Real estate post-containment : exodus, aborted by the Parisians - The Point

The idea appeals to more than one during the confinement : in front of the living spaces cramped, offered by the capital, why not leave Paris to enjoy a new lif

Real estate post-containment : exodus, aborted by the Parisians - The Point

The idea appeals to more than one during the confinement : in front of the living spaces cramped, offered by the capital, why not leave Paris to enjoy a new life or buy a house for a glimpse of green ? We almost expected to see whole families turn their back on their life in paris to enjoy the sweetness of life in the French province. But the reality would be quite different, according to a study by Century 21 that BFM Immo has identified Tuesday, July 7. The Parisians are far from having left the capital, and their desire to purchase a second residence is for the moment not really materialized.

The study was carried out after the déconfinement started on 11 may and shows that, after a 50% fall in the traffic on the Web site of Century 21 bondi and has achieved a record audience in may, with a figure of 3.1 million visitors, an increase of 10% compared to last year. The demand seems to be very strong, but sales remain in decline of 27.6% compared to 2019.

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According to the real estate network, if the inhabitants of large cities seem to be attracted to the smaller cities, in reality, there has " been no exodus of Parisians to the countryside or the coast ".

housing not larger than before, but more expensive

Some regions, such as northern Britain, the Aisne, or the Arcachon basin, seem to be particularly attractive, " but the influx of Parisians is marginal ". The same for the purchase of secondary residences, relays BFM Immo. Again, if the research on the network's website have increased by 57 %, and 156 % for the " country houses ", in fact, the real estate transactions carried out show a shift. This type of residence represents only 4.3% of the purchases since the beginning of the déconfinement.

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As to the size of the accommodation purchased, they are not necessarily larger than before the crisis, according to Century 21 : "A purchased apartment was on average 59,1 m2, it is in fact 57,8 m2 now. The main obstacle to acquiring more great is without a doubt the price ", that, them, continue to increase. As noted by BFM, between the first half of 2019 and the first half of 2020, house prices have experienced an increase of 2.3 %, while the purchase prices of apartments have increased by 3.1 %. Now, the average price of a house is 241 505 euros and 214 123 euros for an apartment. A never-before-seen, according to Century 21.

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Updated Date: 07 July 2020, 05:33

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