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Are you looking for a new home?

Are you looking for a new home? Head of Residential Leasing & Relocation Services National Director Jones Lang LaSalle Limited (JLL) explains why now is a good time to be looking for properties to rent in Hong Kong.

“It seems to me that the very beginning or the very end of the year just might be the best time to start a hunt for a new home. Why? Because swarms of expat families and new graduates flock into the city during the summer, and this frenzy of rental demand means it can be harder to negotiate more reasonable prices with landlords.

If your resolution is to save more of your hard-earned cash, you’re not alone. A lot of expats are now looking outside the traditional hot spots like Mid-Levels and Happy Valley, and even Hong Kong Island, seeking homes that offer value for money. Areas such as Ho Man Tin and Sai Ying Pun have become highly sought-after owing to their affordability and good travel connections.

With 2018 here, settling into a shiny new apartment could definitely be added to your resolution repertoire, whether you’re relocating from another country or simply want a change of scenery. What would be better than starting a new year in a brand new apartment? When you’re one of the first-ever residents in a building, everything is top-of-the-line and spotless.

If you’re looking for a fresh start to what I’m sure will be a fantastic New Year, check out our newest property picks!”

Access to Everything

Area: Happy Valley
Rent: HK$43,000 per month
Size: 619 sq. ft
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1

Situated in Happy Valley, this contemporary residential development is equipped with quality fixtures and fittings. The neighbourhood is lined with supermarkets, gourmet restaurants and cafes. It’s great for those who love the convenience of urban living and proximity to public transport.

Refined Residence

Area: Mid-Levels West
Rent: HK$93,000
Size: 858 sq. ft
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2

This stylishly appointed apartment is the latest in a series of residential developments by the V Group, and is located on MidLevels’ Castle Road. The development has outstanding facilities and bespoke interior design finishes. This duplex unit is extra special, comprising the top floor and a roof terrace with stunning harbour views.

City Lifestyle

Area: Mid-Levels West
Rent: HK$56,000
Size: 732 sq. ft
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1

Alassio is a remarkable new residential development in Mid-Levels West. This apartment boasts views of the sea and city, and residents of the development can unwind in the exclusive clubhouse and enjoy a wide array of amenities and premium services. One to consider if you are looking for properties to rent in Hong Kong.

Schools and Services

Area: Ho Man Tin
Rent: HK$45,200
Size: 980 sq. ft
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2

Sitting on the border of Ho Man Tin and Mong Kok, The Argyle is close to some of the best schools in Kowloon, including King George V School and Stamford International School. It’s great for those with busy lives, as the building is only an eight-minute walk from multiple bus stops and MTR stations to get you out and about.

Young Professionals

Area: Sai Ying Pun
Rent: HK$45,000
Size: 672 sq. ft
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2

This modern two-bedroom apartment on Hong Kong’s Northwest waterfront has a well-appointed layout, wide balcony and amazing harbour views. The high-rise has deluxe clubhouse facilities and is conveniently located close to the tram line. This could be a perfect home for young professionals working in Sheung Wan or Central looking for properties to rent in Hong Kong.

For more detail on these properties or to see more options, go to jll.com.hk

This article first appeared in the Dec/Jan edition of Expat Living. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.

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