Real Estate

Real Estate
Friday, May 25th 2012 - 21:40 UTC

Almost 19 million urban Brazilians live with no access to drinking water of sewage

The report does not include the millions living in the favelas

Almost 19 million Brazilians live in precarious housing with no running water, sewage or any basic public services, according to a report on urban infrastructure by the Brazilian Geography and Statistics Institute, IBGE.

Monday, May 21st 2012 - 01:25 UTC

Bargains forecasts in Uruguay as Argentine investors withdraw funds following new bank rules

The glamorous Punta del Este, icon of the Argentines mistrust of their government and the country’s erratic policies

By Dean Steinbeck (*) As much as it defies common sense, Uruguay entered into a tax sharing agreement that will scare off Argentine investors; the same group of people who are Uruguay’s biggest source of capital, investment, and innovation.

Thursday, April 26th 2012 - 06:10 UTC

“Land grabbing” and the concentration process in Mercosur members

The price of land in Uruguay increased seven-fold in the last 10 years

The processes of concentration, foreign ownership and land degradation came to be a central concern of supranational bodies and NGOs that warn, like the United Nations Organizations for Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), of the “negative effects of these phenomena on food security, agricultural employment and the development of family farming.”

Tuesday, April 24th 2012 - 01:45 UTC

London property boom: Asians bought 51% of new luxury homes

Central London prices expected to reach £ 1.000 a square foot

Investors from China and Southeast Asia bought one in every two new homes in central London last year as the number of wealthy individuals in the region swells, Jones Lang LaSalle Inc., said.

Saturday, April 21st 2012 - 07:31 UTC

Astori tells Spanish businesses “Uruguay, an attractive and safe” country for investors

Uruguayan Vice president Astori is a special guest of the real estate conference in Madrid

Vice president Danilo Astori currently on a business trip to Spain described Uruguay as an “attractive and safe” country to invest given its macroeconomic solidness, strength of its institutions and stimuli for investors, both domestic and from overseas.

Thursday, March 22nd 2012 - 01:39 UTC

Truman Capote home in Brooklyn Heights sells for 12.5 million dollars

Capote wrote his famous fiction novel “In cold blood” in the house

The Brooklyn Heights mansion in New York belonging to writer Truman Capote was sold in 12.5 million dollars to the creator of the successful “Grand Theft Auto” videogame, according to the New York Observer.

Saturday, February 18th 2012 - 06:22 UTC

Russian billionaire buys New York penthouse apartment for 88 million dollars

Dmitry Rybolovlev made a fortune in potash fertilizer.

The family of a Russian billionaire has bought a New York City penthouse apartment for 88 million dollars. The Wall Street Journal says the property at 15 Central Park West in Manhattan is now the most expensive apartment in New York.

Monday, January 23rd 2012 - 04:21 UTC

Uruguay’s main residential seaside resort under siege by real estate speculators

Jose Ignacio has been recommended for its special village flavour by leading US tourism and real estate publications

The leading residential seaside resort in Uruguay which has made the reviews of some of the most significant world magazines because of its village spirit, excellent beaches and easy going environment but also with some of the best restaurants and art galleries in the country is threatened by speculators.

Tuesday, January 10th 2012 - 06:00 UTC

Campden Hill Square, UK’s most desirable road with average house price £ 4.9m

The square near Kensington Palace has topped a survey of house prices<br />

Campden Hill Square in Holland Park, West London, has become Britain's most desirable road with an average house price of £4.9m. The square near Kensington Palace has topped a survey of house prices across the country by Lloyds TSB.

Sunday, January 8th 2012 - 05:14 UTC

Spain opens tax evasion “hunting season” and targets 8 billion Euros

Vice-president Soraya Saenz de Santamaría, ‘this is the beginning’<br />

Spain’s new Conservative Government announced this week a wide ranging plan against fiscal fraud and tax evasion by which it hopes to recoup over 8 billion Euros for treasury coffers in 2012 alone. And it has also announced it will be engaging countries which have ceased to be tax-havens in order to step up the Government’s efforts against tax evasion in Spain.


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