What the following things means:
1. Walk-up with roof top
Take a second shirt if you have a date on a walk-up roof top.
2. Fully equipped/furnished
Some flats can be fully packed…
3. Bright & luminous
Windows are small, have metal bars, sometimes protective films. Only trust pictures – never the flat ad’s title.
4. Small bedroom
In some “bedrooms” you can’t even put a baby bed.
5. Room available in a “modern” flat share
This is not Luke Skywalker’s. This is a real HK$ 3,000/month room in Causeway Bay!
6. Open kitchen
Sometimes it means “warm space to have dinner with friends”. Sometimes it doesn’t.
7. Located in residential area
Building lands are limited. Residential doesn’t mean parks & space. Stop dreaming!
8. Open view
If you can’t afford a penthouse in a high-rise building on the Peak, open views in the city are rare – they often mean that the neighbour building is coming soon.
9. Building with facilities
Most luxurious buildings have a gym – but the reverse assumption is not necessarily true….
10. Contemporary space
Lofts in industrial buildings are more & more trendy. But the couple big space/low price often means no kitchen, no bathroom, no toilets….