In Moscow, the demand for apartments in the first four months 2020 seems to be more stable than flat. Against this background, the developers managed to increase the average cost of their proposal by 12%. The growth rate was higher than in the segment of traditional apartments. This trend may strengthen. Consultants expect the demand for apartments will increase due to decrease in the crisis period incomes: average area, and therefore the budget of purchases in this segment are lower than in the case of apartments.In April the average price of apartments mass segment amounted to 191 thousand RUB for 1 sq. m, which is 12% higher than the same period last year. Such data in their study, the analysts of the company “Metrium”. For comparison, they are indicators of the market for traditional apartments: there is an increase for the year was 1.6% to 188 thousand rubles. per 1 sq. m. the General Director “MIEL” Natalia Shatalina confirms that now the average cost of apartments in Moscow comfortclass is 189,7 thousand RUB for 1 sq. m is 4.4% higher than for apartments — 181.7 thousand. RUB. At the same time, according to experts, in April 2019 was observed the opposite situation: the apartments in new buildings were exhibited at an average price 156,9 thousand RUB for 1 sq. m, it was 7.7% lower figure for sale.According to “Metrium”, the number of non-investment transactions with individuals who bought at least three flats per person in the segment according to the results of the period from January to April increased by 1% compared to the same period last year. Dynamics of sales of apartments during the same period decreased by 13%. Thus at the end of the first quarter of 2020 sales of apartments increased by 32% compared to the same period last year.Although the share of suites in the structure of new home sales is still insignificant, positive changes are already there, said the head of Department of consulting and Analytics “ABC of housing” Yaroslav Darusenkov. According to his estimates, if the second half of 2018 apartment is formed of 7-9% of the total number of transactions in the primary market within the old borders of Moscow, for January—March 2020 the value reached 10%.Director of project consulting Est-a-Tet novel Rodiontsev explains that many buyers choose apartments because of the lower cost lots. This is confirmed by calculations “Historical”, according to which in April, the average price of apartments in new buildings of Moscow amounted to 7.8 mln., while the average cost of apartments — 11 million rubles the Average size of lots in these categories amounted to 41 sq. m and 59 sq m respectively. Traditionally, in the primary apartment market exhibited extremely small space, the area which may be less than 20 sq. m. the General Director of UK “Development” Igor residents of Kozelsk explains that the difference in the outcome price is not only a small area, but more lenient requirements for the layout, for example, of insolation and the location of the “wet” areas. The Chairman of the Board of Directors “best new Building” Irina Dobrokhotova indicates that the value of the property, usually 20-25% lower than the same indicator for housing.About the same says the managing partner of “Metrium” Maria Litinetskaya: “Apartments are becoming more likely to consider those whose incomes will be reduced because of the crisis”. CEO Key Capital Sergey kamluk believes an additional factor of growth of consumer demand in the segment of active lobbying by the development community the opportunity to equate the legal status of apartments and housing. This, for example, will allow the new owners to have a permanent record. The majority of citizens need to register at the place of residence to benefit from social infrastructure, so in some cases, potential buyers do not consider such areas to purchase, concludes Natalia Shatalina.Alexandra Mertsalova