Brand new freehold apartments (not leaseback) in new development in La Chapelle d’Abondance (Portes du Soleil) at the heart of the village next to the lifts and all the facilities including small supermarket and restaurants (we recommend the excellent Les Cornettes restaurant only 200 yards away). Also situated only 10 minutes from neighbouring ski resort, Chatel. The properties are being built to the high specifications (superb views of surrounding peaks) synonymous with both the quality and experience of the developer but also the demanding requirements of the modern day ski home.
It is in this traditional Savoyard village that 2014 sees the release of this brand new development (chalet type to keep up with surroundings) of brand new apartments (from the studio ideal as pied-a-terre to the 2-bedroom apartments) located only 300 yards from the “Cret Béni” chairlift with many of these dwellings south-facing. Because you buy freehold and outright you can use or let as you wish. Also ski shuttle (stop only 50 yards from apartments) take you directly to Portes du Soleil ski domain (Panthiaz lifts). Also country skiing track is literally in front of development.
Some examples of prices (prices including VAT, fully-equipped kitchen and private cave):
Studio apartment + coin montagne for bunk beds (sleep 4-6) with: 79,900 – 96,000 euros.
1 double bedroom apartment + alcove for bunk beds (sleep max 6): 145,000-180,000 euros.
2 double bedroom + coin montagne for bunk beds apartment at 235,000 euros
For parking, prices vary between 2,700 euros for numbered outdoor private parking space to private underground garages (between 15,000 and 18,000 euros for the more extensive). There is also a communal room where you can leave bicycles.
Because of the proximity to Geneva and the very traditional surroundings, it offers excellent rental return in the summer months as well as this is a popular dual season destination.
La Chapelle d’Abondance: a truly Alpine village one hour from Geneva. For clients in search of that traditional location La Chapelle offers tranquility yet it is at the heart of a wonderful region with activities in winter and summer alike.
The Portes du Soleil has been one of the biggest players in world skiing for the last 40 years, with 12 linked resorts either side of the French-Swiss border just an hour from Geneva: Abondance, Avoriaz, Châtel, La Chapelle d’Abondance, Les Gets, Montriond, Morzine-Avoriaz, St Jean d’Aulps, Champéry, Morgins, Torgon, Val-d’Illiez – Les Crosets – Champoussin.
This genuine Natural Powder Reserve at the heart of the Alps offers skiers unspoilt surroundings, mountain lifts that keep a low profile amid snowbound forests, pistes that wind their way through snow meadows, spruces and mountain chalets that have stood the test of time.
The ski area enjoys exceptionally good snowfall from mid-November to the end of April, with an average of 7m83 of powder every year.
The Portes du Soleil offers visitors a unique ski experience that we call “ski safari”: just click into your bindings at your chalet and go exploring from resort to resort, valley to valley – and even from country to country…
The Portes du Soleil in numbers:
285 slopes: 32 black, 100 red, 122 blue, 31 green
196 mountain lifts
11 snow-parks/ boarder-cross/ ski-cross
90 slope-side restaurants
France still offers some of the lowest-rate property mortgages when it comes to financing a property to non French residents. French bank interest rates (mostly capital repayment mortgages) are a point or two lower than the main international property competitors that are Spain and Italy… At Findhomeabroad we have helped our clients obtain a French property mortgage since 2005 when we started operating as a French new-build specialist. Findhomeabroad French mortgage
Our mortgage consultants have been sourcing French property mortgages through main leading French banks but also directly from regional bank offices (usually where the potential property resides) with a better knowledge of the product to finance and more able to source adequate financing options. French banks in general are very prudent in their vetting process so it is important to have someone who knows the ins and outs of the French property mortgage process. Usually our mortgage consultants are able to source French mortgages with up to 90% loan to value for French leaseback or outright purchase properties to non-residents.
French property mortgage process
The full French mortgage application process takes between 2-4 weeks depending also on how fast you are in gathering the necessary documents needed for the French mortgage application. Also at this stage the full reservation documents are needed when you apply for the French mortgage. Further down the line, especially when buying an off-plan French property, the completion insurance guarantee from developer (called GFA or Garantie Financiere d’Achevement) is needed in order for the French bank to start releasing the funds to purchase your French property.
D22, 74360 La Chapelle-d'Abondance, France