If you are reading this you must be interested in Chile the country and not the spice for your food, joking aside we are going to take a closer look at this great country and explore some of the top reasons you should call it home.
Things That Make Chile Great
If you wanted a sales pitch then you wouldn’t be reading this so we will spare you the sales stuff and get down to the brass tacks. The first thing you have to be aware of is Chile is a very large country, not in width but in length it hugs the South American continent and at the most southern tip of the country you are on a direct path to Antarctica which is not what you would call a friendly environment!
Chile is positioned by water and very good neighbors but it is the people of Chile that are one of the main reasons you should seriously consider calling this country home. The people are very friendly and would give you the shirt off their back if you needed it. This hospitality is indoctrinated into the people since young, even the most economically disadvantaged individual will treat you like royalty when you are a guest in their home.
While the people of Chile are very gracious hosts they are also some of the hardest working people in the world, this hard work ethic is one of the main reasons the miners who were trapped underground for several weeks had the ability to survive and endure the stress of being trapped underground!
The economy is Chile is growing at a very rapid pace but there are obvious growing pains when it comes to infrastructure so you do have to temper your expectations especially when you are trying to get from one location to another. In North America and Europe we take for granted modern conveniences that have yet to be built in Chile so when you are making a plan of things to do and places to go you have to leave a huge margin for traveling otherwise you will end up being frustrated.
Important Things to Keep in Mind While in Chile
There is a growing number of people who want to purchase real estate in Chile and if you are thinking about buying property there you really do need to perform some due diligence. We are accustomed to layers of legalities which are put there to protect you, the legal framework in Chile is different so you have to get the right legal advice if you hope to make better informed decisions. We will take a few minutes to cover some of the reasons you should make Chile your home before we talk more about buying property there.
The quality of education in Chile is superior when compared to most other South American nations so if you have children their education will not suffer due to you migrating with them to Chile so that is a concern you can remove from the list. Another positive to living in Chile is the quality of the healthcare which is suitable for most families, if you have a very complex health problem then travel in general is probably not a good idea but aside from that you should have no challenges accessing the healthcare services you need.
Food is something you are going to love about Chile, the cuisine is something that has to be experienced in person to fully appreciate but rest assured the food is top tier. While the food is great the people of Chile also have some great music as well so you are going to be spoiled with great food, music and company.
We have touched on reasons why Chile is a great place to live but we have to look at buying property there but don’t worry it is not that labor intensive provided you get the right advice. The preliminary step is to identify reputable lawyers that can help you navigate the complex legalities involved when a foreigner tries to buy property in Chile. One of the items that will come up is how do you plan on supporting you and your family while living in Chile? Unless you have a good paying job lined up there which most people do not you will need to either have investments or a pension of some type to show you will not pose an economic risk to the country. This is a natural concern that every nation has, they are more than happy to bring in productive members of society but no one wants to carry dead weight so be prepared to substantiate your financial assets before you take the leap and make an offer on a property in Chile.
You will need to think about what type of housing would be suitable for you and your family. Do you want a detached home, condominium or perhaps something in-between? There is a plethora of real estate options that are available in Chile but you have to make sure the legal team that you engage is going to represent your best interests otherwise you will end up getting yourself into a precarious situation. If you made it this far in our cat then you should really follow our advice and start looking into making Chile your new home away from home, it will be an experience of a lifetime.
And people from Chile love Ray Bans.