[FOR RENT] HK$93K | GALESEND | 6 Bluff Path | Hong Kong

 Exceptional home on the Peak featuring 3 spacious bedrooms and 3 newly renovated Bathrooms.  Large Kitchen with ample counter space, centralized air conditioning and two huge terraces, make this rarely available flat not to be missed. Please contact us for viewings.    Age: 1987 Size(n): 2309 sq ft net  3 Bed, 3 Bath, 1 Maid, 1 Car Park  Contact: Anthony  9105 1406  Email anthony@qi-homes.com LEARN MORE

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Our Introduction to Buying and Selling Property in New York

Qi-Homes has teamed with Jennie Ma, licensed associate Real Estate Broker with “Corcoran group re36e68c_9169b5a5b0f54820842b15cd8b3d24aeal estate” in New York City.  Jennie, originally from Hong Kong has over 15 years real estate experience in New York and brings you a wealth of knowledge on how to invest in Manhattan real estate market.

LEARN MORE about closing cost for New York City Condos

A comprehensive BUYERS GUIDE to for overseas investors buying in New York

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An Overview New York City Properties

Upper east side

Upper East Side

“The City That Never Sleeps” is a nickname that originated in New York City from Frank Sinatra’s famous song in 1977. This name is appropriate for a lot of reasons, mostly because New York is one of the most dynamic cities, always a world-renowned destination, always bustling with activity.

Upper West Side

Upper West Side

New York City has a population of approximately 8.6 million (estimated in 2013), Manhattan island with about 1.6m. Buying a property in Manhattan can be quite complex, especially for foreigners. For example, two apartments can be very similar in size, layout and amenities, but the buying processes can be in stark contrast to each other depending on if the property is a co-op or a condominium.

Mid Town

Mid Town

From one neighborhood to the next can make for a very different experience as well – from the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Midtown East, Midtown West, and Downtown (Chelsea, Gramercy Park, Village, SoHo, Tribeca, Battery Park City, and Financial District).

Soho

Soho

Purchasing a new development also has its variation in price per square foot and closing costs.

Gramercy

Gramercy

Allow us to present a realistic map of what makes New York City the spectacular place it is so well-known to be.

Manhattan Outlook:

  • Manhattan is home to the world’s trading hub, The New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street.
  • Manhattan is the fashion capital of the United States where world famous people in the industry pass through frequently for business and entertaining.
  • Some of the nation’s best schools are located in New York City or just a short drive away including Columbia University, FIT, Fordham University, NYU, Parsons, Princeton and Cornell. The presence of these top-notch education facilities helps to explain why Manhattan is a popular choice when selecting a location to have
  • Art & culture abound with countless museums and original stage shows year round
  • To add to its dynamism, Manhattan has some of the most interesting and eclectic restaurant options in the world. There is truly no need to cook at home, catering to the conveniences of a busy-life of a New Yorker.

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Properties Outlook:

  • 70% of current residential options in Manhattan consist of rental buildings, of the remaining 30%, 75% are Coops and 25% are Condominiums (estimated in late 2000). Hence condominiums tend to be a bit pricier than co-ops, in addition to some further distinctions, outlined below.
  • Co-ops
    • A phenomenon that’s limited almost entirely to Manhattan; they are the traditional form of owning an upscale apartment for close to 100 years.
  • Coops are owned by an apartment corporation, when purchasing within a co-op building, you are purchasing shares of the corporation that entitle you as a shareholder, to a “proprietary lease”.
  • All prospective purchasers must interview with the board of directors who are shareholders in the building to which a board approval will be communicated to the purchaser if the co-op accepts their application or not.
  • Prior to the interview, prospective purchasers prepare a detailed “Board Package” which usually contains personal and professional letters of recommendation as well as a great deal of personal information concerning income and assets.
  • Subleasing a co-op can be difficult. Each co-op has its own rules and they should be carefully reviewed prior to submitting an application to rent.
  • A “Board Package” is required to be submitted by a prospective sublet tenant and an ”interview” in front of a board of directors will also be required to determine if they qualify for the application.
    • Condominiums
  • As opposed to a co-op, a condominium apartment is “real” property. A buyer receives a deed just as though he or she were buying a house. Each individual apartment in a condominium receives its own tax bill.
  • The straightforward nature of buying a condo coupled with the fact that in some cases, you can get a higher financing of the purchase price and rent it out at will, makes condominiums the number one choice for flexibility.
  • “Resale” – buyers will prepare a “Board Package” which usually contains personal and professional letters of recommendation as well as personal information concerning income and assets as a protocol so a building buyers enter into will be informed of the new owner’s basic information. No interview is required.
  • “New Development” – buyers to not have a go through a Board Package process, as long as proof of funds are ready to be provided upon request while making an appointment. Buyers will need to pay two different New York transfer taxes (please see closing costs estimate sheet), whereas buying a resale property, the seller pays these transfer taxes.
  • Condop
  • A Condop is a term given to a co-op that has rules and by-laws similar to that of a condominium which comprise of a small percentage of owned residential buildings. In most buildings, the freedom to sublet, put a lower down payment at closing, and easy board approval are characteristics of a condo that have been adopted by a co-op.
  • Closing costs will be similar to that of a co-op (significantly lower than condo’s if financing) and you will be buying shares in a corporation rather than real property.

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Over the last two years, Manhattan condominium property prices have increased 20% and today, Manhattan’s average and median price per square foot is still competitive to Hong Kong and London. Buildings offering views of Central Park tend to have the highest price per square foot. Downtown Tribeca in 2014 hit its highest price per square foot in the history of downtown with an ultra luxury new development. With limited land to build, Manhattan has been experiencing many more upcoming new conversion developments that are mostly pre-war office buildings.

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[FOR SALE] $17.8M |HANG FAT TRADING HOUSE | 52 Bonham Strand West | Hong Kong

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Listing #:19286
    • Stunning converted loft in commercial building occupying whole floor.
    • High Quality FINISHING and Fittings to certified healthy living standard
    • Size: G/N 1,400/970 sq.ft, 2 bedroom,1 bathroom, Asking HK$ 17,800,000

PLEASE CONTACT : Anthony Hindmarsh

TEL: 91051406  OR EMAIL: anthony@qi-homes.com

EAA LICENCE: C028038

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Le French May Arts Festival 2016

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One of the largest cultural events in Asia with more than 80 programmes presented over a span of two months, Le French May will explore new rules, new stories and new worlds through paintings, sculptures, design, music, dance, theatres, cinema and gastronomy under the theme of ‘Dreams and Wonders’.

Programme highlights include: exhibition of masterpieces by Claude Monet at Monet – The Spirit of Place, music concert Mozart in Love, classic stories of Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast reinvented through ballet and contemporary circus Extrêmités. Le French May invites everyone to take off and see the world through eyes of the artists who enhance our reality through their creations.

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[FOR SALE] PHUKET VILLA | Kata Hill | Thailand

This recently completed villa with stunning sea views is nestled high on Kata hill and less than 1.5km from the beach.

Land info

  • Chanote (Nor. Sor. 4 Jor) Land deed title
  • Ocean View, Hillside property in the ‘Tsunami Safety Area’
  • ⅓ RAI (1 Ngan & 31.6 Wah)
  • 526.4 Sq/M
  • Asking USD $888,888.00

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The exterior is a fusion of modern design aspects with traditional Thai style design opening up to a breathtaking interior.  The property was just recently completed by an American contractor to be his own private luxury winter home.  By importing ultra-high end materials and furnishings from four different continents, this villa is right at home in the dreams of even the most discerning buyers the world over.DSC00405

Once you step foot inside, you will quickly see that nothing about this build was rushed, no detail was overlooked, no shortcut taken, and certainly no expense was spared while creating this one-of-a-kind masterpiece.  With a meticulous eye for detail and by personally doing the work himself while leading a very small handpicked team of subcontractors, the owner has created a villa that showcases a level of quality, materials and workmanship that most people only dream about!livingroom3

The property includes a semi-detached large ‘studio’ apartment which is fully furnished and located under the house at street level, providing instant income potential or additional guest suite with complete sound and privacy separation.livingroom4

The house is fully furnished and move in ready, just bring your clothes – You literally won’t need anything else!  Everything you could want is included with this exceptionally furnished, turn-key property.livingroom2

Custom Italian Kitchen

    • Solid wood cabinets with Teak base
    • Macassar Ebony wood doors (Imported from Indonesia)
    • Caesarstone Quartz stone countertops & baseboards
      • Organic White (4600)
      • Piatra Grey (5300)
    • Porcelanosa “Wave” Tile imported from Spain
    • (3) Blanco Anthracite SILGRANIT sinks (Imported from Germany)
    • Blanco BLANCOCULIN Semi Professional faucet
    • FRANKE inside cabinet exterior exhausting hood fan & light
    • Marble floor (See Flooring section below)
    • BLUM Premium Blumotion soft-close hinges and drawer slides
    • BLUM Servo-Drive upper cabinet door and Trash bin door openers for hands-free open/close
    • 8mm Tempered Glass cabinet shelves with Blum locking mounts
    • (2) Häfele Pull-out Pantry slide systems
    • Custom fabricated, tempered glass wine cabinet (36 bottle) with stainless steel hardware and imported aluminum bottle ‘pegs’
    • Samsung side by side refrigerator (White & Silver glass door-in-door model 591)
    • Samsung dual zone wine refrigerator
    • Gorenje Ora-Ïto Oven, Microwave and HOB.
    • FRANKE built-in full size dishwasher (3 rack with heater & water softener)
    • Häfele LOOX LED inside and under cabinet LED lighting systems with sensors
    • Häfele pull-out drawer cabinet systems
    • Häfele solid stainless steel cabinet door pullskitchen8

 

 

Flooring

  • (15) Marble slabs cut to 1M square “tiles” for floor (Imported from Italy)
  • Imported Italian marble
    • (15) Slabs imported from Italy
    • Cut with computer controlled WaterJet in Singapore to 1M square ‘tiles’
  • Porcelanosa PAR-KER Wood effect tile imported from Spain
  • Sandstone exterior patios and stairs
  • Porcelanosa Porcelain tile with marble border inlay – 3 sizes laid in custom pattern (Master / Guest suites)KITCHENandDINING

Network & Entertainment

  • Ubiquiti Enterprise Grade network with wireless-N WiFi and 10/100 Cat5e networks provide both wired and wireless access throughout the entire property.
  • 3BB 30MB Fiber Optic internet connection (dedicated)
  • Media Server
    • Over 500 High-Def Movies (U.S. – English)
    • Over 100 Television shows with 4000+ episodes (U.S. English)
    • Live Streaming of countless internet “channels”, Skype, YouTube, etc
  • Media viewable on the (3) HD LED televisions (55”, 46” & 42”) or any network device.
  • Desktop & Media computer includes:
    • (2) 24” LED monitors
    • (4) Hard Drives with 7TB storage capacity
    • 24GB RAM Memory
    • CD/DVD Writer
  • Denon 5.1 Surround sound system (in ceiling)
  • VocoPro Karaoke machine integrated into TV & Surround system
  • Nintendo WII with dual controllers, 2 fitness pads & 22 gameguestsuite2

Drinking (Bottled) water system

  • Dedicated bottle refrigerator
  • Independent electric pump (Marine & RV design)
  • Pressure tank for always available pressure while limiting pump cycles
  • Polyethylene tubing plumbing system
  • Convenient stainless steel tap locations including kitchen and bathroom sinks, wet bar, cooktop and food preparation areas.
  • (10) exchangeable 18.9L SPA brand drinking water bottlemainfloorbathroom

Windows & Doors

  • Dual Folding aluminum door systems allow the main floor to open to the outside, creating a large unobstructed indoor/outdoor space with stunning sea views.
  • Conch uPVC windows and door systems fabricated and Installed by UK Company (10 year 100% guarantee)
  • All windows and doors have dual seal (inside and outside) systems for air-tight sealmastersuite1

Furnishings and Window Treatments

  • Kelvin Geormani Italian made leather sofa
  • Hobbled Roman Blinds & Curtains
    • Ultra-High Quality Modern fabrics
    • Stainless steel hardware, rods & brackets
    • All rooms are fully furnished using high or ultra-high quality furnishings
    • 3 “King” size beds

Security

  • YALE Digital front Door lock with keypad and biometric scanner (Imported from USA)
  • Magnetic door lock with keypad securing storage and workshop areas with quick access
  • CCTV system featuring:
    • (16) Infrared (Night Vision) cameras
    • Internet enabled DVR for real time and recorded video viewing worldwide
    • Over 30 Days of video storage
    • Honeywell VISTA Ultra-HIgh quality exterior cameras imported from Taiwan
    • iPad monitors in the livingroom and master bedroom for real-time viewing
  • Honeywell Motion detection with audible notification when someone approaches the housemasterbath1

Carrier Air Conditioners

  • All 6 units new in early 2016
  • High efficiency units with concealed inside the ceiling blower units
  • Condensate drain monitors with auto-shutoff and warning system to avoid water leakage
  • 5 year warranty on the compressors

Swimming Pool systems

    • Hayward AQUARITE Salt chlorinator system (Imported from USA)
    • Emaux Water Technology Pump & Filter (Imported from Australia)

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Gas Grill (Rear Patio Area)

  • 100% Stainless steel 4 burner with additional side burner (imported from Australia)

Workshop / Storage

  • 12 sq/meter Air Conditioned storage / workshop room  under the house
  • Large (additional) area under the house with concrete pad for workshop area or storage

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LED Lighting

  • 100% of the lighting both inside and outside are Phillips LED (combined 3.6w & 5.5w)
  • Modern Electronic LED transformers (High Efficiency)
  • Full color LED strip lighting in waterfall, pool, and patio areas with single control panel
  • Recessed LED (white) strip lighting behind living room crown moulding

 

Walk-In Closet (Master Suite)

  • Solid Oak built-in cabinets, drawers and hanging clothes rack with Blum hardware built by a master carpenter – not a low quality store bought ‘kit’
  • Custom fabricated stainless steel and glass shoe shelf rack with LED lighting
  • Motion detection turns on / off the in the cabinet and glass shelf lighting automatically

 

Home Automation

  • Enabling programmable control and monitoring of vital systems both on site or from any internet enabled device worldwide
  • The newest technologies currently found mostly in the U.S. and Europe have been imported and integrated into the home to monitor and/or control various home systems including:
    • Climate control
    • Lighting
    • Swimming pool systems
    • Lawn and Tree irrigation
    • Drinking, non-Potable, and pool water tanks

 

Laundry Room

  • LG Turbodrum washing machine
  • Top of the line LG Sensor Dry 10.5 kg clothes dryer
  • Temperature sensing exhaust fanbedroomview
  • Please contact Anthony +852 9105 1406 or anthony@qi-homes.com for more details

 

 

 

 

[FOR SALE] THE ELECTRIC AVE RESIDENCE | 933 HORNBY | VANCOUVER | CANADA.

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Corner Unit with Unobstructed Views towards Famous Vancouver Art Gallery from floor to ceiling windows

Rarely Available Corner Unit with Floor to Ceiling Windows, Easterly facing with Unobstructed and Protected Park Views towards Robson Square and the Vancouver Art Gallery.  This two bedroom, one bath unit is conveniently located on the 11th Floor with direct access to the communal gardens.  Highlights include a secure underground parking and in- suite laundry.  The building boasts multiple function rooms, a well-equipped gym and concierge service.  The prime location is walking distance to some of Vancouver’s most exciting restaurants and shopping as well as easy access to public transport and amenities.  Age: 2005 Size:  868’ sq ft  2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, 1 Car Park.  Offers in the range of Canadian Dollars $768,000 (HK$4.65M) Please contact:  Anthony  9105 1406.

This building accepts rentals and would be a good investment for self use or rental income

Living Space

Flexible Open Plan with Second Bedroom

Stainless Steel Appliances

High End Stainless Steel Appliances

Open Kitchen

Open Kitchen with Granite Counter Tops

In Suite Laundry

In Suite Laundry


Location

The Electric Avenue Residences are located on the corner of Burrard and Smithe, one-block from the famous shopping strip of Robson Street, the heart of downtown Vancouver shopping and entertainment district

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Prime Downtown Location One Block from Robson and Overlooking Robson Square Park and the Art Gallery

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Landmark Building in Downtown Vancouver – Corner Unit Shown

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Amenities

24-storey concrete high-rise one block off Robson with 456 suites, a 9-screen cinema complex, and 22,000 sq ft of retail with an animated streetscape
69 studios, 241 one-bd suites, 133 two-bd suites and 13 penthouses fully serviced by 5 elevators
Bosa and Wall construction, a legendary and proven method of building solid-concrete exterior walls
Fitness Centre – treadmills, stationery bicycles, weights and rowing machines with washroom and change facilities
18-seat private Dolby Surround Sound movie theater
Lounge with fireplace and adjacent common kitchen
2 meeting/conference rooms
Two private residential lobbies
Gardens on Levels 11, 19, and 2

Entrance

Entrance To Lobby

Communial Garden

Communal Garden Space on 11th Floor with easy access from the residence

Best Apartment Listings for the Month of January 2016

Best Apartment Listings

Hong Kong is certainly one of the most visited places in Asia. There’s a plethora of really great places that are fun and wonderful to see. Also, the cuisine is truly mouthwatering and exotic for any incoming foreigner. Because of such factors, Hong Kong is constantly receiving guests from a lot of different countries. (Well, maybe the fact that it’s a major business center adds a bit to that!). Visitors from other countries are always abundant in this region, and as a result a lot of high rise buildings are being established. These buildings include both apartments and flats.

Flats in Hong Kong for rent are really remarkable if you know where to look. Apartment selling Hong Kong is now the trend due to the increasing demand, so finding great places to stay for a day or two is not really that hard. To save you from ending up on a shabby apartment, here are the best listings of flats January 2016 in Hong Kong:

• 99 Bonham Strand Boutique Hotel Apartment

99 Bonham Strand Boutique Hotel Apartment is located in 99 Bonham Strand, Hong Kong, China. This place is known for its excellent and trendy atmosphere. This boutique apartment is well loved by its patrons because of how wonderful and friendly their staffs are. The rooms contain huge beds and hold a modern feel to it. This apartment building also provides first-class amenities and great services that are worth coming back for. Lastly, one great boon for this apartment is that the transportation is very convenient, for subway stations are near.

• Shama Central Serviced Apartment

The Shama Central Serviced apartment is located in Central, Hong Kong, China; specifically in 2/f, 26 Peel Street. This apartment is known because of how lovely the view is whenever you are in the building and how modern and chic the overall interior design is. It also contains all the necessary facilities that you need, and the rooms being offered are absolutely huge and airy. Every room in this apartment is certainly equipped with decent tools and utensils for you to use. Finally, if you want to stroll around and visit the supermarket, you can easily reach the stores because the market is just located over the adjacent street.

• Ovolo Sheung Wan

The Ovolo Sheung Wan apartment is located in Hong Kong’s No. 222 Hollywood Road in Sheung Wan. This apartment building is well loved for their awesome customer service. This apartment will certainly provide you with such great care. Staff are very finely trained and well mannered. They will definitely go the extra mile just to let you feel comfortable. Aside from good customer care, the building is also well packed with the latest amenities and equipment.

• CHI Residence 279

You can find the CHI Residence in No.279 Shanghai Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China. When you want a cozy nest to sleep on, this is the place for you. They offer you comfortable rooms and lovely apartment layout. Also, CHI Residence is located in a convenient place. You can easily reach the MRT, the supermarket, and other stores right away.

• Shama Fortress Hill Serviced Apartment

The Shama Fortress Hill Serviced Apartment is stationed at King’s Road, North Point, Hong Kong, China. Just like the other mentioned apartments, this place is teeming with a well- trained crew and lovely services. Getting booked in this place is truly easy. Aside from great customer service, the place is also strategically located, enabling easy access to all nearby shopping areas and major educational institutions.