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Find a home in Hong Kong

Whatever you've heard about Hong Kong, it's not the full story. Hong Kong is a fantastically vibrant city located in south-eastern China, home to a fantastic shopping, night life and food scene, as well as outstanding tourist attractions and attractive lifestyle. On top of this, Hong Kong is already a major, and growing, port and financial centre with an absolutely stunning skyline - just take a look at that picture!


Whatever you’ve heard about Hong Kong, it’s not the full story. Hong Kong is a fantastically vibrant city located in south-eastern China, home to a fantastic shopping, night life and food scene, as well as outstanding tourist attractions and attractive lifestyle. On top of this, Hong Kong is already a major, and growing, port and financial centre with an absolutely stunning skyline – just take a look at that picture!

With all of this in mind, it’s not hard to see why anyone would absolutely dream of living in Hong Kong – but how do you do it?

Find a home in Hong Kong

In 2011, the population of Hong Kong was over seven million; in a single city! Purely from this figure, you gain a good idea of the popularity of the city and the demand that good housing it in up to this day. Because of this, when it comes to finding a home in Hong Kong, there are a few things you’ll need to take note of.

  • Demand is high – really high.
    Demand for properties of all types is at an all time high in Hong Kong, and finding a property to live in is no mean feat.
  • You’ll almost certainly need to compromise something
    That pesky demand again. Because of it, there are things about your property that you’ll almost certainly need to compromise on; particularly if you’re planning to rent as opposed to purchase, but there will almost certainly need to be some compromise even on purchase properties.
  • Be prepared to travel
    If you work in the city, then it’s fairly likely you’ll find yourself needing to travel to work on a daily basis for work, social occasions and many other things. This is generally taken to be a given in most large cities, but it’s especially true in places such as Hong Kong, London, Tokyo, and so on.

With that being said, you can see that, although finding a home in Hong Kong is similar to many other large cities, because of the huge number of people living there, you’ll need to have a few things set out in advance. These are:

  • defined parameters for what you’d like in the house
  • paperwork, identification and all other necessary documentation prepared in advance
  • the funds to pay for any advance fees and your rent, as prices can be quite high within the city
  • a willingness to compromise, change what you’re looking for in the property, and maybe even a willingness to share with others
  • a professional to work with for the best local knowledge, property advice and to save you time on looking by yourself.

Real estate, redefined

No matter the city you dream of living in, we can help you get there! Domobase connects you with the very best Real Estate Agents and Landlords, wherever you would like to live. Simply fill in your details, or link your social media profile, to our app and we’ll have someone get in touch. You’ll be on the way to the city of your dreams in no time!


Charlotte is the content creator for Domobase, a freelance content marketer and creative fiction writer. When not scribbling away, she can usually be found with her nose in a book.