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News in category "France"


19
Oct

"Leaseback" is a common form of property investment used in ski resorts in the French Alps and Pyrénées. Article by Loic Raboteau, International Legal Advisor and French Property Law Expert,…
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13
Nov

Winter MUST be coming… the kind people from ski resort transfer company, Ski-Lifts.com, and Reach4theAlps, an independent chalet company in Morzine are running a competition to win a ski holiday…
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18
Nov

The French Tax Administration confirmed on 20 October 2015 the process for a refund of the French social charges paid when selling a property.Article by Loic Raboteau, International Legal Advisor and…
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7
Dec

There are infinite reasons Méribel is the first choice for those looking to fulfill their dream of owning a ski home in the French Alps such as the traditional alpine architecture, world…
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16
Dec

Have you ever been tempted by the call of the French Alps? Like thousands of mountain enthusiasts, you may have considered buying a ski property in France. Unlike the purchasing process in the UK, purchasing…
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17
Dec

Guide to French Mortgages for Ski Property provided by International Private Finance, experts in international mortgage brokering.  The French Alps are home to some of the worlds leading ski areas…
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17
Dec

How will you be celebrating your festive season this year? If you've been dreaming of a white Christmas, then the fairytale villages of the French Alps will make your Christmas dreams come true. Chamonix,…
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8
Jan

France You’ve chosen your dream ski home in France, you’re on your way to securing a mortgage – what’s next? Insurance. Two types of insurance are needed when you buy your ski…
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12
Jan

When you are buying an existing ski chalet or apartment, there are a few surveys that the seller must provide to give you information on certain aspects of your new property so you can ensure it is safe,…
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15
Jan

The stunning resort of Megève was built as France's answer to the glamorous St Moritz in Switzerland. Founded by the famous Rothschild family, on the site of a medieval village, Megève has…
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20
Jan

You’re fulfilling the mountain lovers dream and buying a ski home in the French Alps. Though this is an exciting and fulfilling time, there are some things you may not be familiar with when it comes…
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10
Feb

Move your property investment from the UK to the Alps and benefit from lower purchase costs Buy-To-Let properties have been a go-to investment for UK nationals looking to expand their asset portfolio.…
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26
May

Article by Loic Raboteau, International Legal Advisor and French Property Law Expert, Francophile Law IT IS IMPORTANT TO GET GOOD LEGAL ADVICE WHEN BUYING A SKI PROPERTY IN FRANCEFrench inheritance…
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14
Jun

What will it mean? Does it matter?This article originally appeared on France Property Angels. Specialising in the Haute Savoie region of the French Alps as estate agents and property finders, France…
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16
Jun

Britain’s ease of access to mainland Europe means that rather than just holidaying on the beaches of Spain, the ski resorts of France or the vineyards of Italy, UK nationals have bought homes there,…
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28
Jun

Ski property professionals in the French and Italian Alps share their predictions and views on the likely impact on the alpine property market of the UK’s vote to leave the EU. Matthieu Cany at…
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13
Jul

Summer has finally arrived and the mountains are heating up. The excitement in the Alps is palpable as the world famous Tour de France 2016 prepares to wind its way through the Swiss and French Alps later…
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1
Sep

This article first appeared on France Property AngelsAs the dust settles on the UK’s vote to leave the EU, it’s time to reflect on what the decision could mean for buyers – and owners…
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5
Sep

Walk along Rue des Pecles, and you will find some of Chamonix’s oldest, most luxurious chalets. Huge farmhouses containing the history of Chamonix’s first families are dotted along the road…
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6
Sep

La Rentrée! In France, this signals the return to school after the long summer holiday - with a mix of relief and sadness. There’s no last minute rush for new school uniforms (they don’t…
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12
Sep

Article by Loic Raboteau, International Legal Advisor and French Property Law Expert, Francophile Law IT IS IMPORTANT TO GET GOOD LEGAL ADVICE WHEN BUYING A SKI PROPERTY IN FRANCE Unlike the UK, French…
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19
Sep

Winter is coming, and Chamonix is gearing up for a good one! The team here at nidski are checking out what’s new in the valley this winter, and there is something for everyone to enjoy.Chalet Hotel…
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27
Sep

The summer has left, autumn has arrived and winter is on its way. All winter pros know that if you’re going to put in any serious mountain time, buying your ski pass before the season starts can…
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5
Oct

Winter is coming and the 2016/17 season is meant to be a cracker. If you’re planning on visiting the Alps a couple of times over the winter, why not invest in a seasonal rental rather than staying…
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10
Oct

Autumn leaves and alpine property reports… In the ski property calendar, it’s the time of year for conclusions on the ski property market over the last 12 months and predictions for the year…
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3
Nov

That glorious summer sun is still shining in the Alps, and while it may seem like a crime to wish it away, we just can’t stop dreaming about putting some planks on to our feet and speeding down…
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10
Nov

In recent weeks, both Savills and Knight Frank released their 2016 Alpine Property Reports looking at premium resorts across Europe and North America with the aim to inform prospective buyers about resort…
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17
Jan

Unless they have been purpose built, French ski resorts have their roots in farming and agriculture. Large wooden barns which used to house food and animals dominated the mountain side, and small stone…
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26
Jan

International property consultants Cluttons have recently opened a new office in Courchevel, making their launch in the French Alps official. With a strong local market, huge interest from British buyers…
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1
Feb

The newest ski hotels in the French, Swiss and Austrian Alps not only somewhere new to stay on your ski holiday or viewing trip but also offer design and style inspiration for your own ski property project.Here's…
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3
Feb

Brits who own homes in Paris, yet are not residents there are set to be hit with a huge tax increase in an effort by the city council to resolve the severe housing shortage. The new increase in the annual…
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9
Feb

In years gone by, the mountains were home to a lucky few. Whilst there were some passionate sportsmen who had taken up residence, and perhaps a few businessmen keen to make the most of the visiting tourists…
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28
Feb

Brexit has been the talking point of the European real estate world since June last year, and the political and economic uncertainty following the EU referendum brought a hiatus to the property market…
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7
Mar

Halfway through the 2017 ski season, snow falling in the Alps and where are we?  Haute Savoie ski property specialists, France Property Angels, take a look at the ski property market in 2017.After…
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14
Mar

The mountains, that’s where! And whilst cities, as always, are a major drawcard for property investment, the ski resorts of the world are where the rest of the money is going. With property prices…
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17
Mar

The Notaires of France date from 2016 conclude that it's a mixed market for the Haute Savoie and the Savoie, the main alpine property regions in the French Alps. The charming ski village of Megeve, only…
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23
Mar

In December 2016, new legislation came into effect for those who earn an income renting out their French property via AirBnB. Here’s a summary of the changes: Income Taxes Now all income derived…
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29
Mar

The 2016/17 winter season is coming to its end, with the snow melting and the green shoots of spring making it the ideal time to reflect on the performance of the alpine property market. We’ve already…
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5
Apr

International luxury estate agent Barnes has recently opened two new offices in the French Alps – one in Lake Annecy and the other in Chamonix, the Alpine capital of the world.Close to its office…
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18
May

When deciding to buy your own ski home, how do you decide between old and new? The appeal of buying an old ski chalet or alpine farmhosue and restoring it to its grandeur with modern touches is a dream…
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15
Jun

Already one of the favourite ski resorts in Europe for both winter visitors and ski property owners, recent investment into the infrastructure of the pistes, chairs and village in Val d'Isere shows that…
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23
Jun

Unlike Hollande who saw taxes increase, the campaign promises of Macron were all about tax reductions for individuals and businesses in France. What does this mean for those of us with ski property and…
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29
Jun

Home to over 3500 ski resorts, there is something for everyone in Europe. Whether you are into steep terrain, deep powder, family fun or crazy après, you are bound to find something that takes…
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6
Jul

Uncertainty over Brexit and a weak pound lead to a lull in property investment by UK buyers. Following the French election, the key French property markets of Paris and the Cote d’Azur are seeing…
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12
Jul

Data from the French consulate in London has shown the number of UK citizens applying for French citizenship is soaring. In fact, the number of applicants in January, Febuary and March of 2017 was double…
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24
Jul

The world's most famous bike race, Le Tour de France 2017 finished up in Paris this weekend.  Over the past 2 weeks, the participants of Le Tour cycled over 3,500km through some of France’s…
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9
Aug

From its earliest days, skiing has attracted some of the most well-known faces in the world. Hollywood stars, European royalty, business dynasties and rock gods have all flocked to the mountains at one…
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12
Sep

Thinking of buying a ski home in the French, Swiss or Austrian Alps? As one of the best lifestyle and financial investments you can make, the opportunity to own a piece of the mountains as well as earn…
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26
Sep

 Autumn is here and the snow is on its way and it’s time for the 2017 alpine property reports! What does that mean? International property giants from around the world give their conclusions…
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6
Oct

For nearly 10 years the residents of Morzine have been hearing rumours about the construction of a new lift connecting Morzine to the cliff-top resort of Avoriaz. On April 21, 2017, the stories were confirmed…
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12
Oct

Can You Pay For Your Ski Property Purchase in Pounds? Switzerland will accept nothing but Francs, and whilst it is legally possible in France, it is not the normal thing to do. And even if it was, it’s…
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2
Nov

There can be a thousand different reasons to fall in love with a particular ski resort, but according to Julian Walker from SkiingProperties.com, “Access, length of ski season and altitude”…
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9
Nov

Despite the low exchange rate between the Euro and the Pound, ski property specialist Erna Low Property reports that historically low French mortgage rates mean French ski property is still a sound investment.…
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