Océane Théard, edited by Clément Perruche
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9:27 a.m., December 07, 2021
Since the first confinement, more and more Ile-de-France workers have gone into exile in urban cities less than two hours from Paris. They are marked by the price of land and by living conditions, which are better than in the capital. This exodus from Ile-de-France drives up the prices of cathedral cities such as Chartres and Amiens.
For companies that can, the government requires two to three days of telework per week. So teleworking has become one of the arguments of some cities to attract Ile-de-France residents. And it works. Europe 1 went to Chartres, where more and more workers from Ile-de-France are taking up residence.
“It really is a dream”
Far from the crowds and the Parisian metro, Claire and Jean-Charles’ new paradise for a year now is this pretty stone house from the 1930s. 120 square meters, three times the size of their old apartment on the fourth floor. floor without elevator. “We want more greenery, more space and so we arrived here. We saw the house, we said to ourselves ‘Oh my thank God!’, Claire rejoices.
The couple must pass through their Parisian offices two days a week. But the rest of the time, they telecommute in their veranda flooded with light facing the trees in the garden. “We don’t have the same view at all. We have a lot more space. It’s a lot more free and it’s still a lot quieter. You don’t hear a noise when you’re working and it’s really a dream, “says Jean-Charles.
Prices climb 7% in one year
“We have seen since the end of the first confinement a big boost in demand from Ile-de-France and Parisians”, explains Nicolas Maitrejean. It was his agency that found the couple this cocoon at 400,000 euros. An almost daily mission for this real estate professional. “They have a higher purchasing power. It is a more demanding clientele with other means, but who buy,” he analyzes. These new arrivals have also pushed up the price of real estate in Chartres: + 7% in one year.