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Reasons for Buying Property in Saas-Fee

Saas-Fee is a very pretty village in Switzerland that is just 7 miles away from Zermatt, but property is around half the price. This resort isn't very well known, but it's worth making the effort to investigate property within the area. It's extremely scenic and car free, and has plenty...

Posted on 12 October 2012

Swiss Ski Property to Remain Popular with Safe-Haven Buyers

Even though other European economies are struggling with the current economic crisis, Switzerland looks set to come through this phase relatively unscathed. This is due to a number of factors, as its economy has continued to expand for 12 consecutive quarters, and its unemployment rate is just 2.7% compared to...

Posted on 15 September 2012

Holiday Club Offers Alternatives for Alpine Home Owners

People who own Alpine properties in Switzerland and France are being advised to look for alternative ways to use their second homes. This would help them avoid higher tax charges brought in through new legislation. One way forward is to use the services of a holiday club, and to simply...

Posted on 23 August 2012

Andermatt in the Swiss Alps Could Be A Lot More Than Just a Ski Resort

Andermatt is usually associated with skiing and winter sports but looks set to become a year round holiday destination as a new development is currently under construction. The development has been planned by Samih Sawiris of Osracom Hotels. He plans to introduce a mind-boggling number of new facilities for travellers...

Posted on 18 August 2012

New Ski Development Launched in Heart of the Swiss Alps

A brand-new ski development was recently launched right in the heart of the Swiss Alps in Grindelwald. It will include luxury one-bedroom apartments with 53 m² of space, as well as three-bedroom properties with 190 m² of space. All have fantastic views across the mountain and large balconies that are...

Posted on 21 July 2012

Geneva Suffering from Lack of Space and Transport Connections

Geneva has traditionally been a very attractive location due to its close proximity to the ski resorts of Chamonix and Verbier. Residents enjoy low taxes, and an excellent quality of life, and political stability. This 6 has enticed many multinational companies to relocate to the city. Now Geneva is suffering...

Posted on 16 June 2012

Swiss Village of Salins Is Set to Get New Hotel and Residence Complex

The Swiss Alpine village of Salins is set to get a brand-new hotel and residence complex, designed to cater to the many skiers who visit the resort each season. Luckily the developer, Jean-Maire Fournier, submitted plans for the development before the recent vote, which has been called a watershed in...

Posted on 09 June 2012

French and Swiss Ski Resorts to Benefit from Better Gondolas

According to recent reports ski resorts in France and Switzerland are to benefit from the introduction of 10 seat gondolas. These large gondolas already exist in Kitzbuhel in Austria, and Plan de Corones in Italy, but are now due to be introduced in France and Switzerland by the end of...

Posted on 02 June 2012

New Restrictions on Swiss Property Could Affect Ski Resorts

New restrictions affecting foreign buyers trying to purchase property in Switzerland will take effect from the beginning of next year, and will make it even more difficult for people to purchase a holiday home in a country which is famous for its ski resorts. At the moment there are already...

Posted on 26 May 2012

Second Home Limit Shouldn’t Affect Swiss Development

It looks as if a major in development in the Andermatt Swiss Alps will not fall foul of stringent limits recently imposed on second homes as a result of a referendum. The $1 billion scheme has seen the rehabilitation of a vast area of derelict land since it began. This...

Posted on 03 May 2012

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