THE ADDRESS Magazine Summer 2014 - Page 159

H istorically low mortgage rates, tight supply and the affluent target market continue to act as the underpinnings for strong prices among ski homes in the French Alps. New buyers, many from outside the country, are helping to boost that demand. Most buyers consider ski resort real estate a lifestyle investment, and Les Gets certainly delivers as an amazing year-round destination. Filled with traditional Alpine charm, Les Gets is one of the prettiest villages in the Alps, with access to marvellous skiing. Add to this its proximity to Geneva and what buyers still consider to be very sensible prices, and it is clear why an investment in Les Gets property ticks all the boxes. Les Gets is located within the vast ski domain of the Portes du Soleil, the world's largest ski and mountain bike recreational area, with over 650 kilometres of interlinked runs in both France and Switzerland. The skiing and snowboarding here is among the most varied in the world. Winter 159