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by Bobby
Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Ideas for changes to expatperu?
Replies: 18
Views: 2048

Re: Ideas for changes to expatperu?

Hi,

Ergonomics. I find this last version of Expatperu "user unfriendly" and have hard time navigating through the forums. IMHO the previous versions of the forums were nicer in the sense the navigation ergonomics was for me much more simple and needed fewer steps.
by Bobby
Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:37 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Does Humala plan a coup d'état ?
Replies: 19
Views: 2989

Re: Does Humala plan a coup d'état ?

Unfortunately the recent interoceanica scandal while PPK was in office puts a shadow on him....Let's wait and see what happens.
by Bobby
Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: Peruvian Cuisine
Topic: Where to buy ingredients (all cuisines)
Replies: 15
Views: 4920

Re: Where to buy ingredients (all cuisines)

Hi,

Try:
1-Surquillo market on paseo de la republica (R. Palma bridge)
2-Tiendas Delifrance (Miraflores, Barranco, Surco)
by Bobby
Fri May 15, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: Peru News and Views
Topic: Bad Idea:congress, bill to buy home without a down payment
Replies: 6
Views: 1744

Re: Bad Idea:congress, bill to buy home without a down payment

On the contrary wouldn't it be a great social idea for NSE levels C and D who can't afford a down payment? Techo propio and Mi vivienda funds remain quite expensive for low incomes. For investors, of course it would be a highway to a bubble city.
by Bobby
Wed May 06, 2015 6:24 am
Forum: Peru News and Views
Topic: Peru a 'Business Republic' and 'Fictitious Democracy'
Replies: 2
Views: 1111

Re: Peru a 'Business Republic' and 'Fictitious Democracy'

Whereas reported facts are true (and can be generalized to many countries) we all know whos runs "tvsur"! :lol:
by Bobby
Tue Mar 03, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: Peru News and Views
Topic: Housing Prices Starting to fall: Peru
Replies: 10
Views: 2310

Re: Housing Prices Starting to fall: Peru

Todays' article in Gestion: http://gestion.pe/inmobiliaria/este-ano ... as-2125043 Predicting real estate in Lima is like weather forecast...useless fancy models :wink:
by Bobby
Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruanas abroad
Replies: 47
Views: 4965

Re: Peruanas abroad

Despite the big moral and economic crisis in Spain it is quite true that: -Good education is free (mostly unreachable for a Peruvian) -Health care is better quality and more affordable than in Peru. Outside Lima there is no hospital for complex surgery and treatments - Public administration is more ...
by Bobby
Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Specific areas of Miraflores
Replies: 24
Views: 3013

Re: Specific areas of Miraflores

Walking at night in Avenida La Paz is akin walking by the Unter der Linden in Berlin....Still, S/. 800 a month in that area is overpriced.
by Bobby
Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:57 am
Forum: Peru News and Views
Topic: Real estate won't reduce their margins
Replies: 1
Views: 936

Re: Real estate won't reduce their margins

It's an expected state of mind. Same logic works out for owners who want to sell their property (with of without mortages): unless they are on a hurry to get out of the market they will not lower their property price. This explains why real estate prices remain steady in most districts of Lima.
by Bobby
Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Rents going up?
Replies: 17
Views: 2118

Re: Rents going up?

chi chi wrote:
The demand for flats in Miraflores and San Isidro is lower than that there are flats offered for rent.


Statistics from Adondevivir and recently published in Gestion show the contrary...Now are these statistics biaised? I have no idea.
by Bobby
Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Rents going up?
Replies: 17
Views: 2118

Re: Rents going up?

IMO you have to distinguish between long term (generally in PE) and short term rentals (in USD) and furnished/unfurnished. Tenants from outside (staying 1 year or so) don't really care if the sol is devaluating or not as they have USD in their pockets. Back in 2001 when 1 USD = S/. 3.25 rents in Mir...
by Bobby
Fri Jan 16, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Peru News and Views
Topic: Peru: beach areas real estate development has stopped
Replies: 2
Views: 1188

Re: Peru: beach areas real estate development has stopped

Beach areas real estate development has stopped.....not really according to this article: http://gestion.pe/inmobiliaria/hay-mas- ... ya-2120686
by Bobby
Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Your go-to source for news in Peru?
Replies: 7
Views: 934

Re: Your go-to source for news in Peru?

The online version of Peru 21 http://www.peru21.pe has quite interesting editorials (Garrido, Mariategui, Trivelli, Acurio). If not I agree that RPP is a good source of news but has poor content.
by Bobby
Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: No rental without a letter from employer?
Replies: 12
Views: 1427

Re: No rental without a letter from employer?

Like in most countries I know it is very usual to ask in Lima letters from a renter's employer and/or ask for a "garante".

As pointed out by Sergio it is a good idea to go for a short term rental where generally none of this papers are asked.
by Bobby
Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Santiago vs Lima
Replies: 24
Views: 5022

Re: Santiago vs Lima

Metro: Santiago has one and Lima doesn't. I've been impressed so far but only tried it on the weekend. I hear it get very congested during commuting hours. You can get an electronic payment card which is valid for the metro and for the buses all over Santiago Hi, Not exactly true. Linea 1 is now wo...
by Bobby
Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:09 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Bar Juanito...anyone ever visit?
Replies: 4
Views: 762

Re: Bar Juanito...anyone ever visit?

As far as I know the bar closed around 2008 and never re-opened (legal issues). It had a tipycal old Lima atmosphere with a drinking room for men where ladies weren't alound to go in. It was a nice place.
by Bobby
Mon Sep 29, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: Peru News and Views
Topic: Think London Is In A Housing Price Bubble? Check Out Peru
Replies: 16
Views: 2517

Re: Think London Is In A Housing Price Bubble? Check Out Peru

Latest update on prices: http://gestion.pe/inmobiliaria/precio-v ... na-2109644

Apartments in Madrid still way above those in Lima...unfortunately!
by Bobby
Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Renting Apartment in Lima - Deposits/Warranty - Should I pay
Replies: 9
Views: 933

Re: Renting Apartment in Lima - Deposits/Warranty - Should I pay

IMHO renting in Lima is like renting in most places around the world; same rules apply (e.g. deposit, etc). From your post I deduce you are looking for short term rental (month to month). In that case you will probably have to pay more as short term rentals are more expensive. Good luck.
by Bobby
Sat Jul 26, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Peru News and Views
Topic: Peru losing it's shine
Replies: 4
Views: 1097

Re: Peru losing it's shine

Is there at the present time a country doing well macroeconomically and socially? Europe? The Asian tigers? Latin America? North America (including Mexico)? Considering statistics Peru is still above regional indicators and has a low sovereign debt. What I perceive is less enthusiasm than some years...
by Bobby
Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:34 am
Forum: Peru News and Views
Topic: Peruvians prefer apartment that offers more than a good p
Replies: 7
Views: 1343

Re: Peruvians prefer apartment that offers more than a good p

People act like these so called amenities are free. They are not and many times they aren't a great deal. Everything extra a building has will increase the monthly maintenance. On one side it may save you some time, but on the other you will still be paying for it. The added amenity might help with...
by Bobby
Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:10 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Anyone thinking of leaving Peru.
Replies: 36
Views: 2350

Re: Anyone thinking of leaving Peru.

Just got a baby and when I add up costs for a good education, costs for a health system, increasing inflation on food and hobbies, and a degrading social and political climate I realize that the trade-off of living in Peru is certainly not the best for us at the moment (this wasn´t the case 10 years...
by Bobby
Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:31 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Cost of living is expensive in Peru.
Replies: 19
Views: 1486

Re: Cost of living is expensive in Peru.

My 2 cents on this topic. If you have middle to low income I find that Peru is very expensive compared to other countries in the region: -health system is expensive for most Peruvians and very low quality -education is expensive for most Peruvians and is low quality -food is now globally expensive i...
by Bobby
Sun Jul 06, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: investing in shacks on the hills around Lima
Replies: 9
Views: 809

Re: investing in shacks on the hills around Lima

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2679419/Its-got-public-loo-no-sea-view-Dorset-beach-hut-225-000-price-four-bedroom-house-Hull-just-ignore-toilet-block-door.html As the economy in Peru is growing and houseprices are rising, it might be worthwhile to buy a shack in the slums on the hills arou...
by Bobby
Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: investing in shacks on the hills around Lima
Replies: 9
Views: 809

Re: investing in shacks on the hills around Lima

caliguy wrote:it's funny that the poor live in the hills with views of Lima. In California, the houses with views on a hill command higher prices.


Not sure people living in Casuarinas and Cerros de Camacho are poor! :lol:
by Bobby
Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Real Estate Prices
Replies: 45
Views: 4151

Re: Real Estate Prices

Published today in El Comercio: average price per sqm2 in Lima districts: http://elcomercio.pe/economia/peru/cono ... ia-1737199
by Bobby
Wed May 28, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Real Estate Prices
Replies: 45
Views: 4151

Re: Real Estate Prices

Like I said in the other post...it is all very similar to Spain...and we know how that ended :roll: I agree You might be right....I really don't know. However it seems you guys haven't taken a look to the quantitative study of the Banco Central de Reservas reported by Gestion. Perception based anal...
by Bobby
Tue May 27, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Real Estate Prices
Replies: 45
Views: 4151

Re: Real Estate Prices

Like I said in the other post...it is all very similar to Spain...and we know how that ended :roll: I agree You might be right....I really don't know. However it seems you guys haven't taken a look to the quantitative study of the Banco Central de Reservas reported by Gestion. Perception based anal...
by Bobby
Mon May 26, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Real Estate Prices
Replies: 45
Views: 4151

Re: Real Estate Prices

On topic article from Gestion in Spanish (check the link to download the study). What it interesting is that content is based on a quatitative approach so a bit less subject to perceptions....

http://gestion.pe/economia/precio-vivie ... do-2098374
by Bobby
Tue May 20, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Real Estate Prices
Replies: 45
Views: 4151

Re: Real Estate Prices

I have a different opinion about what's going on in Lima: 1. Sure, since 2010 real estate investment stopped to be attractive as prices have skyrocketed. Now, the increase of the sqm value is very moderate (in upper scale districts) but not negative and still slightly above inflation. 2. Formal empl...

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