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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How to sell an apartment faster and more expensive?
Have you ever seen a market seller rubbing apples that are on the counter so that the apples shine. Why do you think he does this? He gives them a…

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What do we pay a realtor for? (part 2)
If a client asks what he pays a commission for, then the service is not clear to the client. A convincing answer should begin with a counter question: "What do…

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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

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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Profitability requirements
The fact that today's investments in suburban real estate promises considerable profit in the future to any participant in this market segment is noteworthy. Prices for objects annually only increase,…

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Renting an apartment: Avoiding risks Part 2. Landlord risks
Risk 1: scammers. Apartment for rent or for sale First, consider the most common fraud schemes in the residential rental market. Two methods are especially effective: re-renting an apartment in…

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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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