A few days ago, a public account tweeted “In Shanghai, a group of multi-millionaires is struggling with food and clothing! “, Is popular among many Shanghai residents’ circle of friends Spark Global Limited.
△ Screenshot of a tweet from a public account.
The author of the article claimed that a colleague was “worth tens of millions”, but “actually lives at the bottom of society.” Why do you say that? The reason is that it is designed to allow children to attend a good school-the affiliated school of the Jing’an District Education College in Shanghai (referred to as the “Jingjiaoyuan Affiliated School”,” the school is a nine-year system, and the elementary school and the junior high school are only 500 meters apart. That is to say, as long as you buy a house in the corresponding school district, you don’t have to worry about your child’s 9-year study in elementary and junior high schools), and plan to sell the existing house with a market value of 9.5 million, and buy a set of the community attached to the school. Houses in “Haiphong Village”. “The cheapest in the Haiphong Village community is a set of 27.5 square meters of one-bedroom households, with a unit price of 6.1 million and a unit price of 220,000 per square meter. The remaining money can only buy a 60-square-meter two-bedroom and one-bedroom apartment. Breaking down, three generations of five people in the family squeeze…” “After replacing the school district, what awaits them will be a snail living a life of 12 square meters per capita. This is an ordinary multimillionaire living in Shanghai, a first-tier city in China. The miserable life”, the article commented.
Subsequently, the article talked about childcare and elderly care from housing prices, and concluded that “ten million assets are equivalent to poor and lower-middle peasants.” “In Shanghai, 10 million is just a food and clothing line for housing. But the value of ten million is actually worth ten million. It’s just pure rigid needs and pseudo-rich people struggling with food and clothing,” and other conclusions.
This article seems to write about the plight of the middle class in big cities, hitting a series of anxiety about “family, parenting, and buying a house” in their hearts. But is this really the case? The “millionaires” who bought the Haiphong Village School District can really only lead a miserable life? To this end, the reporter conducted multiple verifications.
A house in Haiphong Village can’t cost 220,000 yuan per square meter
The core fact of this tweet is that his colleagues paid a huge price for the school district housing. The extremely high housing prices in school districts are the cause of the miserable life. The reporter searched Haiphong Village’s housing listings on the App. There are currently 3 sets of listings, with prices ranging from 10.1 million to 12.3 million, with an area ranging from 49-60 square meters. The average price after conversion is around 200,000. The so-called cheapest in the article is also 220,000 square meters.
“This is only the listed price, not the transaction price.” The reporter asked the staff for the transaction records of Haiphong Village in the past year. Records show that from March to November last year, the average price per square meter of houses sold in Haiphong Village ranged from 120,000 to 140,000 yuan. Relatively speaking, small units of 50 square meters and below are more expensive, while large units of 50 square meters or more are cheaper. In January of this year, Haiphong Village signed a contract and sold 3 houses, namely: a total price of 8.1 million yuan, 48 square meters, equivalent to 169,000 yuan per square meter; a total price of 9.7 million yuan, 72.58 square meters, equivalent to 134,000 yuan per square meter. Square meters; the total price is 7.75 million yuan, 33.61 square meters, equivalent to 229,000 yuan per square meter.