Real estate: heat strainers, a good plan for buyers?
Thermal strainers are shaking up the sales market. Some buyers actually take advantage of this to get great deals. Explanations. – (France 2)
Thermal strainers are shaking up the sales market. Some buyers actually take advantage of this to get great deals. Explanations.
Jean-Michel Lecomte is finalizing the sale of the Paris apartment in which he was born. Its 40 m2 has a disadvantage: low energy rating. Category F is considered a thermal filter. Buyers were able to negotiate lower. “This is an additional expense item for the buyer and is necessarily part of the negotiation“, explains Abel Medjouba, SAFTI’s real estate advisor.
Voluntarily buy a heat strainer to get the low price
The owner sold his property in just four months, but for €327,000, €40,000 less than expected. Voluntary purchase of a thermal strainer at a low price is the bet of a couple in the Paris region. They bought a 75 m2 apartment2 rated F, at a reduced price. “Basically it was more than 500,000 euros. (…) By waiting a year, we got to 430,000, then to 400,000“, says buyer Valérie Montheová. To go from F to D, the account would have to increase to 30,000 euros. “Purchasing a thermal strainer was the best opportunity to reduce our costs”, says her husband Nathan.