I have been reading and responding here for a month or 2 now so I am still fairly new. My Chilean wife and I have been trying to find some property to build our dream home on. The trick is we are trying to do it from Canada, her father is eager to help but I am afraid he would be influenced by my mother-in-law, who thinks as you would expect from a typical Chilean.
You know what I am talking about; the cheapest one is always the best one... even if you have to buy 10 of them over the life span of the more expensive one. And the plumber is also an excellent electrician. So, as much as I appreciate there eagerness to help, I am at the same time reluctant to put them in a decision making position.
I have been looking at the different real estate websites in Chile to try and get an idea of what is available out there. Nothing is really catching my eye… and what are on there are usually large lots in an “Acreage Community”, not what we are interested in. I think we will have to just find the property by chance on one of our trips down there.
But enough about that let me get down to what information I am trying to gather from this post. Basically, as the title says, we are looking for land north of Puerto Montt, I have been reading about Valdivia and it looks like a great area. We would like something within an hours drive of a major centre, be it Valdivia, Osorno, Temuco, just so that we have access to an actual supermarket and can get the things we need to live. Something with a view, relatively close to the water, and greater than 2 ha… you know basically what every gringo wants. My father in law has suggested Frutillar, but from looking at the map, and I like the look of Corral, Niebla, or even something like Bahia Mansa.
Does anyone have any idea of what we could expect to spend in this area? We haven’t figured out our budget yet, but having an idea of prices would sure help.
Jason Roesler, AT