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by paladin
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Housing market situation
Replies: 527
Views: 55001

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 prome...
by paladin
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: cost to have a tile floor installed
Replies: 4
Views: 10218

Re: cost to have a tile floor installed

I cant remember now how much I’ve paid for this, but I do know that the cost of the adhesive is very high, and can end up costing the same as the tiles. If the installer uses say Bekron, the cost is not too bad, but if for the tiles concerned, he needs to use Bekron DA, it really does work out expe...
by paladin
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: cost to have a tile floor installed
Replies: 4
Views: 10218

Re: cost to have a tile floor installed

I cant remember now how much I’ve paid for this, but I do know that the cost of the adhesive is very high, and can end up costing the same as the tiles. If the installer uses say Bekron, the cost is not too bad, but if for the tiles concerned, he needs to use Bekron DA, it really does work out expen...
by paladin
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Housing market situation
Replies: 527
Views: 55001

Re: Housing market situation

Has anyone heard of a chilean landlord with a chilean house for rent basing the pricing in US dollars in his mind and then listing it on the market at the current peso conversion. Then as the peso has weakened over the last couple years he asks more pesos (doing the same conversion 2 years later fr...
by paladin
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Can you bring: Zatarain's crab boil in the bag into Chile?
Replies: 3
Views: 1020

Re: Can you bring: Zatarain's crab boil in the bag into Chile?

I suggested you give it a try, by declaring it at customs. At worst, you’ll have to dump it there. I sometimes bring in food items that I have no idea as to whether they are allowed or not, but always declare them, and have never had anything refused entry. I think it helps a lot by declaring stuff,...
by paladin
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Pesos and Protests
Replies: 263
Views: 23739

Re: Pesos and Protests

What do you use as alternative to DaP? Here in Chile I just use DaP because it seems safer and a no worries solution, I tend to select more riskier investments in my homecountry, not in Chile. It is true that inflation just eats any interest profits though.. As a starter, a small apartment in a hig...
by paladin
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Pesos and Protests
Replies: 263
Views: 23739

Re: Pesos and Protests

To me DAP are a waste of time. It doesnt even cover inflation. Far better to take advantage of other investments, which are cheaper than before and give a return worth having.
by paladin
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Pesos and Protests
Replies: 263
Views: 23739

Re: Pesos and Protests

1 USD = 769.984 CLP Still not cheap........but the important part is the Central Bank getting the dollar under control and the market no longer wiping the floor with the peso. I guess I’m just selfish , but I was very happy with how things were when it was over 800, and maybe once the CB finishes i...
by paladin
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: appointments at Registro Civil to renew ID
Replies: 12
Views: 2754

Re: appointments at Registro Civil to renew ID

I found the reservation system worked fine in Lo Barnechea. It’s getting the PDI cert that’s the real bastard.
by paladin
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Pesos and Protests
Replies: 263
Views: 23739

Re: Pesos and Protests

sorry admin, I didnt kniw I had somehow chose to underline everything in my post. I dont know how to do that, if I wanted to!
by paladin
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Pesos and Protests
Replies: 263
Views: 23739

Re: Pesos and Protests

I I question whether there are many Chileans even have any money to save in any currency. From my conversations with those who live in the East of Santiago, none of them, not one, has any savings at all. All are up to their eyes in debt and always have been. It’s the only way they can live the life...
by paladin
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Retirement Visa?
Replies: 7
Views: 1940

Re: Retirement Visa?

Gloria wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:33 pm
Why would you want to come to Chile?

Mostly anywhere is better than SA