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Category Archives: renting in Shanghai

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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