My room is tiny... please suggest a good place to move into [$8000 to $10,000]

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  1. #1

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    My room is tiny... please suggest a good place to move into [$8000 to $10,000]

    Hi, My apartment contract in Causeway Bay will end in 1.5 months. I've heard its a renters market right now. Soho and Wanchai seem to be a good bet.

    I am looking for a place with the following (in order of importance):
    - Close to subway and actually close (sometimes you have to walk 10 minutes once inside the MTR.... i.e in TST)
    - 10 minutes to central by MTR or walk
    - A place to meet young expats if possible
    - Furnished
    - Grocery store and laundry within walking distance
    - 350+ sq feet
    - Big washroom
    - Apartment fairly new or recently renovated
    - Presentable lobby without steps to get to elevator

    Budget: $8000 to $10,000

    I know that some one bedroom/studio apartments have the above features. For example, Manhattan Heights is ideal, but its far and above my price range. Harbour Plaza is also nice (serviced apt).. again far.

    I'm looking at this link on Geoexpat to find something similar in my price range:
    Wanchai Serviced Apartments - Hong Kong Directory
    Soho Serviced Apartments - Hong Kong Directory


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    An older building in the Jordan area might fit your requirements, a bit hit-and-miss in the area though...

    For meeting expat, obviously Central area. However you may have to sette for Sheung Wan/Sai Wan (sp?) because of budget. In which, I would recommend you try Jordan as well.

    Assuming you do not want to share apartments?

    Ken


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    I KNOW SOMEONE WITHIN A SHUENG WAN STUDIO WITH 350SQ FT MODERN DECOR AND CLEAN PLACE IN A TRADITIONAL CHINESE BUILDING FOR hk$4000, BEST BRING A CANTONESE SPEAKER TO HAGGLE THE PRICES


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    I know someone with a left pinky finger to turn off the capslock. Would you like me to make an introduction?

    CHEERS.


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    lol^^

    I Currently live in Sai Ying Pun just past Sheung Wan. You can get a nice Studio over here for about 8000 and its easy to get the prices down at the moment.

    There seem to be more and more expats appearing over this way everyday, you've got fresh meat, fresh fruit and veg and laundrettes all over the place. Your about 10 mins walk from Sheung Wan MTR or about 2 mins walk from a tram stop.

    I like it here.. I prefer it Central if i'm honest.

    Ken (also)


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    I know someone with a 2 bedroom place (595') in a western building in Elgin Street on the market for HK$10500.


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    Thanks for the replies, although I am quite keen on Wan Chai or Soho. Any recommendations in that area?


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    You may be able to get a 'walkup' in WanChai for that budget.

    For that budget you would probably looking for a flat share to reach all your requirements.

    Best to go to Midland (or any other estate agent) in the areas that you prefer and detail your requirements to them for matching.


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    Smile Flat in Prince Edward

    Hi there,

    Are you just looking for a flat in HK side. I'm due to leave my flat in July and looking for a new tenant. It's in the most amazing location. 5 mins from both Prince Edward and Mong Kok mtr AND 3 mins from KCR which takes you about anywhere. Its 450sq ft, 2 quite large bedrooms for HK and a bathroom with a bath...!!!! Amazing. I used to live in Central and was in a similar flat which cost about double, so I'm all about saving money.

    This flat is fantastic!! It's very cheap at only $6400 and that includes maintenance. It's security lobby downstairs and the guys are lovely and of course a lift. Very clean and they can't do enough for you. I don't have any neighbours either side..(fab), just great neighbours opposite. People in the building are lovely and I know a lot of them after only being here 6 month. Only reason why I'm leaving, is that I'm getting married.

    I did get the flat unfurnished, so I'm in the process of selling all my furniture now, so if the person who takes the flat, wants any of it, better be quick..hahahahaa. Drop me a message if you'd like to look at it. It's well worth the look if nothing else. Only 10 minutes from central and there is a 24 bus from central that drops you straight outside my flat...literally..!!!!! Excellent..!!


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    thank you folks!!! I really appreciate ALL your replies.... But my mind is set on living in Central or Soho. Anywhere in the area would be great! If someone has a lease starting July 1st, please message me.

    Last edited by ruthless; 02-05-2009 at 07:17 PM.