11 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 challenging market. Your ability to buy the best properties that tick all your boxes comes down to your relationships 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. Ask to be on their mailing list if you are not already. Tip 2: Buy when you can afford to…

Paraguay: A Hidden Gem in the Agricultural Market

Whenever agrichemicals players think of the South American markets, Brazil is the one that comes to mind. It became the world’s largest agrichemicals marketed a few years ago. Still, it is quite an elusive market for most players because obtaining technical-grade registration takes up to seven years. The second thing that comes to mind for those players who have contemplated a market entry into this region is risk. The area is known for its unstable currency and high inflation rate. And for those in India…

Brazil’s economic study highlights Paraguayan expansion

According to the new projections of the Brazilian Center of Economic Studies Fundación Getulio Vargas, Paraguay will grow the most this year, with an expansion of 3.9%. Uruguay and Mexico follow. Another positive fact for Paraguayans is that the country remains in an area considered favourable for business. According to the indicator released yesterday, the business climate in Latin America reached its best level in the first quarter of 2024 in the last 11 years. The so-called Economic Climate Index (ICE)…

Understanding Paraguay’s Chaco Soils

The Chaco region of Paraguay is becoming one of the most popular locations for investors looking to buy development properties, but you need to understand the soil. Soils of the Chaco “Soils are formed principally from fluvial deposits based on transported material from the rivers … In addition to the predominantly flat topography, the scarcity of rain results in an arid zone that experiences frequent dust storms and extremely high temperatures. The soil evolved over deep sedimentary deposits that…

Selling or buying properties in remote locations

Sellers face many of the same challenges as buyers do. Still, given current market conditions in many South American markets where we operate, we are finding the market is slow for remote properties. They are often owned as second or third investments outside their home location and are only visited once or twice a year. Each Seller’s motivation clearly varies. However, there is a broad spectrum of Sellers, from those content with fair market value and others who really don’t care what fair market value…

The British World and its role in the relationship between New Zealand and the South Cone of South America 1820 – 1914

This research article traces the little-known relationship between New Zealand and the Southern Cone countries of South America that existed between 1820 and the First World War. While New Zealanders were found throughout Latin America in many occupations, undoubtedly because of the established British presence, the links with the Southern Cone were particularly extensive. The basis of the relationship, which promised then to be ongoing, was the movement of ships, goods, people, animals, plants, know-how, technology…

Climate Changes starts to bite in the nut industries

The influence of climate and weather on human societies is already apparent to the world’s rural populations: inclement weather can result in failed harvests, higher food prices, unrest, and unrest leading to revolutions. Syria is a good example. The increasing effect of climate change should be a warning to all agricultural investors. This is doubly true for climate-sensitive tree crops, most notably almonds, considered the cannery in the coal mine. Almond trees: fragile flowers Almonds are the fragile flower…

Changing Farmland Investing Options

We think farmland as an investment is something that, in 5-10 years, will be a must in any professionally managed diversified portfolio. We are excited to be at the forefront of reporting the rapid changes in this exciting new market, which is now opening more opportunities for smaller investors via syndicates and specialised agro funds. Those smaller investors ( USD 70,000 to USD 250,000 ) seeking exposure to tangible assets with strong cash yields and low volatility have found it nearly impossible to get…

“Paraguay will be the next star country in Latin America”

Marcelo Giugale, professor of international economics at Georgetown University and former senior World Bank official, predicted that “Paraguay will be the next star country in Latin America.” Watch the video where the strengths of our country are highlighted. “Paraguay will be the next star country in Latin America,” said economist Marcelo Giugale, who highlighted Paraguay as the potential investment market for this year. It was during the “Oppenheimer presents” program on CNN. “When do investors…

The Legal System for Foreign Investors buying property in Paraguay

The Paraguayan Law  N. 117/92 legislates the system of national and/or foreign investments; it aims to stimulate and secure within a framework of full equality the National and/or Foreign investments, aiming at the promotion of the economic development of the country. The aforementioned rule establishes that the foreign investor has the same guarantees, rights and obligations that the Paraguayan Law sets for domestic investors. The private investments do not require prior authorization or additional registration…

The dirty secrets property syndicate managers don’t want you to know!

Property Syndicates have become popular worldwide, but they are not all equal. Each has a defined proposal and time frame (or should have). Here is an Australian analysis showing what to watch out for. I hope to enlighten potential investors about the tricks used by property syndicate managers to ‘window dress’ their performance. Some of these tricks can be backed out, and where possible, I have provided the math below. Before we begin, let’s define and recap the role of Index Funds ( REIT). Index Funds…

Historical Export: Paraguay exports Stud sheep to Uruguay

The sheep sector closes the year with an unprecedented achievement for the country: the export of live stud sheep to the demanding Uruguayan market. The establishments involved in the shipment are Granja San Bernardino, Py’aguapyrenda Cabin and Genetic Centre, and La Mocha Cabin, which sent 27 specimens of the Santa Inés and Dorper breeds to the aforementioned destination. The animals were acquired by Federico Burgueño and Mauricio Nicoletti, leading sheep breeders in Uruguay. This is a historical and…

The importance of bioceanic corridors for Chile

More than simply routes, bioceanic corridors are an engine for regional development and the key to Latin American integration. Through its strategic location and openness to global trade, Chile is driving ambitious connectivity projects. Bioceanic corridors have become crucial for Latin America’s socioeconomic, tourism, and environmental development. Since the Asunción Declaration in 2015, which prioritised developing the corridor between Porto Murtinho in Brazil and ports in northern Chile, these projects…

“Breaking News: Paraguay’s Exports Skyrocket by 24% Thanks to Thriving Agriculture Industry!”

“Paraguayan exports are spiking! As reported in Asunción, they’ve already reached an impressive US$ 15.8787 billion in just eleven months of 2023, marking a whopping 24% growth from the previous year. This jump is primarily thanks to the surge in shipments of soybeans, rice, and soybean meal, which make up 69.3% of all exports and have skyrocketed to US$ 11,001.6 million, a 19.1% increase since November 2022. But wait, there’s more! Re-exports have grossed an incredible US$ 3.9048 billion,…

Entering South America – 7 Essential Tips to make your life easier

Our top tips are based on our experience assisting hundreds of companies enter the Latin American Region and are directly relevant to many of the legal and operating issues that you are likely to encounter. Understanding the different issues will be the difference between a successful entry and one that is filled with stress and problems.   Tailor your Company’s constitutional documents

 A company’s articles of association set out the formalities relating to the composition of the board of directors…
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