The Khanty-Mansiysk real estate market fell into stagnation until 2020
The culprits of the stagnation of the real estate market in the capital of Ugra are mid-level officials of the times of Governor Alexander Filipenko who continue to work in Ugra authorities. Such an amazing conclusion is contained in the December study of the “F-group” center, commissioned by one of the private construction organizations operating in Khanty-Mansiysk and Khanty-Mansiysk District.
The economic situation in the country, the mediators, the sanctions of the West and the catastrophic drop in the incomes of Russians are called secondary reasons for the fact that the price for housing in Khanty-Mansiysk is not a market one, has nothing to do with the economy, and the cost per square meter does not decrease with practically zero demand and termination housing construction in the city.
Experts of the “F-group” indicate that in the period from the beginning of the 2000s and the subsequent five-year plan, when a special lack of money in the oil budget of KhMAO was not felt, a class of officials was formed in Ugra authorities that invested their superannuation in real estate.
It’s not about buying “housing for children”, but about buying (or receiving as a reward) dozens of apartments that are now managed by affiliated persons and structures. The closed report “F-group” contains a reference to 17 specific officials, the source “No censorship” in the Center said without specifying their surnames: “About a quarter of them are no longer working in Ugra authorities – they left or retired, to receive income from the rental of real estate. “
Specialists of “F-group” concluded that reducing the cost per square meter of new housing from 58 to 44-48 thousand rubles, which corresponds to the real economic conditions in the capital of Yugra, will bring down the market “secondary housing”. Which, in turn, will pull on the “bottom” the sphere of rental housing, depriving it of demand due to the availability of new apartments, and its curators – without income.
“House prices in Khanty-Mansiysk are kept artificially high.” The leaders of construction companies “SST”, “VNSS”, “Quarter”, “SGS” and others perfectly understand that an apartment sold at a price not agreed with the authorities , will be their last sold apartment in our region, “- said the representative of” F-group “, asked not to be named.
The average cost per square meter of new housing in Khanty-Mansiysk ranges from 58-65 thousand rubles. The price of an apartment in the secondary market is 60-85 thousand rubles for a “square”. The difference is explained by the fact that the new housing is sold in the rough finish, or studios – apartments without internal partitions.
Experts “F-group” also predict a surge of scandals with defrauded co-investors. One of the problematic objects in Khanty-Mansiysk, with a high probability, will be a multi-storey house at the crossroads of Komsomolskaya and Sverdlov streets. The company that froze its construction, money collected from people, has already ended.
Alexander Filipenko led the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug from 1996 to 2010. After his transition to work in the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation, the region was headed by Natalia Komarova.
IGOR NIKITIN, NC, Khanty-Mansiysk