When you look at a property in pre-construction, you may not have a very good idea of what it’s going to look like when it is built. However, it is possible to look at a model house or apartment within the complex and this will give you an idea of what your home will eventually look like. But you have to keep certain things in mind when you do this.
Keep in mind that your apartment will be on a different floor than the model apartment. So it will have a different view. It’s a good idea to try and figure out what the view will be like from the apartment you’re planning to buy. Of course, it’s always better to go with a view which will not be blocked by another building or which doesn’t overlook an alley. An open view is always better. So make sure that the apartment you’re going to buy has a nice view.
Most model apartments/houses are also displayed with furniture. This helps the builder because it makes the apartment look homey. So anyone who comes to see it will see it as a real home.
However, when you go to see the apartment, try to visualize what your own furniture will look like over there. Are your things bigger or smaller? Will they get cramped in that space or will there be too much space around them? Just because your things don’t seem to fit into a certain space doesn’t mean you shouldn’t buy the apartment, but it’s something worth considering.
When you go to see a model apartment or house, the complex they are located in will not be completely developed. It might seem out of the way, and there may not be many amenities there. So it’s a good idea to find out what’s coming up in the area before you make a decision.
Is there going to be a grocery store close by? How about a laundromat? Is a gym or a pool a part of the complex? Will there be other stores in the vicinity? Make sure that the area will be everything you want it to be before making your decision.