It has being days since I started seeking for a new place to move out. I was like a clinging wrangler, fighting scrupulously for a long battle. This is the fourth day and I decided to call it a day, b/c I got to stop right here right now. Renting a house is pretty simpe, you come, you see, and you sign. But its first step were found rather obscure. I’d say almost became KIA during this stage.
At the first we were looking for a sub-lease, which is mostly acceptable solution to our present situation – if you really have that interest and courage to know, maybe you can leave your number or email address so I can send you photos I’ve taken in our public toilet. After all these years I believe I’ve gained the potential to fight against diseases in
digest system – I’ve already seen and smelled variaty metablized material. Indeed, I shouldn’t be feeling unconfortable seeing anymore of them. Errrrr…. Let’s just talk about that house okay?
I did paperwork, pretty much of. Before I go, I got to filtered out and prioritzed tens of thousands valid information, studying rent trends of nearby communities, shares are from CNY affordable 500 to insanely 1000, for a less than 20 sqm furnished bedroom, w/heat but w/o hot water, and no private bath. And it can be even more for properties closer to our campus, and even more than even more to a place inside our campus. This isn’t for us whose funding is vey limited.
Anyway, I can still find some of them worthwhile to try. I found a few sharing, pricing from 600 to 900, and some of them are larger than 20 sqm. One of them I found especially satisfied is that a 24 sqm bdrm, 850 incl. utilities. The apartment owner herself and her teenager son lives with 4 other tenants lives in a pretty about 90 sqm apr., still, there’s pretty much space well to do. However, I didn’t halt looking for it’s my 5th or 6th candidate I’ve eval’d, but kept looking for a better one. It’s just like a blossom rose in the right middle of a long tiny road.
Then I found another one, CNY 1000 for a 2/BR, 70 sqm furnished apartment. As soon as I contacted the agent, I got a negative reply. I’ve almost started all over to look for a non-sublet apr. Sooner I found myself insane. Generally a 2/BR 40-60 sqm furnished apr will cost 1300 to 1600 CNY, and the owners are suprisingly held together against short lease. You can either pay a whole year or a half, even for the months you aren’t living in, and they are rather stubburn on comprises – price is fixed as listed.
An obstacle is radius. You can draw a series of imaginary rings of .5/1/1.5/2 around teaching sectors of surrounding colleges, inner ring will cost about 30% more than its outer one, and for those area overlaid by two or more ring field, will cost even more, I’d call
it 20%. So if you want to rent it cheaper, you get to walk further. “The road goes ever on and on, which is my apr I look upon?” It’s just simple time for money thing after all… I’m exausted, until today I’ve called over 30 ppl., met 30% of them, and haven’t reached a single page of contract. Yucks…..
It’s just like that I didn’t know I was living a over-populated country before. And I want to pet a dog now…