Is it even possible..?

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    Is it even possible..?

    My family might be moving to Hong Kong and we need to find an apartment. We are looking to rent and our budget is about HK$85000 at most. The problem is, we have A LOT of furniture. We would need about 4000 square feet, which is the size of our current house in Bangkok. Our other problem is our dogs. They aren't too big, both are about the size of a large beagle. They need space to run around, inside and out. Does anyone know any real estate agents or websites that could help make this happen? The dog thing isn't a total must and we may have other options, but we will need the space. We could also go a little over budget. Are we crazy to even bother looking? My dad travels to HK on business a lot and many of my friends have lived there, and they all say we won't find anything.
    Thanks so much!


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    Have a look in the Sai Kung area: big houses+courtyards for dogs. 85 000$ is a very good budget.

    Last edited by ontheroad; 09-07-2008 at 01:24 PM.

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    Sure for HKD 85 000 you will not be able to find anything....you need a lot more...

    c'mon....wake up!

    If your dad travels to HK a lot he should have at least a slim idea of what 85K can get him - outside the "Central" area (ie Sai Kung, DB, GoldCoast, Kowloon Tong....)


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    You can try Tai Po village houses as well.


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    For around your budget, Marina Cove ( Sai Kung District ) sounds like the perfect fit for your family.

    Houses are quiet large there, especially the ones shown in the photo I provided at the end of this post. They are bigger than 3000ft2, including ground floor terrace, 1st floor balcony, parking for 2 cars at your entrance door, and roof top terrace area's, not to mention your own private boat jetty. .

    It might be a good idea to fly down and take a look at what is available, and when you find the home that suits you, take some detailed notes, draw up a rough floor plan, and see how much usable space there is, in relationship to what you have now.

    The good thing about Marina Cove homes, is they have a lot of uninterrupted wall space, which is ideal for furniture that sits against them. A fairly rare feature to have in HK. Also include that these homes have a full sized kitchen, spacious bedrooms, and very good open plan living areas.

    It might also be worthwhile looking at large homes that are right on the waterfront nestled along near the Hong Kong Marina behind Hebe haven there. Located a stones throw away from where I took the photo below, same neighbourhood etc.

    There are definitely homes in your price range, that facilitate most of your listed criteria, but 4000ft2 is not a common size. 3000 ish is going to be about the biggest in your budget range.


    Cheers
    Last edited by Skyhook; 09-07-2008 at 02:17 PM.