Ski home sales rise five fold in the last decade

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Ski home sales rise five fold in the last decade

The market for overseas property may have peaked and troughed in the past five years, but one sector has been steadily increasing as a share of the market- ski properties.

According to the latest research by Savills and HomeAway.co.uk, of the UK owned holiday homes overseas, 9% of them are now ski properties, as more people see the lifestyle and financial benefits of owning a home on the piste.

Investors looking for a ski property with chocolate box credentials may want to consider the homes in Grindelwald, a swiss alpine village which developers GriwaTreuhand Ag have sensitively constructed to blend the traditional look of ski chalets with modern touches for the 21st century property hunter.

A spokesperson for the company said: “Grindelwald is renowned for its intact village character, which blends effortlessly into the Alpine landscape and awards all of our guests a holiday home feeling.”

A one bedroom apartment with year round access and rental potential, conveniently close to the village centre with wonderful views of the Eiger North Wall, can be purchased from £446,000. At the upper end of the market, a modern three bedroom apartment close to the Bodmi ski school slopes can be yours for £1,257,000.

Find out more about the developments at www.griwaplan.ch

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