South American Real Estate News
/ Month / October

Chile’s Vineyards Are Booming

These are boom times for the vineyards of Chile. The latest figures from the International Organisation of Vine and Wine reveal a record year for the South American nation, with wine production up 23%. Chilean wine has long been considered good value for money, a reliable, inexpensive and safe everyday option. But there’s far more to it than budget Sauvignon Blancs; you can also find wines of far superior quality. Jane MacQuitty, in her weekly wine page in The Times (of London), for example, has just recommended…

Paraguay, Latin America’s growth champion

image of Paraguay attracts investments from Uruguay
Paraguay’s central bank is not ready to give any more juice to an economy that is turning into Latin America’s growth champion. The South American country, landlocked between Brazil, Argentina and Bolivia, is focused on keeping inflation at bay and won’t risk missing its 4.5 percent target to speed up growth as its neighbours weaken, central bank President Carlos Fernandez Valdovinos said October 12. The one percentage-point reduction to 5.75 percent in the key interest rate this year has already put…

Organic Farming in Argentina

image of the article Agricultores Orgánicos en Argentina
Can harmony be found between organic and genetically modified crop farming? There is a struggle going on in the world, and it is being played out clearly in Argentina. On the one side stand the large, industrial, agriculture companies. There is a struggle going on in the world, and it is being played out clearly in Argentina. On the one side stand the large, industrial agriculture companies. These powerhouses of farming make their money using advanced agricultural technologies that yield stronger, more disease-resistant…

San Telmo Buenos Aires, Popular and Investor friendly

This popular suburb of Buenos Aries called San Telmo has prices sustained by tourism and its traditional appeal of Colonial buildings and laid back lifestyle. It is a traditional neighborhood and has a leading role in the real estate market favored by foreigners. Tourism as well as a rediscovery of and improved appreciation for the area’s Colonial architecture – is the basis for a growth in demand for property. Cobbled streets and Character Homes  from the end of the 19th Century and beginning of…

Chinese Property Buyers Unique Buying Preferences

In a past life working in New Zealand’s property market, I learnt a lot about Chinese Investor preferences when it comes to buying real estate. South America is yet to see the waves of Chinese immigration  that New Zealand has, but they will come as they feel more comfortable with it as a living and investing destination. They will tend to keep to the major cities where education and commerce is done. Chinese Property Buyers Unique Buying Preferences is something that can be learned but in the end if you…

Why the Farm Land Restrictions in Argentina have frozen the market

In 2011 the National Register of Rural Lands or RNTR  took on the massive task of surveying the cadastral registers of the 23 Argentine provinces in order to determine the amount of land owned by foreign citizens and companies in every district in the country. Ley N° 26.737 de Protección al Dominio Nacional sobre la Propiedad, Posesión o Tenencia de Tierras Rurales, which is known in Spanish as  “Ley de Tierras”, is regulated by law  Decreto 274/2012. At that time the president announced…