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French mortgages continue to make ski homes more affordable

It might be the end of the winter season, but there’s another reason other than skiing to visit one of the many great resorts in the Alps – namely, to take advantage of the excellent buying conditions and snap up a skiing property in time for next season. End of...

Posted on 14 May 2013

Swiss property – the most stable immovable asset in Europe?

Buyers of ski property in the Alps who are driven more by investment than lifestyle would do well to consider Switzerland, after a recent report highlighted the country’s attraction as a safe haven for wealthy investors and showed that property prices in the country rose by 3.9 per cent in...

Posted on 30 April 2013

End of the ski season – prime time for a deal on an Alpine home?

As the 2012-2013 ski season draws to a close, the property market in winter resorts begins to slow, making it an ideal time to pick up a deal on a Ski property in the French or Swiss Alps. Reports coming from Alpine developers indicate this season has been the best...

Posted on 16 April 2013

Why glaciers can give ski property extra value

April has arrived, which means it won’t be long before the snow cover starts thinning out in most ski resorts across the Alps. That said, there is one group of ski property-owners who can look forward to good skiing till the last day of the season, not only in 2013...

Posted on 02 April 2013

Is yoga the secret to enjoying an Alpine ski home?

Yoga is often recommended as a way of both preparing your body for a skiing trip and relieving your muscles back at your chalet or apartment after a hard day on the slopes. But next month, owners of ski property in the French Alps will be able to learn about...

Posted on 19 March 2013

Great value property in the French Alps wowing buyers in 2013

This season’s fantastic snow conditions might be part of the reason, but the appeal of a long-term lifestyle investment combined with comparatively stable prices and cheap mortgages are the key reasons more British people are looking to buy French ski property. Proof of this comes from a report by the...

Posted on 15 March 2013

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

Looking for the perfect property for skiing holidays with the kids?

One group of people who can look forward to half-term skiing trips with the family without the stress of having to book suitable accommodation during one of the busiest weeks of the season are those who own a home in the Alps. Travel arrangements are about all owners of ski...

Posted on 12 February 2013

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

Property Sales Increase in Popular Canadian Ski Resort

The number of property sales in the popular Canadian ski resort of Whistler has increased in October compared to September, but overall sales have fallen slightly year on year. The higher end of the market however is performing particularly well. In October 52 homes were sold in Whistler compared to...

Posted on 22 November 2012

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