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by snobrd4life
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: chile's migration crisis
Replies: 993
Views: 62049

Re: chile's migration crisis

someone had an interesting point in one of these comments. If Guiado's opposition goverment is in control of billions of dollars of Venezuela's assets around the world, and are calling on countries to accept and help more venezuelans leaving Venezuela, then why don't they start paying countries to ...
by snobrd4life
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: junking an old car
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: junking an old car

You may want to walk into a repair shop and ask what they typically do with their junkers. That, or ask your insurance company where they send their totaled vehicles. If you are limiting your search to junk yards with an online presence, I'm not surprised that you aren't finding anything close by. I...
by snobrd4life
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Divorce
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Divorce

Sounds like the ex-wife is very much still his wife. Spencer Global should be able to handle the case.
by snobrd4life
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Canadian citizen stabbed to death in Valpo
Replies: 22
Views: 724

Re: Canadian citizen stabbed to death in Valpo

I saw on the news last night that the mother of one of the guys said that there's no way that her baby could have possibly committed that crime.

First bullet in the news article admin posted - Los detenidos poseen un nutrido prontuario policial. :roll:
by snobrd4life
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: Internet Connection
Replies: 337
Views: 58938

Re: Internet Connection

Britkid wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:53 pm
Movistar quality is variable, service is very poor.
Movistar, master of death by a thousand paper cuts.
by snobrd4life
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Citizenship, new requirement for time in country
Replies: 163
Views: 31076

Re: Citizenship, new requirement for time in country

I'm tacking this on here, but it might very well belong on another thread. My spouse and I are looking at coming to Chile for a few years - 2-3... but (unless we fall in love with where we land, which is never out of the question) we are thinking we'll head back to the US after my pension kicks in....
by snobrd4life
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: The Pinera administration 2.0
Replies: 254
Views: 18014

Re: The Pinera administration 2.0

Very interesting chart. The x and y axis are probably easily accessible statistics, but where do the daily average hours worked come from? Time actually spent in Congress chambers? Office? Drag racing on ruta 68? More information here . Screenshot-2019-6-6 Intro ¿Cuántas horas trabaja un diputado p...
by snobrd4life
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: The Pinera administration 2.0
Replies: 254
Views: 18014

Re: The Pinera administration 2.0

For Chilean parliamentarians, its only a part-time job as well. Even so, latecoming and absenteeism are quite common. grafico_diputados-1024x852.png Very interesting chart. The x and y axis are probably easily accessible statistics, but where do the daily average hours worked come from? Time actual...
by snobrd4life
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Housing market situation
Replies: 299
Views: 17948

Re: Housing market situation

Another consideration is the 35% tax you pay on the difference between your purchase price versus your selling price for a non-resident. So a long 6 months+ vacation in Chile might be in order, to re-establish residency before selling... Hadn’t considered that, but my wife (Chilean) and I are co-ow...
by snobrd4life
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Housing market situation
Replies: 299
Views: 17948

Re: Housing market situation

I think you're missing the roughly 50K USD in rental income over the 7 years. Rental income is almost entirely eaten up by the mortgage interest, insurance, and contribuciones. I'd call income a wash, really. Anything we've earned is really just appreciation. The insurance policy is a bit expensive...
by snobrd4life
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Housing market situation
Replies: 299
Views: 17948

Re: Housing market situation

That said, gaming the exchange market is a fool's errand. If you have no plans to ever live in Chile again, you might as well sell it and reinvest it. There's no reason to keep such a large investment if you don't have plans to come back. And even then, you can always buy another place. I belong to...
by snobrd4life
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Housing market situation
Replies: 299
Views: 17948

Re: Housing market situation

There were a few posts on this thread a few weeks ago that were really intriguing regarding the existence of bubble and appreciation/depreciation. Admin posted an interesting comment regarding age: you also need to look at how older buildings and apartments depreciate in chile. they depreciate more ...