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10 Terrible Mistakes many Real Estate investors make

Although this post is aimed at residential investors it could apply to all real estate investors. Once the real estate market starts to recover, investing in property also becomes an appealing option — either as a career or a great side job. Like any other endeavour, though, there’s a right way and a wrong way to go about it. Bankrate spoke with established, full-time real estate investors and with professionals, such as bankers, to identify the types of traps into which real estate investors most often…

Regal Residences Of Yesteryear in Buenos Aires

In the 1920’s Argentina had the 5th largest economy in the world due to the wealth and abundance of its agricultural exports.  During this period many of the cities finest buildings were constructed mainly in the center of the city and Recoleta.  These buildings were built by European architects and modeled predominantly on French style architecture typically found in Paris.  Many of these beautiful buildings still stand to this day and can be seen all over the city but especially in the Recoleta district,…

Why and How to invest in South American Agriculture ?

Many of the topics that were considered fringe in the past but are now coming to reality with the effects of global warming; the morality of food miles when countries use diminishing resources to ship food a long way to any market, geopolitical power shifts, the potential break up and loss of power in the United States, along with the growing power of Asia, Brazil, and the Pacific rim countries, like Australia and Chile, are all topics of hot discussion. GTSA obviously has its own agenda in all this as we see…

Latin America has bright prospects but needs more foreign Investment

Latin America has bright prospects but needs more foreign Investment Latin America will continue to benefit from favorable demographics compared to much of the world. The growth rate of the adult population is slowing, but it will be higher than the global rate expected for 2020 and life expectancy is now nearly 75, against 76 in Europe, 79 in the US and 70 globally. The region’s education standards are improving. Mean years of schooling for adults in the region is now 7.8 years, against 7.4 years globally.…

Where to live in Buenos Aires?

What better way can a residential real estate agent truly know and understand the different neighborhoods they sell properties in than to actually live there?  And that is exactly what I did.  Lived in 6 different locations throughout downtown Buenos Aires. As my husband and I were recent “empty-nesters”, we felt the need to downsize our home and improve our quality of life by moving closer to work.  That meant leaving the suburbs for the city, a monumental life style change. We decided the best way…

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…

Agriculture investments growing rapidly and expecting to double

Worldwide investors are looking at South America for growing more feed grains, corn and soybeans, as rising global meat consumption propels prices, said Chris Erickson, managing director of Boston-based farm consultancy HighQuest. “What we are seeing right now is a lot of interest from institutional investors, private capital, pensions and endowment foundations to invest in real assets,” he told on an industry seminar in Singapore. Inflows of private capital in agriculture worldwide are expected…