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Buenos Aires’ most desirable neighbourhood. The chic and fashionable Palermo Soho.

Palermo is Buenos Aires’ most fashionable and exciting area. Often referred to as “alternative”, the Soho area is likened to the trendy Soho areas of both London and New York. The term ‘Soho’ seems to globally denominate the zones that bring together artists, fashion and the most stylish restaurants. The bohemian feel in Palermo has made it especially popular with the young upper-middle class Argentines as well as foreigners. Palermo started to become fashionable in the 1980s, when its combination…

Property Values reach a new low in Buenos Aires

The basis of comparison is becoming increasingly smaller in the  Property Values Buenos Aires property market, which is now facing more trouble. Following the report from the ‘Colegio de Escribanos’ (The Association of Notaries) they encountered a lessor but important  drop in  prices 14 months since June 2012. In August 2012 there was a registered annual drop of 35%, and if comparing the number of deeds in the same month of 2013 to 2011 there was a low turnaround of 48%. In August, as reported by the…

Gateway Continues Growing its Team in Latin America

Marcia Williamson is the newest face at Gateway to South America bringing her extensive experience in sales and marketing to the Buenos Aires Residential Market.   After receiving her college degree at Portland State in Oregon, she started her career as an account manager for an Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations firm. Born a Midwest farmer’s daughter with a Latina name like Marcia….South America was her destiny and Rio de Janeiro was calling her name.   After moving there, she continued to…

El Tejar’s big shift from Argentina to Brazil

The farming company founded in 1987, El Tejar, who has become one of the biggest grain and oilseed producers globally, has relocated their headquarters from their original base in the province of Buenos Aires to São Paulo. Among the world’s top grain producers in 2012, the company have now also almost replaced their Argentina chief executive, Horacio Ackerman, with Brazilian Luiz Kaufman. The changes come as a result of a disintegrating relationship between the Argentine government and the farming industry…

Argentina’s ‘Napa Valley’- Valle de Uco

On the eastern side of the Andes, in the region of stunning foothills and high plains, is Argentina’s Napa Valley. The Uco Valley, in Mendoza, has rapidly become one of the most talked about and exciting wine regions in the southern hemisphere. Originally created as a stopping point in the crossing of the Andes on the commercial route from Río de la Plata to Chile’s Santiago, Mendoza has become the largest wine producing area in Latin America, claiming 70% of Argentina’s wines. The Uco Valley with its…

Classical French Architecture in Buenos Aires

From 1880, admirers of France as a model republic for cultural and aesthetic tastes, known as the ‘Generation of ‘80’, began to expand globally. The classical French style began to heavily influence even Non-French European Architects. At the beginning of the 19th century, after the wars of independence, European tendencies and influences penetrated into Argentina. As the new republic set about constructing a nation, the Argentine government aimed to move away from its colonial roots. At the time Argentina…

How to Future-Proof Your Business in Uncertain Times

You can’t predict the future, but you can prepare for it. It’s called future-proofing, and in uncertain times it is a smart strategy for organizations. Future-proofing can give you an edge in a competitive market, keep you viable and set you up for success down the road. So what exactly does future proofing mean? And more importantly, how do you do it?Here are some first steps you might want to consider when future-proofing your workplace. Identify and prioritize the most likely drivers for workplace change…

Why Warren Buffett the worlds 3rd Richest man hates gold as an investment

Why Warren Buffett the worlds 3rd Richest man hates gold as an investment “Today the world’s gold stock is about 170,000 metric tons. If all of this gold were melded together, it would form a cube of about 68 feet per side. (Picture it fitting comfortably within a baseball infield.) At $1,750 per ounce — gold’s price as I write this — its value would be $9.6 trillion. Call this cube pile A. “Let’s now create a pile B costing an equal amount. For that, we could buy all…

The Recoleta Cemetery in Buneos Aires. Its not too late to enter.

The cemetery was inaugurated in 1872 being the first public cemetery in the city of Buenos Aires and becoming one of the most relevant historical and artistic monuments in the country. The people responsible for its creation was the then Governer Martin Rodiquez and his Ministry Bernandino Riviadavia. The first customers were a black free slave called Juan Benito and a young lady called Maria Dolers Maciel. The site is around 54.843 m2 holding 4,800 vaults. In 1881 the front portico was built in Greek…

Pacific Alliance means business, not weighed down by yesterdays ideology

The Pacific Alliance proves that there is strength in numbers and we all have a lot to gain from working together. We´ve seen this before, haven’t we? Latin American countries coming together to build a bloc that promises to combat U.S. hegemony and bring about radical change in the continent without really saying how they will achieve it. Then along comes the Pacific Alliance, which instead of focusing on ideology and finger pointing, just wants to get down to business. So what is the Pacific Alliance (AP)…

Where to buy a vineyard today – you might be surprised

A Rough Guide to Buying a Vineyard Compiling a worldwide list of what’s hot and what’s not in the vineyard world is a complicated task. But Mark Hazell of VineSmart.com, a global vineyard sales website, says that as a rough guide France, Italy, Spain and Portugal tend to be the first pick for many European buyers. “After that, it’s probably Australia, New Zealand and Argentina,” followed by Germany, Bulgaria and Croatia. Only then does South Africa figure on the list. Its low ranking – although…

Thinking of selling your property in Argentina. This is what you need to know

These are some of the items that need to be addressed if you are thinking of selling your property in Argentina with GTSA. A professional valuation. A considerable amount of property put into the market is overpriced and therefore doomed not to sell or could be undersold by vendors not getting it valued by an experienced valuer.  Try not to use the same real estate company that is likely to sell it or it could well be overpriced as they attempt to get your listing. Sales Authorization: A sales authorization…

Real Estate is booming throughout Latin America except in Argentina where it is bust

  July 29, 2013 In a region where booming real estate markets have governments from Chile to Brazil to Colombia warning of potential property bubbles, Argentina stands out as a bust. Two years after President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner clamped down on Argentines’ purchase of dollars, the currency of choice for real-estate transactions, the housing industry is grinding to a halt. While prices soared to records in Sanhattan, a high-end strip in Santiago, Rio de Janeiro and Medellin, Colombia, in Buenos…

These upcoming Foreign Investments in Argentina have been confirmed by foreign investors

Argentina will receive an injection of Foreign Investments  in the coming months, both European companies such as automotive Volvo to Latin American as the Brazilian cement company Camargo Correa, the local Foreign Ministry reported. Several international companies announced investments last week, being the most prominent are those from the automotive sector, said a statement today by ministerial media. Volvo confirmed that it will invest 15 million dollars to renovate and expand its dealerships in Argentina,…

Chile first and Peru second on global economic optimism survey

In spite of the fact that Peru’s level of optimism fell by 12 percentage points for the second quarter and 10 points with regard to the second quarter of 2013, the Andean nation remains among the top of the list of global economic optimism. Chile first and Peru came in second place with 86 percent of businesses being optimistic, along with the United Arab Emirates. Chile was the most optimistic country globally with 88 percent of businesses reporting optimism, according to recent research by the audit and…
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