Subte Expansion Drives Buenos Aires Real Estate Development

Patrick Archer ba government, foreign investment, real estate

Of all the amenities Buenos Aires property buyers look for, one of the most valuable is actually state-owned and underground. The Buenos Aires Subte transports well over 1.5 million passengers a day along six lines, and Micaela Vacca of La Razon says future underground stations are shaping the residential and commercial landscape of the barrios above. “The opening of new …

Hogar Dulce Hogar: Buenos Aires Homes Holding Value

Patrick Archer aruba, foreign investment, real estate

While most of the analysis and data in our Real Estate channel centers on apartments and condominiums, La Nacion reminds us of the often overlooked values lurking in neighborhoods throughout Buenos Aires: homes. Patient and discriminating househunters can often find attractive, reasonably-priced homes scattered in and around the multiple new construction mid-rises in BA. When considering the purchase of an …

Buenos Aires Real Estate: Value Investing Outside “The Big 3” Neighborhoods

Patrick Archer average prices, foreign investment, real estate

When looking for residential real estate opportunities, many locals and foreign investors have historically focused on three of the wealthiest and most densely-populated neighborhoods in Buenos Aires: Belgrano, Palermo and Barrio Norte. And while outside interest and new project development in these three barrios continues unabated, local studies suggest some smaller, grittier neighborhoods are emerging as potentially more attractive investment alternatives. …

Wine Spectator Discovers The “Wonderfulness” of Buenos Aires

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, lifestyle, tourism, wine & vineyards

American wine critic and Wine Spectator contributing editor Matt Kramer arrives in Buenos Aires for a three-month stay and wastes little time getting to know the food & wine delights of his newly adopted barrio of Palermo Soho. Kramer authored several Making Sense of Wine books and coined a term “somewhereness” in describing a wine’s character. Prior to his departure, …

Buenos Aires Real Estate Spotlight: A Property Boom in Villa Urquiza

Patrick Archer foreign investment, real estate

When we reported last week on the 2009 summary statistics for units sold and under construction in the City of Buenos Aires, Palermo was singled out for it’s #1 ranking among neighborhoods in terms of projects under construction last year. Yet, according to Clarin, a closer look at the numbers throws a little cold water on the Palermopalooza and simultaneously …