Buenos Aires’ Historical Promenade: Avenida de Mayo

Walking down Avenida De Mayo, you will be in awe of the many architectural treasures reflecting the glory days of Buenos Aires in the early 1900s.  Being the main thoroughfare between the two governmental buildings of the Casa Rosada in Plaza de Mayo and the Argentine Congress in the Plaza de Congreso, the infamous Avenida de Mayo is often compared with La Gran Via in Madrid. London City Cafe depicts the architectural style of the early 1900s. It has also been likened to Paris or Barcelona due to its sophisticated…

Mistakes to avoid when investing in real estate in Latin America

Investing in real estate may seem simple enough. Considered one of the most profitable businesses for investors, this market offers low risk and high rewards. Latin America is rich with opportunity right now. Relatively cheap land for properties and harvest and cattle breeding presents valuable opportunities. Investors should get involved in the market to receive higher margins.  However, investing in a foreign country becomes very different and more complicated. Typically, laws, regulations, and rules about…

The Problem: Property Not Selling? Maybe we can help

There are several reasons why otherwise prime real estate gets no interest from qualified buyers.  Is it priced for the market conditions? ( market values keep changing up and down ) Is it easily accessible to be viewed? Is it being advertised in the logical target markets? Does the quality of marketing represent the quality of the property? ie is it repressed by high-quality media that has been edited professionally? Here is an example from Cafayate, Argentina. Is the real estate salesperson experienced in…

How to go about renovating apartments in BUENOS AIRES with its very weak currency

History in Argentina repeats. It is now a bargain once again to renovate apartments. Although this article was written in 2013, apart from the numbers, it is still relevant today. Many property buyers in Buenos Aires like to take part in renovating apartments, whether it be for making a place truly their own or for, renting the unit out or reselling it to make a profit. And what does it mean to renovate an apartment? Typically, it is to capture the original style of the apartment and preserve it while adapting…

Where to invest in Buenos Aires?

So, you decided you want to buy property in Buenos Aires but can not decide where. Hopefully, this will offer you some guidance.  A recent study by the Center for Real Estate Research (Centro de Investigaciones Inmobiliarias) ranked neighbourhoods in the greater Buenos Aires areas by investment opportunities. It revealed the classic neighbourhoods of Palermo and Belgrano as still being the best place to put your money.  Other top “barrios” were Saavedra, Villa Lugano, Flores, Villa Urquiza y…

11 mistakes a new real estate sales person should avoid making

Anyone starting a new job is bound to make some mistakes along the way. Having said that there are some basic ones not to make. 1. Not choosing the best agency in the speciality you are interested in. Anxious to get their careers off the ground, many newbie agents often make the mistake of not choosing the best agency to work with. From a recruitment perspective, the biggest mistake would be choosing a less than ‘best in market’ agency to commence your career with. “You learn so much in your…
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