The housing issue is one of the most important problems for every tourist. Often, tour agencies deal with the issue. However, there are many cases when people are forced to look for an apartment themselves.
Today we tell you how to find an apartment for your own at an affordable price, in desired location and with all the amenities. In Armenia, there are several popular real estate sites, where with a few clicks you book an apartment before arrival. Check out three most popular websites.
Apartments in Yerevan: List.am
One of the most popular websites is www.list.am; it is trilingual site (Armenian, Russian and English) with numerous ads about buying, selling and renting apartments, cars and etc. In order not to get lost in the flow of information, we will give you some instructions for proper search. On this website, registration is not required, the information is available to all. However, there is a problem with the Armenian-language ads placed private users and those ads, unfortunately, can not be edited or translated. Therefore, follow our instructions, and we’ll teach you to find an apartment, even without understanding the national language.
First you need to go to the real estate section, select the subcategory “for rent”, and a new page will open.
On the left side there is a sidebar, where, first of all, you should choose – private ads to directly contact the landlord without a broker.
Next, you must choose terms for apartments: monthly or daily; the desired amount of payment, number of rooms and preferred region. Note that in Armenia daily price for an apartment is more expensive than, monthly. Therefore, if you plan to stay in Armenia for a couple of weeks, you should book an apartment for a month. The average price of one-room apartment for a day in the city center is $ 50, and for the month – $ 500. If you want an apartment at a lower price, then you should look for apartments in Komitas street. Its advantage is the availability of public transport, as well as a convenient location to all areas of the city, markets, supermarkets, pharmacies and medical centers. Here the price for one-room apartment with facilities for the day ranges from $ 25 to $ 30 and $ 300 to $ 400 for one month. It should be noted that in Armenia the majority of one-bedroom apartments are converted into doubles. This is mainly due to the combination of kitchen and living room. However, the price for such apartment is higher due to demand.
When looking for an apartment on the List.am you will not have problems with understanding the price of the apartment, because the site has the ability to select the currency.
If you liked one of the apartments, the website provides a possibility to compare it with similar apartments by price, location and by user’s affiliation. By the way, regarding the latter, the site allows you to view all the publications of the same user, as well as information about the date of its registration. This information will help you decide whether this user is the owner of the apartment or a broker that offers more than 10 apartments on the website. If the user is indeed the owner the date of registration will serve as a guarantee of its validity.
After you have chosen an apartment, you just need to send a message through website to the owner of the apartment, find out detailed information about renting and make an agreement to rent the apartment. If you want to call the owner for details, you can find phone number in the right corner of the page If it is a local number (2009 **), then you should dial 37 410 front and then just a number. If it is a mobile phone number (0937855 **), you need to dial just the country code +374 instead of 0. If you failed to call, you have another way to specify the presence of apartment: publication date, fixed at the bottom of the ad. Sometimes, after renting an apartment, the owners do not remove ad from the website, and it pops up every time you search out, despite of being out of date. To avoid mistakes, pay attention to the date of announcement.
Apartments in Yerevan: Estate.am
Another site on which you will be able to rent an apartment is www.estate.am, specialized only in the purchase, sale and rental of apartments, villas and land. This website as well as the previous one provides information in three languages. However, this site transfers its entire content to the appropriate language interface so that you can easily check the details about the apartment. Estate.am stands out among competitors in the availability and quality of information, because the specialists are working on the text ads. Note that this service is paid to the owners, but it is completely free for the visitors.
If for some reason you find it difficult to climb stairs, and there is no elevator in the building, Estate.am enables you to search apartment only on the 1 floor. You should only choose the point in extended search.
If you are looking for an apartment in new buildings in Armenia, check the box under the heading “type of building”, and you will see only the relevant apartments. It should be noted that in Armenia there are basically five-story buildings and high-rise buildings (from 9 to 11 floors). They have a significant difference: the first one doesn’t have an elevator and garbage chute. Still five-story buildings are stone building with high ceilings. Concerning the prices stone buildings are more expensive. As a tourist, you are advised to stay in monolithic high-rise buildings in Armenia, because there is less noise and they are much cleaner.
If you choose an apartment by looking through the photos, this website is what you need. Professional photos of apartments will make it easier to choose desired apartment. Since this website is highly functional you can also view images in Panorama mode (360).
If you need an apartment with wifi or TV satellite, you need to search needed tags in the category details. There you can find information about the presence of a garage, parking or the heating system.
Note that you can see the location of the apartment on the map of Yerevan and other cities. This will give you an overview of the entire region: the presence of shops, hairdressers, laundries and etc. You will also be able to check the presence of public transport in general, and to calculate the distance from home to the bus stop, as well.
Apartments in Yerevan: Akcern.am
The last but not the least website for house renting is Closes the top three sites on www.akcern.am, specialized in the purchase, sale, renting, evaluation residential (apartments, houses, villas, land, cottages), as well as commercial real estate (industrial facilities, etc).
The main feature of this site is the presence of the code in advertisements, for example, the code – 20501. This is due to the specificity of the site, namely the fact that almost all ads belong to the corporation. For more information, you should contact the realtors of “Akcern”. The presence of the code facilitates and speeds up the process of finding the right ad to you.
It should be noted that, bypassing the realtors, you may experience problems with the owners of apartments in understanding the conditions of their employment. If you are renting an apartment without a broker, a contract is issued between you and the the owner of the apartment who sets the conditions of renting. There may be items that protect the rights of the owner, but they may restrain yours. To avoid problems, you can contact the owner and ask for contract sample.
If you are dealing with an agency there will be generally established document that supports both sides equally. If the document has agency stamp the contract has legal power.
So, dear tourists, if you want to save money, pay attention to the contracts before signing. Otherwise, use the services of realtors.
Finally, keep in mind that in case of renting daily apartments utility costs are paid by the owner, in case of renting monthly the renter is to pay the bill. More often, the owner require deposit in order to be sure that the apartment will be kept in a perfect condition.
So, if you want to choose an apartment seen in the video, go to the section “Video” and you’ll see the complete list of apartments. Here is one of the videos from “Akcern” agency.
The above presented websites will help you to find an apartment while abroad without any problem. You can now book an apartment for your own, as you are already familiar with the nuances of the country’s real estate market.