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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…

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…

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,…

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…

What are your skiing options in Argentina ? They are many and varied – some with free ski passes

SNOW SEASON 2013 June is here, thus the majestic scenery of Patagonia is swathed in white and the time for adrenalin and fun begins.  Covered in snow, the mountains invite skiers and snowboarders to glide their way around Argentina’s ski centres, from Ushuaia to Neuquén, passing through Chubut, Rio…

Argentina looks to renovate the Railroads to Prolong Soybean Boom

Argentina’s nationalization of two railroads in the past month paves the way for the renovation of a network from the foothills of the Andes to the coast, cutting transport costs in the world’s third-largest soybean producer. President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s administration on May 22 took over the Belgrano Cargas railroad,…

Thinking of buying a vineyard in South America. Read this first

  The one consolation of investing in a vineyard and losing your money is at least you can drink the wine – or so the old adage goes. But with meager returns from savings, and stock market investors chastened by the crash of 2007-2009, more people are looking for creative investments. According to property the firm Knight…

Univeg Uruguay exports 75% of its Citrus production to Europe

Univeg Uruguay is a firm devoted to the production and export of citrus and blueberries which started as a family business in 1986 and became part of the Univeg Group in 2002. Its exports are mainly shipped to Canada, Europe, Russia and some to the area of Kuala Lumpur. It has the GlobalGAP certification, both for citrus and blueberries,…

Genetically Modified Crops Health Risks ?: What The Scientific Evidence Says

Many Americans and others are concerned about the spread of genetically modified organisms throughout agriculture — and the perception that some members of the U.S. Congress are in the pocket of the Monsanto Co. (NYSE:MON) certainly isn’t helping. But just what are GM crops, and what evidence do we have to suggest…

Want to invest in Uruguay?

Beyond the emotional elements, the investor must analyze the advantages each country offers. Investors are becoming more aware that foreign investment competition is fierce among countries, especially those located in the same geographic area; therefore comparing the advantages offered by each and every country is very good to finally decide the best option. The American…

Lima’s Real-Estate Boom being lead by the luxury market

Despite an onslaught of new apartment projects in Lima the demand for housing in the Peruvian capital isn’t necessarily being met, according to a former high-ranking government official. David Ramos, the former deputy minister of Housing and Urbanization, said that the housing deficit in Lima is mainly in the lower-income sectors C and…

Buenos Aires Lures Foreign Buyers With Tumbling Prices

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            Roderick Chapman, a 50-year-old marketing specialist from Vancouver, British Columbia, was in Buenos Aires last month, looking at one-bedrooms in the city’s posh Recoleta district. “I’m absolutely amazed by the number of choices,” said Mr. Chapman whose budget for a vacation…

Who is to blame for the high inflation in Argentina

Most of the opinion polls tell us that after  government corruption  high inflation is the public’s Number One worry shortly followed by insecurity. We shouldn’t need the pollsters to tell us that. We can listen to the complaints in the lines at the supermarkets, read the headlines in newspapers, or hear the pronouncements of business…

Chile Is Top Country in Latin America for Broadband Connections

Chile has the highest 2-megabyte broadband Internet penetration rate for landline and mobile connections in Latin America, a report released in Bogota said. Chile is the leader in broadband landline connections, with an 11.3 percent penetration rate as of Dec. 31, 2012, the report, “Barometro Cisco de banda ancha 2.0,” said. Argentina,…

South American Siesta’s – An intelligent way of living

  South American Siesta’s – An intelligent way of living  Siesta Facts  – More energy – Improve productivity by over 30% – Improve alertness by up to 100% – Reduce stress and the risk of heart disease by 34% – Better negotiation and communication – Reduce risk of accidents at work and on the…