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From the exclusive Saas-Fee to the accessible Blatten/Belalp, Riederalp and Fieschertal, Bojoli Living offers prime chalets in authentic Swiss mountain villages.
Switzerland dreaming TEXT: MYRIAM GWYNNED DIJCK | PHOTOS: BOJO LIVING
Who doesn’t dream of the Swiss Alps – the magnificent landscape, the stunning mountains and characteristic villages? Liliane Britsch certainly did, and apart from her own, she has made many other dreams come true through her Swiss real-estate company Bojoli Living. After coming to the Alps for over 30 years, Britsch decided to leave her home country of the Netherlands behind and moved to Switzerland five years ago. Since then she has helped Dutch, Belgian, English and Swiss clients to purchase a (second) home in the Swiss mountains. She says: “We offer individual and professional advice buying, selling or letting chalets and apartments. Swiss real-estate is a very attractive investment with excellent possibilities for high returns.” Bojoli Living offers to buy, renovate, expand and completely refurbish characteristic chalets at four unique mountain locations in Valais, southern Switzerland:
Saas-Fee, Blatten/Belalp, Riederalp and Fieschertal. Britsch explains, “There’s nowhere like Switzerland. The mountains are breathtakingly beautiful, the Swiss are very welcoming, winter sport is superb and I love the atmosphere of the little mountain villages.” The stable political climate and long summer and winter seasons are attractive for home owners – they can enjoy their chalet during the holidays and let their property for up to 20 weeks a year. “Moreover,” says Britsch, “there are financial incentives. At Saas-Fee, banks offer a 70 per cent mortgage, ten percent higher than the standard rate.” She emphasises that while the winter is the most popular with excellent skiing facilities, the summer also has lots to offer. “Especially for young families, owning a chalet in Switzerland is a great choice. The summer is fantastic and once you’re here, you can enjoy all the magnificent nature for free!” she says.
Britsch, who speaks English, German and Dutch, has good relations with the local authorities and organisations, and offers to take care of the full home-buying process. In the case of a home expansion, she can oversee the construction process so the chalet is ready upon arrival. “Because I am based locally, I can make sure everything is taken care of,” she continues. “Clients don’t have to worry about cultural misconceptions, I make sure the prices are right and they receive the best quality service possible.” Bojoli Living Interior Design can also advise you on refurbishments and full interior design, to give the chalet that characteristic Swiss Alps look. Britsch concludes, “We help you find the right materials, furniture and accessories so you can enjoy the chalet in style.” bojoliliving.com
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