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GTSA – Activity Update for November 2018

GTSA REGIONAL UPDATE Here is a short update on what’s happening in our region over the past few months. Argentina: Residential – Buenos Aires The Buenos Aires local residential market has slowed due to the Peso devaluation, poor financing options, and very high inflation. However, there has been a very high influx of tourists, some of which are…

10 property tips when buying

My thoughts from 30 yrs in the real estate industry. Tip 1: Contact your broker, don’t wait for them to contact you – Good properties always sell even in a tough market. Your ability to buy the best properties that tick all of your boxes comes down to the relationships you have with the local brokers, so take the lead and make sure they always think of…

Get South America Real Estate News on your phone with just one click

You can have a one-click connection to GTSA – News by simply downloading our icon on your phone.  We’ve created some simple videos to guide you through the process. Enjoy.  For iPhone users 1. Open Safari 2. Navigate to gtsanews.com 3. Tap the ‘Share’ button 4. Tap the ‘Add to Home Screen’…

Comparing prices: Argentina was among the lowest cost of living countries in the region in dollars

According to the IERAL, Argentine food prices measured in U.S. currency are well below other Latin American countries Even with a US dollar at $34, a kilo of Argentinian meat would be the cheapest in that currency among 14 Latin American countries, plus Europe and Asia; A kilo of apples would only…

The famous Zaha Hadid brand arrives in Buenos Aires 2018

Zaha Hadid Architects, the studio that was founded by the great architect who died in 2016, was hired by the Portland group to build an important residential building in Palermo, Buenos Aires. Five months after the death of the famous British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, one of the great global luminaries of this profession in the…

Argentina The here and now: towards a more competitive country

Today more than ever it is important to emphasize that achieving a competitive economy remains one of Argentina’s outstanding objectives. Given the fact that the most competitive countries in the world are the ones that are the most developed and, in most cases, have less inequity, only a significant leap in our competitiveness…

Big Data + AI applied to Real Estate valuations

Reporte Inmobiliario has responded in the past two months to over 68,000 queries related to the residential market through its geolocation tool, market analytics, and housing valuation engine,  for up to date Market Valuations. The tools are available online on the Reporte Inmobiliario website free to individuals and provide useful information needed…

For real estate companies in Buenos Aires, the new rental act will make less available stock pushing up rents

Real Estate professionals are against extending the contracts from 2 to 3 years and add that the banks charge very expensive guarantees. After studying the key points to the reform to the law of residential rentals proposed by the government, some real estate operators took a more critical…

How much per square metre is housing in Buenos Aires? The most expensive and the cheapest neighbourhoods

According to the report of Properati and Oikos Bs. As., some neighbourhoods in Buenos Aires have increased more than 60 percent in the last twelve months. Buying a property in the city of Buenos Aires (CABA) in March 2018 was 10.6 percent more expensive than doing it during the same month of last…

Templeton Funds: “Argentina suffered a speculative attack but is now recovering”

The head of the largest investment fund in Argentina attributed the dollar crisis to misinformation in the financial markets. One of the biggest investors in Argentina said that the financial crisis is ending, and he blamed the chaos that hit the market this summer a “massive speculative attack” and the exaggerated…

Spin it time and time again, the secret to cooking the best steak, accordingly to La Cabrera´s chef at Buenos Aires

Gastón Riveira, the owner of La Cabrera, the restaurant awarded as the best in Buenos Aires by a local diners voting, is aware the success of this gastronomic paradise resides on three key factors he summarized in his “MAS” philosophy (meaning MORE in Spanish): an acronym for…

Don’t Sell, Seduce when advertising!

Emotional ads are processed quite differently by the brain than those that appeal to logic, according to a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology and Economics shows that. That might seem like old news to Neuromarketing readers, but the experimental approach was somewhat different than past efforts in this area. Researchers at UCLA had subjects view different…

Top 10 Factors Affecting a Estancia’s (large farm) Value

The valuation of an Estancia and finding the price per hectare is substantially different than other types of real estate. While residential and commercial real estate prices typically rely on data based upon numerous transactions within a defined market area that can be defined as “comparable sales,” most Estancia sales are not published…

11 mistakes a new real estate sales person should avoid making

Anyone starting a new job is bound to make some mistakes along the way. Having said that there are some basic ones not to make. 1. Not choosing the best agency in the speciality you are interested in. Anxious to get their careers off the ground, many newbie agents often make the mistake of not choosing the best agency to work with. From…

Buenos Aires ranked the best city in Latin America to live, according to “The Economist”

For the fourth consecutive year, Buenos Aires led the ranking of the Economist magazine as the best city in Latin America to live. it was 61 ° between 140 cities around the world, above Santiago de Chile and San Juan de Puerto Rico. number 1 was Vienna, the Austrian capital, which dethroned the Australian Melbourne.…