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Renting in Buenos Aires can be challenging if you are on a budget

Renting in Buenos Aires can be a challenge which can smother you in a cloud of anger, confusion and discomfort if you are on a tight budget. So here’s what you should expect when it’s your turn to navigate the world of renting an apartment in Buenos Aires. Pesos or Dollars? Pesos or Dollars? No, this isn’t the debut single of 50 Cent’s Latino cousin, but actually a frustrating question you’ll find yourself asking when looking for an apartment in Buenos Aires. You can pay for items with dollars in…

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…

Buenos Aires: a Mecca for overseas property investment

Argentina’s booming economy is fuelling investment interest across the real estate spectrum from residential to commercial assets and hotels. With fantastic returns on investments, property investors from around the world are snapping up real estate opportunities, in anticipation of future capital growth. In addition, the tourism sector is also rapidly expanding; tourism in Argentina is expected to grow at a rate of 10% annually until 2020, compared with the world average of 4.1%. In 2010 one of every five…