South American Real Estate News
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How to go about renovating apartments in BUENOS AIRES

Many property buyers in Buenos Aires like to take part in renovating apartments, whether it be for the sake of making a place truly their own, or for renting the unit out or reselling it to make a profit. And what does it mean to renovate an apartment? Typically, it is to capture the original style of the apartment, and preserve it while adapting it to modern demands. In addition, it is to renew its interior condition, making it valuable again. There are basically two different ways to go about considering…

Why it is the best time to invest in RIO DE JANEIRO

•   A Global investment hotspot Being part of the economic acronym BRICS, Brazil has become an area looked at for global investment as it has been deemed at a stage of newly advanced economic development, suggesting their economies will catch up to the more developed countries in the next few years to come. •   One of the world’s most beautiful cities and a major tourist destination Photos of Rio de Janeiro are often seen around as it’s stunning and unusual landscape lends itself as a place…

Uruguay continues to impress as yet again named one of best holiday destinations

Uruguay is one of the nine locations chosen by a panel of experts to enjoy the holidays amongst places such as England, Myanmar, The Maya Riviera, Chicago, St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean , the Netherlands, the Atlantic Coast of Canada and Orlando in 2012. It is clearly living up to it’s name as this year is was named in the Italian fashion Elle as the ‘New VIP Paradise’. The U.S. chain CNN, who ranked the locations, sought the opinions of the travel specialists: Robert Reid, editor of…

Uruguay produce some of the world’s finest quality olive oil

  Uruguay became on the world’s top ten producers of olive oil last year and they are now preparing for another record harvest. Being in the top 10 for quality will inevitably see 2014’s exports of the produce further increase. It takes a few years for planted olive groves to reach maturity, Uruguay is now seeing it’s planted groves between 2002 to 2008 reach the stage in which they can be used towards the olive oil. Their Olive Producers Association (ASOLUR) has predicted that olive oil production in…

Buenos Aires: The Ultimate City Break

 A city where the past and present collide in a pleasingly effervescent mixture, where the unmistakeable face of Eva Perón still adorns many of the buildings alongside that of her present day equivalent Christina Fernández de Kirchner. A place where one can explore streets lined with ancient colonial bistros that blend with McDonald’s and Starbucks coffee houses and where the memory of past revolution lingers in the air. Buenos Aires by Day No trip to Buenos Aires would be complete without a visit to the…

Buenos Aires ranks best Latin American city for students

  Buenos Aires ranks best Latin American city for students Buenos Aires has come out on top for the best South American city to study in. For those who are students it is now the most recommended city, for the second year running. Paris comes out in top being the best place and next is London in front of Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne and Zurich according to the annual ranking set out by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd). In the top ten include Hong Kong, Boston, Montreal and Munich. Buenos Aires comes 33rd in all.…

New railway to be built as Peru and Brazil come together to increase tourism

Brazil and Peru have decided to come together in order to increase tourism in the area. The presidents of each country met and Dimla Rousseff (Brazilian President) and Ollanta Humala (Peruvian President) have come to an agreement to work together and create a working group in order to study the possibility of building a railway linking the neighbouring countries. They both feel that an increase and an improvement in Internet connectivity will augment tourism as a result of greater accessibility. Peru’s official…

Valle de Uco continues to experience a huge boom- what challenges do they now face?

During 2013 the Valle de Uco area continued to generate news of real estate investment, specifically hotels and ‘owned farm’ projects. The value of the land continues to grow especially with the area being cultivated with vineyards. In the last 10 years the value has increased a huge 96%. With each project that is advertised in this area they talk about values in the thousands, hotels going from between 10 to 50 million dollars, houses on range estancias that are valued at a base level at 400 thousand dollars,…

One of the worlds best wine growing regions- Mendoza (Valle de Uco)

Argentina has built up a world-class wine industry, luring a flood of wine tourists, but boosting the quality quotient is still keeping its winemakers hard at work. The century-old industry, with its heart in the Mendoza area in the southwest, has increased volume by leaps and bounds in the past two decades, with Argentina’s malbec-based reds drawing raves worldwide. “In the broad scheme of everything going on with wine around the world, we have a long way to go,” said Martin Castro, who runs a vineyard…

Paraguay has one of the fastest growing economies in the world

  Paraguay new president, the tobacco magnate Horacio Cartes, admits to having an “obsession”: his country’s economic growth rates. Certainly, they are impressive. Paraguay’s double-digit growth this year will make it one of the fastest expanding economies in the world. But Cartes, who was elected president in April, told Bloomberg that his government would like to see 7 to 8 per cent annual growth “on a permanent basis”. This would be achieved by ploughing $2.5bn in public and private investment…

The Pacific Alliance Trade Alliance Block in South America gains traction

In June 2012, The Pacific Alliance (Alianza del Pacifíco) was formed. The alliance comprises of four Latin American countries: Peru, Mexico, Colombia, and Chile. The alliance aims to produce free trade and economic integration between its member states. These countries all have strong economies, Mexico and Chile are members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and Peru and Colombia are in the process of applying for membership. By forming a trade bloc, the countries have further…

Bringing up Children to be Bi or Multilingual is a must in todays interconnected world

Bringing up Children to be Bi or Multilingual is a must in todays interconnected world Children raised bilingual or multilingual in the early days will mix languages. They make errors by using the syntax of one language and the words of another. (“Touch the guitar”, my old Spanish teacher’s daughter would say, instead of “Play the guitar”.) But these problems disappear quickly. By three or four, children reliably separate the languages, knowing which can be spoken with whom. Their fluency in each…

San Telmo, Buenos Aires – a mecca for tourists

San Telmo, Buenos Aires – a mecca for tourists Sometimes a new place just reaches out and takes you into its arms. One minute, Carla Jacome was part of the crowd of tourists taking in a Sunday morning tango demonstration at San Telmo’s Plaza Dorrego. The next, she was part of the show, gliding through the unfamiliar steps in the firm embrace of tango maestro Osvaldo Boo, the picture of suave elegance in a dark gray suit, fedora and white scarf. Welcome to San Telmo, an aging downtown barrio that…

Using Social Media in Marketing and Using Key Words in Media Advertising Keep GTSA at the top of Google Search Results

WHY DOES GTSA SPEND THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION & SOCIAL MEDIA IN MARKETING FOR ITS CLIENTS? SIMPLE REALLY :  IT IS THE KEY TO THE  ONLINE VISIBILITY FOR OUR CLIENTS’ PROPERTIES AND SPECIAL PROJECTS In the past 5 years real estate marketing has changed dramatically right around the world.  In line with being a global marketplace for buyers, news papers as an advertising media are being replaced by the Social Media boom. We,  like others observing this were looking to increase…

Buenos Aires is stunningly decorated by its trees

Every ‘Porteño’ (local from Buenos Aires) has their own Buenos Aires. With the wide avenues, the tango, the gastronomy, the nightlife and the colourful city. That which we don’t all notice or look at, Buenos Aires displays its stunning nuances around the city in each season. It paints the streets with a full palette in its cycle which month to month it paints a different sky via the treetops. This is the tour of the cycle of a beautifully aesthetic Buenos Aires, changing from pink into a violet blue…