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The Summit in French Concession

The Summit is a great service apartment compound in the former French Concession. It contains of a total of 360 apartments within tall buildings that are surrounded by green areas. A perfect location for expats who want to live a luxurious life in the French Concession in Shanghai. Facilities In addition to a great more »

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Expat life: why to choose Shanghai

shanghai apartments for rent in Ambassy Court of Former French Concession

Why did I choose Shanghai? This is one of China´s largest cities. A lot of people from Europe don´t know how it is to live in a real world metropolis (London, New York, Shanghai), but I would really recommend it. It´s simply bigger and more interesting than you could ever think of. Those cities more »

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Cheap and good apartment/room in Shanghai

Good and cheap apartment in Shanghai We just received a very good question from a Swedish girl who wants to move here to Shanghai for one full year. She asks: How to find a good and cheap apartment in central Shanghai? There are a couple of things to consider while moving to Shanghai. Where more »

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Shanghai French Concession

Shanghai French Concession The Shanghai French Concession has its name from the foreign concession time that lasted from 1849 until 1943. This cozy area is perfect for expats who wants the convenience of downtown living with an “old-Shanghai” feeling. The area attracts all different kinds of expats from foreign students to couples with a more »

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Why I became an expat in Shanghai

Shimao Riviera Shanghai apartment

A little story about myself; I grew up in a poor family in a small town in Germany, which made me always believe that there was something “out there” I would never be able to see. My parents could not afford holidays abroad and I ended up staying only in Germany during my first more »

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Four things expats often miss while living in Shanghai

Shanghai is a city of contrasts. The architectural ambience is an eclectic mix of old, contemporary and futuristic. You will during a typical day in Shanghai feel transported through different atmospheres in different parts of the cities. This city is undergoing rapid financial, cultural and technological development, which is extremly entertaining to take a more »

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FAQ: Renting an apartment in Shanghai

There are some questions that are relevant for those of you who want to rent an apartment in Shanghai. And we have the answers for all of them. 1: Do you need to pay a real estate agent for finding you a home? No, you do not need to pay for that service. It more »

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Shanghai apartment process: how to find a property

We can help you to find exactly the apartment you are looking for in Shanghai. Do you want a modern high-floor apartment in Puxi or a villa in Pudong? No problem, we cover around 97 % of the real estate market in Shanghai. If you already have an idea of what type of property more »

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The Game of the Shanghainese Real Estate Market

Just like playing the game of Monopoly, there are specific rules to follow in order to get the right property at the right time in Shanghai. The rules of the game will be dependent on who you are, what your individual tastes are and what type of investment you are looking for. However, before 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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