Saturday, 21 July 2012

租 / 售


租 / 售 = jou / sau: to let / for sale 

As property prices increase, small shops and businesses close down.


A patchwork of estate agents' signs briefly flares up on the shopfront, like a fungus ...


Until another 7-Eleven, Gong Cha or ... property agency moves in.

A red plague on the city streets - something you should also know about.

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2 comments:

  1. Hong Kong real estate signs have always struck me as odd - with the signs for so many agents being displayed, if you want to lease the shop, how does one know which phone number to ring?

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    1. Whoever has the biggest sign! They are all in competition, i.e. the property is not let by a sole agent. It gives the landlord more chances of finding a tenant quickly a guess. Letting with a sole agent is cheaper though I think.

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