I’m looking for a website to find a furnished one bedroom or studio apartment. I’ve checked Tealit and Craigslist and they both seem overpriced to me.
Right now I’m paying 12,000 + electricity for a largish one bedroom (cable/internet/water provided) in Xindian near the Dapinglin MRT station.
Saving money is a priority for me as I just finished college recently and have accumulated some hefty loans. I plan on staying for a couple years and think I could find a better deal.
If you can recommend a website to me I’d be much obliged. I’ve been on google for an hour and quite frankly suck at internet searches for some unknown reason. I just can’t get past all the extraneous information and find what I’m looking for.
Wishing you all well. Cheers ~ Micah[/quote]
You can try 591.com.tw. It’s in Chinese but you can use Google translate if you don’t read Chinese.
I made a previous post (http://www.forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=114360&p=1469699&hilit=591.com.tw#p1469699) that helps explain how to use the site.
Hope it helps.
EDIT: I’ve also heard about Tsui Mama housing service in Taipei (http://www.tmm.org.tw/english/) but I personally have never used them since I’m in Taoyuan.[/quote]
What Steve said. Also, Tapinglin is overpriced nowadays, but usually taofangs in the area are 8K, not 12K, but if yours is biggish and overall nicer, it might be worth it. Though I pay the same for a two bedroom apartment… same area, but only partially furnished, no utilities nor Internet included.
If you like Xindian you may try moving down the line. Xindian City Hall or Xindian final station are highly recommended for cheaper, bigger fare. The other thing would be to look for one or two bedroom apartments, not fully established taofangs. Might be a bit more mafan, looking for your own Internet and cable provider, maybe a couple of pieces of furniture and such, but it will be considerably cheaper.
Tsui mama is a great help. If you can read Chinese, let me know and I can point where in teh hood teh local ad boards are, too.