Finding an apartment in Beijing - help?

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By Wallace - Posted on
02 July 2012
Looking to rent an apartment in Beijing for the short-term as I'm going there for work for six months. What's the best way to find an apartment to rent in Beijing. What are the best areas to stay as an expat in Beijing?
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Hi Wallace, there are many different options for expats looking to rent an apartment in Beijing. We recently spoke to Tina Li, a real estate expert in Beijing and she offers some great tips on how to go about finding accommodation in Beijing and where the best areas in the city are. Check out what she has to say: Advice from a real estate expert on finding accommodation in Beijing
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Hi Wallace, we can assist you to find accommodation in Beijing. Our service is free to you, as the market practice is that landlord pays the commission in Beijing. You can have a look at our website about serviced apartment, which accept 6-month leases.

If you could let me know your housing allowance, and your office location, or any requirements you have about housing, I will propose suitable apartments to you. This way will save you lots of time.

Have a nice day!

Tina Li
Greenpath Relocation & Real Estate Services Co., Ltd.
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I have copy and pasted an advertisment for highly recommended apartments to rent in Beijing. Here is a direct link to the advertisment -

Rooms available in three bedroom/two bathroom apartments just a few minutes walk from Shuangjing and Jinsong subways sharing with other English-speaking international professionals.
Decorated and furnished to a very high standard the apartments have all the facilities needed for your stay including air-con, wifi, weekly cleaning, bedding and kitchen equipment.
Big open plan lounge and dining area has widescreen TV, EVD player, water cooler and comfortable furnishings.
Well appointed kitchen with microwave, fridge/freezer, table-top oven, iron and iron board.
En-suite master rooms with balcony and private bathroom, some with tub. Large closet, desk and office chair. From 4,200 RMB per month, including utilities, depending on length of stay.
The apartment has two other good sized rooms all with wardrobe desk and office chair with shared bathroom. Rent is from 3,500 RMB per month, including utilities, depending on length of stay.
Various dates and types of room available. We also have some apartments available for group bookings.
For more details contact or call 13520033414

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Hi Wallace
1:If you can not speak chinese.i advice you to contact is convenient to you.
Beijing is a big city.The transport is very crow at peak can chose to live neat railway.The transport is very convenient.
2:i must remind can not log in facebook.twitter.Youtube and other foreigner websites.So if you wanna access to them.You should download server proxy.Many of my foreigner friends are uuseing Flyvpn.You can free trail is convenient and simpe download.Hope you have a nice experience in china.

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Apartment in Taiyanggongyuan compound (Taiyanggong beijie,1 ) Situated near Shaoyaoju subway station line 10 and line 13 (10 min by walk) and 15 min by foot to UIBE ( University of International Business and Economics).
I'm moving to the other apartment right now, so I need to find people to leave in my apartment. Situated on the 31st floor in a very beautiful and secure Compound. Inside is neat and modern architecture, greenery, garden and landscape park, waterfall, Park for jogging and a little promenade. You can find also gym, shop, laundry, underground parking.
Price is 6800, no agency fees.
If you are interested, please contact me 15010938958. I have to find people before 5th of January.

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Just look for the compound you like and then try to talk to the agency in the area.
Also, if an agency showed you a place you are NOT legally required to rent via them. Just contact the landlord directly and sign a contract. It will be cheaper because he saves the agency fee.

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