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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

Increased flights for ski home-owners in France

Reaching a property in the French Alps from the UK has got even easier this season, thanks to a raft of new flights launched by a selection of airlines. Grenoble-Isère Airport alone saw the launch of six new services from the UK in the second half of December 2012, including...

Posted on 04 January 2013

Want a home in the world’s favourite ski destination? Choose France…

Home owners in the French Alps and anyone planning to buy property there will welcome the news that France is officially the most popular skiing destination anywhere in the world. And with snow conditions this year the best they have been for years, France’s excellent resorts are on course to...

Posted on 02 January 2013

Property owners in the Alps warned over laws governing trusts

A recent change to French law means that any property in the country owned through a trust, including homes in the Alps, must be registered with the French tax authorities by the end of 2012. In addition to that, expats in France must also declare any interest they might have in...

Posted on 20 December 2012

Courchevel home owners to benefit from exciting developments

Property in popular French resort Courchevel, part of the world’s largest ski area - Les 3 Vallées, will only get even more desirable over the next few years as work on new facilities and attractions gets under way. One of the most hotly anticipated projects in Courchevel, which encompasses four...

Posted on 18 December 2012

Mortgages in France favour buyers in the Alps

Buying French ski property with a mortgage has become an especially attractive option in the last few months, thanks to banks adjusting their rates downwards and changing their product lines. Mortgage rates have hit - and remained at - historic lows in France during 2012, which when combined with the...

Posted on 14 December 2012

French Alps home owners prepare to board the ski train

The first high-speed ski train of the 2012-13 season pulls out of London’s St Pancras for the French Alps on 21st December, offering British skiers and ski property owners an alternative way to reach a host of exciting ski resorts. The increasingly popular rail service, which arrives in the town...

Posted on 11 December 2012

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