Real estate at the major resorts in the French Alps, like elsewhere, is divided into two categories: new and old. Should buyers consider whether to invest in one rather than the other? Benjamin Berger, CEO of Cimalpes, gives us his take on the question.
Are you planning to buy a new or renovated property in the Savoie region as an investment or second home? The first step is to decide which resort is the best match for your criteria. Whilst every resort is potentially attractive to investors, some will be better suited to your requirements.
Do you want to invest in a property in a resort in Haute-Savoie in order to build up your assets or to have a second home for you and your family? The first step is to decide which resort is the best match for your criteria. Whilst every resort is potentially attractive to investors, some will be better suited to your requirements.
Do you dream of owning a chalet or an apartment in a resort? Before investing, here are five tips to help you define your project. The objective: to help you better understand the specificities of the real estate market in the Alps.
At Cimalpes, we don't just organise your stay, we offer you a complete concierge and property management service.
Because a property investment is not just about living in a property, but about living it to the full, with no constraints or worries other than having a good time, we offer you a year-round management contract. We take care of everything to offer you useful, impeccable and tailor-made services.
After consolidating its leadership in emblematic resorts such as Courchevel, Megève, Méribel, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, Tignes and Val d'Isère, the Cimalpes Group is investing this winter in four new markets, bringing to nine the number of resorts in which it is present.
Meeting with Noémie, in charge of the development of this project at Cimalpes.
Romain Cartier, known and recognised for his expertise in real estate, has recently entered into a partnership with Cimalpes. Among his many activities, he is a real estate coach and trainer. It is within this framework that he has agreed to accompany us and that he is now answering a few questions!
Tendances, Finance, Prospective
Cimalpes, the leader in luxury real estate in the Alps, presents the 2021-2021 edition of the Panorama, a benchmark analysis of the transaction and rental markets in the mountains. Based on Cimalpes' expertise, this new edition updates the main key figures on a resort-by-resort basis and offers a first observation report on the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the market.
Are you an owner-renter of a property, chalet or flat, in Courchevel, Megeve, Meribel, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, Tignes, Val d'Isere or another ski resort in the Alps? Our advice for optimising your rental yields and therefore enhancing the value of your property despite a 2020-2021 season marked by the Covid-19 crisis.
Taking up cycling has become a significant trend in French society. Whether as a sporting practice, for short or long journeys, cycling tours or as a social or family activity, the bicycle is everywhere and the cycling economy is booming. In the mountains as well, cycling has become one of the activities of choice for a diverse spectrum of visitors, as well as other activities which enhance the appeal of mountain resorts.
When considering a rental investment, it is important to target properties which are attractive to summer rental clients in order to maximise profitability and build the best project possible.
Winter cut short, lockdown… players in the mountain tourist industry reacted quickly to plan for “post-Covid-19” by focusing on a summer season focusing on local tourism.
The Covid-19 crisis has strengthened the desire of the French to spend time in nature and the great outdoors. The mountains are becoming an increasingly important tourist destination. Here, we give an overview of the benefits of a stay in the mountains and the open-air activities on offer there.
Against a background of ecological and energy-related transition, and given that the car remains the primary mode of transport in mountain regions, what are the major challenges and points to consider for transport in the Alps in the coming decades?
Margaux Thiery and Stéphane Meyniel, your dedicated real estate experts and advisers for the Belleville market, present you in more detail this new program located a few meters from the slopes and the center of Saint Martin de Belleville.
Whether you are looking for a vacation property or an investment opportunity, the luxury real estate market in the Alps offers excellent value as well as structural growth. In this article we give an overview of market trends and reasons to invest in 2020, as well some pointers to help answer the important questions of which destination to choose, and what budget to allocate.
Station attendance wa uneven across weeks and mountains massifs and declined in February due to school calendar. If the Covid-19 crisis is not to blame, this shortened season will have consequences.
While Domaines skiables de France * calls for "general mobilization" to preserve an environment and an economic sector "at the forefront of the impacts of climate change", mountain players are getting organized.
Helene Delval, Romain Dadat and Baptiste Thouin, your field experts and dedicated advisers for the Val d'Isère market, present this new program located at the foot of the slopes in Val d'Isère in more detail.
The art of mountain living, today, combines the flexibility of a private residence with luxury hotel standard services. In a crowded and primarily online marketplace, the quality of services on offer is a key differentiator
After the victory of Boris Johnson's Conservative Party in the legislative elections and the announcement of a Brexit effective on January 31, 2020, the uncertainty of British investors is dissipating with the promise of a trade agreement. In the Alps, acquisition projects and requests for visits are on the rise again.
Eric Legon and Jessica Descombes, your 2 field experts and advisors dedicated to the Megève market, present you in more detail this new program located between the village of Megève and the Rochebrune cable cars.
Nordic France is the industry association for operators of nordic snow sports resorts in the french mountain ranges. The association is launching a major study aimed at “giving fresh impetus” to the sector by 2021, according to its director Vincent Berlandis.
Professionals and industry observers are unanimous: summer in the mountains is on the up and up. According to the National Association of Resort Mayors (ANMSM) occupancy rates are, on average, exceeding 60%. The good times are back.
Chalet and apartment owners in the mountains who receive rental income are affected by the PAYE system recently put in place in France. Cimalpes explains.
Kim Dufour and Vincent Laloy-Lajoix, your 2 field experts and advisors dedicated to the Meribel market, present you in more detail the emblematic program of the Alpine Park located in Meribel Centre.
Like the media, finance or distribution sectors, tourism has been totally disrupted with the arrival of the web, social networks and smartphones; this is particularly the case in the mountain real estate market. The analysis of Benjamin Berger, Managing Director of the Cimalpes Group.
Patrick Duin is the head of the personal tax department at the MG (Magnin-Gecors) consultancy, specialists in assisting property owners in the mountains. He talked to Cimalpes about the various tax systems available to owners with rental income.
Jean Philippe Sagne and Vincent Salm, your Cimalpes advisers on the Courchevel market, and in particular Courchevel Moriond, gives you a detailed analysis of the prestigious Chalets de la Stelvio programme. They will be able to listen to you for all (future) projects.
When looking to invest in a ski property to generate rental revenues. Benjamin Berger answers: 7 key questions that should be asked to succeed in your investment project.
Nationalities, profiles, strategies... Benjamin Berger, CEO of Cimalpes, paints a portrait of those who personally invest in the major alpine resorts today.
Spotlight on the Météo Montagnes meetings founded by Christian Reverbel 20 years ago. A meeting place for the big names in this field, the event has become a travelling event to come and meet you.
The law of 23 November 2018 on development and digital technology, known as the ELAN law, is gradually being implemented. Article 145 concerns the terms and conditions of furnished tourist rentals. Its implementing decree is planned for spring. Overview.
Urban planning is often restricted by geography in the mountains, as well the increasingly rare or costly real estate in need of refurbishment. As a result, architects, interior designers and construction companies have developed extensive expertise to allow owners or buyers to get the most out of their apartment or chalet by undertaking renovation works.
The purchase of an apartment in a ski resort is above all a pleasure purchase. But its rental can ensure a very attractive return on investment, especially with the ever-increasing rise of property prices.
Does it make sense to buy at high-altitude resorts to anticipate the effects of climate change on snow cover?
According to Olivier Builly, one of the founders of Cimalpes, it could be just as judicious to invest in the mid-mountain area if the investment has been properly thought through.
Because summer holidays in our ski resorts are full of surprises and activities, we have prepared a selection of events taking place this summer, something to please families or groups of friends, athletes or artists. There will be something for everyone. Discover them now!
In the 2019 edition of the International Report on Snow & Mountain Tourism, Swiss expert Laurent Vanat demonstrated the need, with the exception of certain cases, to develop national markets, both in terms of long-standing destinations and new arrivals on the ski market.
Good news! As our clientele is always growing, we continue our expansion by opening an agency in Le Praz, one of the most dynamic levels of Courchevel currently.
To satisfy our growing clientele over the years, we are welcoming two new negotiators to the Haute-Savoie station.
Founder of the Atelier Giffon, an interior design firm based in the Lyon region, Remi Giffon talks about the principles and trends when it comes to fittings and interior design for mountain chalets.
The winter season is drawing to a close. Benjamin Berger, CEO of Cimalpes, gives us an overview and outlines the major trends on the horizon for 2019/2020.
The first figures from the end-of-year holidays are in as well as the forecasts for the rest of the season - both new and continuing trends. We asked Sacha Bogachuk, Inessa Chauchaix, Lola Lambert and Lisa Maksikova, all Ski Holiday Advisors for the Cimalpes Group, for their analysis.
On 29 March 2019, the United Kingdom will leave the European Union, in line with the results of the referendum held in June 2016. To date, we do not yet know if the withdrawal agreement concluded on 13 November will be ratified in the House of Commons. A partner in the Knight Frank property consultancy, Roddy Aris gives us his analysis of the situation from the point of view of British investments in French resorts.
Co-manager of G2A, a consultancy firm specialising in the analysis of tourist flows in mountain regions, Gilles Revial gives us an initial assessment of the 2018 summer season in the Alps and the Pyrenees based on the occupancy rates provided by hosts covering a sample of 80 mountain resorts.