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Q: How to find a realtor in Guilin?

I'm engaged to a wonderful woman in Guilin.  Though she is moving here to the US to marry me and will live here, she is interested in purchasing an apartment or flat at home.  I want to help her and of course get an idea of the prices there since Guilin will be home for both of us as well.  Websites is a good first step for research and any help in finding a site is appreciated.  So far, my search only comes up with vacation rentals.  The one site I found when I was in Guilin doesn't come up on my browser (Firefox) for some reason.  Thanks.

4 years 36 weeks ago in  Housing - Guilin

 
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First, I will tell you how to do it, it will involve extensive usage of Google Translate and Baidu.  I do assume you are familiar with Google Translate, where to find it and its usage.  Baidu is a Chinese search engine at http://ww.baidu.com.   Type "apartments for sale in Guilin" at Google Transale, change to Chinese.  Open Baidu and copy and paste the Chinse translation  and hit the blue botton.  Once it shows you the search results, go to the top and copy and paste address to Google translate now from Chinese to English.  Click on the translation on the right side and the same page from Baidu will show hopefully translated to English.  As you click on individual items, they should also show hopefully in English.

Now, real estate people in Chyina do not work as they do back home. Here, you must pay a fee (from 50 to 100 Rmb per apartment shown) to be shown an apartment, and most of the time will not really be one matching your needs or wants. Besides, since the more they get from you for the apartment, the more they get, there is not a real desiure to bargain for a deal. Very frustrating, at least for me. Also, in China for a foreigner to be allowed to own an apartment, must reside in China for at least 9 of the last 12 months prior to the deed signature and transfer of ownership takes place. This will mean that only your better (or future) better half name will be on the deed, and if the marriage does not work, you will loose everything. Not a wise idea, seen too many friends sued for divorce after the Gree4n Card is granted, and had to settle without the proiperty in China included in the settlement.
I am not saying your intended will do this, but also do not walk into it blindly either. Be aware, be wise, protect yourself too just in case.
Wish you luck and a happy ending. I do know two couples who did as you intend, and they are still married and hapopy today after 5 years. I also know many who got the shaft too.

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Try 58.com

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You can post your request in Jollybeijing.com. Some realtor will contact you then

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