If you’re a true ski purist then France is one of only a handful of destinations that you consider for your skiing. France prides its self in being the premier ski destination with people coming from all over the globe for their Ski France holiday. The Alp and Pyrenees have hundreds of ski resorts the most famous and popular ones boarder with Switzerland and Italy such as Val d'Isere, Val Thorens and Alpe d'Huez.
Fantastic accommodation is available to buy in the French Alps, you can purchase everything from large family sized chalets to great compact apartments. Apartments are just right for the regular skier for use all year round and are ideal spots the ski season. As well as outright buying you can acquire French ski houses under what is called the French Leaseback Scheme. This is how the scheme works, the freehold is purchased by yourself and you grant a lease to a French property management company. They pay you a guaranteed rental fee (which they then sell on the clients) to help you afford the property. This makes it a very easy and attractive proposition to buy property in the French Alps to use as your skiing base and home.
An example of a lease back apartment in ; The properties start at around 60’00 Euros for a studio or small 1 bedroom apartment to around 300’000 Euros for an extensive 2 bedroomed property. When you buy your leaseback you will be tie yourself into the agreement for 1-9 years as there is a wide variety of deals on offer.
Another Alps region that offers great skiing would be in Rhone Alpes and alongside the chalets and apartments you can find great country mansions that would be ideal for large families, alongside most French ski houses the prices are getting expensive and rising, some would say to wait I would say now is good time to get in before the gates shut.
Now the reason to buy is that just down the road in the Upper End of Les duex Alpes, town Chamonix , Val d'Isere, Tignes, Courchevel and Megeve the prices have increased astronomically. Here homes will set you back a cool million euro’s. An example property would be a 2 bedroomed leaseback apartment within a luxury block at Courchevel is being sold by MGM for £1.3 million Euros’ you need some big homeowner loans to buy that level of property you could use a bridging finance for the gap but it would need some big financing. .
There are a lot of French property agents to show you round properties, and the advice is if you like it buy it as the resorts will not stop becoming more and more solidified as the premier place to Ski. There is lots of buying options so you should find the ideal way to buy your French Ski Property.