VanityBA: The Running Boom Sprints Through Argentina

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In terms of competition, Argentina has long been associated with classic team sports like futbol, rugby, polo and field hockey. But it’s an individual sport that has swept through the country in recent years winning converts, alleviating stress and changing lifestyles. “The Running Boom: In 4 Years, The Number of Runners In Argentina Doubled” is the headline of Fernando Soriano’s …

The City of Buenos Aires Receives 80 Demolition Requests Per Week

Patrick Archer ba government, buenos aires events, culture, real estate

The City of Buenos Aires receives 80 demolition requests per week for old buildings, but that doesn’t mean historic properties are in jeopardy, according to information provided to Clarin by the GCBA Ministry of Urban Development. Clarin’s Pablo Novillo says the construction boom in Buenos Aires and steady stream of demo requests prompted the City to be more proactive in identifying …

New Simulator Lets Golfers Swing Down 9 de Julio

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Downtown workers have a new option for relieving stress after work, and it’s not an After Office cocktail party. The Green Club is a new indoor golf center located in the Hotel Panamericano next to the Obelisco and the Avenida 9 de Julio. According to Clari­n, over 100 golfers of all skill levels visit the center daily to tackle the …

Only 28% of Puerto Madero High-Rise Units Are Occupied

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That statistic according to Clari­n in the latest analysis of the high-profile BA neighborhood. InvestBA reported in December on the recent pullback in closing prices for Puerto Madero units, and now 2010 Census data shed additional light on the high ratio of investor-owned units in some of BA’ s most expensive high-rise condominiums. The numbers, culled from the 2010 Census, …

Real Estate Appreciation in Buenos Aires Neighborhoods

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A new analysis of real estate price variations for 2009-2010 shows the greatest year-over-year increases in Palermo and Liniers (20 to 25%) followed by 15 to 20% gains in Belgrano, Nunez, Paternal and four southern Capital Federal neighborhoods benefiting from increased business and infrastructure investment from the City of Buenos Aires: Barracas, Constitucion, Nueva Pompeya and Parque Patricios. Barracas is …