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How to market Alpine homes to summer holidaymakers

Owners of ski homes in the Alps keen to maximise income from holiday lets are being advised to adapt the way they market their property on-line to make the most of the growing summer rental market. An increasing number of resorts in the Alps are promoting themselves as places to...

Posted on 08 May 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

Rental returns – what should ski homeowners really expect?

Homeowners in the French Alps who rent out their property to skiers have experienced a last-minute Easter rush, thanks to the incredible ski conditions. But how many owners of ski property in France know what they can expect to earn from a week’s rental of their property, and what sort...

Posted on 26 March 2013

French bank accounts – are you ready to open one?

Owning a home in the French Alps brings with it the need for a local bank account, but before choosing which bank to go with, property-buyers are advised to research their options and familiarise themselves with banking in France. Utilities bills, council taxes, property management fees, rental income, spending money...

Posted on 12 March 2013

Why leaseback schemes suit ski home owners in 2013

Skiers looking for a hassle free way of owning an Alpine property which also generates guaranteed rental income should consider investing in a leaseback property, a type of ownership not available in other countries and which is exempt of VAT. With a leaseback ski property, the buyer owns the freehold...

Posted on 15 February 2013

Skiing in the Resort of Tignes Le Lac, France

Tignes le Lac is a very well-known resort in the French Alps, and is linked to Val D’Isere to form the Espace Killy ski area. It's actually made up of three different resorts: Tignes le Lavachet, Tignes le Lac, and Val Claret. The lowest resort is Tignes le Lavachet, while...

Posted on 24 March 2012

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