South American Real Estate News
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What is happening to Chile’s economy ?

Chile’s business community can seem a hysterical bunch at times, seeing socialism round every corner and warning of economic Armageddon. Business confidence in the world’s largest copper producer is now lower than it was when Lehman Brothers Holding Inc. declared bankruptcy in September 2008 and plunged the global economy into its worst post-war crisis. Consumers think the prospects for the economy over the next year are the worst since at least 2002. Seem exaggerated? That’s because it is. Economists…

Change in law to start avalanche of investment in Brazil Farmland

Investment in Brazil land due to Boom The imminent lifting of Brazil farmland limits on foreign ownership is expected to unleash investments, principally by large funds in search of long-term returns, and reignite a slice of the stagnant real estate market. The government of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva shocked investors in 2010 when he put the brakes on foreigners’ purchase of large pieces of agricultural land. It cited concerns over plans by Chinese investors to buy state-sized tracts of land…

Argentina convenes special Business and Investment Forum

Argentina opens its doors to new business A Business and Investment Forum that will take place in Buenos Aires in September will be a major milestone in the implementation of President Mauricio Macri’s business and investment reform, supporting Argentina’s goal to increase Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and re-launch itself as a significant emerging economy. The Forum objectives are to: Demonstrate the progress of Argentina’s ambitious economic reform program. Enable new conversations, ideas and opportunities…

Nutella Hazelnuts: Orchards of Chile

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New Chilean hazelnut plantations – 17,000 hectares – represents only 1.5% of the global supply but a steady increase in production and the number of hectares planted is expected. The big incentive for this new market is the excellent current price of USD4.7 per kilo, where the past price of USD 3.00 per kilo meant a return of USD5,000 per hectare. High profitability means leading farmers in this new industry will have very buoyant bank accounts. Hazelnut is a tree native to Asia, and for centuries…

Argentina Land Laws become more flexible

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Argentina Land Laws become more market-friendly   Argentina’s government has recently amended the Land Laws by decree in order to promote further foreign investments in farmland which in the past has been in the too hard basket for agricultural investors and farm production companies and individuals. Changes to the Rural Land Law proposed last week by the government to promote the increased investment and development in farmland. With the elimination of the Financial Information Unit the Argentine Tax…

Puerto Madero Argentina – Luxurious and Secure

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Buenos Aires Newest Suburb Urban renewal of the old quarter in Puerto Madero luxurious and secure, has been a great success; sales of real estate, still under construction, is something that was not usual before in Buenos Aires. Buyers paid a down payment before the first stone was laid. Barcelona, Rotterdam, Sydney, New York and Cape Town are examples of the model they had in mind. Currently, Puerto Madero is much more than just a port district; it is a project of urban renewal and is portrayed as being one…

International Digital Marketing Services for Real Estate Developers

If you are a Real Estate Developer or Individual Requiring Professional Marketing   For some years we have been requested to offer our International Marketing services to developers and individuals who wish to sell privately in locations that, for practical reasons, we were not able to service with our own sales people on the ground. However, due to our recent in-house marketing expansion, we now have more resources available which enable us to provide this service to others. If you are a vendor in this…

Paraguay Beef and Cattle Report

Paraguay Beef Exports are Booming Paraguay beef production for 2015 is projected at a record high 550,000 tons, carcass weight equivalent (cwe). This is the result of a consistent and constant increase in beef production since the mid-2000’s after Paraguay was first able to control Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) Paraguayan beef production for 2015 is projected at a record high 550,000 tons, carcass weight equivalent (cwe). This is the result of a consistent and constant increase in beef production since…

Property Staging for a faster Sale

Property Staging is the Key to a Faster Residential Sale You will not always know who your buyer is going to be when listing a new property for sale. But, with many properties, you have  or should a good idea of the general target group if you are using an experienced agent. While many properties for sale attempt to appeal to the widest range of potential buyers, home staging has proven to get a home sold sooner. Whether you are marketing your home to first-time home buyers, young families or singles, all…

Argentina Tax Amnesty Explained in English

AFIP Explains in English who and what is involved This voluntary Argentina tax amnesty gives a one-off opportunity for local taxpayers to declare illegal hidden currency and property. It has been designed by the Argentine Government to entice back into Argentina the Billions of Dollars that had left the country illegally when the previous populist governments invoked economic measures that effectively stole taxpayers money. The taxpayer pays a special tax for the property located within the country and abroad…

Argentina’s New President is changing the way foreigners can buy farmland

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Argentina  continues to implement more business friendly policies Yesterday, by decree, the Argentine Government amended the law for Rural Land ownership therefore softening the restrictions on the sale of land to foreigners which the Kirchner administration imposed in December 2011. “This decree seeks to unlock investments from outside until we try to fund a new project,” a senior government official said. President Mauricio Macri wants to change the law that Cristina Fernandez put in place as…