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by snobrd4life
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: The new constitutional vote and the social crisis
Replies: 430
Views: 31224

Re: The new constitutional vote and the social crisis

How many other families are making the same decision this year? My wife's much younger cousin is also about to start his 3rd year at uni in Valdivia. Second semester last year was very complicated we all feel bad for him because he is a fantastic student that genuinely has excelled in every opportu...
by snobrd4life
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Housing market situation
Replies: 480
Views: 40183

Re: Housing market situation

Thanks! When you refer to the trade you do, are they for personal banking or business banking on behalf of your clients? We're closing a deal with your team in about a month, hopefully.
by snobrd4life
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Housing market situation
Replies: 480
Views: 40183

Re: Housing market situation

Just wondering, what is the typical spread that a Chilean bank will convert CLP to USD for large amounts (>$10k USD). Usually ~20 CLP/USD? Or does this vary significantly if the fx rate in pesos is in the 500's vs the current 700's? Anybody with recent experience? Is the spread similar converting in...
by snobrd4life
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: Overstay on a Tourist Visa for a Week
Replies: 13
Views: 3624

Re: Overstay on a Tourist Visa for a Week

Here's an overstay story. Not one week, but actually like 8 weeks... I entered Chile in July 2010 as a 90 day tourist with the intent to switch over to a student visa about a month in. I went through the process and actually got my visa in the passport in Oct 2010, but I never got around to getting ...
by snobrd4life
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Housing market situation
Replies: 480
Views: 40183

Re: Housing market situation

Out of interest, I find that in the areas that interest me, ie El Golf, and Nueva Las Condes, the recent problems have had no effect either on prices or rents. Tomorrow, I close on an apartment I visited last Wednesday, made an offer which was accepted on Thursday, and we would have signed the prom...
by snobrd4life
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Housing market situation
Replies: 480
Views: 40183

Re: Housing market situation

Just to give a bit of our experience selling real estate during the "estallido"... We entered into contract with our current tenant to sell our apartment in Nunoa at X price in CLP at the beginning of October 2019. Peso was at 715. Because we are selling from abroad we had to go to the Chilean consu...
by snobrd4life
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Getting married in Chile
Replies: 12
Views: 1196

Re: Getting married in Chile

Civil in 2012 in Concon. No docs required.

We both looked about 15 yrs old at the time so maybe that had something to do with it :lol:
by snobrd4life
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019
Replies: 612
Views: 21750

Re: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019

Interesting. For fun, I entered my RUT and supposedly Servel says I am still registered to vote at mesa 64M at Estadio Nacional.... although it would probably be pretty hard since my both my cedula is expired and PD expired after being out of the country for over 365 days. That was 500 days ago.
by snobrd4life
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019
Replies: 612
Views: 21750

Re: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019

One thing has become clear through this mess, Chile needs a new news organization; and Chilean "journalists" need not apply. last time we got CNN Chile they are even worse. they screw-up reporting from their sister channel, in spanish, on international events. that's what I was getting at :lol:
by snobrd4life
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019
Replies: 612
Views: 21750

Re: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019

admin wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:51 pm
One thing has become clear through this mess, Chile needs a new news organization; and Chilean "journalists" need not apply.
last time we got CNN Chile
by snobrd4life
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2569
Views: 45446

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

A few comments here seem to be trying to justify what Corbin has done, particularly ExpatBob. Nowhere in anything I typed was an attempt to justify what he did. In many ways I do side with Cobin on this but also in many ways I do not. There is so much built up fear from these "protesters" (yes, in ...
by snobrd4life
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2569
Views: 45446

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Out of pure curiosity I joined one of the livestreams (which I believe are archived on YouTube) that he put on about 3 weeks ago to get his perspective since he was always touting Chile to be his libertarian paradise. He was telling scared folks to flee if they could and to those that were prepared ...