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    I live at the Belchers too and we are pretty happy here - it's good for kids especially. Unless it's raining, it's easy enough to get a taxi and there are plenty of buses too. There is a Wellcome supermarket below the buildings so it's super convenient.

    Good luck!

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    you have given no idea of budget...
    if you can let us know, we can recommend more places for you to have a look at.

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    Hi Anne,

    We moved to Happy Valley 1 month ago from London and live in Celeste Court (on Fung Fai Terrace) which does have a gym, playground and pool. My son is 3 and loves the pool. We are slowly getting to know the other kids in the block and I would reallly recommend the appartment block - great facilities, friendly staff and residents. It's definitely worth a check if you can track it down on the internet or via estate agents. For a helper I used the Asiaxpat website and found them very efficient. Good Luck!

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    Hi All,

    Thank you all again. This is a big move! A bit anxious but excited also.

    My budget will be $32K per month, max. I will have a look at Celeste Court too.

    Any tips on what real estate agent to use? I found the last 2 were just showing me places that were way outside of my budget.

    Best!
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    that seems to be the normal tactics... they show you a bunch of cr*p within your range adn then something beautiful that's way out of it, trying to get you to increase what you'll spend.


    tell them if they show you anything more than a couple thousand above your budget, you'll use a different agent because they are just wasting your time. that usually seems to work.

    you can look a few thousand above your budget as you can try to negotiate with the l/l.

    good luck!

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    Anne B
    We also found estate agents didn't really listen to what you actually wanted esp when it came to the amount we wanted to spend.
    I will PM you details of a great estate agent we found (he is only for the Happy Valley region though). We managed to find a great apartment and sign within a week of using him!

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    Much appreciated. I'm coming to HK on Friday 1 Aug for 3 days, but specifically to look for a helper and then see any places in my spare time.

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