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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

Cosy and calm or lively and loud – what do you want from a resort?

Ski properties in the French Alps come in all shapes and sizes, and just as importantly are found in all types of resort, with some attracting large busy events, and with them hordes of youngsters, while others remain a haven of tranquillity all year round. When searching for a ski...

Posted on 29 January 2013

What to expect from a property management firm in the Alps

Hiring a property management firm is common amongst second homeowners in the French Alps who let their property, but as a new owner how do you pick the right company and what should you expect from them? Most management firms will offer different levels of service, with many willing to...

Posted on 25 January 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

Need to know insurance facts – for your ski home and you

Owners of ski property should ensure they have suitable buildings and contents insurance, as well as check they themselves are adequately covered for the time they spend on the slopes or participate in winter sports. Ski properties are typically holiday homes, and as such owners should check their buildings and...

Posted on 17 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

Home-owners visiting the Alps should take care when hiring a car

Skiers travelling independently to the French Alps, typically those staying in privately rented accommodation or home-owners visiting their apartment or chalet, should take special care when renting a car from the airport this season, as this year’s heavy snowfall has made driving in and around resorts especially treacherous. And it’s...

Posted on 11 January 2013

Don’t let exchange rates spoil your French property purchase

Buyers of property in the French Alps should be alert to how the fluctuating value of Sterling could affect their buying power during 2013 and, when necessary, take measures to minimise their exposure to exchange rates. Most British people who will buy a French ski home this year will need...

Posted on 08 January 2013

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