The search for the perfect student home is unending and the woes are infinite. For most students, a hassle-free home is a myth, while the daily struggle to maintain their privacy is immense. Unfortunately, landlords, society management committees and other building residents usually view students with an eye of suspicion, making it harder for them to find accommodation in housing societies that are reputed and safe. Sometimes students and their parents prefer buying their own property to make the student's stay easier. If you're one such student, these are some things that will make the choice easier.
1. Find a student-friendly area and housing society
It is important that neighbours are warm and friendly and don't hold grudges against a single person living next door. While you do officially own the property, society committees can prove quite troublesome if they don't take a liking to you. Students have erratic timings and the neighbourhood should be safe enough for their oddly timed travels.
2. Familiarise yourself with other occupants
It is a good idea to speak to other homeowners in the housing society, to find out whether there are frequent water shortages, or power supply cuts. What your real estate agent won't tell you, your prospective neighbours absolutely will. It's better to be aware of such shortcomings before the student moves in.
3. Proximity to the educational house
It is also important to make sure that the student's residence is in close proximity to their educational house. The purpose of buying an apartment is to make the student's life easier. The commute can take up a healthy chunk of the day, so close proximity would be both easy on the student's health and pocket.
4. Connectivity to public transport
Students usually live on a shoestring budget and buying their own vehicle is unlikely. Good connectivity to various modes of public transport is crucial for a student.
5. Ample recreational options
Students must have access to plenty of inexpensive recreational options. Cinema houses, parks, eateries, shopping and gaming arcades are big student crowd pullers.