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Advice for moving to Gothenburg

*Streja*
post 10.Jan.2006, 01:33 PM
Post #16


Jesus...I tried for a long time to get a flat anywhere in Gbg and you got it from Ireland after a month??????
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Helenmay
post 10.Jan.2006, 01:38 PM
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Joined: 7.Feb.2005

Streja - any tips for the renting/housing company you used to get your place? How long did it take you?
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*Streja*
post 10.Jan.2006, 01:48 PM
Post #18


I bought mine...after struggling for a long time...the same day I signed the contract I went home and noticed I got an email offering me a flat to rent haha in the same area where I had just bought one!

I am better off for having bought it though...it has increased its value a lot.

I think you should call or email all the landlords you can find.
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*The Teenage Diplomat*
post 10.Jan.2006, 01:53 PM
Post #19


A flat after a month in GBG, jesus, if I were supposed to look for one there I would expect a que of a few years at best laugh.gif
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Braderunner Rennuredarb
post 10.Jan.2006, 02:00 PM
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Location: Not in Sweden
Joined: 24.May.2005

laugh.gif

I feel spoiled...I was told in November that I was going to have to leave my G'brg flat by March 1...but I had another lined up before x-mas. Move at the end of this month :wink:
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Helenmay
post 10.Jan.2006, 02:08 PM
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Joined: 7.Feb.2005

Hearing some sucess stories has made me feel as though we'll actually find one before April/May. Fingers crossed anyway!!

How have your experiences with 2nd hand contracts been? Or is it not so much of a problem in GBG getting a 1st hand one?
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David Taylor
post 10.Jan.2006, 02:19 PM
Post #22
Joined: 14.Nov.2005

Like I sais it's not what you know it's who you know. We knew one of the caretakers that works for Poseidon and he did help us a lot. We have lost contact with him because he was the boyfriend of my wifes friend. If you are not moving until April/May then you have nothing to worry about. My wife and I are moving to Stockholm because she is accepted to the police academy and we got an apartment within a month. It isn't a very big apartment but sometimes you have to make a loss to make a gain.

It's like I said get into one first and then you will be more acceptable. As you already said Helen you will get a very good reference and that is half the battle.
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Wanna-be
post 10.Jan.2006, 02:24 PM
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Joined: 26.Nov.2005

There's more life in a graveyard than there is in Gothenberg, then again it's not called "gay heaven" for nothing.

:twisted:
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Helenmay
post 10.Jan.2006, 03:49 PM
Post #24
Joined: 7.Feb.2005

Thanks for your help David and good luck with the move to Stockholm!
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VikingHumpingWitch
post 10.Jan.2006, 05:34 PM
Post #25
Location: Gothenburg
Joined: 21.Dec.2005

I'm also moving to Gbg (from London) soon and this thread scares me.

Our plan is that my Swede will move out and stay with his parents while looking for a flat, I'll stay in London while he's doing this. I was thinking of giving him a month to find one, is this a laughably short time then? I need to know so that I know when to date my notice!
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*Streja*
post 10.Jan.2006, 07:30 PM
Post #26


It is a bit short really I think. Especially if you have no contacts I think. How about buying something? Is that a possibility?
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Haz
post 10.Jan.2006, 07:53 PM
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Joined: 5.Sep.2005

my advice if you are moving to Gbg, if you are going to bomb a porn shop, do it at night, if you are going to rob a money van, don't do it with women around (also if you are not going to bomb the porn shop, but just buy porn you won't want the women either).
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*Streja*
post 10.Jan.2006, 07:55 PM
Post #28


Haz...you're not sticking to the subject really are you...

About the flat thing...sign up for the services some of the companies offer online.
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Eyallow
post 10.Jan.2006, 07:57 PM
Post #29
Joined: 2.Jun.2005

QUOTE (Sam Schultz)
Helen

1. Areas to avoid: Angered, Högsbo, Högsbohjöd, Frölunda - Higher crime areas

Better areas: Linné, Annedal, Haga, Majorna, Guldheden

2. Getting a 1st hand contract is difficult. What some people do is rent (1st hand) an apartment in Angered, where it's easier to find a 1st hand contract. Then, they trade the contract with someone who has an apartment in Haga or Linné. Of course, you have to pay 100 000 SEK to the person in Linné to exchange contracts. It's sick and illegal, but that is the way that works here in Gbg or Stk.

3. http://www.boplats.se/ - register on this website. They have all listings from poseidon and other realtors.

4. I advise you to get a map of Göteborg and start looking for an apartment right now. If you are lucky enough to find something 1st hand without having to pay some "ransom" take it.

Best of luck.


Crime is not rife in these areas; Högsbo, Högsbohjöd. Angered, frölunda and bergsjön maybe. The two areas u added are quite good neighbourhoods populated mainly by families and the elderly!
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Haz
post 10.Jan.2006, 08:13 PM
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Joined: 5.Sep.2005

maybe, maybe not but i don't think he wants to hear that i found an apartment in 15minutes of starting to look. It was the first number i called and got it with no problem, i live 3min walk from the sea, in a little cute little red house. i like riding my bike, but the bus/tram is close and can get me to anywhere in the city. People are strange here and will look in peoples houses when they walk by, including mine. I wan't to give them the finger, except for that one time a month or so when a pretty girl will, by grace of heaven, walk by. At which time i flex my big strong arms and do small mating ritualistic dances in my front yard. My neigbors have started hanging garlic over there doorway and a cross on every window since i moved in. I don't drink any booze, and my friends are all afraid of the sunlight, which there isn't much of here, but none the less we never do anything outside together. Most of the small little stores around (the kind of small stores i like to frequent for food etc), are run by Iranians or Kurds, they are nice people and i often talk to them. The places i buy tea and spice and similar iteams are all run by swedes, none of those people talk to me except for this one time when one women mistook me for someone else. Which is odd because i go the store once a week, look like an idiot (hard to forget,) buy odd stuff and speak english, yet she offered to sell me something for my (non existent) girlfriend. The best things that happen during the week are when i go the gym, or when i eat alot of cheese (o the swede at the chease store in frolunda is nice) and after eating the chease i take a big dump, which is the best part. That hardly ever smells either which is nice. I always cook my own food, execpt for when i buy pizza. I don't like the food here for the most part, and my cooking could be more inspired.

welcome to Gbg
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