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I noticed they don't have ground floor button on elevators and it starts from 1st floor, so basically ground floor is counted as the 1st floor

Any other differences you guys noticed?

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1 hour ago, Umut said:

I noticed they don't have ground floor button on elevators and it starts from 1st floor, so basically ground floor is counted as the 1st floor

Any other differences you guys noticed?

Well on this topic, many buildings have no 13th floor, nor any ending in 4 since it's unlucky. So. 1,2,3,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,15...etc.

So pay attention, sometimes you think you will be higher up then you actually end up. Lower floors tend to be more humid, more bugs and more traffic/street sounds. Those 3 floors you lose before 15 can make a big difference. Also I've heard that quality can vary also on those unlucky floors and the apartments on those floors were reserved as compensation floors for displaced former area residents or the like so not always best quality. Not that quality is ever that great but...

 

When apartment hunting it pays to look at many many units with as many realtors/agents as possible. And when you find something you like, don't wait. Chances are others will find it desirable also and it will dissapear before you get a chance to decide.

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