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Buyers Guide: From ‘Angel’ Tim in the Chatel/Abondance Valley

Buyers Guide: From ‘Angel’ Tim in the Chatel/Abondance Valley

In my experience with clients looking for property in the Alps the most important thing to think about is what will the property be used for. There are so many variables that you must take into consideration in order to find the right property that suits your needs and wants. Of course there are no […]

Morzine is Top Pick For a Second Home

Exceptional Ski Chalet For Sale in Morzine

It seems we are not alone in thinking the Portes du Soleil ski resort of Morzine is a great place to invest in a property. In a recent article in “A Place in The Sun” magazine, not one BUT two TV presenters of “A Place in the Sun” namechecked the year-round French ski resort as […]

The ski property market in 2017

The ski property market in 2017

Halfway through the 2017 ski season, snow falling in the Alps and where are we? After the unpredictable events of 2016, it’s probably safer not to make too many predictions for 2017, especially with a Trump in the White House and the start of Brexit is just around the corner. So what is most likely […]

Brexit, two months on: what now for the ski property market?

Brexit, two months on: what now for the ski property market?

As the dust settles on the UK’s vote to leave the EU, it’s time to reflect on what the decision could mean for buyers – and owners – of property in the French Alps. There are still many unknowns (not least when will Britain trigger Article 50), but for Brits the Bank of England’s decision […]

Isobel Laing gives her take on Brexit

Isobel Laing gives her take on Brexit

Isobel Laing gives her take on Brexit and buying property in the French Alps  What will it mean? Does it matter? Dare we mention the “B” word? For any Brit looking to invest in a property in the French Alps, the upcoming EU Referendum or “Brexit” may feel like an invisible brake, bringing with it […]

Brexit – your expat property questions answered

Brexit – your expat property questions answered

THE DEBATE – should the UK leave the EU? With the UK referendum on the 23rd June no one can be sure about the impact of a vote to leave the EU. The vote is particularly relevant for those of us who live, work or own property outside the UK. With an array of differing […]

The Telegraph – Brexit and its impact on expat property owners

The Telegraph – Brexit and its impact on expat property owners

THE TELEGRAPH Brexit: What impact could it have on expat property owners? If Britain votes to leave the EU, what will it mean for the two million British expats living on the Continent – and the further one million who own a holiday home there? Could taxes, mortgages and visa requirements change? Would they have […]

Buying en copropriété in France

Buying en copropriété in France

What is a copropriété? The way ownership of apartments in France works is somewhat different to the way it works in the UK, and it is sensible to make sure you understand the differences before proceeding with a purchase. When buying an apartment in France, such as an apartment within a complex, you are not only […]

What is the difference between taxe foncière and tax d’habitation

What is the difference between taxe foncière and tax d’habitation

THE SHORT STORY  … Taxe foncière is a land tax. The owner of a property pays it even if there are no buildings on the land. Taxe d’habitation is a residence tax. It is paid by the household living in the property on 1st January, whether it is an owner, tenant, or by the owner […]

Why contact France Property Angels when you’re looking to buy a property in France? 

Why contact France Property Angels when you’re looking to buy a property in France? 

  France Property Angels are not just Estate Agents. Our job is to assist you through the entire process of finding and buying your dream property in France which we provide as a FREE service The Facts We have full French legal status to operate as an Estate agent in France. We also work in […]

Dream of buying a chalet? What about a whole village!

Dream of buying a chalet? What about a whole village!

Of all the quirky things for sale on Ebay this one takes the biscotti! Browsing through Ebay you’re always bound to make some interesting and unusual finds and if you’re savvy and quick on the draw in bidding wars you can get some pretty good deals. Property for sale on Ebay is nothing new but […]

Tradition and tranquility in Saint Jean d’Aulps

Tradition and tranquility in Saint Jean d’Aulps

In the heart of the Vallee d’Aulps nestled at the foot of the mountains is the charming village of Saint Jean d’Aulps. With its rich cultural heritage, peaceful location and friendly village centre it has become a popular location for British property buyers. St Jean d’Aulps is a quiet mountain village surrounded by lush pastures […]

Why buy a ski studio?

Why buy a ski studio?

If you’re passionate about hitting the slopes and dream of having your own place to unwind in after a day on the mountains a ski studio might be the option for you. For those of us who just love to ski or snowboard getting out into the Alps as often as we can each season […]

French property surveys

French property surveys

Property for sale in France must undergo a series of surveys known collectively as the Dossier de Diagnotic Technique (DDT) which comment on the condition & safety of the property before the sale.

Much to love about Megeve

Much to love about Megeve

The original home of glamour & luxury in the French Alps remains authentic and attractive for the property investor.

It’s all going on in Morzine

It’s all going on in Morzine

A mountain town with so much going on in all seasons & a thriving British ex-pat community.

St Gervais, the history, the life & the property market

St Gervais, the history, the life & the property market

We take a look at St Gervais the gateway to the Chamonix Valley, a staging post for climbing Mont Blanc & home to thermal spring spas for hundreds of years. Today we find a thriving town with a buoyant property & holiday rental market. St Gervais shares it’s name with two of it’s most significant […]

BNP Paribas – Investing & living abroad

BNP Paribas – Investing & living abroad

  BNP Paribas’ annual “Investing & living abroad” survey has just been published looking at the trends and changes in the French Property Market over the 12-18 months.   The biggest headline was the value of the average property transaction, which had increased across France with some regions seeing a rise of up to +12%. […]

Will new French President affect French property?

Will new French President affect French property?

Nicolas Sarkozy has become the first president in 31 years not to get elected to a second term. Many have predicted that Hollande’s success will have a major impact not only on European Union policies but also on the French economy; the new president favouring growth over Sarkozy’s steadfast commitment to austerity. But how will […]

Property of the week

Property of the week

One way ticket to heaven – ski in (not out* ) chalet for sale in Megeve One of the oldest buildings in the Megeve valley has just come onto the sales market – and we don’t think it will be around for long. This 17th century farmhouse encapsulates historic alpine architecture and modern grand-design finishes […]

Farms to tempt

Farms to tempt

Is it a case of the grass is always greener? Or just a case of the farmhouse out of town is actually a lot bigger. It’s normal to double check the maths before spending 350,000 on a property. But what you find might change your mind. For the same price as a two bedroom apartment […]

What can you buy in the Alps for 500,000 euros?

What can you buy in the Alps for 500,000 euros?

Following on from our article “What can you buy in the Alps for 350,000?” we thought we would bring you an eclectic mix of alpine property for sale at the 500,000 price bracket. There are options a plenty in an assortment of different resorts – something to suit everyone’s French fancy. Les Gets Chalet – […]

New research- Alpine property offers good return

New research- Alpine property offers good return

Research released by Alpine Homes and global property giants Savills confirmed that Alpine property still offers great rental potential. The report stated that despite the overall volume of UK holiday home buyers reducing between 2009 and 2011 the proportion of those investing in ski properties actually increased. The increase is attributed to good rental demand […]

Property of the week.

Property of the week.

Architecturally designed chalet for sale in St Jean d’Aulp. This beautiful chalet offers something for everyone including spacious sleeping accommodation not always on offer in alpine properties. With 4 large bedrooms and 4 separate bathrooms everyone can enjoy their own privacy. A spacious lounge and beautiful kitchen provides space for family times. A large decked […]