The Expat Files: Living in Latin America A guide to moving to Latin America, finding work, and settling in.

January 20, 2013  
-What you need to know about electronics and appliance repair. Are USA warranties honored in LA? If not, how do you get service and parts for an ”off brand” you might bring down. What about warranties on appliances purchased down here?
Here’s some advice that can save you a ton of money!
-Are you the handyman type? Do you fix things around the house and try your hand at plumbing, wiring and general repair just to cheat the plumber or electrician out of his 70 bucks an hour before he gets it out of you? Well, down here you don’t have to cheat anyone out of anything. Everyone’s happy and here’s why….
- Can those scruffy, disorganized “hole in the wall” mom and pop TV and appliance repair shops really repair high-tech stuff like smart phones, LCD TV’s, computers and video game platforms, etc? And can you really trust leaving your $2000 sixty-inch Sony 3-D with the dust the rooster, the dirty laundry and the dog poo?
-Saving energy with skylights, and tips you need to know when building or remodeling a house or apartment
-Know that there’s a chronic shortage of electrical outlets in almost all Latin homes so be prepared. Here are some tips on how you can upgrade your electrical service without having a dust disaster(remember the walls are cement block and concrete, and any modifications will cause huge amounts of dust and mess)
-Follow the link on the main page at to schedule a consultation with me. If you want to discuss the details of living, working, playing, doing business and/or retiring in Latin America, now you and I can talk about your situation one on one
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