US-based entrepreneur Steve Bowman and his wife, Chris, looked in Panama and researched other tropical locales before they bought property in Piriápolis, Uruguay’s old resort town, 18 months ago. Their reasons for choosing Uruguay included the country’s stability and relatively unspoiled coastline, as well as the friendly people.
Oslo, Zurich, Copenhagen, Geneva, Tokyo and New York are considered the world's most expensive cities based on a standardized basket of 122 goods and services from the UBS “Prices and Earnings” survey.
Uruguay remains as a most attractive country for Argentine investors because of its business opportunities, logical taxing system and absence of export levies plus its geographical closeness, according to Luis Bonetto Argentine investment advisor and expert in agriculture.
The percentage of US homeowners who owe more than their house is worth will nearly double to 48% in 2011 from 26% at the end of March, portending another blow to the housing market, Deutsche Bank said on Wednesday.
This article explains trends in hotel development models and patterns throughout Central America, as well as identifies the countries within the region offering the greatest potential for hotel development.
Construction on more than 10% of 1.306 planned skyscrapers was on hold at the end of June, and there were 11% fewer such projects under way compared with six months ago, according to a report released this week by Frankfurt based Emporis GmbH.
The cost of farmland in Uruguay has dropped between 20% and 30% in the first half of 2009 and the number of operations has fallen drastically, 70% according to local camp brokers.
House prices dropped further around the world during the year to end March 2009, as personal consumption expenditure decreased, consumer confidence remained low, credit remained tight and the unemployment rate worsened, property researchers the Global Property Guide said.
The value of the square metre in Uruguay’s most fashionable resort Punta del Este remains steady and experienced a slight increase in the last year according to an April report from ReporteInmobiliario.com, one of Buenos Aires leading real estate analysts.
Nearly a third of flats and more than a quarter of houses up for sale in Britain have been on the market for more than six months, research has shown. Around 30% of flats and 26% of houses have failed to sell during the past six months, while 10% of flats and 7% of houses have been on the market for more than a year, according to property website Globrix.com.