||Choosing the right apartment to buy 1. Where? As you know, when choosing an apartment you should be guided by three main criteria: this is a place, a place and once again a place. It is known that our life is not square meters, but the time that we spend with our family at home. Therefore, the most beautiful 200 meter apartment will not please you, if from it to work you drive 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the evening. The latest trend in Moscow is that happy families who have got new apartments outside the Moscow Ring Road sell them cheaply after 1-2 years of living in them and at any price they may buy Khrushchev’s, but within the Moscow Ring Road near the metro. Accordingly, weigh the pros and cons. The proximity of the subway - never superfluous. Even if you have a car, proximity to the metro will make your meters much more expensive than the lack of such proximity. Because people need to know how to choose an apartment. How to choose an apartment 2. What is better than new buildings or secondary housing, has been discussed more than once. Let's talk about the secondary and especially the "old fund". Clearly, a brick is better than a panel, the first and last floors are the worst options. What should I look for when checking an apartment before buying? Neighbors. How to behave, who and what generally reviews. It is especially important that the house has as few apartments as possible. Why - because the tenants do not care at all - and the state of the entrance and the relationship with people. Technical condition of communications. Wiring and water supply is our everything. If you do not have plans for large-scale repair with the replacement of both, then hope that the water supply system, built even with Comrade Stalin, will last for a long time - it is naive. Parking. Is there a yard / is there a barrier there and is there a place for such on adjacent streets. Parking is an important factor for choosing an apartment, even if you do not need parking right now. 3. Who? Perhaps the most difficult question when choosing and buying an apartment. Housing costs a lot of money, and there are plenty of opportunities for fraud for dishonest sellers. Therefore, legal inspection of the cleanliness of the apartment is the basis of the preparation for the transaction. We wrote many times and we repeat once again - do not believe the realtor, neither yours nor others. A realtor ALWAYS receives a percentage of the transaction, ALWAYS is interested in its immediate outcome and will NEVER be liable if something goes wrong. Therefore, checking the legal purity of the apartment, which will take you only 24 hours and will cost ridiculous 6,000 rubles (compared to the risks that you are exposed to without it) on the website of flat-security risks. Checked the apartment when buying for cleanliness - made an advance and forward to the deal. No legal opinion - no deal. In case something happens - believe me, all the realtors will forget about you, and you will be left alone with a problem or a scam. 4. How? The standard scheme for the purchase of an apartment is as follows: legal inspection of the cleanliness of the apartment; signing a preliminary contract, transfer of an advance; the signing of the main contract of sale, laying the amount of money in bank cells; registration of the transfer of the right to the apartment to the Buyer, opening of the cell with the money by the Seller. Any other schemes require coordination with a lawyer. It will be cheaper than suing later. 5. When Apartments are like birds - come to life in transitional seasons. The highest season is from September to December and from February to May. In the winter, of course, nobody works and nobody needs anything, and in the summer - about the same thing. But, respectively, in low seasons and the price tag on the apartment is lower, but the choice is worse. 6. What else? Apartments in Moscow are no longer gold, as was the case in the fat 2000s. Now it is an asset that not only does not grow in value, but sometimes falls. Therefore, buying an apartment in terms of investment is not always justified. Before you go for it look at the rental prices in the area and by simple mathematical calculations find out how long your investment will pay off. If 8-10 years old - this is a good investment. If above is no longer a fact. Thanks to this article, people who are going to get housing know how to choose the right apartment.