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Old 02-22-2017, 02:03 PM   #451
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Hey guys what's the best way to rent a place for a2 weeks, month, 3 months? I've had a look on air bnb and it's quiet pricey for your own place. How to find something at a reasonable price? Mind you, I have very limited Spanish
http://www.compartoapto.com , it all seems pretty cheap. It's all in Spanish tho. I am not sure if the condos are shared or not. It looks like ppl live there already, but are looking for roommates?

Anyone have experience with this type of renting?
Would be great to hear about it.
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Old 02-22-2017, 05:36 PM   #452
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Airbnb is for short term rentals. They're all furnished, centrally located and very easy to book. Owners are looking to get a min 12%+ return on investment. Getting a reduced rate really messes with that number. There is some wiggle room, but generally the more popular the place, the less negotiating power you have.

The more user reviews you have, the more willing they are to negotiate. Also travelling during non peak times is best for negotiating. Generally rent the place for a week at the listed airbnb price. You'll get the owners contact info and depending on the season, popularity of the apartment, and your feedback reviews they will do business with you. And of course the more time you book up the steeper the discount.

That said, do not expect to get a local/spanish speaker rate. You'll still be paying a premium, just a lot less than the sticker price.
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Old 02-22-2017, 06:07 PM   #453
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Airbnb is for short term rentals. They're all furnished, centrally located and very easy to book. Owners are looking to get a min 12%+ return on investment. Getting a reduced rate really messes with that number. There is some wiggle room, but generally the more popular the place, the less negotiating power you have.

The more user reviews you have, the more willing they are to negotiate. Also travelling during non peak times is best for negotiating. Generally rent the place for a week at the listed airbnb price. You'll get the owners contact info and depending on the season, popularity of the apartment, and your feedback reviews they will do business with you. And of course the more time you book up the steeper the discount.

That said, do not expect to get a local/spanish speaker rate. You'll still be paying a premium, just a lot less than the sticker price.

Thanks for the info bro..good one..I am very interested in the shared house, seems pretty cheap and has everything that is needed, plus you get to meet other ppl in that house..anyone experienced this?

I found this http://www.escapetomedellin.com/expat-solutions/, I emailed her about the service she seems to offer, don't know the price yet..will post about it..think it's good info.

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Old 02-23-2017, 03:16 AM   #454
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When I'm buying anything should I ask for discount?
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Old 02-23-2017, 12:12 PM   #455
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Thanks for the info bro..good one..I am very interested in the shared house, seems pretty cheap and has everything that is needed, plus you get to meet other ppl in that house..anyone experienced this?

I found this http://www.escapetomedellin.com/expat-solutions/, I emailed her about the service she seems to offer, don't know the price yet..will post about it..think it's good info.

GL
So I got an email back from her;

Hello Mehdi,

Welcome to Medellín, I'm really happy that you choose our country and our city to visit.
Anything you need regarding moving or just visiting, let me know I'm here to help you.
I attached my packages and if there is anything you need that is not included in my packages, we can settle it too.
The goal is to help you to make your moving as easy and happy as possible.

Sincerely

Ana María Cáceres
+57 318 306 6824

I don't know how to attach a PDF into this, pm me if you want the exact details, she has two packages, one costs 500 bucks and the other 700 bucks...the second one is also a pick up from the airport.. She will find between 3-5 houses for you, she says. All local prices obv, no gringo shizzle...It should be profitable if you planning it out with 4 guys in one big condo..even if its for two person, I think. Will see if I get here service tho. If there are any fellow grinders interested getting here service and a joint pokerhouse, lmk...ciaooo..

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Old 02-23-2017, 07:45 PM   #456
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So... you're going to furnish everything for 3 months and then.. sell it? that sounds like a major hassle man. not exactly sure how much money you'd be saving after all that time wasted. The offer she gave sounds like she's trying to rip you off lol. Pay $700 to get picked up from the airport and lol help you house hunt?

Dude you just need to figure out how Airbnb is played. I already told most of the good info. The way a professional airbnb prices things is like I said 12%+ in mind with an optimal occupancy rate of 15-20 days per month. That means you can pretty much get a 40-60% discount per month if you rent 2+ months.

honestly dude, just use airbnb or another renting site and be picky and youll save yourself a lot of time and headache. Yeah you're going to pay a little more regardless but so the **** what? its cheap, you're on vacation and you don't have to worry about a single thing going to the airbnb way imo. in most cases its totally worth the juice if you know how to shop and negotiate.


Also, posting that persons full name and telephone number is a bad move imo.
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Old 02-23-2017, 10:05 PM   #457
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So... you're going to furnish everything for 3 months and then.. sell it? that sounds like a major hassle man. not exactly sure how much money you'd be saving after all that time wasted. The offer she gave sounds like she's trying to rip you off lol. Pay $700 to get picked up from the airport and lol help you house hunt?

Dude you just need to figure out how Airbnb is played. I already told most of the good info. The way a professional airbnb prices things is like I said 12%+ in mind with an optimal occupancy rate of 15-20 days per month. That means you can pretty much get a 40-60% discount per month if you rent 2+ months.

honestly dude, just use airbnb or another renting site and be picky and youll save yourself a lot of time and headache. Yeah you're going to pay a little more regardless but so the **** what? its cheap, you're on vacation and you don't have to worry about a single thing going to the airbnb way imo. in most cases its totally worth the juice if you know how to shop and negotiate.


Also, posting that persons full name and telephone number is a bad move imo.
Yeah good to know bro, thanks for that.. She would be happy by this kind of exposure, it is her job. others might use here service if they feel like it.

Gonna try contacting some airbnb's and see how that goes, thanks again.
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Old 03-02-2017, 09:38 AM   #458
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What about: people always talking about paying gringo prices, being constantly haggled and overpaying for everything.

Any hints how to minimize that?
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Old 03-03-2017, 07:22 PM   #459
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What about: people always talking about paying gringo prices, being constantly haggled and overpaying for everything.

Any hints how to minimize that?
yoyo..the single most important thing is to know the language..I have had some contacts with David a great realtor, still low prices imo, he is going to look up some 2 and 3br apartments for me. I'll keep you posted on this..might be some good ones..found also an airbnb 2br apartment for 600 dollars a month fully furnished.. https://www.airbnb.nl/rooms/11667999 ..also a cool guy I think.

And no you are not overpaying for everything..listen to some testimonials on youtube on foreigners living there..pretty good info..just like about David.

Let me know how you are planning this trip Spets! peace
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Old 03-07-2017, 09:50 PM   #460
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Sweet, I'm going to employ technique of renting airbnb for few days and then ask for discount for monthly rates if I like the place
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Old 03-15-2017, 08:24 AM   #461
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Word on the street is that Stars have been blocked by authorities in Colombia? Anyone can confirm?
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Old 03-19-2017, 09:30 PM   #462
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can someone please add me in the skype group? gonna be in medellin next month
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Old 03-21-2017, 01:24 PM   #463
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could I be added to the Skype group? paz5o5o Thanks.

Arriving in about two weeks, and looking to stay for a few months if anyone is looking for a roommate
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Old 06-03-2017, 05:52 PM   #464
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Skype group? Can you add me ... cc.travis

I am now living in Medellin and looking for some local help to get cash onto Stars and other sites. Would love to meet some others playing online here.

I live in the Laureles area. Would be cool to meet some friends here and to get some cash onto my accounts or my Neteller.
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Old 06-07-2017, 03:18 AM   #465
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hey guys, whats the best simcard to get for 2-3 months stay in colombia? So it has some data as well? I heard Claro, Moviestar or tigo were alright.
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Old 07-09-2017, 11:24 PM   #466
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Im in medellin for next couple months. Staying in El poblado area close to lleras park. Its really nice place, ive liked it so far. Give us a shout to grab a beer
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Old 07-17-2017, 12:11 PM   #467
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What's the biggest PLO game at the casino there? Is it running regularly?
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Old 07-23-2017, 02:50 PM   #468
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hey guys, whats the best simcard to get for 2-3 months stay in colombia? So it has some data as well? I heard Claro, Moviestar or tigo were alright.
I used Claro. It was pretty good but I had trouble using the data that I loaded onto it (probably my own fault/problem). Missed a date with a Venezuelan chick because my data wasn't working. She couldn't contact me and she bailed and went home. So yeah, don't let that happen!
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