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Tenants beware! Here are 5 ways to avoid nightmare landlords

Landlords may think it’s a challenge to find the perfect tenant, but the same goes for tenants. You may have found your dream apartment, but if it comes with a nightmare landlord, you may want to keep your options open. Want to find the perfect landlord? Here are 5 ways to find the right one: Screen the landlord Before signing …

Sarah Stone - August 19, 2015

Want to list your property online? Be a smart cookie about it

Finding a good tenant is like dating – you have to sift through a bunch of candidates to find one compatible with you. In the past landlords could only rely on agents to help them advertise their property, but in this day and age, owners can take it into their own hands with the magic of the internet. Nowadays online …

Sarah Stone - August 17, 2015

This may come as a surprise to you, but Hong Kong property prices are dropping in certain areas

Nowadays it may seem like all you hear about is Hong Kong property prices going up like crazy, but according to data gathered from the Spacious database, property prices are actually dropping in certain areas. Here is what we found out from the price per squarefoot for rentals in the last month: Price drop in Fo Tan, Sai Kung and …

Sarah Stone - August 11, 2015

Attention landlords! Here’s how to find the perfect tenant for your apartment

Living in the digital age, it is easier to put your listing up on the market with help from real estate agents and online listing portals. However, property owners may find it challenging to find a good tenant. Want a hassle-free tenant? Here are some tips to help you out: Ensure your property is in good condition and upgrade if necessary When …

Joyce Fong - August 10, 2015

Eat. Play. Love in Sai Kung

From a small fishing village to a modern vacation paradise, Sai Kung can always surprise you with its countless activities, such as sunbathing, fresh seafood or having a walk along the volcanic rocks. Let’s check out the unique lifestyle in this lovely neighbourhood! Beaches Sunshine and beaches, c’mon, it’s summer time! Beaches have become the symbol of Sai Kung, with famous beaches …

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5 Hong Kong Buddhist retreats to get your zen on

Are you happy? The World Happiness Report says that Hongkongers get more sad by the year, falling behind cities like Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea. Peace activist Nhat Hanh once said, “In Buddhism, we talk of meditation as an act of awakening, to be awake to the fact that the earth is in danger and living species are in danger.” Perhaps …

Joyce Fong - August 5, 2015

Want to live cheap near HKUST in Clear Water Bay? Here’s how!

Who says you can’t live cheap in Clear Water Bay? Clear Water Bay isn’t only for snobby millionaires – students can afford to live in this peaceful area too! If you’re a HKUST university student looking for cheap housing, here are some affordable apartments near the south gate: **Listings sorted from lowest to highest price per person** Leung Fai Tin …

Sarah Stone - August 4, 2015