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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

Where to buy ski property for guaranteed adventure on the slopes

The French Alps are home to some of the longest and most exciting ski runs anywhere in the world, making them the ideal place to buy if you rank exhilarating skiing at the top of your property wish list. If this sounds like you, you could start your search for...

Posted on 05 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

France’s Savoie region favourite with British property-buyers

Hunger for a slope-side home in the French Alps increased at a higher rate than any other international skiing destination during December, according to the UK’s leading property portal, maintaining France’s position as the most desirable place to own a ski property. The most recent Rightmove Overseas report showed that...

Posted on 22 January 2013

Why some ski homes are more lettable than others

Home-owners in the French Alps are enjoying a bumper year for rentals, thanks largely to the fantastic snow conditions, however future buyers hoping to cash in from winter holiday lets are advised to choose their property by the slopes carefully. Not all ski homes carry the same appeal to holidaying...

Posted on 15 January 2013

Want a home in the world’s favourite ski destination? Choose France…

Home owners in the French Alps and anyone planning to buy property there will welcome the news that France is officially the most popular skiing destination anywhere in the world. And with snow conditions this year the best they have been for years, France’s excellent resorts are on course to...

Posted on 02 January 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

Courchevel home owners to benefit from exciting developments

Property in popular French resort Courchevel, part of the world’s largest ski area - Les 3 Vallées, will only get even more desirable over the next few years as work on new facilities and attractions gets under way. One of the most hotly anticipated projects in Courchevel, which encompasses four...

Posted on 18 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

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