La Astoria / 383 Nguyen Duy Trinh, Binh Trung Tay ward, District 2
The second big question is, where are we going to live ? He's living in Hanoi with his parents right now, I'm sharing an apartment with two friends. The contract is going to run out by the end of the year and I will give birth end of this year. Are we going to buy an apartment or are we going to invest into a project and rent an apartment ? I know buying sounds big at 24, but shared by two it's so so so affordable in Saigon. I recommend you to look into the property market here and make investments haha. Can't go wrong with that. Saigon sure is going to develop the next 20 years. There is one project I'd really like to buy, it's the newest project by the SSG group which built Saigon Pearl, and it's called Binh An Pearl. I really like how close it is so close to Thao Dien in District 2, but also easily accessible from district one and it's also really close to the new city center in the Thu Thiem area (where there is nothing right now). But Lotte is going to contribute to a huge piece of land there, should be good haha. For renting, the only places I like are apartment in French-colonial buildings (but I don't want to live in District 1 because of Juju and traffic and everything), orrrr La Astoria ! La Astoria is a building in district 2. The far-end of district 2. In the middle of nowhere basically. But apartment-wise, it's seriously the only one that I like. I have this thing, I like high ceilings (hence I like old French apartments). And I looked through a lot of apartment buildings on the market right now, and they all look the same to me. La Astoria uses the same materials as other apartments as well, but it's a loft apartment which means it has super high ceilings ! It's the only one I could find. And it's super far but the rent is like only 400-450$ a month. So we could rent there and save on rent that goes on my uber bill haha. I also actually started to like the fact that it's a little far outside. Less traffic, less pollution, more walking space for Juju (dogs are not banned there yet according to a FB friend) and yeah. We are still considering all options but I think we will go for La Astoria (actually it's my decision, he could probably live under a rock and it'd be fine as long as we have each other lol) for renting and on the side invest into a new construction project (which will be finished in probably two years).