DECRYPTION – The pandemic has given a boost to this long sluggish market.
The desire for greenery and space born of the pandemic is also reshuffling the cards of the market for castles and manors. Despite the crisis and the economic uncertainties, sales are picking up again in this sector which has been struggling for a long time: according to the Mercure Group, one of the market specialists, they have jumped 15% in one year. And this, despite the repeated confinements that have blocked the country.
A wind of madness blew at the exit of confinement, in the wake of the wave that has swept over country houses and semi-main residences in recent months. “We have seen a lot of urban dwellers arrive, especially Parisians, who have suffered and who had an almost physiological need to escape, explains Olivier de Chabot, director of the Mercure Group. We’ve never known that. It was a crazy time. We did most of our sales for the year from June to September. ” This frenzy subsided thereafter, with the arrival of autumn. But, since January, the operations start again. And
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