VanityBA: Behold The “De-Argentinazation” Of Punta del Este

Patrick Archer foreign investment, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, uruguay, vanityba

It’s the most colorful and accurate term to describe a major shift in local real estate markets since pesoficación, and this eight-syllable beauty is the hottest summer trend since political correctness rocked Mar del Plata’s backside. Desargentinización is how La Nacion’s Javier Navia describes the dwindling presence of Argentines on the Uruguay coast this summer, a trend first set in …

The Summer of Strange & Super Luxury In Punta del Este

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, aruba, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, tourism, uruguay

“Not bad. Not good. Strange.” That’s how Punta del Este hotel and property owners describe Summer 2013 to Ambito’s Leandro Ferreyra. The strange part is the fact that middle class reservations are down 30% due to Argentine currency controls; however, the most luxurious 4 and 5-star hotels and the most exclusive Punta del Este rental properties are all booked solid. …

Maldonado, Punta del Este Uruguay Move $7 Million in Real Estate Per Day

Patrick Archer foreign investment, real estate, uruguay

Real estate transactions in the Uruguay state of Maldonando top $7 million dollars a day, according to new data released this week. Marcelo Gallardo of El Pais says a total of US$2.55 billion in real estate deals were closed between April of 2010 and April of 2011. And while projects in Punta del Este account for the bulk of that …