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One way to find safe houses on the fly is to refer to active real estate listings.
Using the internet, local classifieds, street browsing or even working directly with a real estate professional, you can find a feasible space to use from the availability of rental and purchase properties.
With a legitimate but vacant property, after minimal due diligence, you can determine a relative timetable to sustain some level of security and solitude.
How to Find Safe Houses:
I was in a densely populated city and needed a few days to hide and heal. Hotels, associates, outdoor dwellings and a nearby safe house weren’t an option.
After choosing an ideal district, I contacted a local real estate agent found from the internet. I told him I was looking for an apartment in a cheap but brand new condo building – so that there’s very little occupancy.
We met and he gave me a full tour of the building as well as introducing me to the skeleton staff. I asked about the building’s security, current occupancy and if he’s the only agent that has the apartment’s listing – as well as if he’s received much interest in the unit and when was the last time he showed the place.
[PHOTO : Urban Survival With Safe Houses in Hong Kong]