At the foot of the Mont Blanc massif, Chamonix is a mountain destination par excellence, where the summers are just as lively as the winters, and whose sporting reputation is a big draw for investors. Prices per square metre are lower in some parts of Chamonix than in many other resorts, meaning that a mountain real estate investment here can be both enjoyable and profitable.
High-end renovated apartments in the town centre close to all amenities
Residences close to the ski lifts and convenient for public transport, including the train
Southerly aspects and unobstructed mountain views from top floors, terraces or large balconies
Constantly improving levels of specification and equipment, ideal for investors
Cimalpes: Your Partner in the Acquisition and Rental Management of Your Apartment
Cimalpes is currently the only independent agency specialising in luxury real estate in the French Alps. With their extensive local experience, our team will support you in your search for a property in Les Gets. To make every project a successful leisure investment, they will be with you every step of the way, offering you their expertise in the resort's real estate market.
Based on various rental scenarios, you can see benchmarks and simulations allowing you to plan your pied-à-terre in Les Gets. You can also run investment comparisons with other alpine resorts such as Megève, Les Gets and Val d'Isère.
Reasons to Invest in an Apartment in Chamonix
There are many reasons to invest in an apartment in Chamonix:
With its sporting culture and excellent transport links, the resort is a good choice for a second home in a year-round destination that can be enjoyed in any season
The attractiveness of the mountains as a place to relax and recharge is reinforcing the rental trend observed in recent years
This famous mountain sports resort hosts international competitions in summer and winter alike, attracting a cosmopolitan clientele. This stimulates, in parallel with leisure activities, the range of high-end services on offer such as shops, wellness facilities, fine dining restaurants and the casino.
The Trend Towards Chalet Apartments with Luxury Services
New developments in the Chamonix Valley feature large volumes, a choice of high-quality materials, and refined interior design, with large living rooms, fully-equipped American kitchens, and loft-style bedrooms. Taking inspiration from small residences, property developers are transforming large chalets into luxury T2, T3, or T4 apartments. These properties come with wellness and fitness facilities, such as Jacuzzis, saunas, hammams, massage rooms, and gyms, ideal for unwinding after a day's skiing. Premium services on offer include catering, cleaning, linen supply, dedicated drivers, and private instructors.
The Guide to Reclaiming the VAT on Your New Apartment
In Chamonix, as elsewhere in the French Alps, buyers benefit from a very favourable financial environment. Interest rates are low and buyers are encouraged to invest in new properties thanks to generous tax incentives.
If they undertake to offer their newly-acquired second home on a furnished and serviced rental basis, investors are eligible for a VAT refund. Equal to 20% of the purchase price, this allowance can help to increase rental profitability, whilst still allowing owners to use their properties during their desired weeks.
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