South American Real Estate News
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Brazil welcomes residential investment – GTSA provides options

Economically the nation is on the rise; Brazil recently leap-frogged the UK to become the world’s sixth largest economy and, according to the Knight Frank Global House Price Index, had the world’s best-performing property market in the second quarter of 2012. Brazil is also the world’s largest exporter of iron ore and a growing producer of nickel and copper, which are key industrial metals in the world market. Currently planning to invest as much as R$800 Billion to improve its infrastructure and, with…

Brazil has rewards for overseas investors now and in the future

As in many of the fast-growing,newly emerged ‘new world’ nations, overseas investors new wealth has been channelled into real estate and has led to high house price growth, especially in the major cities where populations are rising rapidly. While some ‘new world’ cities in Asia can look very fully valued by reference to a variety of measures, Brazil’s are still in line with less overheated markets. Most notably, yields are high by international standards despite there having been some recent disparity…

Thinking of Selling Real Estate Here are the top 10 Real Estate Myths Debunked

Myth #1: The most successful real estate salespeople are born, not made. Fact: Incorrect. Yes, a good agent may have a tendency and inclination to be a savvier negotiator with better people skills, but these are things that can be learnt and nurtured. Research shows that at a maximum, people are operating at 50% of capability which means the majority of human beings are not realising their potential*. Myth #2: Agents that write $1m in gross commission do a lot of cold calling. Fact: There is no evidence that…

Irrigation project looks to untap ag potential in Chile’s driest regions

Water scarcity in Chile’s driest regions is no secret, especially in the country’s northern region which is home to the driest desert in the world. The lack of water availability has motivated Chilean company Vía Marina to present an ambitious project to change the hydric reality in the north. The company hopes to transport large quantities of water to the region through flexible, submarine tubes. On average, Chile has more water at its disposal than most countries. There is a marked, regional disparity,…

Argentina looks to grow more Kiwifruit to supply the local market

With the goal of substituting imports, the Argentine Ministry of Agriculture announced financial support Friday to boost kiwifruit production in the Buenos Aires province. The ministry and Banco Nación will fund a subsidized credit line for small producers in the area to improve productivity. Rural economic development secretary Luciano Di Tella led a meeting with producers and marketers, including the Mar del Plata Kiwifruit Chamber, to promote the government program. The measure seeks to recover the industry…

Selling Exclusive or Unique Real Estate is a challenge in any market but none more so than in South America

Selling Exclusive or Unique Real Estate is a challenge in any market but none more so than in South America Advice for the new broker looking to get into the Luxury  Property Market Ok you’ve just taken your first million-dollar-plus listing. After celebrating your victory over the area’s top luxury agent, reality will no doubt begin to set in. If you don’t know the first thing about marketing high-end properties, you may wonder what you’ve gotten yourself into. You should be very worried if you…