Now in Moscow at the Studio accounts for 6% of the proposals and 8% of the demand (by one percentage point more than last year), and these figures are rising gradually, according to the Department of new buildings “INKOM-real Estate”. According to experts, in the near future, the demand for Studio can jump at least 25%.

“the price Question remains for the citizens is paramount, and the Studio are on average 20% cheaper than the usual one-room apartment,” – experts explain. While price growth is not expected: “When scoring prices the demand is definitely shifting toward classic one-bedroom apartments,” – said the Deputy Director of the Department of buildings Valery Kochetkov.

“the growing popularity of the Studio is a long – term trend. And he grew up the last of the crisis in 2014. The total purchase price of the Studio is cheaper, utility bills, and taxes for a small area is also less. With every crisis the demand for the Studio growing, and the current recession is no exception,” – said the General Director of the portal “World apartments” Pavel Lutsenko.

In recent months, share buying studios is increasing, but very slightly, the managing partner of the company “Metrium” Maria Litinetskaya. In April-may 2020 the share of studios in the total number of contracts equity was 8% in the same period of 2019, the Studio had 7% of the sold apartments. Over the past three years the cost of studios in the capital rose by 13%. “On the one hand, the Studio remains the most affordable apartment option in the market of new buildings of Moscow, so in a crisis they will retain the part of adherents among buyers. On the other hand, now the price is clearly too high. On the secondary market you can find items at a similar price with more space,” says Litinetskaya.

the Proportion of studios total sales increased to 10.1% versus 9.1% last year, says the head of Department of consulting and Analytics of real estate Agency “ABC Housing” Yaroslav Darusenkov. A more noticeable increase in the proportion of studios in the mass segment – two months of isolation the number of sales increased to 12.4% from 10.2% in April-may last year. In 2019, the Studio, the comfort class was the only type of apartments, sales of which decreased by 6% emphasizes Darusenkov. In business class in 2019 studios (the format of which five or six years ago in this class did not exist), in contrast, showed the biggest sales growth.

the Greatest demand, of course, the studios are in large cities, where the high cost per square meter, specify in the “Craigslist real Estate”. First and foremost, Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kazan. With the beginning of the year, according to the portal, has grown significantly the prices of studios in the suburbs – by 12.26%. In Nizhny Novgorod these apartments went up by 7.37%, in Novosibirsk, Perm and Leningrad region – about 5%. In Moscow, the Studio fell slightly. Leader in demand for Studio – Saint Petersburg, here the largest amount of proposals. So, now there are about 6 thousands of listings for studios in Moscow and more than 11 thousand – in Saint-Petersburg.

the rising popularity of studios promotes not only economic, but also demographic factors, Lutsenko said: “Young people are not in a hurry to create families and have children, preferring to live alone. The number of divorces is increasing. And the Studio is suitable for single people”. Only 20% of buyers, according to “Incom-Nedvizhimost”, acquire this housing for subsequent lease.

Developers have been trying to meet customer’s request and design Studio in residential complexes, but sometimes go too far in the pursuit of profit, especially in the regions, considers Lutsenko. “At home, where there are a lot of studios end up as a marginalised ghetto. So respectable developers, especially Moscow, to design a limited number of studios or even abandon them to the complex was attractive for a respectable family, and customers,” he says.