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[Research Report] What kind of reviews of apartments do you refer to? 1st place was “location/environment”!
“Hodo no Mori” (https://jafmate.co.jp/review/), an information media that is useful for daily life, operated by Review Co., Ltd.
(https://jafmate.co.jp/), is aimed at people in their 20s and above from all over Japan. We conducted a survey targeting “what kind of condominium reviews do you refer to?”
We will publish the results.
Survey target: Men and women in their 20s and above
Survey date: June 2023
Research institution: In-house research
Survey method: Voluntary response via the internet
Number of people surveyed: 100 (74 women, 26 men)
Research report: https://jafmate.co.jp/review/report-143/
*When quoting the results of this survey, please use the URL of “Honbutsu no Mori” (https://jafmate.co.jp/review/).
Survey results summary
When we conducted a survey to find out what kind of condominium reviews people look for, the number one answer was
We will also introduce other items in ranking format.
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The second and subsequent rankings were “quietness” and “storage space”, followed by “earthquake resistance” and “convenience”, which came in 7th place.
1st place: Location/Environment
・I think there are many things you can’t understand until you live there, such as the surrounding environment, so I use reviews like that as a reference. I think it would be nice to know in advance that there are certain times when it will be noisier than expected, or that it will be convenient for shopping. (Female in her 50s and up)
・I think it is very important whether the place is safe or not when living alone. Also, I think everyone is concerned about the strange smells and environmental damage that come with living in a place. (Female in her 20s)
– You can’t know things like facilities and convenience until you see it with your own eyes, but the location and environment can be inferred to some extent from reviews and maps and other information, so it’s highly reliable. (Female in her 30s)
1st place was “Location/Environment”.
The surrounding environment is an important point in living, and many people said that they would like to refer to reviews because there are things you can understand by actually living there.
2nd place: Quiet
・As for other aspects, you may be able to figure it out by researching information you can find or visiting the place even if it’s not word of mouth, but I think there are many things about quietness that only people who live there can understand. So. (Female in her 40s) ・When I actually lived in an apartment, the sounds of small children and pianos in the rooms around me bothered me. It was also difficult for me to live my life worrying about whether I was causing a nuisance to my neighbors. (Female in her 20s)
・It’s easier to spend time in a quiet place. If you live in a quiet and blessed area, you will want to live in a good environment. (Male in his 20s)
Second place is “quietness”.
Some people expressed the opinion that they would like to know in advance what noises they would be concerned about and whether the environment would be quiet.
3rd place: Storage space
・I think it would be very helpful to hear reviews from people who actually live there about how little storage space there is. I don’t want to make the mistake of actually living there and finding myself with too little storage space. (Female in her 30s)
・In conjunction with the size of the room, you should be concerned about the size and number of storage spaces. I think the more storage space you have, the cleaner and more comfortable your room will be. (Female in her 50s and up)
・Condominiums generally have less storage space than detached houses. However, some people who live in apartments are trying various things. I’m very interested in hearing reviews from people like you about the storage spaces they’ve actually devised. (Male over 50s)
3rd place: Floor plan
・Since you have a child, think about whether it can be used as a child’s room in the future. Also, consider the distance from the washing machine to the laundry. (Female in her 30s)
・I think there are many detached houses with two floors, but condominiums are basically one floor, so I would like to have a more satisfying floor plan. (Female in her 20s)
・Basically, unless it’s a corner room, there shouldn’t be many windows, so I’m concerned about how the light is routed. Therefore, please refer to the floor plan. (Male in his 40s)
5th place: Expenses/management fees
・If you search for a property thinking that the rent is low and the floor plan is good, you may find that the management fee is high based on word of mouth, so you may refer to it. (Male over 50s)
・No matter how good your other conditions are, expenses make up the majority of your living expenses, so they need to be within your budget. Ideally, keep it to around 30% of your income. (Female in her 30s)
・It’s true that you choose a house with consideration to the floor plan and design, but if the monthly expenses and initial expenses are not within your expectations, you’ll end up living in a place where you’re worried about money. (Female in her 20s)
6th place: Fullness of equipment
・Is the facility equipped with high security features (auto-lock system, sufficient lighting equipment)? Alternatively, check the availability of parking spaces in areas where you will need a car (as there are only a few spaces available and some may be parked outside the premises). (Male in his 30s)
・It’s hard to find detailed information about what kind of facilities are available, so I often check by posting reviews. (Female in her 50s and up)
・If you are going to live in an apartment, it is best to choose one with stylish facilities. I think it’s nice to have a foreign atmosphere. (Female in her 30s)
7th place: Earthquake resistance
・The 2011 Tohoku earthquake reminded me of the fear of earthquakes. Japan is a country prone to earthquakes, so I’m most concerned about whether a building is earthquake resistant. (Female in her 50s and up) ・Make sure to check the earthquake resistance strength through word of mouth. Otherwise, if you buy used condominiums, there are old earthquake-resistant condominiums that may collapse in an earthquake. (Male in his 30s)
・This is because I am concerned about earthquake resistance in the event of a disaster in my apartment. Earthquake resistance is especially important since cracks can occur in the walls of
condominiums due to earthquakes. (Male in his 40s)
7th place: Convenience
・Of course, the floor plan and rent are important, but first and foremost, you want to live in a place that is as convenient as possible for shopping and transportation. (Female in her 50s and up) ・Since I am single, I do not have any particular requirements regarding the purpose of living. Far more important is convenience when going out on a daily basis. (Male over 50s)
・If I were to live in an apartment, I would choose a location that is close to the station and has easy access to major roads, so I place the highest priority on convenience (Male, 20s)
7th place is “earthquake resistance” and “convenience”.
There were also opinions that they would like to refer to reviews, such as whether earthquake-proofing construction is in place and whether it is convenient.
When we surveyed 100 people, 42.0% of them answered “location/environment.” Many respondents also said that they wanted to know if they could go shopping quickly and if public transportation was nearby.
Since condominiums are housing complexes, the surrounding environment is also very important.
If you are looking for an apartment or where to live, why not use this as a reference?
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