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Skiingproperty.com’s top tips give buyers in the Alps the edge in 2014

Expectations are that 2014 will be a favourable time to buy a ski property following on from the Alpine real estate market’s upbeat 2013, however on-line estate agency Skiinproperty.com advises anyone planning to invest in the Alps this year to get to grips with its five key tips. Director at...

Posted on 27 January 2014

High profile accident warning to skiers about safety on the slopes

Champ F1 driver Michael Schumacher’s skiing accident in the French Alps this Christmas time has shocked skiers around the world and at the same time acted as a reminder of the need to protect yourself while out on the slopes, especially if you ski off-piste. No-one can eliminate risk entirely when skiing,...

Posted on 31 December 2013

Driving in the Alps? Learn the traffic laws and be ready for snow!

British skiers with plans to drive out to their home in the Alps for Christmas are being warned about driving in winter conditions being ignorant of road laws in France. Millions of British motorists are taking to the roads in France without understanding some of the most basic road rules,...

Posted on 01 December 2013

Owners in the Alps urged to insure themselves, as well as their ski pad

Skiers visiting their homes in the Alps this season are being warned to ensure they are adequately insured on the slopes. The Travel Association (ABTA) revealed this month that the number of skiers and snowboarders travelling without adequate winter sports travel insurance has increased from last year. Research shows that...

Posted on 28 November 2013

Fancy a ski home with ‘Olympic’ class skiing – try Savoie in France!

As the countdown to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, gets underway, you won’t be surprised to learn that France has hosted the landmark sporting event three times over the years, the last time being in the Savoie region. Chamonix in the French Alps staged the Winter Olympics in 1924,...

Posted on 26 November 2013

Skiing in Courchevel makes “World’s best ski runs” list

A red ski run in Courchevel has been included in the world’s top 10 ski runs, as chosen by the UK newspaper the Daily Telegraph, making the resort an even more appealing place to own a ski property. The three-kilometre run, called the Combe de La Saulire, runs down to...

Posted on 09 October 2013

New CGT rules, but what other taxes can homeowners expect?

The year-long period during which vendors of property in France get a discount of 25 per cent on both capital gains tax (CGT) and the social charges kicked off in September, with hopes it will fuel sales in the property market, including in Alpine resorts. Also from 1st September, the...

Posted on 03 October 2013

Ski homeowners revel in a bumper season, but when will it end?

Snow coverage remains excellent in most Alpine resorts and it’s likely to remain so at least until the official end of the season next month, treating owners of property in the French Alps to more skiing than they could have hoped for this year. The 2012/13 ski season started with...

Posted on 22 March 2013

Les Gets – the most accessible family resort in the French Alps?

Just an hour from Geneva airport, family friendly and part of the extensive Portes du Soleil ski area, pretty Les Gets offers just about everything owners of ski property in the French Alps could want from a winter resort. The short transfer time – arguably one of the shortest in...

Posted on 26 February 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

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