While the Moscow authorities are thinking about how to keep their promise and build a few thousand meters of housing for people on the waiting list at a special price (50 thousand rubles per square meter).м.), the cost per square meter of living space in Moscow will steadily increase.
Elections to the State Duma and the presidential race will certainly spur this process.
Numerous khrushchevkas, which the former mayor unsuccessfully fought against, are showing real miracles: the prices for the most inexpensive housing change according to completely unknown laws, increasing every time the capital’s mayor starts to fountain with ideas to improve the lives of city residents. There are almost no offers in the segment of low-cost apartments, while the demand is enormous. Relatively cheap apartments now can be purchased only in the Moscow region, and only then, far beyond the city limits. Budget «one-bedroom» and «two-bedroom» apartments are instantly dispersed in the hands of lucky owners. There are few of them — but they are there.
One of the main negative factors, directly affecting the real estate market can be additional taxes (more specifically, a tax on the market value, rather than the assessed value of housing). Naturally, this issue will not be raised before the elections. However, the new president will have to take unpopular measures as early as next year. Perhaps the owners of small apartments will be spared, but the expensive real estate or large living space will be the object of close attention. Consequently the focus will shift to the low-income segment, which will create even greater demand for low-cost housing.