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Expensive energies forced families to move together

“We live in a larger family house that I bought on a mortgage five years ago. It’s big for the two of us, but I took it as a reserve for at least one of my two sons from my first marriage. So far, they only come here for visits, “Jiří told Práva.

The fact that the house was too big for just the two of them had not bothered them yet. But surpassing energy advances forced them to act. “The sons are not that old yet, but the woman still has a thirty-year-old son from her first marriage, and he lives with his girlfriend in a rent, in a small apartment in Prague 4. They both work in gastronomy and had to move at the first deadline because they did not have to rent, and the bills are also pushing them, “Jiří described.

And so they prepare for the fact that in the new year, the son and his girlfriend move to a room on the upper floor of the house. They will have their own bathroom, kitchen, living room will be shared by couples.

They will help with the bills

“Neither the young nor we will benefit from it. But they are relieved of the rent and the uncertainty that he will not be left with it, and they will pay us half for the energy and contribute to the joint purchases of food. When you cook for more people, you also save, ”Jiří thinks. “And they can help chop wood, because now we’re trying harder to drown in the fireplace than in the gas boiler,” he said.

A year ago, he paid advances of 2,300 crowns for gas, and now the supplier has increased them to CZK 5,000 per month. “The leap will be even greater for electricity, I calculate that from 1,800 crowns to about 3,000 CZK per month,” he added.

If he adds water, he can count on advances of over 10,000 crowns a month in the new prices. It also makes his mortgage more expensive. So far, he has had a “fabulous” interest rate of 1.6 percent, but next year his fixation period ends and the rate jumps twice or more.

Jakub, 40, thinks similarly. He has saved something, he has a pre-arranged mortgage, but so far, as he says, he has not found a small family house within reach of Prague. Prices have risen so that the limit narrows his choice. Until recently, he lived in an apartment in Prague, which has a residual mortgage, he has already paid off almost everything.

“But I don’t want to sell it yet, when we don’t even know what we’re going to go into. And who knows what will happen now that everything becomes so expensive. So we moved to the floor of the family house with our wife’s parents in Roudnice nad Labem, “he smiles.

The trend is back

“The trend of multigenerational households is returning. In the second half of November alone, the number of demands for real estate, which is presented as suitable for two-generation housing, increased by 40 percent, “confirmed the head of Bezrealitky.cz Hendrik Meyer to Práva. He also encountered cases where families would move in after their grandparents due to rising costs.

The two-generation real estate market has rather declined in recent years. Layouts have often been changed to allow for generous single-family housing. According to Meyer, people will now look more at larger apartments, which can be properly renovated. The price per square meter includes apartments larger than 2 + kk and cheaper than studios.

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