What is better for a Muscovite - an apartment or a house?
In the face of constantly rising prices in the capital's real estate market, the vector of consumer demand began to move more actively from urban apartments to suburban housing. The…

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The earth rose to heaven
For the first quarter, in the most popular settlements of the Kiev region, land has doubled in price. According to the consulting company SV Development, the maximum price increase was…

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How to make a repair
How to prepare for it so that you don’t live on suitcases for years, swallowing dust, cursing “shabashnikov” and collecting money for missing materials? Step One: Define Aim First of…

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What do we pay a realtor for? (part 1)

Despite the fact that the profession of “realtor” did not appear yesterday, the attitude towards it is still ambiguous.

Some consider realtors to be an unnecessary link in the “buyer-seller” chain, others are sure that the realtor is a reliable assistant and guarantor of the transaction, while others believe that realtor services are not worth a penny. By the way, the size of the commission is the most worrying for customers who still do not want to understand why a realtor claims to be their rightful 5%. Another answer to the question – what is the meaning of a realtor’s service and what does he charge for? – we offered readers in a recent article “Where is free cheese?” (“Real estate on the move” No. 20 of 05/31/06). Continue reading

What do we want from a country house?

It would seem that not everyone can afford a house in an organized cottage village with developed infrastructure and a full range of civilization benefits, like a decent apartment in Moscow. Nevertheless, demand in all segments of the construction market with a steady increase in the welfare of Russians continues to increase, and developers sometimes do not keep up with customer requests.

Growth problems

The trouble with today’s suburban real estate market is that the cottages for sale rarely coincide with the ideal that has developed in dreams. “There are offers on our market,” says Elena Solovyova, vice president of the Nizhny Novgorod Realtors Guild, “but no one needs what is offered. Continue reading

How to create a condominium
In order to create an association of co-owners of an apartment building, it is necessary that more than 50% of the apartments in the house be privatized. Apartment owners who…

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Lviv residents are in no hurry to buy housing in the country. A square meter in a cottage town costs $ 760–790
In the cottage town in Solonets, seven kilometers from Lviv, construction work is being completed. 34-year-old Lviv resident Alexander Boychuk in 2004 began his own construction in the village of…

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Apartments in prestigious areas of Jerusalem cost less than on the Kiev periphery
In the midst of the New Year’s marathon, fate brought me to the same table with a married couple from Jerusalem, who arrived in warm Kiev in Israel to see…

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Rent: translate from realtor into Russian
Every profession has its own language, professional vocabulary. There are also specialists working in the real estate market. But there is another, completely special language - the language of advertisements.…

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