There are two controversial trends in the luxury countryside market. In the context of unstable fi nancial markets, the high end cottage market shows trends of having a rise in demand against a general decrease in the number of off ers. In the market of B class cottage villages, the situation is vice versa – the supply goes upwards, while sales go down.
In total, as per the beginning of October 2014, the countryside market included 15 A class villages and 39 B class projects for new-builds.
Developers’ activity seems to reduce: as within Q3 2014, 1 new B class village was released for sale.
A decrease in average prices (in USD equivalent) is being observed: there was a quarterly decrease in rates which amounted to 7% for A class properties and 10% for B class housing.
Source : Knight Frank