Argentine President Mauricio Macri has created a new body within his administration to reassess the value of land and home property in order to reflect the reality of the real estate market ... and recalculate taxation thereupon.
Real estate sales in Buenos Aires City dropped for the eighth month running in July and 27.6% over a year ago because of the US dollar clamp according to the monthly evolution index of sales documents from the Notaries College of the Argentine capital.
The Uruguayan construction industry faces tough years ahead because of the international crisis and its effects on neighbouring Argentina, forecasted economist Jorge Caumont who is also an advisor of several real estate agents.
On June 7 the Argentine government presented a bill to require debt and new contracts are denominated in pesos, while the government is mulling the de-dollarisation of real estate contracts. This would make real estate purchases even more difficult than they currently are in a country with ever-tightening capital controls.
The market for luxury housing in Chile seems to be immune to the global crisis since there are families willing to disburse up to six million dollars to purchase the house or condo of their dream according to a report in Santiago’s El Mercurio.
With Uruguay’s economy growing at 8.5% in 2010 and managing to skip the 2009 slowdown with a 2.86% expansion, the housing market in the capital Montevideo is going through an excellent moment according to Global Property Guide based on info from local appraisers.