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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Types of Real Estate Investments in Shanghai

The idea of real estate and property is much more than just finding a home. There are categories of homes and business properties as well as divisions in the types of real estate that are available to others. If you want to make a different type of investment in something that you know you more »

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Question: How to buy an apartment in Shanghai

Question: Hello, does anyone know how to buy an apartment in Shanghai? I am leaving Europe due to an expat position in a big company and feel that I want to buy an apartment/house instead of renting. Answer: Unfortunately! But I have an apartment in China, in Changsha, but this is bought by my more »

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Video of The Bund, Shanghai

Video of “The Bund” The Bund might be the most famous place in Shanghai. Every time you see pictures from Shanghai in European or American media, “The Bund skyline” is illustrated in a beautiful environment. And yes, if you come as a foreigner to Shanghai you would really like to have a look at more »

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Expat from Berlin: “My experience with Shanghai”

I was born and raised in Shanghai, but moved to Berlin when I was 10 years old with my family. When I went back to Shanghai as an expat I did not really know what to expat. Anyway, this is my story from the expat life in one of the most interesting cities in more »

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Rental terms in Shanghai

Apartments in Shanghai are often well equipped and fully furnished. The furniture usually also include a TV, stereo and kitchen appliances. The majority of expat apartments have a telephone line installed and high-speed WIFI is often possible implement. The cost of renting a furnished apartment in Shanghai is 10,000-12,000 RMB per month, depending on more »

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Why have the real estate prices in Shanghai increased?

Chinese invest in housing Shanghai, China. Why have the real estate prices become so enormous in so short period of time? A lot of it is because Chinese people are the world’s best savers. They have saved about half of their money during their lifetime, while the world average is around 20 percent. Imagine more »

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How to choose a real estate agency in Shanghai

The Shanghainese real estate market is a tough one as many agencies are fighting for all the foreign customers. A competitive market makes only the best ones survive. However, there are a lot of real estate agents that do not speak proper English and/or don´t have the local knowledge which is crucial to advice more »

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This is how you get an apartment in Shanghai

You want to live in Shanghai? Congratulations! The vibrant metropol is waiting for you! What, you have no home? You do not know how to search for an apartment in Shanghai? Do not worry, here’s a little guide for everyone who wants to have a long-time stay in Shanghai! Research questions Before you can more »

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Blog: our new apartment in Shanghai

This is a blog post from a Danish expat currently living in Shanghai. Now it finally happened – we got the keys to our new apartment. This is the place we are going to live the next three years. Our compound is called “Skyline Mansion” and is extremly popular among foreigners. I talked to more »

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How to get a loan for your Shanghai apartment

Your lender is one person that can make or break you with finances towards your home. Before you become involved with anyone that will involve your money, you need to make sure that they are going to offer you the best. Once you know some basic concepts, you can begin to find a lender more »

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