The projects of city dwellers wishing to flee the city have upset the real estate market for rural houses, according to the latest figures from Safer. In 2021, prices increased by 9.3% in one year. But in many departments such as Pyrenees-Orientales, Creuse or Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, the increase is well over 10%.
Larger spaces, with an exterior and far from urban centers. With the health crisis, city dwellers changed their real estate project. This resulted in disrupt the real estate market in rural areas. The houses there represent just over 10% of the total sales recorded by notaries last year.
Their price reached on average 199,000 euros in 2021. This is 9.3% more than in 2020 according to a study published by the national network of Societies for Land Development and Rural Settlement (Safer), reports Capital.
Regions more affected than others
In some departments, prices have increased more than in others. We point to the highest increase in the Pyrenees-Orientales (17.8%). Over there, a house in the countryside is sold at an average price of 284,000 euros. The study also notes strong increases in Creuse (16.7%), Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (16%), Landes (14.3%) and even Haute-Savoie (14%).
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The map of France reveals imbalances between the regions. Thus, the increases are more marked in Brittany (from 8.8% to 12.7% depending on the departments) and in New Aquitaine with many departments where the rise in prices exceeded 10%. This is also the case in Provence-Alpes-Cte d’Azur, apart from the Hautes-Alpes (-3.4%), the trend is also on the rise.
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In Centre-Val-de-Loire, the majority of departments also suffered increases of more than 10%. Some departments are excluded from this upward trend. A majority of them are in the East of France such as Meuse (-6.6% in one year), Ardennes (-3.4%), Haute-Sane (-0.9%) and the Cte d’Or (-0.6%). Haute-Corse (-4.7%) and Allier (-1%) are also affected by a drop in rural house prices.