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  2. First, we have to complete the sale of the land and then start to build, no reservation of lots will be allowed. That way, money would be saved on taxes. Otherwise, 19% VAT would be charged to the total amount, land plus the building. You can hire us to build for you, build it yourself, or employ another builder, whatever you prefer, assuming that the house complies with the CC&R's. To give you a quote, we must know more about what you are looking to build and on what property. That is good that you have many questions, will try to answer all of them.
  3. If we reserve a lot, who is building the house? Your builder or we can do it ourselves? What is the price you charge for the construction? I am really interested, just have so many questions.
  4. Hello DK916, those are all very good questions! We will have an aquaponics that will produce more greens and herbs than a community of this size can consume. The size of the aquaponics system is calculated that it will provide all the personal consumption needs of the community and have much more for sale. All the products that are not consumed by the community will be sold, and the proceeds from the sales will be used to offset the cost of maintenance of the food production and common grounds like the Clubhouse. Our goal is to have no association fees. Everyone hates those. As to the distribution of the food that is produced in the subdivision. This is the rule. When you purchase a lot, you are entitled to a certain set percentage of the produce of the subdivision. You can take as much as needed for you and your family for personal consumption but not to exceed that percentage. You can not take more than is needed and sell it outside or share it with somebody. You have to understand. We are not promising to fulfill all of the food consumption needs of the residents. We would have something that people might appreciate having for free. Livestock would be limited to milk production, but we would not be able to supply everyone with meat. Same with chickens and eggs. Things that are in abundance (produce from aquaponics, fruits from trees), you can just go ahead and take it. For things that are in limited quantities, we will have a manager who will be in charge of distribution for those that will request it. At first, we will have a conscious approach. If we see that this will not work, we will have to put stricter regulations in place. Regarding Clubhouse fees, there would be none. We have ideas on how to provide that service at no cost to residents.
  5. Could you please explain how all of this will work? How will you divide produce from the community garden and everything? What are the fees? Livestock farm price control? And so on? Clubhouse fees?
  6. Yes, it was a 6.3 earthquake. Quite bigger than usual. The epicenter was about 60 miles away from the property. Gladly we didn’t have a big impact at all. The house was shaking for about 30 seconds, but no things flying off the shelves or anything like that.
  7. In the news I saw that about a month ago there was a huge earthquake in Chile. And looking at the map it seems like it was close to your region. How are you guys? Any damage? Was it close? Did you feel it?
  8. Hello Karen, Yes, you are correct, it is currently wintertime here in Chile. And yes, I am glad to report that they do have farmers markets in Chile during winter. Here in Santa Cruz, Colchagua Valley, we have 3 farmers markets that I know of during the week. I would say that they are about the same size as in the summer time, but of course the veggies and fruits and the prices are different. Sometimes, when it rains on a farmers market day, you will find that about one third of the sellers do not show up. Currently we have lots of potatoes, onions, broccoli, cauliflower, bell peppers, carrots, radishes and still plenty of greens. I would say that I do not see a huge difference in the veggie department. Maybe a bit higher prices on bell peppers, no asparagus and the avocados do not taste as great as they did in summertime. The bigger difference is in the fruits. Of course we do not have strawberries or for that matter any other berries. But we have more apples,pears, oranges, lemons, pomegranates, persimmons, grapes, kiwis and such. And of course, the prices are still lower than you would find them in the States or Europe in wintertime or even the summertime. Persimmons and pomegranates are 1,000 CLP per kg, which is US$ 0.65/lb (at current exchange rate) Oranges and lemons are about 500 CLP per kg, which is US$ 0.33/lb (at current exchange rate) Apples and pears are about 400 CLP per kg, which is US$ 0.26/lb (at current exchange rate) I hope you will find this information helpful! I will attach a few pictures of this Saturdays farmers market!
  9. Hello Rufina, I enjoyed reading what you have on the farmers market in October, which is springtime in Chile. Do you think you can write a bit about what you currently have? As I understand it is wintertime there right now. Do they even have farmers markets during winter in Chile? If yes, what would you be able to find for sale?
  10. Hello Dylan66, Yes, we will do updates regularly soon. For now, we had more of paperwork to get done, and we put part of the roads in. Also, we imported the equipment for metal frame manufacturing from Australia and delivered it to the property. It is operational now. As soon as more of the active part will begin we will post updates regularly on the website.
  11. Elwez, thank you so much for all the information! That was quite brave what you did! I am not ready to do the next step yet but thank you for your offer. I will stop by the development on my next visit to Chile. Meanwhile, I will continue observing this site, do you know if they will have some progress updates? I would love to see some pictures, to see what is going on... Do you know at what stage the subdivision is at?
  12. @Dylan66 - The money issue is an obstacle. You can't have a queasy stomach and buy land in Chile. I flew my money in, which is scary until you understand the laws and understand your rights. Have the withdraw receipt from your bank, and then declare it to the TSA in the U.S. and upon arrival in Chile. They will take you to a back room at the airport, count it and document it. I remember being incredibly nervous about it, and when it was all over thinking to myself "That's it?" You can find lawyers in Chile that you can trust. It takes some ground work but they are there. I can recommend a lawyer, who is the son of the immigration guy I am working with to get my permanent Visa. He has done work for other expats, and everyone who uses him swears by him. If you ask Rufina, she has my personal contact info. I'd be happy to talk to you on the phone if you have any questions.
  13. The biggest obstacle for me was the money transfer. They do not have title companies, like in the United States. The buying and selling transaction is handled between lawyers. You can not open a bank account in Chile until you become a permanent resident. That means, you will need to either fly in with cash into the country, which is so risky to me or you need to trust your lawyer with a big amount. I don't know how other people do it, but both options made my stomach queasy!
  14. @Elwez, thats cool! Thank you for the info! @Dylan66 what do you mean? What kind of obstacles?
  15. @C Wilson - I purchased a lot from this project and the property is legally inscribed in my name.
  16. No, I never pulled the trigger on the purchase. Too many obstacles!
  17. Thanks Dylan66, I will keep that in mind. By the way, where did you end up buying land in Chile?
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