15 Oct 2018
For years, the Alpine country of Switzerland has been one of the most coveted destinations in the world. Known for its stunning landscapes, dazzling hiking trails and outstanding ski resorts, today it is forging a reputation not only as a holiday location, but as the perfect place in which to buy property. One of the best destinations in the area to set up a home is the village of Verbier in Valais canton.
Verbier offers a wide range of benefits to tourists and permanent residents. It is considered one of the world’s most luxurious destinations, attracting visitors year round. Verbier sits at an altitude of 1,500m, a height that guarantees snow. This makes it a prime spot for skiing, and the 500km of slopes in the area mean anyone, no matter their skill level, will find a route to suit them. Residents can enjoy the wealth of other activities on offer, such as summer golf, snowboarding, mountain biking and paragliding.
When not racing down the mountainside, visitors to Verbier can make the most of the area’s cultural offering. Some of the most popular spots include the Ice Cube bar, the terrace at Le Rouge, brewery and restaurant Vie Montagne and the Etoile Rouge Supper Club. There is also The Farm Club and the spa at the W Hotel, Verbier.
Thanks to these attractions, Verbier has made a name for itself as a place to buy property. It offers numerous financial advantages to foreign buyers; for one, the Swiss real estate market is one of the most stable around, boasting low mortgage rates (the variable rate was less than one percent in June this year). The lack of direct inheritance tax in the region also makes it convenient for buyers. Moreoever, Verbier’s real estate market is strong and dependable.
Though the steps to buying property in the Alps are relatively simple – Swiss guidelines are outlined here – many foreigners find local expertise invaluable when it comes to choosing their dream home. One organisation with ample experience helping people make the right purchase is Besson Immobilier. Its advisory team assesses clients’ purchasing needs and tailors its service to get them the right property. Besson Immobilier has a huge range of homes to choose from, both for rent and to buy. To discover more, one need only go to Besson Immobilier’s contact page, which outlines details of how to get in touch.