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by Britkid
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Climate changing in Chile
Replies: 76
Views: 2801

Re: Climate changing in Chile

Just because something bad has happened in the past or will again in the future doesn't make it OK to let it happen now if we can stop it. It's not a good argument. The deniers are in serious retreat. Scientific evidence clearly shows that fossil fuels/climate change etc is already killing millions ...
by Britkid
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: APEC 2019, Putin and Xi coming to dinner
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: APEC 2019, Putin and Xi coming to dinner

At least in Chile you will be able to protest again Xi or Putin without a high risk of being thrown in jail...as far as I know. As far as I am concerned, both of them are total villains if you look what is happening in their countries. There is also the COP 25 UN climate change conference in Chile i...
by Britkid
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: 723 chilean pesos to the dollar
Replies: 10
Views: 408

Re: 723 chilean pesos to the dollar

Copper price declined a bit in the last day and week, so peso weakened.

Copper price at its lowest for 2-3 years today, pesos at its weakest for 2-3 years today.

Same story as usual...
by Britkid
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Old Soul - New Quest - Looking to move to Chile
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Old Soul - New Quest - Looking to move to Chile

hi, nice to hear form you. I hope things work out for you. There is at least one person already here that has a guest house, B and B or hotel or something in the south.

Any particular region you're looking at?
by Britkid
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: electric vehicles in chile
Replies: 177
Views: 5071

Re: electric vehicles in chile

I've seen them quite often. They are not a rarity at all. If every one of the modern red ones is an electric one, then there must be quite a lot of them already, above and beyond the initial announcements of a few routes.
by Britkid
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Street Theatre
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: Street Theatre

Certainly don't condone this violence but remember the media will focus on the violent aspect, even if it's only 0.1% of the protesters. I was driving through Santiago a few weeks ago, on the part of the Alameda that connects Providencia with centro, around there,and passed one of these student prot...
by Britkid
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Housing market situation
Replies: 340
Views: 19374

Re: Housing market situation

There is simply no way there is going to be a 20-40% drop in real estate prices; otherwise, something really, really bad happened to Chile, and we are all screwed equally. :lol: Not even the 2010 earthquake moved prices that much, even if it moved the land that much. Neither did the 2008 "global re...
by Britkid
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Chile Customer Service
Topic: Correos Chile is horrible!
Replies: 34
Views: 1238

Re: Correos Chile is horrible!

Lol, just saw the original post, had a bit of a chuckle. I don't get concerned about packages until the third month.
by Britkid
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Housing market situation
Replies: 340
Views: 19374

Re: Housing market situation

There is a size difference but I accounted for that by working out the price ratio on an area basis. The price to rent ratio comes out as 25 if I just take the average rental and sale price in my analysis, ignoring area, because the average size is higher in the houses for sale in my sample. But I w...
by Britkid
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Housing market situation
Replies: 340
Views: 19374

Re: Housing market situation

Are the house prices in a bubble and overpriced or not? I think I can come at this from at least 2 angles. a - Average salaries vs house price compared with other countries. b - Comparing rent prices vs sale prices. a - I found that average house price in Chile was perhaps 9x salary (higher than ot...
by Britkid
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Housing market situation
Replies: 340
Views: 19374

Re: Housing market situation

So I went onto Yapo, Emol, Portalinmobiliario and noted the sale/rental price of 100 houses in my area alongside the sizes. From that, I was able to determine the average rental price per m2, and the average sale price per m2. From there, I was able to determine the Price to Rent Ratio of my local a...
by Britkid
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Housing market situation
Replies: 340
Views: 19374

Re: Housing market situation

about half the country (conservative) is not even in the ball game financially to say buy or rent a $200,000 plus u.s. dollar house. no credit, insufficient income, etc. At the same time, on the low end of the income levels they are getting government subsidies. which also eliminates about 50% of t...