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Buying Ski Property in the French Alps

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Thinking of investing in ski property in the French Alps? Buying chalet apartments and ski property in France represents an investment in high-quality property; there is a scarcity of sites available, high demand, strong potential for growth, and the added benefit of being able to use your property for your own ski holidays. Plus, the quality of on-site facilities and reliability of lettings management companies make for a hassle-free investment. 

Over a period of 50 years, our property partner, MGM, has become the market leader in upmarket property development for tourism in the French mountains. A local developer, they are highly experienced in Alpine construction and design properties that are in harmony with resort architecture. Location is key to their developments, whether they are in the heart of the resort or right by the slopes. With over 25 residential complexes and hotels, our partner's reputation extends well beyond France with a high proportion of international buyers who have trusted them as a flagship developer and as an outstanding builder. 

Browse the ski property programmes that are currently available for sale below. If you'd like to find out more, take a moment to complete the form at the bottom of the page and a property specialist will come back to you with more comprehensive no-obligation information*. 

* Please note that after completing this form your details will also be added to the MGM 

Find out more about the different buying options.

Chamonix (Mont Blanc) - Le Cristal de Jade - France

Le Cristal de Jade, Chamonix (self catered apartments) Le Cristal de Jade, Chamonix (self catered apartments) - Indoor pool Le Cristal de Jade, Chamonix (self catered apartments) - Next to Aiguille du Midi Le Cristal de Jade, Chamonix (self catered apartments) - Double bedroom Le Cristal de Jade, Chamonix (self catered apartments) - Apartment
Leaseback purchase
€470,833 excl. VAT
2 bedroom apartment
  • 56 apartments located in the heart of Chamonix with stunning views
  • New 5* residence at the foot of the Aiguille du Midi cable car
  • Swimming pool within the residence
  • Generous interiors, living areas are ample with lots of natural light from their large bay windows 

Chamonix (Mont Blanc) - Chalet Hannah - France

Chalet Hannah, Chamonix, Artist Impression Chamonix Ski Resort - Vallee Blanche
Outright purchase
€540,000 incl. VAT
2 bedroom apartment
  • New residence due for completion at Christmas 2015
  • South facing apartments with great views of L’Aiguille du Midi
  • Exceptional location in Chamonix Mont Blanc
  • Small residence of only 6 apartments in total 

La Rosiere (Tarentaise) - Chalet Les Marmottons - France

La Rosiere (Espace San Bernardo) Resort Picture
Leaseback purchase
€220,833 excl. VAT
1 bedroom apartment
  • Delivered
  • Peaceful setting right next to the resort centre
  • Stunning views
  • Generous interiors, living areas are ample with lots of natural light from their large bay windows 

Les Saisies - Perle des Alpes - France

Perle des Alpes, Les Saisies, Artist Impression Perle des Alpes Saisies2.jpg Perle des Alpes Saisies1.jpg Perle des Alpes Saisies3.jpg
Outright purchase
€245,000 incl. VAT
1 bedroom apartment
  • Located in the Bisanne 1500 hamlet of Les Saisies, close to amenities
  • The development is located on the side of a ski slope and is ski-in/ski-out
  • Swimming pool within the residence
  • Generous interiors, living areas are ample with lots of natural light from their large bay windows 

Annecy Le Vieux - Villa Agate - France

Villa Agate, Annecy, Artist Impression Ski Region - Portes du Soleil France
Outright purchase
€490,000 incl. VAT
2 bedroom apartment
  • Small residence of only 5 apartments located on the hill of Annecy Le Vieux
  • New residence due for completion at Christmas 2016
  • Best location in Annecy Le Vieux, between lake and mountains
  • Spacious interiors, living areas are ample with good natural light from windows 

Annecy - Villa Méïa - France

Villa Meia, Annecy, Artist Impression Ski Region - Portes du Soleil France
Outright purchase
€305,000 incl. VAT
1 bedroom apartment
  • One of the most exclusive address in Annecy, available to just 10 buyers
  • New residence due for completion at Christmas 2017
  • Walking distance to large choice of shops & just a 5 minute walk to the lake
  • Spacious apartments benefit from natural light from generous windows 

Annecy - Villa Lisa - France

Villa Lisa, Annecy, Artist Impression Ski Region - Portes du Soleil France
Outright purchase
€270,000 incl. VAT
1 bedroom apartment
  • Convenient location in the centre of Annecy with 18 apartments
  • New residence due for completion at Christmas 2016
  • Walking distance to shops & just a 10 minute walk to the lake

Poisy - Les Jardins de Poesy - France

Les Jardins de Poesy, Poisy, Artist Impression Ski Region - Portes du Soleil France
Outright purchase
€270,000 incl. VAT
2 bedroom apartment
  • This is a gem of a location only 1 km from the centre of Poisy near the beautiful Lake of Annecy
  • Site is in an elevated position benefitting from stunning views from its 91 apartments
  • Low energy consumption building with solar panels
  • Generous interiors, living areas are ample with lots of natural light from their large bay windows 

Tignes 1800 - Lodge des Neiges - France

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Leaseback purchase
€250,000
excl. VAT for a 1 bedroom apartment

Apartment sizes from 41-52m2 (1 bed) on leaseback. 

Also available 2 and 3 beds (55-98m2) from €312,500-566,557 excl. VAT on leaseback.

Ski-in/ski-out

1000mspa; indoor swimming pool, baby pool, saunas, steam room, hot tubs and gym. 

Within international Tignes Val d'Isère ski area.

***Delivery: Christmas 2019***


Outright purchase or leaseback? 

Whilst outright purchase is pretty simple and similar to buying almost any second home, the leaseback formula is not as well known (and is totally different from timeshares). 

With most owners only using their Alpine properties for just a few weeks each year and the demand for accommodation ever increasing, the French government introduced a scheme to entice owners of new properties into renting them out when not in use and allowing the recuperation of the French VAT (currently 20%). 

The scheme known as ‘Residence de Tourisme’ in France, or Leaseback, has been running for over 25 years and has proven to be very popular among purchasers of holiday homes. Our property partner has already completed many Leaseback Residences in the French Alps. 

The residences are built to the highest standards. You own 100% of your property and you make use of it for 2 to 6 weeks per year (in addition owners can use their properties for up to 28 days inter-season). The rest of the time, it is managed and let, and maintained by the Résidence so your apartment is paying you fixed and secure rental income.

You'll also be able to make use of superb shared facilities, for example some properties have up to 1000 m² of leisure space incorporating a spa area, indoor pool etc.

If you think that you would only be using your property for 2-6 weeks each year, Leaseback may prove the ideal option for you as you won’t have to worry about maintenance, about finding guests to rent it to, about finding cleaners and caretakers and your apartment will always be ready for you for when you decide to use it so that you can enjoy it as a holidaymaker without having to worry about anything. 

The purchaser buys the freehold of a new property (within designated projects only, the "Residence de Tourisme") and then leases it back to the management company for an 11-year term. In order for someone to enter into such an agreement, there has to be an incentive. This is offered in three distinct forms depending on the chosen leaseback purchase option. 

Your benefits as the owner: 

  • You have 100% ownership of the property
  • The operator guarantees to pay you rental (fixed and secure)
  • Hassle-free management and maintenance
  • The operator enables you to save VAT, courtesy of payment net of tax under the leaseback scheme. You benefit from an advantageous tax regime LMNP (Loueur en Meublé Non-Professionnel – non-professional furnished landlord)
  • No operating costs (water, electricity, heating, insurance, taxe d'habitation – 1 of 2 property taxes)*

    * You only pay the taxe foncière and a fixed share of the co-ownership scheme charges.

Your benefits as a resident/occupant:

  • Excellent facilities: reception, luggage depository, daily papers, pastries, loan of games...
  • 2 to 6 weeks for your personal use (in addition to the inter-season)
  • Priority reservation
  • Depending on the operator, benefit from the «Exchange system» to try other résidences from the same operator
  • Free entry to the leisure centre: swimming pool, hammam, sauna, hot tubs, cardio-training room...
  • Preferential rates for your treatments in spa centres

If you are interested in any of the above ski apartments for sale, then please complete the form below and a property specialist will come back to you with more comprehensive no-obligation information. 

* Please note that after completing this form your details will also be added to the MGM property newsletter, you can of course unsubscribe at any time. 

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