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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Where to live: Puxi or Pudong?

I have been working in a real estate company in Shanghai in many years and do know the best areas to live in Shanghai. The city is enormous with more than 6800 square km and is ten times bigger than London. Yes – you heard right. Ten times bigger than one of the biggest more »

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Shanghai expat life: where to eat

Shanghai has not traditionally been known for its food, but in recent years the quality of restaurants has increased significantly. As in other major cities are cuisins from the whole world represented, but we think you should try Chinese food while you live in China. China’s various regions have their specialties, and you will more »

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Apartments essentials checklist in Shanghai

Getting your first apartment in Shanghai might feel fantastic, but it might be an unpleasant surprise unless you check everything about the apartment before you move in. This is what you should have a look at while visiting the apartment for the first time: 1. Heating and cooling facilities (heating and floor heating and more »

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How much does an apartment cost in Shanghai?

Question: How much is the average rent for an apartment in Shanghai? I am moving to China as an expat and have seen some “expat housing” websites focussing on the real estate market in Shanghai, but I find it hard to determine what I should pay for an OK property downtown. Answer: That’s hard more »

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Location is everything in Shanghai

Location, location, location What I have found out after working in the real estate business in Shanghai is that location is everything. And by “everything” I really mean “everything”. I rent an apartment nearby Zhongshan Park just a 15 minutes metro trip from the world-famous Peoples´ Square. My rent is 3500 RMB/month for a more »

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Modern bathroom in Shanghai apartments

Shanghai has a lot of beautiful apartments – and most of them contains a modern nice bathroom.

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International Schools in Shanghai

A lot of great international schools are located both in the Puxi and Pudong area of Shanghai. Read more about them here.

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What to look for while searching for an apartment in Shanghai

Renting an apartment in Shanghai might not be as easy as it sounds. A lot of foreigners feel taken advantage of by Chinese real estate companies and landlords every year due to the cultural differences and the different understanding of the expression “high quality”. Anyway, this is a guide for those of you who more »

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Where do expats live in Shanghai?

Where do most of the international expats live in Shanghai? As a rule of thumb, most expats live close to what is defined as “the city centre” in Shanghai. This is where most compounds have English speaking staff and where other foreigners live. But you have to remember that the price level is higher more »

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Shanghai House Lease Contract

Okay, you have found a great apartment in Shanghai, but you are a but unsure on your next step. Well, being in a different country signing legal documents are not anyones dream situation. But we will help you in giving you some input on how to structure your property deal and work out the more »

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