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by mem
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: New Zealand to ban Foreign home buyers
Replies: 26
Views: 740

Re: New Zealand to ban Foreign home buyers

I found this interesting: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-31/new-zealand-to-slap-home-buying-ban-on-foreigners-to-ease-market I know New Zealand is popular with super rich, but also the Chinese / North Asians (that tend to be super rich). New Zealand is famous as that 'end of the wo...
by mem
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: New Zealand to ban Foreign home buyers
Replies: 26
Views: 740

Re: New Zealand to ban Foreign home buyers

You can hide from ''geo-political risks of Northern Hemisphere'' but you can't hide from local criminals .....Chile has world class criminals.They are getting better and bolder.Wait until they learn about kidnappings from Colombians. World class criminals in Chile? Sounds like you have had some rea...
by mem
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: South Africans
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: South Africans

if you don't mind my asking...why are you looking to leave south africa? Is it getting crazy there? I've heard awful reports of genocide and violence. Also do you have savings you can live on for awhile? Is your husband able to work remotely for a south african company from here? Or if you have citi...
by mem
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: Travel to the U.S., getting harder
Replies: 9
Views: 455

Re: Travel to the U.S., getting harder

Oy...yeah perhaps sooner than later it is going to come to just not going there any more...and if you do you might not be able to get out if you only have a US passport
by mem
Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Hello from Frank
Replies: 35
Views: 886

Re: Hello from Frank

Something to consider is do you need to live in Santiago? Have you considered south of Santiago? If you live outside of Santiago, more in the country, you can get by quite easily on 2 million peso's a month. 500k-750k for a nice house to live in on acreage away from the soul crushing pollution of Sa...
by mem
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile Peso 2017, starts at 665.29
Replies: 106
Views: 8558

Re: Chile Peso 2017, starts at 665.29

well, just comparing some historical charts, by my eye-ball estimate, the peso should be well below 600 to the dollar, relative to copper over 3.00 a pound. Pretty much where peso and copper was from about mid 2009 to to jan 2014. Now granted the run-up in copper has not proven to be sustained yet,...
by mem
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Bubble when to burst
Replies: 11
Views: 485

Re: Bubble when to burst

I think it could still have quite a ways to go up. What it all comes down to is the status quo. If Admin can travel to Europe and come back here and be in tact...the status quo still prevails. If some of us can take a brief trip to the USSA and actually get back here, there status quo still prevails...
by mem
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: North Korea
Replies: 26
Views: 1038

Re: North Korea

Bahahahahahahahhahaha That would be something...Kim actually DHL/Fedex's the nukes to the US from some proxy, talk about surreal and fodder for some tonight show a few decades in the future. Just to add to all this insanity...I had a dream a few weeks ago. <start dreamtard rant> I was watching Kim r...
by mem
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Old fashioned fireplace...what do with it
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Old fashioned fireplace...what do with it

So I have an old fashioned fireplace. I think it is a masonry fireplace. Has a very tall chimney on top of the house. Even with the damper closed I can feel a draft. So I am constantly losing heat up the fireplace even when it is not in use and the damper is closed. Then when I am using it, it is a ...
by mem
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: The Trump Administration
Replies: 1065
Views: 68895

Re: The Trump Administration

I don't personally feel like I know for sure if Vegas/Paddock was an FF or not, but it sure does fit the FF MO with all of the assorted unanswered questions and improbable facts Assuming it was, I don't understand these mass shooting FF's in terms of value to those perpetrating them. Everytime one o...
by mem
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Chile Classifieds
Topic: Offer- Old wood stoves can burn clean and efficient
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: Offer- Old wood stoves can burn clean and efficient

Stanyel- You are the man. 195K is spensive? Are you kidding? I'm looking at dropping a million a pesos to put in an amesti insert into a stone fireplace in an otherwise decent house. Can you do fireplace inserts? I wish I had more options than Amesti and Bosca. The only other options I've found are ...
by mem
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Firewood procurement/storage tech
Replies: 0
Views: 143

Firewood procurement/storage tech

Interested in hearing opinions about firewood procurement/storage and a comparing notes discussion... Here is my personal experience the last couple years in the south of chile I have always ordered firewood chopped, delivered, and ready to burn in an amesti or bosca. I always try to get "dry" wood,...