La Azotea de Haedo: A Pretty, Pink Piece of Punta del Este History

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For Sale: Historic mansion in Punta del Este, built over six decades ago by a former President of Uruguay, gated compound spread over 3.7 acres, lush gardens and towering pines, central location next to the Cantegrill Country Club and only twelve blocks from Playa Mansa, walking distance to four public schools and two private colleges. And while the asking price …

As Approval Process Gets Longer, Patagonia Real Estate Prices Are Rising

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Bariloche is the most expensive real estate market in Argentina according to a new study of average prices for an existing 2 or 3-room apartment. Cronista’s Mati­as Bonelli says the average price for such a property in Bariloche is US$150/SF with high-end properties reaching US$222/SF. Buenos Aires ranks second in terms of average prices trailing Bariloche by a mere 2.3%, …

Brazil Becoming “The New Mecca for Argentine Wine”

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The Dia de San Valenti­n may be over, but the Argentine courtship of the growing ranks of Brazilian wine lovers is poised to intensify in 2011. A booming economy and growing middle class are fueling our Mercosur neighbor’s demand for premium wine from Argentina, so much so that La Nacion’s Alfredo Sainz declares Brazil, “the new mecca for Argentine wine.” …

Chinese Chukkers: Argentina Polo Meets Tianjin Metropolitan Polo Club

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The Chinese like to watch Argentines playing polo. Or maybe they just want to be seen in public looking at Argentines playing polo. While some local cracks were playing matches this season on the warm beaches of Argentina and Uruguay, another group was getting ready for China’s first “Snow Polo” tournament which started yesterday. The Goldin Cup tournament is being held at Tianjin …

Real Estate Sales Rise 20% in Buenos Aires, Rosario

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New data from the BA Notary College confirm real estate transactions rose 20.5% in Capital Federal last year. In 2010, a grand total of 62,278 real estate deals took place in Buenos Aires, according to La Nacion. The total value of all real estate deals was 23.11 billion pesos or US$5.75 billion, a 47% increase over 2009. The same report …