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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

A Golden Time to Buy Alpine Ski Property

The latest information shows that now is a golden opportunity to buy Alpine ski property. The latest Knight Frank prime ski property index for Q2 2012 shows that prices of properties in the top French and Swiss resorts fell sharply in the year ending June 2012, with many showing flat...

Posted on 07 December 2012

Canadian Ski Resort Gradually Making a Name for Itself

Most people, when asked to name Canadian ski resorts would come up with the traditional and better-known destinations of Whistler, Banff and Lake Louise, but the smaller ski resort of Fernie in British Columbia is gradually making a name for itself. Fernie is actually a historic mining town located in...

Posted on 06 December 2012

It’s Never Been a Better Time to Buy Ski Property

According to the ski property index from Knight Frank, prices of prime ski property in top ski resorts throughout the world have dropped by nearly 10% since the peak of the market in 2008. According to the report the financial crisis led to a decline in buyer confidence, especially in...

Posted on 29 November 2012

Property Sales Increase in Popular Canadian Ski Resort

The number of property sales in the popular Canadian ski resort of Whistler has increased in October compared to September, but overall sales have fallen slightly year on year. The higher end of the market however is performing particularly well. In October 52 homes were sold in Whistler compared to...

Posted on 22 November 2012

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