Punta del Este New Construction & Average Prices Cooling Off

Patrick Archer average prices, foreign investment, lifestyle, real estate, uruguay

New residential construction and average condominium prices in Punta del Este are cooling off after a decade of blistering growth, according to new survey of real estate trends in el mercado esteño. Reporte Inmobiliario’s 9th Annual Survey of Punta del Este Real Estate Prices shows real estate prices only rose 1.53% in 2013, average prices have settled at US$4,000 per m2 …

VanityBA: What Are The Ugliest Buildings In Buenos Aires?

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, lifestyle, real estate, vanityba

As Latin American cities go, Buenos Aires has some beautiful French and Italian-inspired buildings with styles ranging from Neoclassical to Art Deco to Art Nouveau. It also has some hideous high-rises. So when readers of Clarin’s architectural supplement, ARQ, were asked to name the ugliest buildings in Buenos Aires, it’s not surprising that three of the top four were office …

HNW Argentines Shift Billions To Colonia Banks & Real Estate

Patrick Archer competitiveness, foreign investment, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, uruguay

Bank deposits and real estate investments in the Department of Colonia are surging, according to an article in today’s iProfesional. The Department of Colonia encompasses the historic port city of Colonia del Sacramento, the town of Carmelo where property values are soaring and Nueva Palmira, the most important departure point for Uruguay agricultural exports. The number of Argentines opening new bank …

VanityBA: Behold The “De-Argentinazation” Of Punta del Este

Patrick Archer foreign investment, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, uruguay, vanityba

It’s the most colorful and accurate term to describe a major shift in local real estate markets since pesoficación, and this eight-syllable beauty is the hottest summer trend since political correctness rocked Mar del Plata’s backside. Desargentinización is how La Nacion’s Javier Navia describes the dwindling presence of Argentines on the Uruguay coast this summer, a trend first set in …

Uruguay Hotel Reservations Have Tripled Over The Past Decade

Patrick Archer foreign investment, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, uruguay

The number of tourists coming to Uruguay has doubled over the past decade, while the number of Uruguay hotel reservations has tripled, according to new information from the Ministry of Tourism and Sports. Between January and September, Tourists Spent US$570 Million In Uruguay Hotels, is the headline of Luis Custodio’s detailed analysis of the rapid evolution of Uruguay’s hotel sector over …