This site has been developed to assist those of you interested in learning more about Southern Chile as a place to live and invest in real estate.
Without the police corruption of many of its neighbors, Chile is the best country in Latin America socially, politically and economically. The country ranks (on multiple indexes) as the top performer in Latin America. A representative democratic republic it meets basic criteria to be considered a developed country based largely on GDP but with many sectors of the economy still developing. To its great credit in recent years it has placed solidly in the upper levels of the competing world ranks squeezing out many first world economies.
Chile retains the region's best investment profile and benefits from its membership in many free trade agreements. As a member of the OECD it is a country committed to the promotion of economic growth, prosperity and sustainable development.
The country welcomes imports, and is the world's leading producer of copper. Major exports are minerals, wood products, seafood, salmon, fruit and wine.
To date the banking system is sound, corruption is minimal, direct foreign investment is encouraged, real estate is easily purchased, property rights are well protected, contracts are secure and the legal system is transparent & becoming more efficient. Beyond that it has some of the most beautiful and majestic scenery in the world. There is a relatively small population of approximately 17 million mostly reserved yet friendly and amiable inhabitants.