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by paladin
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Prefabricated Houses
Replies: 13
Views: 377

Re: Prefabricated Houses

Gloria, I think your ideas on the quality of Chinese products is out of date now. It’s not easy to find stuff that’s not made in China, and they certainly arent worse than those of other countries, if you take into account their prices.
by paladin
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Furniture
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: Furniture

I forgot to mention that you can also advertise on this site. If you put some photos on, maybe I’ll be interested in something myself.
by paladin
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Furniture
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: Furniture

There are loads of antique dealers in Santiago, but you will be ripped off terribly by them. They are scheisters. What I suggest is you advertise them on mercadolibre.cl with photos. I’ve bought and sold furniture there and the system works fine.
by paladin
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Buying Gold/Silver Coins
Replies: 39
Views: 704

Re: Buying Gold/Silver Coins

Metals are a hedge against inflation, bank failure, negative interest rates, etc. Prices of precious metals are long term stable, making them an excellent store of value. Standard theory out of the book. Hedge against inflation ? .. untrue; look at prices over the last few years. Stable ? .... see ...
by paladin
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Buying Gold/Silver Coins
Replies: 39
Views: 704

Re: Buying Gold/Silver Coins

Amongst all the shops in the metro station Escuela Militar, there is a shop that offers to buy/sell gold . It’s a nice looking place, but why anyone would want to invest in metals is beyond me.
by paladin
Sun May 19, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Housing market situation
Replies: 299
Views: 17511

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 ...
by paladin
Mon May 13, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: extranjeria, new system of appointments
Replies: 0
Views: 133

extranjeria, new system of appointments

It wasnt too long along ago that the dept of extranjeria announces with bells and whistles, their new system of attending by appointment only, at least as far as the issuance of permanent residence does. A friend of mine, who recently received his approval for permanent residence, and was advised by...
by paladin
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Housing market situation
Replies: 299
Views: 17511

Re: Housing market situation

Santiago is actually pretty easy. Buy anything within 5 min walk of a metro station and you're golden. The Metro people have done all the research for you. Buy anything within 5 min walk of a metro station....at any price? :shock: Probe them. If they're firm, to me it's actually a good sign. It’s n...
by paladin
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Housing market situation
Replies: 299
Views: 17511

Re: Housing market situation

As for black swans taking a dump on you; well, that is why they are black swans. Highly improbable events; but, you might still loose money to one. Buy a goose gun, and diversify. You can't see all the black swans coming, but if you spread your investments around it gets much harder for any particu...
by paladin
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Housing market situation
Replies: 299
Views: 17511

Re: Housing market situation

Sorry atm46, but I cant agree with your theories about Prov . However, each to his own. If you hear of any parking places for sale, close to the Manuel Montt metro, please let me know, as I’m very happy with a 12% return with no risks.
by paladin
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Housing market situation
Replies: 299
Views: 17511

Re: Housing market situation

And in terms of what's going to appreciate faster in the future - parking or apartments - my money generally would be on apartments. In Centro Centro and parts of Provi parking has done really well, and is probably a safe investment for a few more years. But at some point they will start really lim...
by paladin
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Housing market situation
Replies: 299
Views: 17511

Re: Housing market situation

I can recommend Providencia, but not just any part. It’s a big area and not all really attractive if you are looking to buy as an investment. I have a standard one bed apartment, 2 blocks from Manuel Montt metro station, and believe me, the demand is high from renters. But as usual, the location is ...