Real estate: house prices increase in the midst of a health crisis

Real estate: house prices increase in the midst of a health crisis

The Covid-19 crisis has led to an increase in the prices of houses located in the countryside, in primary or secondary residences.

Real estate: house prices increase in the midst of a health crisis

Fanny Ettori, a young mother, has just signed for the purchase of a 160 square meter village house in Meximieux (Ain), 40 kilometers from Lyon (Rhône). After a year marked by the various confinements, the family needed more space. “We were looking for a room to be able to telecommute a little away from the house, since with children, it makes noise. So we needed a space to be specially designed for teleworking“, Explains Fanny Ettori.

Prices that have increased by 6%

The purchase price of the house is 370,000 euros. According to Jérôme Rateau, Century 21 agency director, demand and prices have increased by 10% in two years in the sector. “With hindsight, we can say that there is a Covid effect on property prices“, He says. Across France, house prices have increased by more than 6% over one year. We have to go back to 2016 to find such enthusiasm.