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chrislunda
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Moving in From New Orleans...

Post by chrislunda » Sat, 07 Nov 2009 12:52 am

...so I think I can handle the heat and humidity, lol.

Christina and I are moving into the city near Anson road where my office will be (International Plaza) so we are mainly keeping our search to Districts 1 and 2. We live in the French Quarter and also have a place in Atlanta proper so we are used to walking. Am I limiting our search too much? Are there some cool areas that I could do a one or two stop commute from by train?

Banking issues concern me as I will have to transfer some money back to the states each month and cannot find much info on restrictions as it relates to that. Also if and when we do return home we have a concern about US health insurance company coverage due to lapse in coverage in the states.

What is curious to us is that some of the high rise buildings have similar units listed with significant differences in asking prices. We are really looking forward to living there and would welcome any advise on housing in the CBD or other areas convenient to working there.
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Post by carolinemain » Tue, 10 Nov 2009 11:32 pm

Hiya. I have found that the significant differences seem to be due to the size mainly...and whether furnished or unfurnished.

If price is an issue though, you could consider looking further out of town but near an MRT, it will only take 15 mins on the train! You can get SO MUCH more for your money out of town.

We are looking at the East Coast area at the moment where we can get a 2-bed apartment for less than 1 tiny 1-bed at Icon, for example. It is then an express bus that takes us to the CBD - quick and cheap.

But I know if you have your heart set on living in the CBD you wont really want to look anywhere else!

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Re: Moving in From New Orleans...

Post by road.not.taken » Wed, 11 Nov 2009 6:38 am

chrislunda wrote:...so I think I can handle the heat and humidity, lol.

Christina and I are moving into the city near Anson road where my office will be (International Plaza) so we are mainly keeping our search to Districts 1 and 2. We live in the French Quarter and also have a place in Atlanta proper so we are used to walking. Am I limiting our search too much? Are there some cool areas that I could do a one or two stop commute from by train?

Banking issues concern me as I will have to transfer some money back to the states each month and cannot find much info on restrictions as it relates to that. Also if and when we do return home we have a concern about US health insurance company coverage due to lapse in coverage in the states.

What is curious to us is that some of the high rise buildings have similar units listed with significant differences in asking prices. We are really looking forward to living there and would welcome any advise on housing in the CBD or other areas convenient to working there.
The first thing I thought of was Duxton Hill. A lovely neighborhood, not quite like the French Quarter, but charming nonetheless.

As far as the difference in asking prices, you can chalk it up to:

~ different owners, different set of neuroses
~ different owners, VERY different finishes
~ different units could have better views, better floor plans, more space etc...

Good luck.

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Depend on housing type

Post by smartcasual » Wed, 25 Nov 2009 11:47 am

Some of the house Model eg- Duxton Hills are newly developed, with new facilities, eg lifts, flooring, furnishing, flat unit area .

To have a better idea, you can select based on location, i.e nearest to which mrt closest to yr work place, and then factor in all the commuting cost/ distance involved... and check what's your budget for the twosome?
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