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    banane76 is offline Registered User
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    You can think about Ma Wan (Park island)? It's a 25min ferry to Central and your hubby can take the #54 minibus straight to QMH? Spaces are big there it seems and it's like resort living. We have friends that live there. You can take the bus to Tsing Yi as well.

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    We looked at PFL Gardens when we first moved here, and we thought the rooms were kind of small. The master bedroom wouldn't be able to fit a queen size bed. But regardless, it's still out of our price range. Our absolute limit is about $4.5M HK, and even then, we really don't want to spend that much. I have a big problem with spending more than half a million dollars (US) for such a small space.
    All the best,
    Katie

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    why not try looking at village houses. yes, they are a bit further away from work for your hubby. but you would get a lot more space, you could renovate it so that the rooms suit you.

    in our village house, we have 3 floors.

    on the ground floor: kitchen, large bathroom (for the helper), large helper's room (over 100') and a very large "dining room"( we use this for the dogs, not for us~ it's about 350'.

    on the middle floor: bathroom with tub, two bedrooms (same size, each about 120'), large living room (it's an "L" shape, so we use one part of the "L" for living, one for dining).

    up on the top floor, we have two MASSIVE bedrooms (300' each) and two big bathrooms with tubs.

    our top floor bedrooms are big enough to put: our king size bed, our son's huge racing car bed, and our daughter's bed, with room to spare, our massage chair, computer dest, tv stand, bookshelves etc!
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    Ctrbabe1:

    That budget would get you (if you are looking for a big home) in the less rural part of N.T. (Highlighting only suburbs on the orange line to HK Island as start to end journey is 29 minutes - train frequency dependent on time of day)

    - 1200 sq ft at Tung Chung - 29 minute train ride to HK Island plus bus to QMH. In the morning and evenings, direct shuttle bus (requires payment) into the city via Western Tunnel. Wonderful community and amenities for all kids. Family friendly.
    - 1500sq ft at Palatial Coast (Siu Lam - not orange line, close to Tuen Mun) but longer commute - 45 min bus to Central plus bus to QMH.

    You could also get a smaller unit (1000 sq ft) at Park Island (Ma Wan) - Ferry + Bus to QMH (Probably 1 hour journey in all), a smaller unit (889 sq ft) at Tsing Yi (Tierra Verde - just above the train station - 20 minutes to HKIsland station + bus to QMH)

    Good Luck! You could also get a house along Kam Sheung Road but it's 'rural' by HK standards and commute is not as convenient as homes along the orange line.
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    That price will get you a decent sized 800 sqft flat in a 13 year old large family complex here in tsuen wan. Not a great commute to pokfulam but still in about an hr or so.

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    what are some of the good real estate websites to look at? The ones I look at don't seem to yield much in our price.
    All the best,
    Katie

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    I looked at Statelyhome and was appalled by their deceptive prices. It's waaaaaay more than what the asking price is for the real estate agents' displayed prices on their windows for both Tsing Yi and Tung Chung.

    gohome.com.hk gives a closer picture of what prices are like. But home prices are still cheaper at the agencies' display than on the internet.
    “If you want to get to the castle, you’ve got to swim the moat.” Richard Jenkins in Eat Pray Love

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    When we were looking for flats, I found everything online pretty much sucked. We just went directly to the area's real estate agencies and enquirer within.

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