The majority of Russians willing to buy housing (70 per cent) would like to have a flat with an area of more than 50 square metres. These results came from a study conducted by Raiffeisenbank, RIA News reported. However, one-fourth of the respondents said that smaller housing sizes (30-50 square metres) are also sufficient for them.
The study was conducted in July 2020. More than 3,000 people from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Voronezh, Krasnodar, Ufa, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Omsk, and Samara took part in it.
In the formats of flats finishing, Russians prefer pre-finishing (53 per cent) and finishing (30 per cent). Real estate, however, completely without renovation or fully furnished flats are of interest to much less people. In addition, 68 per cent of those surveyed want to buy housing in a new building.
The infrastructure of the house is also important for future owners. Those who choose a new building pay attention to the closed courtyard without cars and the availability of parking. People who prefer secondary housing are more attentive to schools and kindergartens near the house.