APARTMENT HUNTING IN SEOUL: $275,000 deposit? No rent??
Good morning from Seoul it feels so good to be back I have a couple things that I need to take care of today. First, my injured foot I’m gonna go get acupuncture because I need to speed up the recovery sys- Process, not system, process because I’m gonna be going to New York soon. And that’s another city that requires a lot of walking So I’m gonna first go get acupuncture and then meet up with my mom in Myeongdong to you buy tickets to watch Spider-man, and then we’re gonna go apartment hunting together we might have to move out of this current apartment if the… If we don’t negotiate properly with the current owner, so we’re looking at other options but it’s really difficult We have been looking online. It’s just a lot different when you go and see the place for yourself so I’m gonna take you guys along with me as I apartment hunt and I’ll probably share details of how much these apartments are because I know a lot of people have questions about living in Korea. So hopefully you find this video helpful, But first let’s get acupuncture So we’re gonna go apartment hunting but first I need to buy tickets to watch spider-man and I’m making my mom watch it with me You okay? Spiderman? Alright, let’s go buy. Got my ticket. I’ll be back later So my mom and I have been using this app called 집방 (house room) this is not sponsored It’s actually a very popular app for looking for housing in Korea and we basically chose an area we wanted to look at and then we called them… And if you don’t want to use the app all you have to do is look for a place that says 부동산 (real estate), and they will actually take you to… Some houses that are open for sale or renting. This is room 1 Nice view Hmm…5,150 So this is the first one. Has a shower. This is what the bathroom looks like So this is the one room officetel This is a little cheaper because there’s only one…room and then Bathroom is the same. So this is the second and the price is right here (points down) So this is the third apartment and this is the price (points down) First is the bathroom and then…here is the…space Room 1 has a closet And then this is the kitchen space And this is room 2 and this is on the third floor So here’s the fourth apartment and here’s the shower toilet and we have a place for…products I love the sink. We have the kitchen, the living room, room 1, and room 2. So this is actually a place you cannot do a monthly rent. This is something that you have to do for… Two years you pay like a large amount and then you don’t have to pay any rent So I think this is about over $200,000. So… A lot to think about today So this is the fifth apartment and this is probably my favorite bathroom because the shower is far away from the toilet I hate when the toilet gets wet, and you’ll know what I mean if you live in Korea Sorry Sorry about that. All right, so this is the bathroom and here we have the kitchen they’re actually going to turn this into a room… and the living room will be right here. And this is the other room Wow…so spacious. I also really like how there’s a lot of closet space and one of these… is actually a fridge Wow I just found out the price of this one and the previous one is around $275,000 And of course the dollar is stronger than the won, so it’s a little less than that But still you won’t be paying rent for two years So I’m really considering like pulling out a loan because I don’t have that much money I love the space Alright we just finished looking at one area. Omma Kim: You’re welcome she actually…came here when I was in Paris and she was like “You have to come see!” but I think it’s a bit too small for me because I do have to film and… I need to have like a separate closet room. So we’re gonna look More but I think apartment hunting we’re gonna end it here today. Thank you! Omma Kim: You’re welcome Let’s go watch Spider-man On our way down and…엄마 (mom) my subscribers think I look like him (points to J-Hope) No, right? Alright, let’s go Let’s go watch Tom Holland Oh my gosh, they have it now. I always get two for front and back for Abe He loves collecting these. Oh my gosh Tom Holland How excited are you? Omma Kim: Very excited No, she’s not she’s sending a picture to Abe No? You have to deliver it to him to Chicago. You have to We ordered the cheese and the onion popcorn and cola Guys spider-man was amazing. Go watch it. We’re gonna go get dinner now. We’re gonna go get 설렁탕 (ox bone soup). It’s actually one of my favorite soups Let’s go Nevermind there’s a long line for 설렁탕 so we’re gonna go to…Kimganae We’re gonna share the 돌솥비빔밥 (stone pot bibimbap) and 갈비만두 (rib dumplings) since we’re not that hungry. We had so much popcorn