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July 2, 2013

Ken asks…

Any benefits to having a private entrance apartment?

Any benefits to having a private entrance apartment?
my new apartment wont have a security door with a buzzer and such. be just like a house or townhome, are their any benefits to this type of entrance?

Administrator answers:

Find Cheap and Luxury Apartments, Sublets, Condos, and Rooms for Rent in the USA.

James asks…

What is required by law for an apartment to be marketed as a luxury apartment?

I am looking to move from my apartment to a luxury apartment. I guess I figured that would mean nice floors, better walls, stuff like that. I found one in the papaer that was laballed as a luxury apartment and went to check it out. It had no windows, no carpet, and looked like a studio but was labeled as a luxury apartment. What is required for something to be laballed as a luxury apartment? There isnt much of a yard either. in the back there is no grass and there is a giant hole dug down farther than I could see down. I asked what this was for and he said someone dug that out recently. He wasnt sure what it was for.

Administrator answers:

There is not a law for everything in life. The description is entirely at the discretion of the real estate agent or renting agent, or whoever writes the description. What is luxury in one place is average in another. Every apartment must have windows according to building code. It may have wood floors and not carpeting or tile floors. A studio apartment can be a luxury apartment. Maybe they were renovating it. Was it brand new? You have to get more information. If the agent does not know anything, move on to the next one.

Helen asks…

How much would I be making a month with working at Denny’s as a server and Pizza hut as a driver?

So I just got hired at Denny’s in Atwater, CA and the manager said I’ll be working around 2-3 days a week roughly about 4-6 hours a day no more than 29 hours a week with hourly wage at 8.00. I’m also getting a second job at Pizza hut here in Atwater as well as a driver with the same minnimum wage and im gonna say about the same amount of hours. Around how much a month should I be making? I’m also a girl, I know that matters with the tips too haha. I’m planning to get a luxury apartment with one of my best friends and my portion is to put in between 500-600 including everything already for a month. I would like opinions if this is do able with the jobs that i’ll be getting. Please help!

**I’ve had experience with pizza hut for 2 years now.

Administrator answers:

No. It’s not doable. You don’t get a luxury apartment even shared at minimum wage.

David asks…

Which is best apartment for me in Houston, Texas?

I am looking for like luxury cheap apartments like at least under $500. I know cheap apartment tend to have negatives, you know. I am college student attending Lone Star College – North Harris. Do you know any good cheap apartment near that college? I would like to include washer/dryer in unit as well. Let me know if you have any suggestions. Thank you.

Administrator answers:

Just looking at Houston’s Craigs List, you are 800 dollars out of line for a luxury apartment. I think I would be looking for a roommate at that price amount.

Chris asks…

Getting an apartment with bad credit?

I have a poor credit score, 12 negative accounts and 2 collections…I had all that last year when I applied for the apartment I am currently in but I was not the only renter, my boyfriend is also on the lease and he has really good credit. We are from another state and I am moving back without him and am freaking out about getting an apartment. Is it a good sign at all that this current apartment (which is a luxury apartment) accepted me last year, or was it just because he was on the lease to?
Oh no wont be trying for luxury, I’ll be going to whatever crappy apartment I can get.

Administrator answers:

In all probability you was able to be approved for your current rental unit based primarily on your boyfriends credit score.

Even with bad credit there are some landlords and property management companies that would take a chance on you. You must be honest with any potential property manager or landlord about your credit. This will prevent you and any potential landlord from wasting each others time, if they are not gonna consider your bad credit.

If you are able to produce a bank statement or other evidence that you paid your current rent on time, even though it was with someone else this would be great. Normally a new landlord would not ask if you had a roommate or not. You must be able to afford the rental unit you are applying for.

Because you lived in a luxury apartment with your boyfriend, you might not be able to afford this type rental unit based on your salary.

I hope this been of some benefit to you, good luck.


Donna asks…

Doing research. Where do the incredibly wealthy live in Shanghai?

I’m talking Billionaires, CEOs and Hedge Fund Managers who want to live in mansions and villas with actual acreage. Is there suburb outside the city where they’ve established their private community? Not really luxury apartments, but more of family homes with large yards. Also, preferably, an area more than 10 years old.

Administrator answers:

They are all definitely staying day time in CCP government office buildings.

Robert asks…

Fake apartment names for my story?

I’m writing a story. I need a phony name for luxury apartments. Any ideas?

Administrator answers:

” Riverview Townhouse Apartments “

Paul asks…

Why does China’s urbanisation drive leave migrant workers out in the cold?

by Reuters – 20 minutes’ drive from Shanghai’s glitzy financial district, dozens of migrant workers are preparing to abandon homes in old shipping containers, as one of the more unusual solutions to China’s housing shortage faces the wrecking ball. Cheap but crowded neighbourhoods are being cleared across China as part of a stepped-up “urbanisation” campaign by China’s new leaders. The country aims to spend an estimated $6 trillion on infrastructure, including housing, as a projected 400 million people become urban residents over the next decade.

But in an ironic twist, the clearance of so-called “villages within cities” removes cheap housing stock for the very people targeted to fuel that migration, without providing sufficient replacement units. The land is sold by municipalities to developers who generally erect expensive apartment towers. That throws into question how the government can achieve its ambitious goal.

“On the one hand, the law doesn’t allow former farmers to expand housing for migrant workers, on the other hand local governments don’t have the money to build affordable housing either,” said Li Ping, senior attorney for Landesa Rural Development Institute in Beijing.

About 130 million Chinese migrants live in tiny, sub-divided rooms rented out by former farmers whose villages have been swallowed by sprawl, according to government surveys. Policies to provide government-built housing while razing these shabby “villages within cities” result in a net loss of housing units, according to urban planners and academics, while choking off the private rental market that for decades has enabled China’s massive urban migration. The dilemma poses harsh choices for those who have made lives in the cities on the slimmest of margins, such as the migrants in the converted shipping containers in Shanghai. Li Yanxin, a migrant from nearby Anhui Province who runs a small convenience store out of his container. His profits – and therefore his ability to pay for his teenager’s education – depend on the low rent he found in the container village.

Local officials put muscle behind a policy of clearing such sites, often declaring these dwellings illegal by noting non-agricultural land allocated to villagers cannot be used for commercial purposes. Land reclassified as “urban” can be sold at a huge profit. “Not everyone can live in a high rise. Especially those of us who work in the recycling business,” Zhang Baofa, who rented out the used shipping containers in one of the more creative solutions to Shanghai’s shortage of cheap housing.

Local officials, embarrassed by photos of the container village circulating on the Internet, have vowed to remove the site within days. On Thursday, after four years of operation, they declared Li’s store to be unregistered. “This is zoned as village land. I borrowed the land. I bought the containers. I rented it out. I would know if it were illegal,” Zhang said.

Chinese cities lack the visible slums of other developing countries, thanks in part to communities such as Xinzhuang in Beijing that collectively house about 3.4 million migrants just within the capital.

A high whitewashed wall and strip of green lawn hide Xinzhuang’s 10,000 residents from surrounding luxury apartment blocks. Three black chickens scratch along a filthy gutter of blue-grey water next to the public latrine. Rooms of about 12 square meters each house families of three, for an affordable 500 yuan a month. “A regular apartment would be more comfortable, but it’s about 2,000 yuan a month. That’s too much for the type of people who live here. They want to save what they can. We fill the lowest niche,” said landlord Dong Gang, whose former farmhouse is now a two-story concrete structure divided into about 30 makeshift rooms.

One of the 1,000 original residents of Xinzhuang, he has been renting to migrants for 20 years. Complicated zoning laws mean that Dong can’t expand beyond the footprint of his original home, hindering investments that might improve housing quality.

“In Beijing over the last 2 years they’ve been ‘cleaning up’ crowded tenements – that raises rents and forces many out,” said Hu Xingdou, a specialist in migrant issues at the Beijing Institute of Technology.

Within the next 2 years, Beijing city is expected to allow migrants to rent but not buy city-built housing units. Even so, many migrants won’t qualify to rent, and the number of government-built units often falls short of the number of migrants displaced. “There is going to be less of this type of housing, because almost all cities have policies now to demolish ‘villages within cities’,” according to estimates by Tom Miller, author of “China’s Urban Billion”.
For 2 decades, Chinese local governments have been able to ignore the problem of housing migrants, thanks to the makeshift villages and other arrangements that accommodate about 40 percent of migrants. The remainder live at factory dormitories or tents and pre-fab housing set up on construction sites. As China’s cities and export industries boomed, cheap private housing helped keep down the cost of labour, says Li Jinkui of the China Development Institute in Shenzhen. He estimates Shenzhen would have spent 25 years’ worth of annual revenues to house the people who were renting in its “villages” in 2000 – a population now estimated at 5 million people.

Of 1.35 billion Chinese, 690 million are estimated to live in cities, but only about half of those can claim urban residency status due to an archaic national registration system that ties all citizens, and public benefits, to their hometowns.

City governments often lack figures for how many people live in neighbourh
neighbourhoods targeted for demolition, but they can document their destruction with precision. Beijing’s most recent city plan notes that 171 “villages within cities” had been “cleaned up” in the previous five years, but as of 2011, there were still 100 left.

The loss of affordable housing could accelerate, according to a Beijing plan released Thursday to catalogue “illegal” buildings on collectively owned land and then destroy them next spring. Coal briquettes burned in unheated slum villages contribute to Beijing’s choking winter pollution. European and American cities had huge programmes to replace slums with public housing, Miller said. “The question is what happens when they are demolished in China?”
Migrant workers working as slaves at peanut income are the striving force to help build China’s GDP but sadly they’re being deprived of everything by the CCP and constantly being dumped all over the place so that their poor and shabby living conditions can never be displayed in front of the world. CCP and shoe-polishers could lie and bluff, “Shanghai, Beijing are modern cities like Tokyo, Hong Kong”,”a glorious China with capable leaders overtaking Ameri-West”.

The “Choose Best Answer” isn’t working again. Anyway, WNL will have the Best Answer with remarks as follow. Thanks to the other answerer.

In democracys ie India, Brazil slumps & shabbiness are everywhere displayed where freedom and respect are observed. In China it’s the cosmetic display of shoddy skyscrapers & ghosts towns while hundreds millions poverty Chinese are hidden in mountains & rural villages where no outside world accessed.

Administrator answers:

The plan is for the poor migrant workers to either return to their original provinces or become squatters in these beautiful new constructions that are already available.


I find it interesting that a society built upon the foundation that everything belongs to The People should have so many empty housing units belonging to government officials and private investors. Shouldn’t those “ghost constructions” be PUBLIC HOUSING?

Thomas asks…

What part of Dallas should I move to?

I’m looking to move to Dallas possibly and I need to know what areas to look at. I’m a 29 year old single male who currently lives in a “luxury style” apartment. I live in a nice area with shopping, nightlife, dining, and sports all around the corner. Where in Dallas should I look at for something similar to this? Also, is there any kind of train or trolley service in Dallas? I wouldn’t mind living close to it to minimize driving and traffic. Thanks for any help.
Looking at the Main Street Area downtown and Northpark Area. Thoughts?

Administrator answers:

Look in Addison which is a suburb in Far North Dallas.

Avoid anything near the Northpark Area. That is the ghetto unless you can afford to live in George W. Bush’s neighborhood. I’d recommend Plano or Grapevine before moving to the crime ridden Vickery Ghettos apartments near Northpark.

Driving is a requirement in Dallas, there’s no way around that. Welcome to Los Angeles of the South, complete with sprawl and gangs but none of the benefits of living in Southern California.

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