Sites for FREE 2018 New Year Images

New Year 2018 has only just dawned on us and one of the loveliest things for the day is to send loved ones Happy New Year Images.

Trolling through endless sites that have watermarks or require payment or a link can be very time consuming and take up half your New Year’s Day!

We’ve taken the hassle out of the hunt and found the best websites for Happy New Year 2018 images that don’t require any payment or reciprocity.

I’ve posted the links below along with samples, so that you can quickly and easily choose the perfect New Year image and send your greetings to one and all.

Have a Great New Year’s Day!

freeimageslive.co.uk/…e/2018-rainbbow-jpgNew Year 2018

 

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2. happynewyear2018.com

http://happynewyear2018imagess.org/happy-new-year-clipart.html

3. happynewyear2018images.org

https://www.123greetingmessage.net/happy-new-year-clipart-graphics-2018/

4. 123greetingmessage.net

http://www.happynewyear2018wallpaper.org/2017/03/happy-new-year-2018-hd-png-images-new.html

5. happynewyear2018wallpaper.org

https://www-happynewyear.com/happy-new-year-2018-greetings/

6. happynewyear.com

http://4khdwallpapers.net/view/happy-new-year-2018-hd-wallpaper-images

7. 4khdwallpeapers.net

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Beautiful Ground Floor Apartment with Patio

A new and beautiful apartment with 3 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, and 2 bathrooms has just become available for rent! This is quite the unique find. You can enjoy the convenient first floor outdoor patio with friends and family. If you like to grill, it is the ideal space. On the other hand, if you like to garden, it has the perfect grassy area. The breeze freshens the open living room and kitchen area, creating a clean and relaxing atmosphere. The isolated office is great for personal study or working from home. All for just 30,000 RMB/month, you can be the next person to enjoy this wonderful living space! Just contact Adrienne Farrelly at manager@shanghaiprops.com or call her at +86 13122 810 421 for showings or questions.

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Adrienne Farrelly is one of Shanghai’s most experienced expatriate Property Agents helping expats find new homes since 1994. You can reach her at  +86 13122 810 421 or  manager@shanghaiprops.com. Connect with her on Skype at shanghaiproperties8. Shanghai Properties

Rental Cars in Shanghai

If you are new to Shanghai and looking for a really well priced rental van for your family, we have a great deal for you from Shrental.
 BYD M6 van (Review here)

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This 7 seater van is only 3 years old with a low 40,000kms and has an automatic transmission. The van has Jiangsu license plates which means you are excluded from using the flyoevers in rush hour traffic but can drive under them.
The van’s rental is a VERY AFFORDABLE 4,500 RMB per month for a 2 year contract or 5,500 RMB per month for a 1 year.

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All of these offers include insurance and maintenance
However they exclude additional fee’s such as: driver salary, gas, car parking, washing and toll fees.

Since these are not Shanghai Plates: Monday-Friday 7:30am-9:30am and 4:30pm-6:30pm you are not able to take the elevated road of Puxi, A 200 RMB fee each time will be charged if break the rules, other hours, weekends, and legal holidays you are able to take the road. Shrentals also requires a 2 month rental as a deposit.

Contact Adrienne direct at manager@shanghaiprops.com for a test drive today!

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Adrienne Farrelly is one of Shanghai’s most experienced expatriate Property Agents helping expats find new homes since 1994. You can reach her at  +86 13122 810 421 or  manager@shanghaiprops.com. Connect with her on Skype at shanghaiproperties8. Shanghai Properties

Insight into Real Estate Agents in Shanghai

When planning to relocate to Shanghai, there are many differences to take into consideration. One of these is real estate agents in Shanghai. Here is some insight into the expatriate real estate industry. I hope it is helpful!

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Licenses

To work in the real estate industry in developed nations one needs a certified real estate license from their authorities. On top of this they need a portfolio of good properties and exceptional service to keep savvy clients satisfied. With many online review platforms available they can’t afford to be complacent. China’s real estate industry is in its infancy and started a mere 25 years ago, so regulation of the market is limited. Agents showing properties to expatriates are usually employed for their English or other second language skills and rarely have a license. Many agents grew up in disadvantaged areas, have sub standard education and a limited cultural understanding of their clients. Despite their lack of education, experience and full grasp of client’s needs and requirements they are willing to work the very long hours required of an agent and are a cheap form of labour.

Commissions

In countries such as the U.S. the real estate agent generally collects one month rent as commission and they have many laws set in place to make malpractice difficult. Real estate agents in Shanghai can collect from 35% of one month to one month rent as commission. Given many new arrivals are not fully aware of the property market and demographics of the city they can easily be shown properties not based on their criteria and be tricked into committing to an unsuitable premise or location. The goal of the agent is often to impress their boss on the high commission obtained for the company and themselves, thus securing a good annual bonus, as opposed to providing customer satisfaction which can be a secondary goal. Since the GFC of 2008, there are less expatriates with high end packages so expatriate real estate companies are more and more focused on their bottom line.

Properties and Areas

Properties in Western countries and Shanghai differ greatly in terms of style, quality and rental prices. Districts and surrounding can be radically different as Shanghai is a huge ever developing city with a large variety of housing options. Newer housing options which are generally on the perimeter or outskirts of the city often have central heating/cooling however older options have wall mounted units. Another concern of newly arrived expats is that some of the properties do not have clothes dryers as locals use the sun to dry their clothes. Because of this the direction the house faces is extremely important and south facing living areas are the best although a little more expensive.

Some properties in Shanghai are in a more “Chinese area” where you will see (and smell) a lot of local delicacies such as fish heads in a bucket or ducks hanging from hooks. When choosing housing in Shanghai, the area should also be a major consideration as the convenience of supermarkets with western foodstuffs, are limited.

Cultural differences also play a large role in choosing housing. Some expatriates do not like to live in areas that are overly Chinese where you may often hear fire crackers and smell burnt offerings to deceased relatives on the ground outside your apartment block. People come to China for different reasons so make sure you tell your agent what type of area you are looking for.

Agents

Agents in China don’t see much of an issue in telling untruths about properties, leasing agreements and other information. Since there are little regulations and they know that foreigners are unlikely to report the incident they usually get away with it without any repercussions. Unlike more developed countries there are no strict rules in place and if they do not have a real estate license there is no fear that their real estate license will be stripped away. Many western real estate companies believe that word of mouth and good reviews are better for the long run, however many Chinese real estate agents merely look at immediate profits and are more likely to try to convince you to choose an unsuitable home for the sake of a larger commission.

Because of the unreliable real estate industry in Shanghai and throughout China it is highly recommended that new arrivals use an experienced expatriate real estate agent with reputable recommendations. For the best advice on real estate for expatriates choose Shanghai Properties and never regret! A home which you and your family will love awaits you. Click here to visit our  recent property listings or drop in a line if you are looking for some free housing advice contact us at manager@shanghaiprops.com. Shanghai Properties is a real estate agency that has many years experience, is Western managed and has customer focused agents.

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Adrienne Farrelly is one of Shanghai’s most experienced expatriate Property Agents helping expats find new homes since 1994. You can reach her at  +86 13122 810 421 or  manager@shanghaiprops.com. Connect with her on Skype at shanghaiproperties8. Shanghai Properties

Rental Cars in Shanghai

If you are looking for really well priced cars and drivers, we recommend that you check out Shrental’s latest deals.

Chevrolet Sail

This sedan is only 2.5 years old with an automatic transmission. The car has a Jiangsu license plate. The car rental is 3500 RMB a Month. With an amazing 22.1 KM per liter or 62MPG this is a great affordable choice.

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Buick GL8

This sleek minivan has 7 seats. With a Jiangxi license plate the car rental comes up to only 4500/month. This is a perfect choice for families. The quiet American made vehicle can get 14 Liters to 100KM.

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Chery Tiggo

This 5 seat SUV gets 20.7 MPG. It has a Hangzhou license plate. The car rental is only 3000 RMB a month.

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Information

All of these offers include insurance and maintenance,

However they exclude additional fee’s such as: driver salary, gas, car parking, washing and toll fees.

Since these are not Shanghai Plates: Monday-Friday 7:30am-9:30am and 4:30pm-6:30pm you are not able to take the elevated road of Puxi, A 200 RMB fee each time will be charged if break the rules, other hours, weekends,  and legal holidays you are able to take the road.

They would prefer 1-2 years contracts. Shrentals also requires a 2 month rental as a deposit.

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Happy Chinese New Year

Wishing all our readers a very Happy New Year and much joy, prosperity and good health in the “Year of the Horse”. As the saying goes “When the horse arrives, success follows” so this will be a very good year indeed.

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Adrienne Farrelly is one of Shanghai’s most experienced expatriate Property Agents helping expats find new homes since 1994. You can reach her at  +86 13122 810 421 or  manager@shanghaiprops.com. Connect with her on Skype at shanghaiproperties8. Shanghai Properties

Buying Second-hand furniture in Shanghai

A majority of expats that relocate to Shanghai are only here for a limited time—and both shipping furniture and buying all new furnishings can make a very large dent into one’s wallet. Most landlords will provide furnished properties so you won’t need to get your own however if the properties is rented empty or the landlord will remove the furniture and you need to buy your own furniture, you might want to check out the second-hand furniture deals around town! Most people get the impression that second-hand furniture is dodgy and worn-out however, in a city like Shanghai where expats come and go ALL the time, you will find a lot of people trying to get rid of their “mint condition”/ “barely used” second-hand furniture because of relocation purposes. So, if you’re a savvy shopper and want to furnish your Shanghai apartment on a budget, then it’s worth exploring these great resources below:

Local Stores

There are a number of second-hand furniture stores around town—on your weekends, if you are strolling around Xuhui, you may pass by one. One of them that comes highly recommended by www.shanghaihalfpat.com is a store in the Xuhui district: Xuhui No. 69 Tiandong Lu, 田东路69号, mobile number: 13817889395. This store has good deals on office furniture with tables, chairs, cabinets etc. They even offer delivery and set-up services!

Shanghai Secondhand

Shanghai secondhand is perhaps the largest secondhand furniture store that caters to the expat community. They claim to have EVERYTHING you could possibly need. Their business accepts and sells second-hand furniture online and in-store. Check out their website at: http://www.shanghaisecondhand.com/ or pay them a visit at their store location: Room1806/18F,288#ChangYang Rd (LanQiao DaSha), Hongkou District.

A nice one in Pudong that has a large selection of goodies is: Fuwang Market located at 269 Yuntai Lu in Pudong. Here you can find thing from baby carriages to retro love couches!

Online Classifieds

A great way to find second-hand gems is searching the classifieds sections of expat websites! These resources are constantly being updated with new finds—and of course, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure! You have to be smart and quick with buying furniture via classifieds as hot items tend to sell quickly!

City weekend Shanghai: http://www.cityweekend.com.cn/shanghai/classifieds/for-sale-wanted/furniture/

Enjoy Shanghai: http://enjoyshanghai.com/buy-sell/

It’s also worth looking around the forums of Shanghai Expat to see what second hand furniture postings expats are putting up, and also if you are looking for something specific, you might want to post a WANTED add yourself! www.shanghaiexpat.com

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Adrienne Farrelly is one of Shanghai’s most experienced expatriate Property Agents helping expats find new homes since 1994. You can reach her at  +86 13122 810 421 or  manager@shanghaiprops.com. Connect with her on Skype at shanghaiproperties8. Shanghai Properties