Punta del Este: The Perfect Place for Expats

Patrick Archer foreign investment, lifestyle, real estate, uruguay

NuWire Investor pulls back the poolside cabana curtains and lets foreign investors in on a South American secret: Uruguay Real Estate, Why Its The Perfect Location for Expatriates. NuWire first describes Punta del Este’s “affordable real estate, a remarkably high standard of living, and a party season each summer that transforms the town into a prime spot for South America’s …

Buenos Aires Real Estate Takes Center Stage at SMI

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, real estate

Alas, the waiting is over. The Salon del Mercado Inmobiliario, one of the largest real estate Expos in Latin America, kicks off today in Buenos Aires and runs through Thursday. In the adjacent video, Adriana Anzillotti, Properties editor for La Nacion gives an overview of the 3-day event and tells attendees what they can expect. “The important date has finally arrived …

Argentine Malbec Rising: Catena’s Journey & An Industry Transformed

Patrick Archer competitiveness, visionaries, wine & vineyards

The Washington Post traces the rapid rise of Argentina’s wine industry from the 1980’s (pretty dormant, low-end and geared toward domestic consumption) to today’s vibrant export model with award-winning Malbecs and other local varietals increasingly gaining market share abroad. Argentine vintner Nicolas Catena is described as “the founding father of modern Argentine wine,” and he drew inspiration for his home …

NYTimes: Bargains In Buenos Aires, Where Luxury Costs Less

Patrick Archer lifestyle, real estate, tourism, uruguay

Travel writer Michelle Higgins gives New York Times readers a sweeping vista of the myriad bargains awaiting adventure seekers throughout Latin America. (Full Story) Buenos Aires gets extra ink and eye candy considering the sharp price reductions on lodging and dining in the wake of the flu scare earlier this year. Cold and flu season is over in BA, but …

Buenos Aires Real Estate Sales Surge 54%

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, foreign investment, real estate

Real estate developers, interested buyers and a Bariloche-sized avalanche of real estate agents all converge on Buenos Aires next week for SMI 2009, one of the largest real estate expos in South America. The third annual edition of SMI will showcase Buenos Aires condominiums, luxury homes, gated communities, chacras and coastal retreats in Argentina and Uruguay’s Tango Coast. And if this …