Explaining Chiles Land Title System

Explaining Chiles Land Title System A Real Estate Title search in Chile goes way beyond just tracking the ownership history of a property. Many more issues need to be checked in the numerous public records available in the Chilean legal system. Many other title issues come from common sense experience of the problems in particular regions. Beyond just knowing what documents to request and their significance for a title search in Chile, knowing the local problems and history is essential. For example, what are…

Reasons why we are on the cusp of a commodity super-cycle affecting South America

The following two decades are likely to be a series of supply squeezes for a variety of reasons As 2024 unfolds, the surge in commodity prices has been nothing short of spectacular, with sectors such as metals, energy, and agriculture all registering significant gains. This trend is not merely coincidental but indicative of a burgeoning commodity super-cycle driven by three key factors: What drives commodity super-cycles? Historically, commodity super-cycles have been triggered by periods of intense industrialisation…

Why is the Osorno region in CHILE home to so much dairy farming?

Why?  Well, thanks to the high level of sanitary control, dairy cooperatives produce milk of high quality. The Chilean dairy industry benefits from a suitable climate (around 1200m plus with moderate temperatures), particularly in the Southern half of the country (the regions of Los Lagos and Los Rios) with around 75% of the cattle and 600.000 hectares devoted to dairy production (80% of the country).* Key facts about the Chilean dairy industry Chile is involved in up to 5% of milk production in Latin America,…

11 property tips when buying

My thoughts from 30 yrs in the real estate industry. Tip 1: Contact your broker, don’t wait for them to contact you – Good properties always sell, even in a challenging market. Your ability to buy the best properties that tick all your boxes comes down to your relationships with the local brokers, so take the lead and make sure they always think of you first when they become aware of that perfect property. Ask to be on their mailing list if you are not already. Tip 2: Buy when you can afford to…

Investing in Chilean Agritech: Why it is very attractive?

Smart agriculture, water resources management, food traceability, agroinformatics, and agricultural biotechnology are some of the highest-demand subsectors. The Chilean market currently offers a range of opportunities for agritech companies which are dedicated to combining digital and traditional tools to increase efficiency, productivity, and sustainability in agriculture. Chile offers a dynamic business ecosystem, access to diverse natural resources, a favourable innovation climate, and a solid agricultural…

Understanding the Mapuche issues when considering buying forest land in Southern Chile

Water extractivism has contributed to water scarcity and has dispossessed people of adequate levels of water consumption in the Mapuche territory of southern Chile. The communities suffering severe water shortages are in the poorest socio-economic strata and are generally located in rural areas; Mapuchecommunities and Chilean peasants are disproportionately affected. Although the Chilean government and its municipalities are making a huge effort to cope with the water crisis by deploying water trucks, according…

The dirty secrets property syndicate managers don’t want you to know!

Property Syndicates have become popular worldwide, but they are not all equal. Each has a defined proposal and time frame (or should have). Here is an Australian analysis showing what to watch out for. I hope to enlighten potential investors about the tricks used by property syndicate managers to ‘window dress’ their performance. Some of these tricks can be backed out, and where possible, I have provided the math below. Before we begin, let’s define and recap the role of Index Funds ( REIT). Index Funds…

Chile’s Economy Forecasts for 2024

Chile has long been regarded as an example of transparency in Latin America, both in the political and financial realms. Over the past decade, Chile has been one of Latin America’s fastest-growing economies. This allowed the country to reduce poverty significantly. The World Bank estimates that COVID-19 could hurt the middle class in Chile, shrinking it by two million people and forcing new middle-class families back into poverty. Even though Chile’s GDP increased in 2022, it was slower than last…

Italian Chocolate company Ferrero focuses on Chilean hazelnuts with a US$330 million new investments

Nutella and Ferrero Rocher’s parent highlights its long-term commitment to Chile, experiencing a boom in hazelnut planting. According to Diario Financiero, data shows that hazelnut plantings in Chile have multiplied ten times in the last decade and now account for the fourth-largest area of any type of fruit tree in Chile. Many people are unaware that a percentage of these hazelnuts will support the international production of brands like Nutella, Kinder Bueno and Rocher chocolates – all of which are…

10 Reasons Why You Should Invest In Chile

Company Formation Chile:  With Brazilian sunrays no longer outshining the rest of Latin America, real attention is now being paid to other emerging players in the region, such as Colombia, Peru, and Chile. Chile, in particular, is a very attractive destination to start a business. Strong economic and social policies in Chile have led to a reduction in poverty of 50% since the 1980s, with steady economic growth compared with the other Latin American countries. Chile continues to surge as a significant global…

GTSA Property Site uses the highest-ranked client communication system in the industry

Campaign Monitor ranked the best Email Marketing software. Software Review’s 2023 Email Marketing Data Quadrant report shows how Campaign Monitor excelled compared to Mailchimp, Constant Contact, Hubspot, and Klayvio. Our sponsoring property site Gateway to South America has used this software for over five years, mainly communicating with our clients interested in buying property in South America in English and Spanish but with some marketing in Portuguese. Having marketed in the South American marketplace…

Chilterra.  Who is Ricardo Ríos, who once controlled one of Chile’s largest dairy farms?

The third largest national milk producer and former candidate for Regional Councilor for the Los Ríos Region with the Christian Democracy quota, the civil computer engineer who ran Chilterra SA after debts to well over US $60 million. Richardo Ríos has abandoned more than 200 families to their fate, some of which have taken over the Huite farm and kept it producing in the country’s south. Ricardo Ríos was the general manager and legal founder of the Chilterra group, a company composed mainly of the…

A FOREIGNER’S GUIDE FOR BUYING FARMLAND IN CHILE

A FOREIGNERS GUIDE FOR BUYING FARMLAND IN CHILE      Maybe you visited Chile as a tourist and fell in love with the country, or perhaps you are aware of its strategies to become a global food supplier. Now you are considering buying some farmland there. Congratulations! Apart from mining, Chile has unique soil and climate advantages for agricultural exploitation and food production. Spread along 2500+ miles on the Southwestern Pacific Coast of South America, Chile encompasses all climate…

CEO of GTSA gives six negotiating tips for foreign buyers

Geoffrey McRae, GTSA Real Estate Consultants CEO, outlines some basic negotiation skills that can help when approaching the sales process in a foreign country. Many foreign buyers are uncomfortable or inexperienced with the negotiation process in a country where they know little about the local customs.  While the vendor has their broker to negotiate for them, buyers are at their own mercy. ( the vendor’s broker will often also act as a buyer’s agent, which is the norm in most markets we cover,…

Chilean wine exports suffer a severe decline: China and UK are the worst examples

According to Wines of Chile, Chile’s wine exports in 2023 saw “unprecedented decreases”, totalling 584 million dollars and 20 million boxes. This represents a 24 per cent drop in volume as well as value when compared with the same time last year. The report noted that “all 10 of our major consuming markets experienced a decline in our wine exports in this period. China, our top destination by value, saw volume and value decreases of 40 and 37 per cent, respectively.” The United…
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