Argentine Condo Developers Embrace Long-Term Financing

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, real estate

With real estate sales down, dollars scarce and bank financing non-existent, more Argentina real estate developers are beginning to offer new construction condominiums with payment plans up to ten years or longer. Making small monthly payments is nothing new for locals who pay off everything from groceries to appliances to plane tickets en cuotas; however, this is the first time real …

Where Is The Best Place To Open A Business In Buenos Aires?

Patrick Archer average prices, competitiveness, franchises, real estate

The Mall or Main Street? Santa Fe or Shopping? Callao or Centro Comercial ? These are the questions posed in a detailed analysis of the many options available to investors looking to open a retail business in Buenos Aires. While malls trump Main Street 70/30 in countries like the US, having a storefront on a prominent avenue or pedestrian street is more …

How Much Does Real Estate Cost In Buenos Aires?

Patrick Archer aruba, average prices, buenos aires events, global rankings, real estate

There is an excellent analysis of the Buenos Aires real estate market in today’s iProfesional which takes a deep dive into historical data, barrio trends, exchange rates, interest rates, mortgage penetration and market pesofication. As sweeping as it is granular, it takes a very complex topic and makes it more opaque by offering a laundry list of reasons why average …

Retail Outlet Boom & Barrio Branding Bust In Villa Crespo

Patrick Archer aruba, buenos aires events, foreign investment, lifestyle, real estate, tourism

The retail outlet boom which started five years ago in Villa Crespo continues to gain support from retailers and bargain hunters, but a neighborhood rebranding initiative should probably be tossed in the damaged goods pile. A new report from Colliers International shows the number of retail outlets in Villa Crespo has grown to 172. Of those, 153 are currently occupied …

VFH To Determine ABL Increases For BA Property Owners

Patrick Archer aruba, ba government, buenos aires events, real estate

It’s almost summertime, and City of Buenos Aires residents are swimming in a sea of alphabet soup trying to decipher their Alumbrado, Barrido y Limpieza or ABL (Street lighting, sweeping and cleaning) expenses, and the rationale for another double-digit increase in 2013. After three years of no ABL hikes, Capital Federal residents paid an average ABL increase this year of 66%. …