Which is the most important aspect to consider before deciding to buy an apartment in Kochi? It’s undoubtedly, the location! You might have no other condition other than a property near to your job, school and family. You want it either a short drive or within walking distance. Public transportation facilities also matter.
1. Time, proximity and amenities
Imagine or remember, on your way back home after a hectic day you have no other choice but to hit the road during rush hour. Even if it’s 10 minutes normal time it might take you an hour or more. Most of the apartments exaggerate on this aspect. Choosing your ideal apartment location depends on time, proximity to amenities, as well as communal specifications. In a city, traffic is the only headache you might come across. Parallel or alternate access is also notable. Nevertheless, you turn on your GPS and map your journey accordingly.
2. Ideal for your lifestyle
Some spaces might not be ideal for your lifestyle. If you like hosting guests and parties, keep an eye out for apartments offering large entertainment areas. Location is crucial here. People would like to have a smooth arrival, to a calm and serene locale on such occasions. Parties happen in the cities but on the outskirts, it is even better. It’s spacious and more private.
If you do not want a busy life, probably you might be working from home, want to settle in a calm and collected place where a safe nook in your square footage is enough. Choosing an apartment in your favourite location is not a tough task. Choice of builder, budget and style is in plenty.
3. Evaluate the location
During apartment and home tours, record the details of the locale. Is the land, weather, people ideal for you? Is the place developing? Is there any visible infrastructure issue? Take photos of what you observe like a proper investigation. Make sure your family takes note, too. Choosing your location or buying an apartment without proper research and understanding is not expected from any buyer. Builders must be true to their claims.
4. Amenities matter
An in-home washer and dryer, a gym, additional parking spots, water, trash, and maintenance costs, utilities and internet, cable services etc. are important little things to take into account when you buy an apartment. But when it comes to the location you might want to check the proximity of these services outside. You want a hospital nearby; when it comes to emergency medical needs, a restaurant for your favourite dishes, or a fitness centre, your kid’s school, amusement park and more importantly shopping centres. Sometimes everything premium, everything essential, fall into a small portion of your big city and that’s where you might want to be. An Edappally or a Kakkanad or MG Road is in everybody’s dreams.
5. If you can afford it.
This is a big one. Before you move to a new location, compare neighbouring places. Is the price similar to other locales in the area? If it is slightly more expensive, does it include things that make it worthwhile?
Ask yourself whether or not you can comfortably afford the new spot. Do you have enough savings or do they provide provisions to buy according to monthly savings? While you’re evaluating the cost, budget your other monthly requirements too.
When you start your location hunt, be prepared to move fast. Properties come and go quickly. That means when you find your ideal spot, it might require a speedy turnaround.
Builders like Classic Homes provide you with the best apartments in your dream locations. We have properties in and around Kakkanad and Edappally near to city’s best hospitality, educational, business and amenity centres.