After a lull that is associated with the global crisis (in France, he spoke mainly real estate middle segment), an international clientele with a new enthusiasm surged on the Cote d'Azur in search of blue birds. One of the priorities of investment specialists call to purchase apartments in new buildings. Budgets transactions are very diverse.
New buildings have many advantages. First and foremost is quality housing that meets modern standards, do not require repair. It is interesting that in France, primary and secondary housing differently taxed. Boundary is drawn clearly: Real estate refers to the secondary housing, if it surrendered five or more years ago, and if the first five years changed the owner. If within the first five years the house was sold the broker (marchand de biens), the object is still regarded as primary.
The geography of choice
In the south of France the most popular destination for investment is the Department of Alpes Maritimes - Nice C? Te d'Azur (Alpes Maritimes - Cote d'Azur), with such famous cities as Nice, Cannes, Antibes, Menton, Mougins, Valbonne, Vence, Grasse and the area (Grasse). Alpes-Maritimes department is part of the region Provence Alpes C? Te d'Azur (Provence - Cote d'Azur), with its capital in Nice. Many are involved with the prestigious neighborhood with the principality of Monaco, where, despite the absence of taxes, real estate, ten times more expensive than the Cote d'Azur. Indicators of economic development and tourism are the numerous hotel chains, producing the famous perfume in Grasse, the space center in Cannes Mandelieu (Cannes - Mandelieu). There is also the oldest university of Nice - Sophia Antipolis TrackInside.
But that said Gerard mesa, president of the Chamber War Department in the National Federation of Property FNAIM: «In the midst of crisis, we did not allow a catastrophic decline in prices, but took a wait. Because they knew that the client is waiting, too, he understands that the most effective investments - in real estate. We have and will have something to offer our customers not only tomorrow, but through the years. "
Prices of C? Te d'Azur highest respect the national average. For example, a well-known agency John Taylor lion's share of transactions in excess of 7 million euros in the last two years have solely on the Cote d'Azur. The trendy village of Saint-Jean-Cap Ferrat (St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat), the company held 66% of transactions, alone, Cannes - 25%. Guide John Taylor believes that micromarkets haut de gamme (luxury real estate segment, where demand exceeds supply) crisis hardly touched by 2011, prices returned to previous levels.
To the Croisette in Cannes square meter costs up to 50 thousand euros, in Saint-Jean-Cap Ferrat (this municipality is the world's second most expensive housing after London), John Taylor Company has sold a villa pieds dans l'eau (literally "foot in the water "- the most prestigious facilities located on the seafront, who number several dozen in the entire Riviera) area of ??600 square meters. m with the territory of 8 thousand square meters. m for 38 million euros. The budgets of some of the transactions were simply astronomical. These acquisitions were strictly confidential, known only that the houses were sold in the style of Belle Epoque worth 70 million euros and above, as well as apartments with dizzying views from the windows.
The department of Alpes-Maritimes account for about 20% of the main residence, housing, they often owned by foreigners. And if the Cote d'Azur mainly offers apartments and suites, the Provence as a whole focuses on the typical Provencal mas homes and castles of the times of chivalry hikes. Often put up for sale and villas in the neo-Provencal style, whose value depends on the proximity to the coast and the business center Sophia Antipolis. Unique compared to many other European resort areas the location of the C?te d'Azur in terms of proximity to Nice International Airport annually attracts a huge number of both French and foreign investors.
A new round of interest in the Cote d'Azur is associated with new buildings. For example, in the Palazzo "Leonardo" (Monaco), price per square meter apartment is 50 thousand euros. It should be noted that the primary market has shown much greater resistance than nationwide, where the reduction was 40%. In the regional average of new buildings are 5-13 thousand euros per square meter. m. The most popular format - apartments of 150-200 sq. m (two or three bedrooms, master bedroom with bathroom and toilet), a good residence with a beautiful view from the window. In total, the department of Alpes-Maritimes are under construction or already in operation are given about 65 complexes.
The most expensive new buildings are proposed in Nice and Cannes: the prices in the segment de luxe - 8-13 thousand euros per square meter. m, on average - 5-5,5 thousand Thus, the Croisette, you can buy apartments in the complex level of de luxe Carlton Riviera - an elite new six-story house on 78 apartments with magnificent layout and wide terraces. Decorator - Pierre-Yves Rochon (Pierre-Yves Rochon), who apply for a legendary Parisian hotels George V and Plaza Paris Vend? Me. There are concierge and room service. In selling the remaining 12 lots. For example, two-room apartment (53 square meters. M) with a balcony 4 square. m on the sixth floor is 780 thousand euros, two bedroom apartment (91 square meters. m) with terrace 13 sq. m on the sixth floor - 1.52 million, and penthouse (88 sqm. m) with terrace of 12 sq. m - 1,85 million
A standard set of finishes in the new residences of the highest level about the same:
- Armored doors with triple-safe lock,
- Blind in lacquered aluminum,
- Floors and baseboards made of marble,
- Parquet flooring in bedrooms,
- Walls - satin and matte finish ivory
- Tiles in the bathroom
- White ceramic bath, built-in oak furniture,
- Reversible air-conditioning system,
- Decorated elevator
- In - parking, additional parking, a swimming pool.
In Nice, the capital of Alpes-Maritimes department and one of the main resorts of the French Riviera, the average housing prices are 3,4-3,6 thousand euros per square meter. m, but often go up to 8 thousand in the example is set Corniche d'Azur on the western heights of Nice, which consists of 27 apartments, swimming pool, pool-house, olive grove in the park with Mediterranean vegetation. The architecture is typical of Nice. The three-storey house offers various facilities - from studios to four-room apartments with large terraces. Prices - from 5,5 thousand euros per square meter. m
The highest average level of house prices shows Saint-Tropez - about 8 thousand euros per square meter. m. In other resort towns are much cheaper. So, in a complex Residence Grand Cavalier, located in the heart of Antibes and has only 23 apartments, two bedroom apartments (41-44 square meters. M) are 192-208 thousand euros, three rooms (56-64 square meters. M) - 252-333 thousand . The complex in the heart of Residence Marie Frejus cost-bedroom apartments (up to 77 square meters. m) - from 660 thousand euros, four-room (from 94 square meters. m) - from 770 thousand complex Terre de Lumi? re located on the heights of Antibes in a quiet residential quarter of Saint-Jean, near the resort center of Juan-les-Pins (JUAN LES PINS), close to beautiful beaches. Area - 4 hectares, has a swimming pool. Prices - from 221 thousand euros per apartment, from 5,925 euros per square meter. Project completed in late 2010.