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I'm looking for a new place, but really am not sure where to look.  Do you work with an agency?  SmartShanghai is really overpriced it seems for most entries.  Craigslist is down, even with a VPN.  I don't want a situation (which is what I just did) living with 4 roommates, sharing one bathroom between too many people, etc...



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You could try asking around among your friends and acquaintances, checking the local expat mags and its online forums, checking message boards for students, in expat supermarkets, in foreigners' bars... I found my place through a real estate broker, but that was for an entire apartment.

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I can put you touch with the agency I used if you like, but to be honest, I don't think they're any different from any other of the hundreds of agencies around Shanghai.  If you're looking for an apartment around 中山公园 or 娄山关路, my guy would be a good choice.  I found them through Chinese co-worker who has helped other foreigners find housing in Shanghai before.  


I let them know my price (undershooting the truth a bit, of course) and requirements (clean, one bedroom with kitchen and bathroom).  Got laughed at for a while, told it was impossible, persisted until he decided maybe we could go out and see something that was perfect for me.


Good luck!  Hope this helps.

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