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Estancias de Cafayate – a desert location within Argentine’s North West wine region

One option for the privileged few is to buy a lot or a home in a secure, fully serviced environment in one of South America’s most favoured desert locations (think Arizona). One of the most successful of these developments is called Estancia de Cafayate. Its location is next to the town of the same name in the valley of Valles Calchaquies which is a short drive from the provinces capital, Salta (183 km) which was once the heart of the Spanish Colonists. The area is favoured due to its desert climate and…

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The buying and selling of farms are recovering, leaving unsatisfied demand for the main producing regions of Argentina

It happens amid the instability of stock and financial assets in the world, the acceptable values for commodities and the price of land. The instability of the stock market and other financial assets at a global level, plus the high value of commodities and land, are three of the factors that weigh more and more on investors when buying a farm. These elements put the activity of the rural real estate market throughout the country on the rise. To the point that currently, the demand for agricultural land in…

Buying real estate in Argentina which is in another crisis

The pandemic has further deepened Argentina’s already serious economic woes. A bad situation has become even worse. But is it a good country to invest in? It is likely the current government will lead Argentina into a serious default just as the same administration has done in the past. Printing pesos to pay off USD debt just causes inflation. Argentina today is not-so-quietly heading towards the famous fiscal cliff and a very hard landing. ‘Argentina looks absolutely miserable’. However, if you want…

Argentine Crisis: the Real Estate Sector approaches 2001 levels

In July there was an improvement compared to June, but those numbers of real estate sales in the city of Buenos Aires does not reflect the 14 months of consecutive year-on-year decline, a historical cycle similar to what happened after the 2001 crisis, although still far from the exchange rate crisis, during the presidency of Cristina Kirchner, which caused 25 months of falling prices. Last July there were 3208 operations, according to the Colegio de Escribanos porteño, 18.7% more than in June, but a 27.6%…

Argentina has the World’s Worst Currency: Shattering Home Buyers’ Dreams

Homes in Argentina are priced in U.S. dollars even though buyers can only take out mortgages in pesos, the world’s worst performing currency against the greenback. And that’s only where the pain begins. Argentina’s once thriving housing market — an example of its pro-business turnaround under President Mauricio Macri — has fallen victim to both the peso’s 50 percent plunge this year and soaring interest rates which exposed a convoluted property-buying process. Decades of economic booms and…

Why is Argentina a better place to hedge your bets compared to an increasingly unstable Europe?

Argentina is currently looking like a good place to lay your bets for global minded real estate investors with dollars burning holes in pockets, Why be wary of Europe? The ‘Emerging Trends in Real Estate’ European 2015 report by PWC and the Urban land Institute, predicted that 2015 would be a busy and profitable year for real estate investors. But despite their optimism, they had clear concerns about fragile economic conditions, weak fundamentals, volatile geopolitical issues and increasing instability…

Argentina limits farmland foreign ownership

Argentina has joined a handful of other big farming nations such as Brazil that have taken steps to limit foreign ownership of what their governments consider precious resources: farmland. Argentina is blessed with vast tracks of arable land that have allowed the South American nation to become the top global exporter of soy meal and soy oil, No. 2 in corn, and third in soybean exports. The abundance of land coupled with high prices for farm products has fueled a buying spree by the U.S., Chinese and Saudi…
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