8 nuances when choosing an apartment to buy
The choice of an apartment is only for you, but you need to discuss what aspects should be taken into account, what questions to answer.
This will save your time and will not give up on buying.
Before you make a purchase, you need to decide on the amount you spend on it. After that, start asking the price. But with the purchase of an apartment, the difficulty is that for the same price you can find different apartments.
Odnushka in the center, a treshka in a residential area and a two-room apartment in the new building will cost about the same. Therefore, you need to rely not only on the cost ..
What is the purpose of buying an apartment?
Looking for an apartment just for yourself or family? Or is it a real estate investment? The question of how to choose an apartment is fair even if you are just going to resell or rent it.
In this case, you should choose between two options: the cheapest accommodation or an elite apartment. Both were always in demand.
The choice between new building and the secondary
This choice is quite natural and will always be. Both markets have their own way of life, their advantages and disadvantages.
More popular at the moment new building. This is influenced by its significant advantages: comfort, service life, video surveillance, high-quality elevators, house territory, etc.
The cost of an apartment without repair in a new building can be the same in the secondary market.
Of the minuses, we have repairs in the apartments of our neighbors, along with yours, not always arranged public transport, the lack of shops and other necessary services and establishments nearby. There is still a certain risk of endless construction in the new house.
Selection of the capital area
Also important is the location of your apartment. And, as for me, you should not focus on what would be closer to the center - it is more important to have a junction or subway nearby. But best of all you will be prompted to decide the lifestyle of your family or yours personally, because some of them prefer quiet and remote areas.
First of all, you should ask yourself these questions:
- How much time do you need to go from home to work and from work to home?
- Are important places close to your home: school, market, det.sad, hospital, supermarket, etc.?
- How eco-friendly and safe is this area?
How to choose a quality house? Materials and construction technologies differ; a separate article is needed to describe all differences.
But here are the main options:
- Brick is the most eco-friendly material, it breathes and maintains the microclimate at any time of the year: in winter you will not freeze, and in the summer you will enjoy the coolness.
- Frame-monolithic technology - more durable (used in high houses, skyscrapers), allows you to create curvilinear buildings and a great option for rooms without partitions.
- Panel houses are the most budget option, having a number of drawbacks, such as a problem with sound insulation, they are less warm and have weak points at the joints and seams.
Which floor is better to choose?
The upper floors are good because they have more light, less noise, cleaner air and even no mosquitoes (most likely). But in the old housing stock there are a lot of problems with the roof, and in panel houses it is terribly hot in the summer.
Apartments on the lower floors are suitable for the elderly and families with babies.But they have their obvious drawbacks: dampness, noise, dust, smells from the trash, cold and mosquitoes.
Therefore, try to take an apartment on the floors of the 3rd and higher, but not extreme.
Apartment renovated - is it worth taking?
The apartment with repair will be much more expensive, but this repair does not always correspond to its price. Materials may not be very high quality, and the colors and completely annoy you.
Therefore, if the repair and looks good, you need to carefully examine it, because often it harbors in itself quite unpleasant things: poor plumbing, mold under the wallpaper, rotten pipes.
If the repair you can not afford, it is better to choose an inexpensive apartment of good quality and bring it in perfect condition on its own. This does not apply to very cheap apartments in old houses, because they are much more difficult to equip, longer and more expensive.
How to choose the layout of the apartment?
Try to find out during construction, whether it is possible to reschedule your apartment and build walls of your own accord. In houses with monolithic partitions and panel it is quite difficult to do.
When buying an apartment you are provided with a plan, but it does not always correspond exactly to the building (columns or ventilation channels may be present). Therefore it is worth asking to inspect the first rebuilt floors.
There are 3 types of planning: closed, partially closed and open.
In a closed layout, all rooms are isolated. This is appropriate when you need several rooms in which no one bothers anyone. But there is no sense of spaciousness.
Partially closed layout covers only the bedroom. The remaining rooms are open, for example the living room and kitchen merge.
Open space or open plan opens up into a single space and bedroom.
The last two options are good for bachelors and families without children, and zoned space can be simple partitions.