French developer MGM is finishing the final few apartments, all of...

Posted on 02 November 2012

Ski Holidays and Property Offer Better Value in Europe

A raft of recent articles have detailed how the cost of skiing in Europe is set to become cheaper this year, and this may lure many people back on the slopes. According to Moneycorp prices have fallen substantially in countries such as Switzerland and France, although Switzerland is still one...

Posted on 26 October 2012