Ski Chalets for Sale provide for many budgets, from less than £200,000 to many millions of pounds and 2013 saw an upsurge in the number of sales of ski chalets in the popular resorts of France and Switzerland. Prices of ski chalets for sale in the top resorts have begun to increase but this has not changed the fact that ski chalets are once again a preferred Alpine property purchase. All types and sizes of ski chalets are for sale on the market, including refurbishments, re-sales and new-build chalets. From small 2 bed terraced or individual chalets to semi-detached (or demi) chalets and individual chalets – traditional, authentic, modern and stylish, large and small. Diverse and interesting options of ski chalets to suit the many varying budgets, personal use and investment needs of buyers.
Unless you have a large budget, you are likely to have to make compromises on the location of your ski chalet. You are most unlikely to find a ski chalet for sale, which is ski in ski out and close to the village in Meribel, say, for €350,000! However, if you were to compromise on the location, size and type of ski chalet, then you may well find a property to suit your needs.
Be prepared to increase your budget for a quality ski chalet, which matches the highly sought after requirements of location – on the slopes and close to the village amenities, eco friendly construction, panoramic views, spacious accommodation and good accessibility.
However, not everyone wants to be on the slopes. This is the wonderful thing about a ski chalet search, because chalets of many shapes and sizes are built or can be built in many varied locations; on the slopes, in the village centre, on the outskirts of the village or in a rural and peaceful setting.
A ‘chalet’ might be an individual or detached property, which might also be described as a ‘house’ or a ‘cottage’. In several resorts, like Sainte Foy, for instance, many of the terraced properties are described as ‘chalets’ because they have a separate entrance, and not a common entrance as in the case of most apartments. In some cases these ‘ski chalets’ are better described as ‘chalet apartments’. Once inside one of these chalet apartments, you can understand why they are referred to as chalets because they are spacious and also have the feel of a chalet. Interestingly, the price tag will be considerably lower than a detached ski chalet. Therefore if you need the space for your family holidays and/or you intend to offer the property for rental, the return on investment could be very attractive.
Where will you find your ideal ski chalet for sale France?
If you search our listings you will see that we have ski chalets or luxury ski chalets in many of the top resorts, and in some of the lesser known but equally attractive resorts. If you cannot find what you are looking for here, it does not mean that we do not have it because, we are unable to list all the properties offered to us – some sellers do not want others to see that they are selling up. Be sure to get in touch or send in an enquiry and we will see if we can help you in your search.
Currently we have ski chalets for sale in the following ski resorts or ski areas: Les Gets, Chatel, Abondance, La Plagne, Sainte Foy, Chamrousse, Louron in the High Pyrenees, Villaroger, Saint Gervais, Chamonix, Tignes, Vaujany, Oz-en Oisans, Combloux, Saint Martin de Belleville, Courchevel, Meribel, Three Valleys and Val d’Isere.
Ski Invest have ski chalets available in different countries, including Switzerland.
Whilst selecting the location and ski chalet for sale, is it your intention to let it to cover costs or keep it purely as a holiday home or even as a residence? The majority of ski chalet buyers do let their properties (or even buy them to establish a business as a catered chalet), when they are not using it themselves. However, about 20% of buyers choose to keep the property purely as a second home.
Although prospective buyers of ski chalets for sale france may have initial thoughts of using their new property only for skiing and winter sports, the draw to the Alpine summer lifestyle is proven to be high on the list of requirements. Resorts are continuing to invest in new and improved facilities for the summer months and the never-ending stream of owners and holidaymakers.
In France, there are no restrictions to buying a ski chalet in terms of the size of the plot, the living area or cost. In Switzerland, there are restrictions to foreigners and to Swiss nationals and permit B & C holders. As a foreigner buying in Switzerland, the plot size is limited to 1000m2 and the living space is limited to 200m2. More importantly, recent laws have been introduced to limit the sale of new second homes to Swiss Nationals and to foreigners. This has created a classic supply and demand scenario, where the lack of new second home (or holiday homes), will lead to price (and capital) appreciation in the popular ski resorts. The new and available properties with permits to build for foreigners or Swiss Nationals (or permit B holders) are the last and only ones available and are in short supply. If you are considering a new-build ski property for sale Espace Killy, don’t delay your decision. There is high demand and a definite limited supply. Additionally, if for some reason, the remaining ski property for sale 4 Valleys is not sold, there is a time limit on its availability, which is 3 years from the 31st December 2012.