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New activity zone makes slopeside ski homes in Les Arcs hot property

Property-hunters in the French Alps in search of a resort geared towards families should add Les Arcs to their wish list, after this season’s opening of a new fun zone that includes a slopeside leisure centre. Already recognised for its family-friendliness and desirable ski homes, Les Arcs has raised the...

Posted on 07 February 2015

Currency swing gives the French Alps the edge over Switzerland with foreign buyers in 2015

Dramatic exchange rate movement in January means property in the French Alps is around eight per cent cheaper for UK buyers compared to the same month last year, while Swiss homes have increased in price by around 13 per cent, said ski property specialist Skiingproperty.com in January. Volatile currency markets...

Posted on 22 January 2015

Economic conditions in the New Year suit British buyers in the Alps

British people in the market for a French ski home can look forward to some great value deals in 2015, as buying conditions across the Channel look set to be even more favourable than they were in 2014. Concerns about the Greek economy and the European Central Bank's ability to...

Posted on 08 January 2015

Our top five property hotspots in the French Alps and reasons why you should buy there in 2015

Chatel A brand new connection for the 2014-15 winter ski season means that for the first time, the link between Super Chatel and the Linga area doesn’t require a bus ride. This is a significant development and will mean anyone staying in the town of Chatel can get back home...

Posted on 16 December 2014

How do you like your snow – powdery, icy or ‘corduroy’?

Are you looking for a ski home in the Alps that offers great powder snow? Or would you prefer your property in the French Alps to have access to perfectly groomed slopes that offer ‘corduroy’ skiing? Skiers can be particular about the type of skiing conditions they like and if...

Posted on 19 November 2014

Tips for making French ski home ownership more affordable

Owners of ski homes in the French Alps could save thousands of pounds each year through careful planning for the winter season and shopping around, said ski property specialist Skiingproperty.com in November. “Low mortgage rates in France and a stronger pound are attracting an increasing number of buyers to the...

Posted on 14 November 2014

Pre-season prep for skiers heading to their home in the French Alps

Snow is falling in the Alps, causing a tingle of excitement in the thousands of ski homeowners itching to head out to their ski pad. There’re still some weeks to go before the slopes will be ready and the lifts open, but that’s leaves just enough time to prepare yourself...

Posted on 11 November 2014

Five top tips for first-time buyers in the French Alps in 2014

Thinking of purchasing your first family ski home this year? If so, here are five key considerations to get you started on your ski property hunt. -  Look for a ski-in ski-out property: Why is that? When getting ready with your little ones in the morning, you don't want to...

Posted on 04 November 2014

Courchevel most expensive luxury resort, in France dominated market

French ski resorts outnumber resorts in any other country in a recently published index that ranks luxury ski resorts around the world by property price growth this year, with Morzine scoring highest in seventh place. The Knight Frank Prime Property Index 2014 reports that the average price of a luxury...

Posted on 31 October 2014

British buyers in the French Alps increasingly choose leaseback

The popularity of leaseback ski properties in the French Alps has been fuelled by the growing numbers of British buyers who are turning their backs on outright purchase and opting instead for ownership of managed apartments in résidences de tourisme, which gives them both private use and a rental income....

Posted on 21 October 2014

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