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 …

Argentina, Colombia Competing for Foreign Investors

Patrick Archer competitiveness, foreign investment, global rankings

During the 1990s, Argentina reported annual GDP numbers over US$150-200 billion greater than South American rival Colombia. Argentina’s financial crisis proved to be a great equalizer a decade ago leaving both Argentina and Colombia with 2002 GDP numbers of approximately US$100 billion. The ensuing decade has been a story of tremendous growth and nearly lock-step movement as the two economies …

Staycations: Hoteles.com Report Shows More Argentines Want to Vacation at Home

Patrick Archer competitiveness, foreign investment, global rankings, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, tourism

A new report from Hoteles.com sheds some interesting light on the most sought-after vacation destinations among Argentines. The worldwide leader in hotel reservations just published the Top 20 list of global destinations with the largest one-year increase in search requests among Argentines, and destinos argentinos dominated 3 of the Top 5 and 6 of the Top 10. Cordoba ranked #1 …

Argentina Ranks Among Safest Countries in Western Hemisphere

Patrick Archer competitiveness, global rankings, lifestyle, uruguay

We already know how favorably Buenos Aires ranks collectively in the Citi and Mercer global indices, while Argentina and Uruguay are consistently #1 and #2 in International Living’s Quality of Life Rankings for Latin America. Now comes a new global ranking and fortunately Argentina and Uruguay were a complete no-show: The Most Dangerous Cities in the World. Mexico-based Seguridad, Justicia …

Buenos Aires Real Estate Costs A Fraction of NYC, Paris And Now…Even Brazil

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But don’t take our word for it. This report comes from the Jornal Florianopolis in the Southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina. The article written by Beatriz Thielmann of Jornal Floripa was intended to emphasize just how expensive real estate in Brazil is today, especially in Rio and Sao Paulo. The headline, Real Estate in Sao Paulo and Rio de …