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Technology and its distruptive impact on the real estate industry

Technology and its distruptive impact on the real estate industry What is the transformative impact of technology for Real Estate Brokers . “Real Estate Agents will not be replaced by technology …. they will be replaced by agents with technology.” – Peter Williams – CEO of Deloitte Digital (2007) The principle here is that the real estate industry is not in imminent danger of being replaced by a single technology solution that completely disintermediates the process and makes the role…

Uruguay is no longer the Switzerland of the South

Uruguay gradually starting  automatic data exchange with other countries and banking  secrecy will a thing of the past Uruguay is no longer the Switzerland of the South Uruguay has long been the strong box of black money from Argentina and Brazil. Banking secrecy laws similar to Switzerland protected investors from investigation from their home countries. Some say Punta del Este was built on black money from everywhere from Russia to Australia. The Uruguayan government has already made it  more than clear…

Retire in Buenos Aires the city of passion

Retire in Buenos Aires the city of passion Buenos Aires is one of the world’s most beguiling places, best known worldwide for the tango, its most famous cultural export. It is a dance of passion, sensuality, longing and nostalgia that is an apt metaphor for this city where everything is approached, considered and conducted with passion. Buenos Aires is also friendly, welcoming, open and accessible in a way that makes it easy, once you’ve experienced it, to say, “I could see myself living here.”…

Why Californian nut growers are moving to South America

Almonds, walnuts, and pistachios are making bank in the Golden State—but the groundwater supply is paying the price. California has entered the age of King Nut: The state produces more than 80 percent of the world’s almonds, and roughly 30 and 40 percent of the world’s pistachios and walnuts, respectively. Most of the production takes place in the Central Valley, a swath of farmland in California’s midsection. A single almond requires 3.8 litres of water to grow—bad news in the midst of…

Direct Farming in South American Los Grobo Style is changing

Direct Farming in South American Los Grobo Style is changing Farming without fields An Argentine farming group is heavy on science and light on assets BRIAN BRETT, a poet, called farming “a profession of hope”. Farmers must pray for just enough rain, amenable soil conditions and good market prices. In Argentina their prayers do not end there. Since the country’s financial crisis in 2002, its government has taxed farmers at between 20% and 35% on their grain exports, while galloping inflation has pushed…

Are you single but want to buy a property to live in ? Read this first

Scared to Buy Alone?    Four Tips for Single House Hunters You’re single and ready to buy. Right now, house hunting might feel a bit daunting, even downright scary. But it’s also one of the smartest decisions you can make, especially if you’re secure in your job or have family support and committed to a location. If you’re able to overcome your fear of commitment and head into homeownership on your own, here are a few key points that should make the hunt a little easier: Dream slightly over your budget.…