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by nwdiver
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Canadian citizen stabbed to death in Valpo
Replies: 19
Views: 411

Re: Canadian citizen stabbed to death in Valpo

I like Valpo.......visit a friend all the time, with an eye out never had a problem.....I stay on Bellavista and go to the fish market early most mornings........don't look rich first worldish, I don't carry anything besides my cotton grocery bags......I do carry an old wallet with expired cards and...
by nwdiver
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: plumbing question
Replies: 15
Views: 209

Re: plumbing question

Chilean architects seem unable to design buildings where the water and sewerage lines are located close to the service shafts where the drain pipes are. So they often embed them in the concrete floor, where the floor thickness doesn't allow for the proper slope. . Google Search.png Talking from per...
by nwdiver
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Farm land.
Replies: 26
Views: 618

Re: Farm land.

I agree, a property I have in Canada, 10 acres, as an operating farm ;) ;) is $1250 a year, as a rural residence $4200-5000 a year, ok I farm clove and bees.....I think that's fair, it also can get cheap stuff as a farm, equipment has no taxes and I can buy manufacturer direct......
by nwdiver
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: Obtaining a driving license with no education certificate
Replies: 25
Views: 1989

Re: Obtaining a driving license with no education certificate

Parkside wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:15 am
I'm not sure I have anything demonstrating an 8th grade education but I have a US High School Diploma and a US College bachelors diploma. Do I need both, or just the 'highest' degree?
Neither you need your 8th grade passing grade, higher won't do, it's Chile.....eh....
by nwdiver
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: Connections with bilingual/international schools
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: Connections with bilingual/international schools

tiagoabner wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:03 pm
I know for a fact that Grange at Santiago recruit all year to fill vacant positions. You may want to check their website.
He wants the coast or the south, I also think he has a better chance in Metro......
by nwdiver
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Buying Gold/Silver Coins
Replies: 39
Views: 704

Re: Buying Gold/Silver Coins

The problem with buying/selling gold or silver coins in chile - in addition to IVA - is that's there's essentially no market. Most dealers will only buy chilean pesos so coins from other countries are almost unsellable. For the desperate-to-sell, premiums can run 30-40% or more. Yeh, dropped some l...
by nwdiver
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Buying Gold/Silver Coins
Replies: 39
Views: 704

Re: Buying Gold/Silver Coins

Metals are by no means stable. 10 year data: https://goldprice.org/gold-price-history.html 30 year data: https://goldprice.org/gold-price-history.html S&P500's data, as a reference: https://www.macrotrends.net/2324/sp-500-historical-chart-data What those charts really show is the instability and/or...
by nwdiver
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: Connections with bilingual/international schools
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: Connections with bilingual/international schools

Arriving in August, you will have until the new year starts in March to find work........can you teach in Spanish? If not the choices in those two places are much less than Santiago and getting a job in your field is difficult......look up the list of British Schools, most are in Santiago, and send ...
by nwdiver
Mon May 27, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: chile's migration crisis
Replies: 957
Views: 59987

Re: chile's migration crisis

A bit off topic, but I will bite. The only piece of advice that trickled down to me from my grandfather I never met, "work for yourself". You are not going to get rich working for someone else in Chile, and that is pretty much true everywhere in the World. As my old partner that was a small busines...
by nwdiver
Thu May 23, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: What comes next? Chile peso, and economy 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1733

Re: What comes next? Chile peso, and economy 2019

The Peso is down, Canadain Dollar has done nothing against the USD and jumped 3-4 % against the CP........
by nwdiver
Mon May 20, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Housing market situation
Replies: 299
Views: 17504

Re: Housing market situation

Another sector that will drop is the 5-6 bed high end houses in Las Condes, a family member lives in one with his last daughter as the other 5 have left home.......he sees no market, his kids will never have 5 children nor will any need a 6 bed house on 4500 m of land, it will probably become a 4 lo...
by nwdiver
Mon May 20, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Housing market situation
Replies: 299
Views: 17504

Re: Housing market situation

Yeah...rent prices are not spiking. You have rent prices and sale prices. One of these is out of whack...inflated bubble. Guess what. It's not rent prices. The people that rent are simply not going to pay more than 200k-500k. If they are the unusual renter who either has a much higher appreciation ...