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Argentina as an investment destination in 2019

Argentina is an attractive investment destination, assisting investors throughout the investment process: analysis, decision-making, establishment, operation, and reinvestment Why invest in Argentina? It is one of the largest and wealthiest economies in Latin America: 3rd largest economy in the region with a GDP of USD 586 Bn (after Brazil and Mexico) 2nd highest GDP per capita in the region in PPP terms, following Chile (USD 22,600) 4th country in the region in terms of population (43 Mn) To assist potential…

Buenos Aires invests $2 billion to ensure its ports are world class

The port of Buenos Aires, the principal maritime port of Argentina, has unveiled a modernization plan, with an investment of 1.9 billion dollars over 50 years, to separate cargo and cruise operations The port of Buenos Aires, the principal maritime port of Argentina, has unveiled a modernization plan, with an investment of 1.9 billion dollars over 50 years, to separate cargo and cruise operations. The modernization, said Transport Minister Guillermo Dietrich and General Ports Administration controller Gonzalo…

The Impact of Blockchain Technology on the Surveying Industry, Cadastre and Land Registry Systems

THE IMPACT OF BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY ON THE SURVEYING INDUSTRY, CADASTRE & LAND REGISTRY SYSTEMS … blockchain technology and land surveying – may seem unlikely partners at first. However, this new and exciting technology creates a cooperative and synergistic environment in which all information, data, and images from a surveying project can be gathered in a reliable, confident and immutable way. OUTLINE I. Introduction to Blockchain Technology II. Overview of the Surveying Industry III. Surveying…

GTSA Social Media Real Estate Marketing – How well are we doing ?

Disruption to traditional Real Estate Marketing Over the past five years, the way real estate is presented to clients has changed dramatically right around the world. In the past, you could put an advertisement in the local newspaper and expect the phone to ring. Property sold. Now that we have a global market place and so much immigration and migration between previously unconnected countries and locations, we have a new challenge. How to reach the attention of busy, stressed people, looking for a…

Why testing the market is a waste of time and money

In soft market conditions, I struggle to understand the motivation of some vendors who list their properties for sale but were unlikely to ever accept the reality of what buyers are prepared to offer.  The thing is I don’t really get why they would bother because it takes a lot of effort and a lot of their money to essentially just test the market. Why would anyone go through a campaign that lasts a number of weeks, costs a few thousand dollars, and requires keeping your property fastidiously clean to then…

High-Value Property Marketing “The case for pre sale offers”

There are many different methods available for the marketing and sale of specialised high-value properties in addition to the traditional real estate listing arrangements of auction and tender type formats. There are of course advantages, disadvantages and tradeoffs associated with every marketing approach; and the best strategy for the marketing and sale of a specific property will vary based upon the ownership objectives and the particular property. One approach, which can be the optimal method in certain…

Argentine Debt: the next government will face the maturity of USD 60 Billion

Whoever wins the elections in October 2019 will need to go to the debt market to refinance current loans that are maturing. Advisors estimate that they will need to renegotiate these maturities with the International Monetary Fund Referred by many to as the lost decade of the Kirchner inheritance, which the current Government of Cambiemos has had to work to disarm the poisoned chalice of a previously controlled exchange rate, widespread subsidies, hyperinflation and various obstacles to normal international…

High performing Real Estate professionals hate open-plan offices and now there is proof they reduce productivity

It has been one of the pillars of early real estate office design and workplace theory: that open offices, with fewer walls, doors, and spatial boundaries, would encourage interaction and collaboration between competing commission salespersons. A central tenet of the co-working phenomenon was the assumption that the mingling with other real estate salespersons would expose them to a bounty of new transactions. With that in mind, many brokerages have taken the bait to tear down office walls, dismantle cubicles…

Argentina’s rail network is being rebuilt

By the switch back to rail, transportation costs have reduced by an average of 55%. The new trains will quintuple current capacity. The National Government will reactivate around 10,000 kilometers of railroads with an investment in the order of USD 9,000 million that will generate 70,000 jobs, reactivating and boosting the freight railroad, in addition, open a new operating system for freight trains. With the entry of the new system, expected from 2023, it is projected to increase the load potential of the…

The world’s leading inflation expert believes the current Argentine monetary policy changes are very positive

The American John Taylor is making reference to the inflationary goals and forecast interest rates. Taylor highlighted the planned application of zero growth in the monetary base and “first level transparency” of the local monetary authority. For the creator of one of the most important monetary policy principles of the last decades, “an inflation goal is not enough, a policy strategy is needed to follow” when establishing and complying with the inflation targeting scheme. John Taylor…

The 81 Key improvements the Argentine government have made since 2015

Three years to the day in which Mauricio Macri’s Pro-Party Administration has been in office one can list the following achievements The 81 ways in which “the government has improved the lives of the Argentines”. The text, disseminated through different press channels, begins by reflecting that “we all know that the economic situation is difficult, but do not forget all that was done in these three years to get closer to Argentina that we always wanted. “ The president invites…

Artificial Intelligence is replacing conventional Real Estate auctions

Artificial Intelligence auctions gain momentum as the first English commercial property is sold by gAbi, the clicktopurchase® AI auctioneer In October, the world of property auctioning witnessed a significant development, with the first property sale being concluded by an Artificial Intelligence auctioneer. The property in question was a house in Sweeney’s Terrace, Dublin, being sold by Allen & Jacobs. Offered at a guide of €250,000 (~£225,537), the property sold by way of a clicktopurchase® auction,…

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…

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)…