Founded and managed by María Teresa Benítez de Lugo Cólogan, Property Geneva offers a bespoke and multilingual service. Our experience recognized for several years in the field of real estate in the Pays de Gex and in the communication sector of international companies allows us to offer a service tailored to a cosmopolitan and international clientele.
Property Geneva, located in the French border town of Ferney-Voltaire close to one of the world’s most international cities, offers potential buyers among the large expatriate community in the region a wide range of quality properties. We can provide an individually-tailored, multilingual, friendly and discreet service based on many years of professional experience working with clients from around the world in real estate and major international communication companies.
If you are looking to sell or to buy a property, we can offer the advice and counsel that you need. If are a seller, we come to evaluate your property and to explain how best to put it on the market. If you are a buyer, we can help you find the most suitable mortgage for your purchase and we follow through with you all the steps in the process. We can also provide you with information on building firms or individual artisan-professionals engaged in construction or renovation.
Geneva has a permanent housing shortage due to the fact that a population increase of around 40,000 between the year 2000 and 2008 has not been matched by new construction. Rentals are therefore very expensive and good-standard houses and apartments rarely come onto the open market.
So it is not surprising that many expatriates choose to buy in France and live in the « Pays de Gex », a region bordering on the Canton of Geneva and offering easy access to the city’s international organizations, its airport and railway station, as well as to the motorway by which the rest of Switzerland, France, Italy and Germany can be quickly reached. In the Pays de Gex, purchasing property and obtaining a mortgage are not complicated. Further, there is little risk to a real estate investment since the high level of job mobility among the international population means that properties can generally be sold or let easily if the owner/ occupier has to move on.
The Pays de Gex, also known as the « Pays Genevois », offers an excellent quality of life, good schools – including the International Lycee in Ferney-Voltaire -- and a beautiful setting, wedged as it is between the Jura mountains and Lake Geneva. It offers many outdoor leisure activities like downhill and overland skiing, mountain biking and hiking, golf, sailing and horse riding, and of course all the amenities of Geneva whose cinemas, theatre, opera and ballet, museums and shops are close at hand.
Positioned centrally in western Europe and just an hour’s flight from major European cities like Paris, Rome, Barcelona, London and Frankfurt, the Pays de Gex has a multicultural population, many of whom work in Geneva’s some 190 international organizations, both inter-governmental and non-governmental, or in multinational companies who have their European headquarters in the city.
If you decide on buying in the Pays de Gex, Property Geneva can help you to find just the home that you are looking for -- either from our own property portfolio of quality houses, town houses, villas and apartments, including new developments – or through other professional agencies in the area with whom we work on a partnership basis, Our main concern is to offer you a top-class service and give you the best possible advice on the market. Do not hesitate to contact us. It will be a pleasure for us to welcome you.