While some citizens are buying toilet paper, the richer hastily rent and buy suburban real estate. But experts warn - it will not last long.
Experts report an increase in demand for summer cottages and country houses. In recent years, our citizens seem to have begun to lose interest in suburban life and six hundred square meters. Last summer, realtors reported an almost universal drop in prices. And now, a new twist ...
According to Avito Real Estate, in mid-March, demand for long-term rent of country houses began to grow sharply in some regions. In particular, in the Moscow Region, Rostov Region, Krasnodar Territory and Crimea, in the second week of March, it grew by 18-25%, depending on the region. This is slightly higher than the usual seasonal surge in interest.
And Penny Lane Realty, which deals with elite real estate near Moscow, claims that in the week from March 11 to March 18, they received as many applications for renting country cottages as it usually happens in a month.
Experts naturally associate the revival with the coronavirus. Firstly, you can't go abroad - and it's not a fact that you can go there in the summer. Moreover, the ruble is shaking. So people are in a hurry to quickly provide themselves with a comfortable stay, while the prices are the same. And secondly, the isolation regime outside the city is much more convenient and realistic - there are definitely fewer contacts. In addition, many institutions have switched to remote work, and schools and institutes - to remote study. Hanging around in the city, if there is an opportunity not to do it, there is no point at all.
The collapse of the ruble will turn into a rush of demand for apartments
“We certainly have a huge competitive advantage, which I believe makes us less vulnerable to the blows of the pandemic. Russia ranks first in the world in terms of the number of dachas and vegetable gardens, and I think this will allow our population to disperse, self-sufficiency, self-isolation and ultimately overcome viral dangers, - said at a press conference at the Rossiya Segodnya news agency, the chairman of the State Duma Committee on Education and science Vyacheslav Nikonov.
In this regard, realtors are already rubbing their hands and waiting for the growth in demand for the purchase of everything out of town.
-This trend now really already exists, and this applies not only to suburban, but in general to all real estate, - said "KP" a member of the board of the Guild of Realtors of Moscow Roman Vikhlyantsev. - People are in a hurry to quickly take out a mortgage, while it can still be done at the same rates. And invest depreciating rubles - whoever has them. But I don't think it will last long. Most likely, the growth in demand - and prices - will last no more than a month. And then the reverse process will begin - the real estate market, including the suburban one, will stagnate and fall in prices. Because people don't have much money. And in the short term, they are likely to only decrease.