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Courchevel offers home owners fine dining as well as fine skiing

The French resort of Courchevel has confirmed its place as a world leader in gastronomy as well as skiing by achieving a further two stars in the new 2013 Michelin Guide, bringing its total number of stars to 12. Buying and owning a property in Courchevel, which is split into...

Posted on 23 February 2013

Châtel’s new lifts a boost for home owners and cross-border skiers

A new lift system and links with the Portes du Soleil ski area due to open in 2014 are creating a buzz in the desirable French Alpine resort of Châtel, an increasingly popular destination for buyers of ski property. Châtel, a pretty low rise Savoie village that has grown into...

Posted on 18 February 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

Looking for the perfect property for skiing holidays with the kids?

One group of people who can look forward to half-term skiing trips with the family without the stress of having to book suitable accommodation during one of the busiest weeks of the season are those who own a home in the Alps. Travel arrangements are about all owners of ski...

Posted on 12 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

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

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