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I have an apartment, looking for a roommate in HCMC

 
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legionlabs



Joined: 04 Sep 2012
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Location: HCMC

PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:27 am    Post subject: I have an apartment, looking for a roommate in HCMC Reply with quote

Hey,

I'm an expat living in HCMC, Go Vap district (near the Big C, a big supermarket). I have a well-lit spare room with its own bathroom, a door that locks, a mattress, an air conditioner, and some basic furniture.

The apartment is on the second floor of a small, gated compound. Bus lines 18 and 24 stop right outside and (18 will take you downtown), other bus lines stop at the Big C and will take you most everywhere else.

Rent+internet+electricity+gas is about 8.5 million dong/month, you would pay half of that. It's a nice place; PM me for more info and pics.

No pets. If you can smoke outside (we have a balcony) then it's no problem.

-Sean
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Riding One



Joined: 25 Jul 2006
Posts: 63

PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:28 pm    Post subject: Re: I have an apartment, looking for a roommate in HCMC Reply with quote

legionlabs wrote:
Hey,

I'm an expat living in HCMC, Go Vap district (near the Big C, a big supermarket). I have a well-lit spare room with its own bathroom, a door that locks, a mattress, an air conditioner, and some basic furniture.

The apartment is on the second floor of a small, gated compound. Bus lines 18 and 24 stop right outside and (18 will take you downtown), other bus lines stop at the Big C and will take you most everywhere else.

Rent+internet+electricity+gas is about 8.5 million dong/month,
you would pay half of that. It's a nice place; PM me for more info and pics.

No pets. If you can smoke outside (we have a balcony) then it's no problem.


Honestly speaking, I have a friend who is renting an entire house in Go Vap for $300 USD.
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ExpatLuke



Joined: 11 Feb 2012
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apartments are generally more expensive than houses. They're also usually nicer and better maintained. 8.5 Million for a 2 bedroom apartment is pretty cheap.... I'm paying more than that for my single bedroom.
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deadlift



Joined: 08 Jun 2010
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Honestly speaking, I have a friend who is renting an entire house in Go Vap for $300 USD.


So what?

Simply because a cheaper deal exists does not mean that the deal offered is unreasonable. This is especially true in Vietnam where so much depends on negotiating/luck/timing/relationships.

One thing I've learned about Vietnam is that there is always someone who got a better deal.
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legionlabs



Joined: 04 Sep 2012
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Location: HCMC

PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"One thing I've learned about Vietnam is that there is always someone who got a better deal."

Haha! I love it. I just try to make sure that person is me sometimes...

Yeah, I've seen plenty of cheaper places, I decided to rent this one because it's nice, nothing is broken, and the landlord is a friend of a friend. It's just a little too big.

I was offered a small 2-floor house for rent at 250$ in Go Vap (before negotiations). Nothing seemed broken, but the area is less nice, bus stops were further away, and the supermarket/computer hardware store was outside of walking distance.

The computer store was a selling point, as I've stopped teaching english and now work in IT Wink

-Sean
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rogerwilco



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sent you a private message.
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