After long weeks locked up, the French are numerous to plebiscite the houses in the cities and in the countryside. Illustration in Dordogne.
The type of property particularly sought after in the center of Périgueux is “A beautiful living room, a pretty terrace overlooking the back of the small courtyard”, says an employee of a real estate agency. Since the deconfinement in Périgord, real estate sales have exploded. Need space for some, safe haven for others. “Today, we have come back to this true value for all time, for all generations, it is to invest in stone, since we do not know what will be done next year”, says Mario Goncalves, real estate agent.
Towards a price increase
This real estate agency recorded a 50% increase in turnover in the region compared to June 2019. The profile of buyers has also changed. “It was really the hunting ground for foreigners who took up a small house for their retirement. Today, we have a lot of French ”, says Trévor Legget, owner of the Legget agency. Industry professionals fear that the rise in prices will accelerate in the coming months.