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France: world’s favourite place to ski and home to its biggest ski area

Did you know that the French Alps is home to the world’s largest ski area, namely the Les 3 Vallées in the Savoie department, and that recent figures show that France is the most popular place to ski in the world? It’s these kind of facts that make ski property ownership...

Posted on 04 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

Tempted by a more flexible form of leaseback ski home?

The growing popularity of year-round short breaks in the French Alps has prompted the region’s biggest developer to introduce greater flexibility in the way its leaseback apartments are let, in order to maximise rental income. Traditionally MGM has offered holiday home buyers, who also seek a guaranteed long-term investment, a...

Posted on 01 October 2013

Tignes to benefit from new ‘village’ opening for 2013/2014 season

An exciting new ‘village’ within Tignes in the French Alps  will be up and running this ski season, making the resort an even more appealing place to own a ski property. The former Les Boisses area of popular Tignes is undergoing a €150million transformation, which will see it renamed ‘Tignes 1800',...

Posted on 24 September 2013

New website takes the hassle out of getting to your ski home

Organizing transfers from the airport to your ski property in the Alps has got easier thanks to the launch of a new website that matches travellers’ specific needs with local transfer and taxi firms, allowing them to find the best prices and service before flying. FindTransfers.com has developed a system...

Posted on 17 September 2013

Weaker euro and low rates – great conditions for buying in the Alps!

Ski homes in the French Alps got cheaper for UK buyers recently, thanks to nothing more than the euro losing value against Sterling. Given that interest rates in France are still at historic lows and there are some very attractive euro mortgage deals available, could autumn be an ideal time...

Posted on 10 September 2013

Get ‘pièce’ of mind when choosing your home in the Alps!

The flexible living space offered by purpose built ski apartments means that British buyers in the French Alps shouldn’t necessarily base the number of people a property can sleep on the number of bedrooms it has. A two-bedroom apartment with fold-out beds in the living area or a mezzanine area...

Posted on 10 September 2013

An important lesson – ski homes are marked up for good ski schools!

Access to a quality ski school is often overlooked by many owners of property in the French Alps, and without this owners could be missing out personally but also reducing the rental appeal of their ski home. France’s best-known association of ski instructors and schools is Ecole du Ski Francais,...

Posted on 28 August 2013

Les Gets praised as family-friendly and full of charm by the UK press

The popular Savoie resort of Les Gets should be on the radar of anyone hunting for a family ski property in the Alps, after being commended by London newspaper the Evening Standard for its mix of family friendliness and traditional charm, as well as for being just an hour from...

Posted on 21 August 2013

Ski train tickets for 2013/14 winter season now on sale

Tickets for Eurostar’s seasonal ski trains, which take skiers direct to the heart of the Alps from London’s St Pancras station and Ashford International, are now available for the coming winter season. Eurostar’s popular direct day and night services to the French ski towns of Moûtiers, Aime-La-Plagne and Bourg St...

Posted on 16 August 2013

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