Ever thought about buying in the mountains? This little guest article from Austrian developer Kristall Spaces might help whet the appetite.
When taking a ski holiday in St. Anton, you might find yourself with the notion to settle in on a permanent basis. This one-of-a-kind town is renowned as a small mountain resort sitting on the western side of Austria. And while skiers come here all year long, there are plenty of other nature lovers who enjoy the town for its boisterous hiking, biking and climbing adventures.
If skiing is on your agenda, take comfort in knowing that St. Anton boasts more than 330 miles of pistes, giving you 210 miles of gleaming snow to ski across. Want to get a little more adventurous? If so, there are plenty of areas to go skiing on off-piste routes, but it’s highly recommended that you bring along a local guide. To learn more about the amazing St. Anton, don’t forget to check out the town’s website or our handy guide.
How to Buy a Chalet in St. Anton
Once you get to St. Anton, there’s a good chance you won’t want to leave. If this is the case for you, don’t forget how easy it is to buy a chalet. In fact, purchasing a property for sale in St Anton, Austria is easier than ever before, especially when you have an experienced real estate
agent in Austria, such as Kristall Spaces, on your side. This type of professional can show you the many chalets available in the St. Anton area as well as help you make offers and negotiate the buying price.
Join Other Expats
Don’t be fooled into thinking that you’re the first British islander to put down roots in St. Anton. Many expats have turned this dream vacation spot into oneof their permanent homes. And in doing so, many of them have taken advantage of the VAT benefit earned from purchasing an investment property.
The VAT benefit can be earned after you’ve rented out your chalet for 20 years and have made a profit in doing so. You can qualify for as much as 20 percent of savings on your taxes. Chalets in Austria provide you with an excellent investment opportunity that tend to provide greater rental yields than what you would earn off a standard residential investment. And with the Austrian economy growing faster than it ever has for the last several years, there’s never been a better time to take the leap forward and invest in a Chalet.
Setting Up Roots in St. Anton
There’s never been a better time to move to the snowy peaks of St. Anton. This lovely area will envelope you in beautiful scenery. There are plenty of outdoor activities to take part in –toboggan runs, paragliding, and tennis– and as said before, there are even financial incentives for moving here. Austria is the perfect place to turn a holiday home into a new lifestyle.
To establish a new lifestyle in the slippery slopes of St. Anton, you’ll need to embrace the changes with an open mind. From driving on the opposite side of the road to learning the language of the area and getting accustom to meal options, changes will be both large and small. Still yet, with an attitude of welcoming change, you’ll be well on your way to settling into your new chalet in St. Anton.
If authentic cuisine is what you’re in the mood for, St. Anton has you covered. Some of its finest and most popular restaurants include Kandahar Bar & Restaurant, MooserWirt, and Dolce Vita. From fine dining to home-cooked meals, these dining establishments are sure to please your taste buds every time.
Furthermore, other great reasons that people like you are settling in at St. Anton include the fact that there is little crime, the population in all of Austria is only about 8 million, and the holiday hotspots –shops and tourist attractions– are always clean. And of course there’s the most luring aspect of St. Anton; the ski slopes are literally on your doorstep, always beckoning your name.