My experiences in staying 5th floor and even the 1st floor in Mumbai PG(MAHADA Colony Goreagon East).
Advantages: Sun beating will be less if it is a coastal area of the state. (I faced this problem in Mumbai in staying PG when I stayed in 1st floor)
If Apartment has water scarcity water is easily carriable to the first floor if it is available outside(as I faced this problem in Mumbai while staying in PG ).
If you forgot something and left the Apartment suddenly you realize that you forgot things and at the same time lift fails you have to reach your floor with steps and time is also one criterion.
Frequently using Lift is not good due to many reasons(especially in pandemic situations and sometimes lift will not be working while you are in the lift) so if you are staying on the first floor you will ignore all these lifts traveling things.
Easy to carry goods from outside to inside if you are on the first floor.
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The advantages of the first floor which made me to like that are
1. If in a day 4 or 5 times we go down and climb up using stairs, it will be an exercise and there is no necessity of going for separate walking or exercise.
2. If there is no power, the lift will not work. Those times for old people it is easy to come up. Otherwise, it will be very difficult for them.
3. We will not feel the heat as there are some more floors above our floor.
4. Carrying materials through stairs is easy if it is the first floor. Otherwise, it will be difficult.
5. When we want to sell it off, we will get a better price than on 4th or 5th floor.
K Mohan @ Moga
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Even this challenging situation would ease
Knowledge is power.
But now as I ave grown in age and from practical wisdom I will prefr a flat in the first floor or maximum second floor. This is justout of precaution that incase lift fails i can slowly walk up or down taking support if needed.
In my presentresidence in Kerala, I amjust on first floor. But my milkman, postman and gaswallah-none climb up . I found it verystrange.
However there will be rise in cost of flasts as per flor level i some places.
So there are pros and cons in verything. We should consider all and take an optimum decision.
But the buyer should think their situation if the power cut persists and their situation got worse in the long run as they got aged. If there is senior persons in the house it is very difficulty to go up or come down.
Once we went to Nagpur on some work. On the day of free I and my wife planned to go to our relative house foned for their availability. Our relative lady welcomed but asked us to come after 3 pm. We said ok by thinking that they would have some work in the morning. On reaching the house she told that there was power cut in the morning and to reach their house without lift as their house is in 12th floor. If anybody go to their house without informing they have to face problem.
So while buying or planning to live in apartments it is better to opt only upto three floors.
Moreover, it's very difficult for elderly people of my family to go upstairs in case lift is out of service.
The rates of the first floor will be higher than the fourth or fifth floor. If you can spare more money, you could get the first floor. If you are just interested in buying an apartment and let it for rent you could always choose for the top floors for better bargain and savings.
If the buyer has preferences he could choose any floor based on the view from his balcony and then would also be ready to pay according to the demand of that particular area.
I always prefer to buy independent house, if I am going to invest. Right now buying a land as an asset is a dream.
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