Our Alpine Property Index is now in its sixth year and tracks the performance of luxury ski homes across 15 major resorts in the French and Swiss Alps.
Tagged – ‘French Alps’
Over the last two years one trend among our alpine buyers has become apparent: they are increasingly looking for their alpine property to turn over a steady income to mitigate against annual overheads – property taxes, utility bills and mortgages.
The French and Swiss Alps now present buyers, both lifestyle purchasers and investors alike, with an interesting scenario, one that differs significantly from three years ago.
Demand for Alpine property is rising, spurred on by a more resilient Eurozone, greater clarity over tax and the second home cap in Switzerland, as well as a weaker euro.
Following yesterday’s release of our Prime Ski Property Index , we thought we’d focus today on current property market conditions in the top resorts of the French and Swiss Alps.
According to Knight Frank’s new French Insight report enquiry numbers are up, prime prices are no longer falling at the rate they were and President Hollande’s fiscal position is starting to soften.