Buying an apartment is always fraught with significant financial risks, and a new building is no exception. Among the main advantages of housing in new buildings, first of all, the use of modern construction technologies and materials, compliance with global norms and standards. In new flats, you can find successful layouts that best match the taste of the buyer. By the way, the construction of houses using the latest building technologies, as well as the use of modern materials, such as insulation, various noise and waterproofing, allows tenants to save on the costs of heat, water and electricity. Given the progressive growth in utility tariffs, these benefits will not be superfluous.
Also you can count on the proper operation of all systems – from elevators to wiring and drainage. The question, of course, is controversial, because when connecting a house to city networks, problems may arise, but the developer must solve them, including financially.
Price – also an advantage of the primary market, because the cost. Don’t lose your head from different ads about huge discounts is not worth it. Firstly, because in prospectuses usually publish the lowest price, extending to large multi-room apartments, or to apartments with the most unsuccessful layouts or location.
Secondly, because prices are now changing almost daily. This is due mainly to fluctuations in the dollar exchange
rate, resulting in rising prices for construction materials and transportation services, as well as political instability, the economic crisis and protracted hostilities.
Looking for a site for a multistored building, the developer also seeks to minimize costs, and transport and social infrastructure issues may remainbehind the scenes. Therefore it is very important to study the location yourself.
Particular attention should be paid to the presence of underground parking or ground parking. If they are not foreseen by the project, and you have a car, you should decide on the width of the carriageway, sidewalks and surrounding yards – how much they are willing to accept the cars of tenants of the new high-rise building.
If an apartment is the second line of the residential complex, it will be superfluous to communicate with the neighbors who have already settled in the flats of the first stage.
Knowing the history of the area will also not be superfluous – to sell a few years later an apartment built in the burial place of the waste of the enterprise or in a house standing on the remains of an old cemetery will be problematic.
The main material of the walls, as well as the technology of its erection – is something that should be paid attention. In multi-stored apartments of economy class, often used reinforced concrete panels. This is one of the cheapest construction technologies, which allows to reduce the developer’s expenses by approximately 20%. This technology was at the peak of popularity in the 80’s. The last century, when the city authorities were faced with the task of providing the population with an inexpensive social housing for the state.
Since we have had an opportunity to evaluate all its advantages and disadvantages, we are talking above all of course, about summer heating and winter overcooling of iron structures. Naturally, this may require additional costs for insulation or cooling of premises.
Another important drawback of the panel house is the presence of internal bearing walls, which means that it is necessary to forget about the redevelopment or repair with the transfer of walls. On the other hand, it is these houses that are more often than others that others give up with a clean repair – wallpaper, paint, laminate, plumbing.
Monolithic frame technology is typical for buildings of a higher class. This technology allows you to develop and implement your own layout of housing, sometimes even at the construction stage.
Brick masonry is the most environmentally friendly, but they are not currently building such houses: this technology not only increases the cost of construction, but also does not allow building too tall buildings.
The most popular apartments of economy class are small-sized (up to 60 squares), in the business class, there are in great demand two-piece and three-piece blocks with an area of 80-120 square meters. The most popular in both cases are the 4-12 floors – not too low, so that the yard life does not interfere with the rest of the tenants, but not high, so that in case of a breakdown of the elevator to get to the apartment on foot.
However, there are people who prefer “high” floors because of the beautiful views from the windows. Here you need to be careful. Firstly, a beautiful view is extra money. Secondly, it is worth choosing the west or east side, so that the apartment does not turn out all day on the sunny or shady side, as it will draw additional costs for cooling or heating. Thirdly, the reliability of the elevator: with any breakdown or power failure, residents of the upper floors will have a hard time. Well, fourthly, if the windows of the future apartment are not completely filled with space, there is a great chance in a few years to receive as a “kind” of the apartment window in the house opposite.
In addition to all this, it is necessary to study in detail the documentation for the building under construction and, above all, its approved layout, to obtain not only information on which floor the future apartment is planned, but also what number it will have. By the way, the provision of such information can be additional evidence of the reliability of the chosen developer.