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How to get residency in ARGENTINA

  How to get residency in ARGENTINA It can be difficult for a foreigner to carry out the often complicated procedures of getting either full or temporary residency. This is a simple and easy to follow guide of how to go about it and finally be a resident in Argentina. Firstly there are some requirements to become a PERMANENT resident which you should tick off if thinking of applying for. Where to apply Argentinian immigration is overseen by the National Immigration Directorate, a branch of the Ministry…

Five things to See in Buenos Aires

Hot-blooded Buenos Aires is famous for sultry dances and steamy nights, also has a chilling side and many have a ghost story to tell. Unlike other historic cities, Buenos Aires doesn’t make ghost tours a big deal. Rather than something for quacks to make a quick peso out of, the stories are part of the city’s fabric – it’s up to the visitor to do the unraveling. Here are five of the best. 1. Recoleta Cemetery (Cementerio de la Recoleta) The cemetery is a city of the dead in which 6400…

Calle Arroyo- why it’s one of Buenos Aires’ most unique and exclusive streets

Calle Arroyo has become one of the most desirable in Buenos Aires and was even baptized by Eduardo Mallea as the “elbow of aristocracy in Buenos Aires”. In the 60’s it was also home to the legendary and trendiest Mau Mau club which was one of the most original and exclusive the city has seen. The street has been home to many important and historical buildings, such as the Torre Mihanovich which today is the Sofitel Hotel (now closed), as well as architectural gems from the porteño past. Calle Arroyo…

Buenos Aires infrastructure is being rebuilt, another city is born

The first improvements to the city of Buenos Aires were very small. Its first name was Santa Maria del Buen Ayre, in 1536, then forty years later it was renamed the City of the Trinity. It was only in 1779 that real changes began with major works affecting its inhabitants. That first change meant the installation of lights to the length and breadth of what was then just something more than a large village. Its leader, Juan José Vértiz, was known as “the Viceroy of the Lighting Systems”.  Almost…

Failing Argentine Economy: “It’s Troubling that No One is Proposing Reforms”

Mauricio Macri needs to undertake drastic economic reforms to save Argentina from a death spiral of inflation and currency collapse Argentina’s National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INDEC) confirmed an economic decline of 5.8% in the month of September. Monthly figures, although dismal and depressing, had at least been stabilizing: June saw a decline of 6.8%, July of 2.7% and August of 1.6%. September’s figures are just one further troubling sign for President Mauricio Macri and the Argentine people.…

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 you first when they become aware of that perfect property. Tip 2: Buy when you can afford to buy – You will never get (1) High growth, (2)…

Buenos Aires: Palacio Álzaga Unzué: The most luxurious wedding gift in Argentina’s history

On May 8th, 1916, there was a large party in Buenos Aires. Two offspring of the aristocracy, Félix Saturnino de Álzaga Unzué, 31, and Elena Peña Unzué, 24, were married with all pomp and ceremony in the Church of St. Augustine. As corresponding to a wedding of that rank, the couple received innumerable gifts. But nothing was like the gift of the groom that he gave to his new wife: a superb palace a few meters from the exclusive Avenue Alvear, in the neighborhood of Retiro, which to this day still surprises…

The charm of Buenos Aires – It is still Paris in South America

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Properties for sale in Buenos Aires are 33 percent cheaper than in other capitals of South America Culturally diverse, artistically exciting, gastronomically delicious, religiously tolerant amid a friendly atmosphere. Buenos Aires literally open to “good airs” to ventilate and oxygenate the city Whether you are thinking about buying a second home or to live in Buenos Aires as a retiree, this is the perfect time to buy a property. The elimination of exchange restrictions has opened up all markets…

Buenos Aires has become one of the most admired cities in the world

Buenos Aires has become one of the most admired cities in the world due to its ability to reinvent its streets and public transportation. In 2014, Buenos Aires won the Sustainable Transport Award for giving Avenida 9 de Julio, the widest avenue in the world, a transport and pedestrian makeover. Four years later, how are these interventions for improving the quality of life in Buenos Aires? The implementation of transit on Avenida 9 de Julio translated into shorter trips for those who used public transport because…

A Buenos Aires Weekend Hideaway

A SPRING AFTERNOON AND EVENING AT DOS RIOS The preparations for a visit to Dos Rios always follow a similar pattern, particularly packing up the cool box. What might one forget? Did we leave wine, vodka, and lemons from the last visit? The caretaker Beto picks us up from the dock on the mainland – sometimes the water is like silk, sometimes it is choppy from all the passing boats if lovely weather beckons the Porteños out to the Delta. Boats of all shapes and sizes bob and rush about on the river, and a…

Argentina: A Perfect Storm Creates A Buying Opportunity

2018 has been a tumultuous year for Argentina. From one of the most severe droughts the country has experienced in decades to the collapse of the peso and equity markets, to a $50 billion IMF bailout, a series of investor storms have hit Argentina and prompted investors to run for shelter. But while these economic setbacks have caused damage, they have also created a historic opportunity to cheaply buy into an economy which is about to get a significant second wind due to the economic policies of President…

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’ button 5. Give it a name and tap ‘ADD’ 6. Enjoy your new ‘app’. For Android users 1. Open Chrome 2. Navigate to gtsanews.com 3. Tap the menu with three vertical…

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 be cheaper in Chile or Brazil. 1.5 Litres of mineral water is cheaper in seven countries; a litre of milk is more expensive in all but Brazil and Uruguay, where they cost about the same.  A litre of petrol only…

Argentina has opened up a range of sectors: New Multi-layered investment options

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HEADING UP Argentina’s reforms are pushing the economy in the right direction When Mauricio Macri came to power in late 2015 and promised to fix Argentina’s distorted economy it caught the world’s attention. In the LatAm INVESTOR Argentina Report published in Q2 2016, they described how closed sectors were being opened up for international investors. Two years later we’re back with an update. Macri’s first 100 days were a whirlwind of rapid changes, as he tackled the most perverse distortions in the…

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 last two decades, announced the first work from her local studio in Argentina, which will also be the first in Latin America. The real estate developer Grupo Portland announced that…