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Yueyang - New Home - Jinxiang & Okie Rob
« on: October 02, 2014, 08:58:49 PM »
Jinxiang started from scratch, empty shell, new addition, new building
I have included before and after photos
There are 14 building in our gated complex
each building, 6 stories tall, with 4 condos on each floor
the first story is actually the 2nd, for there are parking garages
and storage rooms on the ground floor
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Re: Yueyang - New Home - Jinxiang & Okie Rob
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2014, 09:02:05 PM »
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Re: Yueyang - New Home - Jinxiang & Okie Rob
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2014, 09:07:19 PM »
This I thought you might find interesting, starting from nothing and
building a Condo in Yueyang China..... other cities in China, some
of labors and material would be more expensive, such as in Beijing, Shanghai
and Shenzhen, and I am sure there would be more cities....but this
is what it cost Jinxiang here in Yueyang.
our place about a 1,000 sf, all walls about 12" thick, inc interior
this will be listed in USA money/dollar and installation included
all is new:

The bars on our windows inc labors      1,138.00
Range top, vent system and tank-less water heater 536.00
3 interior wood doors with key lock sets 81.00 each
glass kitchen and bathroom doors 81.00 each
computer desk with chair 45.00 each
refrigerator 243.00
48" flat screen TV wall mounted 455.00
AC system Whrilpool 390.00
floor fan with remote 24
floor labor $1,138
cost of floor materials tile and splash
inc.bathroom, kitchen and hallway     1,000
all floors tiled,
bathroom, kitchen, and hallway to and from, all
tiled walls land ceiling
our tile are 31.5" square on the floor with contrasting
black tile thresholds
our of our ceiling lights 227.00
tv center, coffee table, sofa and bolster  960.00
sculptured closest sliding doors 146.00
2 beds with mattresses 260.00
all drapes 325
all sinks, stool, shower head, all spigots 452.00
kitchen bottom & top cabinets with counter 650
all built ins, inc closet wall, nick nack shelf,
cabinets in wash room, and two bed rooms
and general trim work inc ceiling 780.00
(above is for labors only)
small table with 4 chairs wash/sun room 81.00
clothing washing machine 211.00
bathroom heater/vent system 214.00
dining table with 6 chairs 162.00
paint and labor and plaster work 1,170.00
marble window sills for 5 window sills inc,
bay window 325.00
wiring and switches hard parts 258.00
labors for wiring 377.00
(they chisel out a path in the solid walls to run the wiring
one full length wall mirror, wash basin mirror and
all glass shelves and glass doors.....81.00
internet service 13.00 month
(her two brothers gave us the large wall hanging picture 3ft x 5ft
above the sofa, which is a needle point, costing approx 4,000 yuan
which would be about $650.00)
there is probably more that I did not list, odds and ends....but
will give you a general jest of $$$ spend on our home here.
(the above is an email I copied and pasted here, that I sent to
a friend back in the USA)
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Re: Yueyang - New Home - Jinxiang & Okie Rob
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2014, 09:09:40 PM »
Nice! Do you plan on moving there permanently and do the visa dash every so often or apply for a residence visa?

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Re: Yueyang - New Home - Jinxiang & Okie Rob
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2014, 09:24:32 PM »
2 more photos that I had
We built this house/condo for my wife's mother and us
for when we visit China.  At this time, the plan is to visit
once a year, preferably in the fall/winter and live here
in Yueyang for 2-4 months.  Things may change in the future,
but this is the current plan. 
Jinxiang's father passed away about a year ago, her mother is alone.
Jinxiangs oldest brother lives/has condo in the same building, on the
6th floor. The Brothers two sons also live in the same complex community.
The mother also has another son and two daughters that live in the Yueyang
area.... so she is really not alone, for they all visit often.

I will apply for a residence permit for the longer stays over 60 days.
My wife's nephew, is on the Police force here in Yueyang, and lives accross
from the main Police Station(Public Security Bureau) where one would secure
the Residence Permit.... so,  should not be a problem

 
« Last Edit: October 02, 2014, 09:32:35 PM by Okie_Rob »
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Re: Yueyang - New Home - Jinxiang & Okie Rob
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2014, 10:03:09 PM »
You did well here.  It looks very comfortable  .My days of doing building work myself are long gone.

Maybe when I up date my 2nd Home page I will include some prices.

Willy

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Re: Yueyang - New Home - Jinxiang & Okie Rob
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2014, 12:09:54 AM »
Too many guys moving into new homes! Well to keep the trend, Cindy and I just bought our first home here together in Calgary. Mortgage documents, home inspection, lawyer fees, packing, looking for new furniture - when does life start getting easy?

Willy & Okie_rob, happy home tales and good fortune.
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