Argentina Currency Controls Slow Buenos Aires Real Estate Activity

Patrick Archer aruba, average prices, foreign investment, real estate

The October 31 implementation of currency controls regulating the purchase of US Dollars in Argentina put the brakes on Buenos Aires real estate transactions in December, while the total dollar value of transactions actually increased. According to the BA Notary College, the number of property deeds transfered fell to 6,320 in December 2011, a 10.4% decrease compared to December 2010. …

VanityBA: Buenos Aires Fashion Week 2012 Showcases Fall/Winter Collections

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Buenos Aires Fashion Week, the city’s most important fashion event kicks off today through Friday at La Rural in Palermo. A preview event was held last night with the Vitamina collection at Paseo Alcorta, but the main event begins today with 8 collections including Varanasi, Evangelina Bomparola, Vicki Otero and Wanama. BAFWeek official Kika Tarelli says this year’s edition features …

The Wall Live in Buenos Aires Set to Tear Down Concert Records

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, buenos aires events, lifestyle

Buenos Aires’ reputation for rock concert spectacles and superlatives is poised to take another leap forward when Roger Waters, 68, brings The Wall Live to the Monumental Stadium in March. Unlike most cities where the highly anticipated tour will stop for one or possibly two shows, The Wall in BA will take up residence for two weeks and a record-breaking …

Mendoza Lot Prices Rise 18%; Best Appreciation Among Global Wine Regions

Patrick Archer aruba, average prices, competitiveness, foreign investment, global rankings, lifestyle, real estate, wine & vineyards

Mendoza lot prices rose an average of 18% in 2011, according to new data released this week from the Mendoza Real Estate Association. The analysis found while the price of the average lot in Mendoza rose 18% last year, there were some cases where annual appreciation was closer to 25% depending on the lot size, location and surrounding amenities. Los …

Buenos Aires Prime for More Docks, Public Storage & Private Marina Projects

Patrick Archer aruba, foreign investment, lifestyle, real estate

With over 3,000 miles of coastline, an avid boating population and very few large-scale marinas, Argentina is fertile ground for foreign investor groups interested in developing private and public marina projects. Cronista’s Jorge Ferre says the main barrier to marine industry growth in Argentina has been the lack of marinas and boat storage facilities, but that could begin to change …