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by Britkid
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: The Trump Administration
Replies: 1079
Views: 74991

Re: The Trump Administration

From March to November 2017 Gallup asked people around the world this question. “Do you approve or disapprove of the job performance of the leadership of the United States?” And published their findings this month. You have to fill in a form to download the PDF report and see the rankings by country...
by Britkid
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Housing market situation
Replies: 57
Views: 2621

Re: Housing market situation

Good post. To develop those ideas a bit, do we think that this is the justification for the high housing prices, and a counter to the bubble argument. One way to add to this debate further would be to find out if the high value of property relative to earnings potential from rent, salaries and so on...
by Britkid
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Housing market situation
Replies: 57
Views: 2621

Re: Housing market situation

Good post by murf, pretty helpful.

What is the best source for tracking house prices in Chile?

Is there an online database that records publically actually sale values? Or an aggregator site that tracks the average price of a house being offered for sale?
by Britkid
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Housing market situation
Replies: 57
Views: 2621

Re: Housing market situation

It's been so long since land/house prices went down any serious amount ....when did this happen? certainly well before my time here? before 2000??? Can anyone even say? It's been so long that there is no conception that it could happen (the idea is alien to people when I bring it up they just dismis...
by Britkid
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: House insurance
Replies: 73
Views: 8671

Re: House insurance

We had someone throw a stone through a window. We are renting but the landlord does not cover the cost of windows because they are not part of the structure of the house - they said they would pay repairs when I let the house, contract was ambiguous. It definately does seem that the renter's repair ...
by Britkid
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Where can I find all year Sunniest and Warmest area in Chile.
Replies: 35
Views: 558

Re: Where can I find all year Sunniest and Warmest area in Chile.

Sunsea wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:50 am
Want to visit a Chilean location that's warm and sunny all year round summer or winter. Somewhere with low humidity and not cold at night in winter. Thanks
Avoid altitude, maybe on the coast.
North and maybe centre, not south.
Morning fogs/humidity depends on individual locations.
by Britkid
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: New Member - Moving to Santiago in April 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 526

Re: New Member - Moving to Santiago in April 2018

Providencia is part of the barrio alto I think and it is next to Las Condes but the two are quite different. Las Condes is more relaxed. When you walk about on the pavement in Providencia, there is often tons of foot traffic. However, once you get away from that main central bit a lot of it is quite...
by Britkid
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: New Member - Moving to Santiago in April 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 526

Re: New Member - Moving to Santiago in April 2018

You might try not living in Santiago. Try something south of Santiago like isla de maipo. Not sure about the total travel times, but should be something like 15 mins by car to maipu (possibly less, never timed it). Isla de Maipo is a relatively small rural town in wine country just south, but still...
by Britkid
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: New Member - Moving to Santiago in April 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 526

Re: New Member - Moving to Santiago in April 2018

I posted cost of living costs in 2014, however things haven't changed drastically since then https://www.allchile.net/viewtopic.php?t=12242 Add a bit of inflation. Ignore my bit about renting costs and instead check more up to date prices at sites such as these: http://www.propiedades.emol.com/ www....
by Britkid
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: New Member - Moving to Santiago in April 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 526

Re: New Member - Moving to Santiago in April 2018

It's way more common (for a Chilean) to live in Maipu and commute up to Las Condes that the other way around. Maipu (in the south west) is a relatively average area. By living in Las Condes you are significantly increasing your cost of living vs Maipu, especially on accomodation. Also, even little t...
by Britkid
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Selling Second Hand in Barrio Alto
Replies: 13
Views: 364

Re: Selling Second Hand in Barrio Alto

I sent all the books to the school: they were very happy to accept except one that was in bad condition. I am still going to pare down my books and DVDs and CDs more over time so the other suggestions will come in handy later. I think Donnybrooks's suggested facebook group for English books is mainl...
by Britkid
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: New Member Here
Replies: 116
Views: 2665

Re: New Member Here

Quitou, if you do a search you'll see that newbies are often dealt with harshly. It's part of the forum culture (led by Gloria). It's supposed to be to stop people coming here who might be making a mistake, but I am not sure about that, at least it could be done more politely. I often wonder if the ...