Now any apartment in LIFE residential areas can be booked in real time without leaving your home. Pioneer Group has launched an online booking server for housing projects in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
All the buyer needs to do is to choose the room they like, enter their personal data and accept the offer contract. The web-booking is valid for 14 business days for clients planning to purchase an apartment with the use of credit funds, and 7 business days for those who buy housing without mortgage registration. Payment for the reservation is made using the Internet acquiring technology widely used in the world for electronic payments. Customers can use Visa, MasterCard and MIR cards, no transaction fee is charged, and the cost of booking is included in the total purchase budget.
The online booking option from Pioneer Group allows the client to save a lot of time, excludes the possibility of making mistakes when making a contract, filling in details, etc. From the point of view of sales tactics, this technology provides the prospect of a sustainable growth of the company, as it meets the needs of a modern digital generation, accustomed to purchasing goods and services through a smartphone or tablet.
You can book an apartment online on the web-sites of Moscow projects LIFE-Kutuzovsky, LIFE-Botanic Garden and in the residential areas in St. Petersburg LIFE-Lesnaya and LIFE-Primorsky.
The international rating agency Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings has changed the estimation for Pioneer Group’s rating from “stable” to “positive”. The long-term credit rating of the developer is confirmed at the level of “B-”.
Revision of the rating is due to the increase in the development portfolio of Pioneer Group through acquisition of land and the launch of new projects. The company provided the necessary financing to support business growth, lowered the cost of debt and improved liquidity.
“The revision of the estimation reflects our opinion that we can upgrade the rating of Pioneer Group if the growth rate of the scale and profitability of the company exceeds our current expectations. The company continued to expand its portfolio, which currently includes 2 million square meters of real estate in Moscow and St. Petersburg, together with purchasing land and new projects at the design and construction stages,” the agency said.
In 2017, more than 140 thousand square meters were contracted in the facilities under construction by Pioneer Group, revenue amounted to 21 billion rubles. The rating agency believes that the sales of Pioneer Group will increase significantly against the backdrop of the launch of the residential quarter LIFE-Kutuzovsky, new stages in the construction of LIFE Botanic Garden, as well as other major projects.
The program of the Agency for Housing Mortgage Lending (AHML) “Family mortgage with state support” was launched in the projects of Pioneer Group in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Now, families in which a second or further child will be born from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2022, can get a mortgage at a reduced rate of 6% per annum.
Under the terms of the new program, the down payment is 20% of the cost of housing, the maximum loan amount is 8 million rubles for Moscow and St. Petersburg. You can apply for a mortgage from 3 to 30 years. The subsidy period for families with a second child will be three years from the moment of receiving the mortgage, for parents with three or more children – five years. At the end of the grace period, the loan rate will be set at the level of the Bank of Russia’s key rate, increased by 2%.
The program “Family mortgage with state support” can be used by buyers of apartments in the projects under construction by Pioneer Group:
Development company Pioneer received permission to build a complex of apartments near metro and MCC stations “Botanicheskiy Sad”. The new apartment hotel will be the second Moscow project of the YE’S network.
The 26-storey building with the total area of 51.3 thousand square meters will be built as part of the transport interchange hub “Botanic Garden”, the project of which was prepared with the participation of the Japanese architectural bureau Nikken Sekkei and the leading Russian studio ABD Architects. The new project of Pioneer Group will be realized at the southern exit of the metro and MCC stations “Botanichesky Sad” within 50 meters from the Garden of the Future.
The apart-hotel is designed for 991 apartments ranging from 18.6 to 103 square meters. All units are sold with decoration and plumbing, and apartments with furniture and built-in appliances will be presented in the project as well.
For the convenience of the residents, the apart-hotel will have a 24-hour concierge service, house-keeping and room-service. Inside the building, modern engineering equipment will be installed, including noiseless high-speed elevators, the waiting time of which does not exceed 60 seconds. On the -1 floor of the apart-hotel, a parking lot has been designed.
The concept of the YE’S network of projects implies the creation of a full internal infrastructure and public spaces for the guests of the apart-hotel. On the ground floor of the future building there will be a lobby bar, a restaurant, shops. In addition, within the TIH “Botanic Garden” Pioneer Group will build a business, retail and entertainment center. The total area of these facilities will be 83 thousand square meters.
Completion of construction of the YE’S apart-hotel is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2020.
The Russian representative office of the international educational network Brookes Education Group conducted the first admittance tests in advance of the new school year 2018-2019.
The testing took place online and consisted of three parts. Children had to demonstrate their knowledge in mathematics, English, and the ability of logical thinking. In addition, a personal conversation was held with each child about their interests, hobbies, readiness for learning and school life. According to the rules of the Brookes school, test results are reported only to parents within a week after the exam.
The following admittance tests at the Brookes Moscow school will be held on January 31, February 12 and March 1. During the test, parents can ask any questions they have to the school principal, the recruitment specialist or other employees of the educational complex.
The international operator Brookes Education Group is a successfully developing educational network with representations in Great Britain, Canada, South Korea and Russia. In the coming years, Brookes also plans to open branches in Austria, the United Arab Emirates, India and the United States. Brookes School actively practices the exchange of pupils and teachers within the network, thus, children and adults have a great opportunity to become more familiar with the culture and traditions of other countries, and to learn from colleagues around the world.
The building of the Brookes Moscow school and kindergarten is being built by Pioneer Group as part of the business-class residential quarter LIVE-Botanic Garden at the Botanicheskiy Sad metro station. The educational complex is being constructed on the right bank of the Yauza and will be adjacent to the park near the embankment. The school will be equipped with a modern media hub including a library, school laboratories, auditoriums for music, drawing, dancing, as well as two swimming pools, including a large one 25 m long.