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14th July 2019

Erna Low Property Launches French Alps Property Report For The 2019/20 Ski Season

French Alps and South of France Property Experts Share Their Insights Into The Alpine Property Market For The Upcoming 2019/20 Season

Erna Low Property has extensive years of knowledge of the French Property market, with a particular expertise in the French Alps.

View Erna Low Property's Portfolio of New-Build and Resale Apartments And Chalets For Sale In The French Alps.



In their latest French Alps Property Report, Erna Low Property look at how the French Ski Market will continue to evolve through the 2019/20 season, the main factors affecting the market and also how France’s ski resorts are investing and evolving to offer owners the best year round experience.

France Is Still Top Country For International Investment

The report concludes that France is still considered the largest and top country for international investment,. Francois Marchand, Director of Erna Low Property notes this is: "In part... because canny British investors are... looking for a safe place to put their money, spurred on by low French mortgage rates and healthy rental returns."

Choice And Flexibility Are The New Buzzwords

The new wave of property developers now operating in the French Alps has brought a new wave of fresh ideas on property design as well as investment options. Buyers can now find something to suit them whether it is a state-of-the-art apartment, a stand-alone chalet with concierge services or a property designed for summer usage.

The range of resorts with property for sale is also diverse from the big names of Chamonix Mont-Blanc or La Plagne in the Paradiski area to rising stars such as Combloux, close to Megeve. 

Francois Marchand points out that "Huge investments in infrastructure have sparked a new wave of residential development, and one of the biggest changes has been in the quality of ski apartments...Every season we’re seeing new ideas, better architecture and higher-quality finishes as a result."

Choice also extends to the type of ownership available, with some rental options allowing owners to use their ski apartment for up to 26 weeks per year. It is no longer a simple binary choice between freehold and a classic leaseback scheme.

A Fresh Approach

Developers, such as Terressens, one of Erna Low's main property partners in the Alps are leading the way in innovation in their design and alpine property developments.

New residences incorporate bigger public spaces, embracing the trend to spend time in the communal areas in city hotels and other holiday accommodation, as well as green initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of their buildings. Buyers have greater flexibility with them too; able to work together with the architect to alter floorplans and apartment layouts. The company also offers a wider choice of rental options giving owners the ability to use their apartments for more weeks each year.   

View the full French Alps Property Report from Erna Low Property here

Latest Ski Properties For Sale With Erna Low Property

Le Snoroc, La Plagne



The ski-in/ski-out residence "Le Snoroc" enjoys an ideal location in Plagne Montalbert next to the slopes and the Fornelet gondola. The shops, bars and restaurants of the resort are within walking distance in 5 minutes.

Le Snoroc will have 65 apartments from 1 bedroom cabins from €240k to 3 bedroom apartments – larger apartments can be created if required . Storage cellars, ski lockers and underground parking are available to all residents and delivery is scheduled for Q4 2020.

The residence will offer a lounge with playroom, an indoor pool, a wellness area with a sauna, hammam, gym as well as a full concierge service to all owners.

Apartments can be purchased as standard second homes, or as a managed/leaseback properties (offering a 20% TVA rebate on the price).

Les Chalets Paradis, Chamonix

Erna Low Property Les Chalets Paradis ChamonixLes Chalets des Paradis is a small collection of demi-chalets in an idyllic location close to the centre of the year-round resort of Chamonix. These 6 properties, sold off plan, will offer spacious interiors ranging from 114m2 – 179m2 laid out over three floors, priced from €1,099,000 to 1,349,000.

The ground floor will be dedicated to large, open plan living and dining areas which will be bright and airy thanks to West facing bay windows leading onto generous private gardens.

Upstairs will house the 4 en-suite bathrooms, each with balcony access.

The basement includes a private garage and ski room. Owners can add saunas and hot tubs to create bespoke living spaces. 

Stallion Lodge, Megève

Erna Low Property Stallion Lodge Megeve

A development of studio to 5 bedroom apartments in a popular location in Megève, in the Evasion Mont Blanc ski area. Designed in an authentic Alpine style, this group of 5 chalet-style apartment residences is a fantastic opportunity to invest in one of France’s best known resorts. 

Located in the quiet area of la Rochebrune, these apartments perfectly combine privacy and accessibility as they are just 4-minutes’ drive from Megeve’s village centre with fabulous shops, bars, and restaurants. The apartments are also close to the pistes at just 750m from the Rochebrune ski lift. 

Owners can customise their interior and exterior finishes. Once completed owners can choose to have access to the services of a concierge, who can book everything from private chefs to mountain guides, ski lessons and lift passes.

The development comes with a communal swimming pool, spa area including steam room and sauna, gym, ski lockers, large cellars and underground parking spaces.

Click here for Erna Low Property's Full Portfolio of New-Build and Resale Apartments And Chalets For Sale In The French Alps.

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