Issues that should be addressed before considering the sale of a rural property to avoid an extended sale period

Consider carefully the following issues before putting a farm or piece of land on the market if you don’t want to experience delays, which can cause the property to become stale and develop a negative reputation. Legal and Administration Issues Most importantly, for properties with multiple ownership, all shareholders must be on the same page regarding selling and the expected price level achievable based on an independent valuation ( don’t ask brokers competing with each other for the listing for…

2023 Survey says Uruguay offers favourable conditions for investors

Uruguay brought in 3 billion 675 million dollars in foreign direct investment in 2023, according to a report from the XX Uruguay Institute, which recorded a positive situation among foreign companies in the country. Last year there were 47 investment announcements, of which 33 were new and 14 were mergers and acquisitions, according to the report. In addition, 706 initiatives were received within the context of the Investment Law Enforcement Commission, for an amount of 1 billion 194 million dollars. Also according…

Paraguay is rated the best place in the region for business, according to says Latin American Economic Climate Index (ICE) 

The Latin American Economic Climate Index (ICE) released this weekend by Brazil’s Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) highlighted Paraguay as the Mecca for regional business ventures, given the country’s outstanding performance. The FGV report highlights that, despite the increase in their indexes, other countries remained in the unfavourable zone (below 100 points): Peru (85.3), Colombia (72.8), Chile (72.7), and Ecuador (42.2). Meanwhile, Argentina climbed from 26.1 to 41.7, with the first economic…

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…

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)…

What are the restrictions on buying farmland in Uruguay?

1: Current Real Estate Ownership Restrictions in Uruguay Can foreigners own and occupy real estate in Uruguay, including shares in property-owning companies? Are there any restrictions? By Uruguayan law, any individual or legal entity may own real estate regardless of nationality or place of incorporation. However, specific regulations for agricultural land and rural exploitations require owners to be individuals or Uruguayan corporations with registered shares owned by individuals. Authorization from the Executive…

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…

A Snapshot of Uruguay Agricultural Opportunites

Uruguay is one of the most reliable countries for doing business in one of the world’s leading economically attractive regions.A solid track record and its high potential to improve and develop regional business are just some of the reasons whyglobal and regional companies choose Uruguay as a hub. Agribusiness Uruguay offers attractive investment opportunities in several sectors, including dairy, meat, grains, oilseeds, fruit and wool. These industries are highly competitive and export-oriented,…

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…

How to buy a property in URUGUAY

How to buy a property in URUGUAY Buying a property in any country abroad can be a daunting thought. Especially with all the different rules and procedures each one has. We’ve set out here an easy step-by-step guide to the essentials when looking to buy in Uruguay. Firstly you will want to consider where to live or buy a property, as the location is critical. When looking at Uruguay, you must consider the location and weather carefully. Published annual rainfall can be misleading as although the annual…

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…

Why Uruguay is proving so attractive to potential investors

Uruguay is a small country in South America that has been increasingly attracting the attention of foreign investors in recent years. With a stable political environment, a diversified economy, and a highly educated workforce, Uruguay is emerging as a promising destination for investors looking to diversify their portfolios and tap into new opportunities. This post will explore some main reasons why investors are attracted to Uruguay. One main factor that makes Uruguay an attractive destination for investors…

The Uruguayan Forestry Miracle

South America is highly diverse in ecosystems: rainforest, desert, mountain forest, dry forest, native pastures, wetlands, peatlands, grasslands, and mangroves create a melting pot of landscapes. Despite this diversity, the Amazon rainforest, which spreads across almost a third of the continent and occupies nine countries, tends to steal all the headlines. Last year, deforestation in Brazil increased by around 30%, the largest in a decade, while Argentina has lost 2.8 million hectares of native forests…

Current Forestry Options in Uruguay for the Astute Investor

Foreign investment in Uruguay’s forestry industry is growing, with excellent chances for small-scale and large-scale forestry projects. If you’re considering planting your forest or investing in an existing operation, Uruguay’s forestry sector is worth investigating. Plantation Forestry in Uruguay Investors looking to put money into forestry? Uruguay’s a great choice! Plantation forestry has been going strong for ages. Here’s the rundown of what it offers – pros and cons.…

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…
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