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In Pontarlier, in the Doubs, houses below market prices will be sold by lot.
In Pontarlier (Doubs)16 detached houses will be sold 25% below market price. “Each house will be sold for 300,000 euros, the acquisition will be done by drawing lots, which is something new for us.“, explains Eric Cuenotreal estate marketing manager – Intoo. Here, real estate prices are soaring. Switzerland, located just 10 km away, and his higher salaries unbalance the market.
For modest households, access to property becomes complicated. “We want all those who want to live in Pontarlier, to support its businesses and support its schools, to be able to do so.“, indicates Didier chauvin, deputy to the town hall of Pontarlier. The municipality thus sells its land at a lower price, so that builders sell below market prices. For the 16 houses for sale, 28 applications were validated, which explains the draw.
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