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by nikotromus
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Clay tiles or Shingles
Replies: 1
Views: 1380

Re: Clay tiles or Shingles

Once I found the name of the tile roofs (Terracotta), I was able to do a little compare and contrast research. It looks like they are a higher quality roof than asphalt shingles. https://eagleroofing.com/tile-roofs-vs-shingle-roofs-what-are-the-differences/ http://www.improvenet.com/r/costs-and-pric...
by nikotromus
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Why are you here (living in chile)
Replies: 25
Views: 3826

Re: Why are you here (living in chile)

lol. the word 'p-i-l-l' is on the naughty list? Hilarious! In my old job,I got bored one day and searched the code repository for the word 'damn'. It was muy entertaining to see how many developers were cussing their business requirements and their colleagues in the code comments. Then I searched fo...
by nikotromus
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Why are you here (living in chile)
Replies: 25
Views: 3826

Re: Why are you here (living in chile)

Still "Other" for me. I came in May 2001 from the Wash DC area after a job resignation looking for adventure and a possible new future especially from paying US Social Security and welfare taxes also embittered by how the soulless and shallow US social-political-economic system treats individuals l...
by nikotromus
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Clay tiles or Shingles
Replies: 1
Views: 1380

Clay tiles or Shingles

Hola Amigos, We have looked at houses with both shingles, and the clay, U shaped tiles. Which is better? Also, we see a lot of flat roofs out there. I am skeptical about flat roofs and their ability to shed water properly. Is this a well founded fear, or just ignorant paranoia? Gracias in advance fo...
by nikotromus
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Insulation
Replies: 3
Views: 1635

Insulation

Hola ya'll, Does anyone know if there is any insulation in wood framed houses in Chile? We see a lot of wood houses in Santo Domingo, and we're wondering if any of them have the pink insulation that American homes have? Or, is it just siding and drywall? I have no idea how we could tell without ripp...
by nikotromus
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Why are you here (living in chile)
Replies: 25
Views: 3826

Re: Why are you here (living in chile)

What about an entry for 'trying to escape WWIII', which seems to be closer to reality now than anytime in the last 55 years.
by nikotromus
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: common fees on real estate
Replies: 15
Views: 2812

Re: common fees on real estate

ok just one more...

Mi esposa:"Why do they use PVC pipes for gutters here?" mi mismo: "Because if they used aluminum, someone would climb the barbed wire and electric fences and steal them! Claro que...
by nikotromus
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: common fees on real estate
Replies: 15
Views: 2812

Re: common fees on real estate

Las Condes cracks me up. There are security guards EVERYWHERE! They even guard parking lots in Lo Branechea! The other day I was in a grocery store where I was the only shopper, but there were 3 security guards there watching me (remind me again why the prices are so high i Chile? Right, because we'...
by nikotromus
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: common fees on real estate
Replies: 15
Views: 2812

Re: common fees on real estate

Thanks Gloria.

Yep it looks rather difficult to try to avoid.
by nikotromus
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: common fees on real estate
Replies: 15
Views: 2812

Re: common fees on real estate

I live in a condo now and pay common expenses. That makes sense. However, I am looking to buy a home not condo. I wasn't expecting to see them there as well.
by nikotromus
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: common fees on real estate
Replies: 15
Views: 2812

common fees on real estate

Hola, I'm looking at houses from the Santiago area to Santo Domingo to Vina Del Mar. Everything I am looking at has monthly condo/community expenses, which are not insignificant. Even Olmue, which is a tiny town has them. Is there any way to get away from these expenses, or is it just a part of life...