Gateway to South America is a Southern Cone based International Marketing and Brokerage company specialising in advice for investors who wish to invest in real estate in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. For vendors we specialize in cost effective marketing systems designed to speed up the sale time and maximise the property’s value.
We specialise in leading edge marketing systems like the vendeRAPIDO® sales process which was developed by GTSA specifically for our markets to shorten the time of sale and reduce transaction costs.
Please note: We offer different services in each country
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323214271467Why is Argentina considered the Polo Capital of the world?
https://www.gatewaytosouthamerica-newsblog.com/why-is-argentina-considered-the-polo-capital-of-the-world/#respondFri, 18 Jan 2019 17:38:43 +0000http://gtsa.wordpress.com/2007/12/29/why-is-argentina-considered-the-polo-capital-of-the-world/Well, there are over 3,000 registered polo players in Argentina, more than ten times more than US and UK for a start. There are many thousands of grooms who specifically care for horses. Polo, or “The Sport of Kings,” as it is often referred to is frequently thought of as something that extremely wealthy people do for fun. And it is. However, Argentina is more affordable than most countries and there it is played at a higher standard than anywhere else. Argentina’s has the worlds best polo teams has not lost against another country since 1932! Argentina offers an ideal setting for […]
]]>https://www.gatewaytosouthamerica-newsblog.com/why-is-argentina-considered-the-polo-capital-of-the-world/feed/042San Telmo – The new “It” Barrio?
https://www.gatewaytosouthamerica-newsblog.com/san-telmo-the-new-it-barrio/#commentsFri, 18 Jan 2019 14:38:27 +0000http://gtsa.wordpress.com/?p=2827San Telmo has been long been regarded as the bohemian heart of the city, oozing with character and charm not to mention that the barrio is the home of Tango and the world famous antique market. However, the area has always been regarded as a little scruffy and undesirable. Until now. For many years developers and investors alike have been speculating that San Telmo will become the new Soho due to the fact that many of the bohemian pioneers that made Soho what it is today have now been priced out of the market and are looking for […]
]]>https://www.gatewaytosouthamerica-newsblog.com/san-telmo-the-new-it-barrio/feed/12827Climate Changes starts to bite in the nut industries
https://www.gatewaytosouthamerica-newsblog.com/climate-changes-starts-to-bite-in-the-nut-industries/#respondMon, 14 Jan 2019 21:27:15 +0000https://www.gatewaytosouthamerica-newsblog.com/?p=58269The influence of climate and weather on human societies is already apparent to the world ’s rural populations: inclement weather can result in failed harvests, higher food prices, unrest, and unrest leading to revolutions. Syria being a good example The increasing effect of climate change should be a warning to all agricultural investors and this is doubly true for climate-sensitive tree-crops, most notably almonds which are considered the cannery in the coal mine. Almond trees: fragile flowers Almonds are the fragile-flower of the tree-crop world, only truly thriving in a limited number of Mediterranean-type ‘Goldilocks’ climatic zones where the environmental […]
]]>https://www.gatewaytosouthamerica-newsblog.com/climate-changes-starts-to-bite-in-the-nut-industries/feed/058269Why testing the market is a waste of time and money
https://www.gatewaytosouthamerica-newsblog.com/why-testing-the-market-is-a-waste-of-time-and-money/#respondMon, 14 Jan 2019 07:36:16 +0000https://www.gatewaytosouthamerica-newsblog.com/?p=58264In soft market conditions, I struggle to understand the motivation of some vendors who list their properties for sale but were unlikely to ever accept the reality of what buyers are prepared to offer. The thing is I don’t really get why they would bother because it takes a lot of effort and a lot of their money to essentially just test the market. Why would anyone go through a campaign that lasts a number of weeks, costs a few thousand dollars, and requires keeping your property fastidiously clean to then say, well, we don’t have to sell? Why would […]
]]>https://www.gatewaytosouthamerica-newsblog.com/why-testing-the-market-is-a-waste-of-time-and-money/feed/058264Buenos Aires Real Estate Bubble deflates: Property prices down 10% in dollars
https://www.gatewaytosouthamerica-newsblog.com/buenos-aires-real-estate-bubble-deflates-property-prices-down-10-in-dollars/#respondMon, 14 Jan 2019 05:41:01 +0000https://www.gatewaytosouthamerica-newsblog.com/?p=58254According to the College of Buenos Aires Notaries, what really shrank was the lower number of the title transfers in the city in past year. What happened had to happen. After a year in which the Argentines faced a devaluation of the peso of 50%, and the doubling of the price of the dollar, a surge of inflation and the virtual disappearance of mortgage credit, the property price bubble began to deflate. In one year, the average real values at which houses and apartments are sold fell 10.2% in dollars. The data comes from the Association of Notaries Public of […]
]]>https://www.gatewaytosouthamerica-newsblog.com/buenos-aires-real-estate-bubble-deflates-property-prices-down-10-in-dollars/feed/058254High-Value Property Marketing “The case for pre sale offers”
https://www.gatewaytosouthamerica-newsblog.com/high-value-property-marketing-the-case-for-pre-sale-offers%ef%bb%bf/#respondThu, 10 Jan 2019 21:59:29 +0000https://www.gatewaytosouthamerica-newsblog.com/?p=58234There are many different methods available for the marketing and sale of specialised high-value properties in addition to the traditional real estate listing arrangements of auction and tender type formats. There are of course advantages, disadvantages and tradeoffs associated with every marketing approach; and the best strategy for the marketing and sale of a specific property will vary based upon the ownership objectives and the particular property. One approach, which can be the optimal method in certain instances, is private, pre-marketing offers. This sales technique can be advantageous to a vendor of a high-value property wishing to sell in a […]
]]>https://www.gatewaytosouthamerica-newsblog.com/high-value-property-marketing-the-case-for-pre-sale-offers%ef%bb%bf/feed/058234Spotlight: Global Farmland Index 2018
https://www.gatewaytosouthamerica-newsblog.com/spotlight-global-farmland-index-2018/#respondTue, 08 Jan 2019 20:18:22 +0000https://www.gatewaytosouthamerica-newsblog.com/?p=58206Measuring the opportunities of farmland investment across the world SUMMARY ■ Our Global Farmland index recorded an average annualised growth of 13.3% since 2002 and 2% over the past five years. ■ Although pressure on commodity prices has slowed growth in values in recent years, the long term fundamentals of farmland ownership still apply with increased food production and competitive land use driving demand. ■ Our Opportunity v Risk Matrix tool considers these relative opportunities and risks of farmland investment in different countries. ■ The key to a successful global farmland investment portfolio is to understand the range of cultures, […]
]]>https://www.gatewaytosouthamerica-newsblog.com/spotlight-global-farmland-index-2018/feed/058206USA soybean farmers count the cost of the trade war with China
https://www.gatewaytosouthamerica-newsblog.com/usa-soybean-farmers-count-the-cost-of-the-trade-war-with-china/#respondTue, 08 Jan 2019 07:27:59 +0000https://www.gatewaytosouthamerica-newsblog.com/?p=58173Between September and December, soybean volumes shipped through Cargill’s river terminals in Louisiana are down 40 percent year on year. After US President Donald Trump imposed new tariffs on Chinese goods, Beijing punched back with duties on US exports including most of its $20bn in agricultural commodity sales. Soybean exports, worth $12bn in 2017, were hit hardest. The oilseed’s conquest of farm fields in the past 20 years has largely been down to US farmers gambling on China’s demand for protein to nourish pigs and chickens. Beijing raised tariffs on soybeans by 25 percentage points in July, pricing the US […]
]]>https://www.gatewaytosouthamerica-newsblog.com/usa-soybean-farmers-count-the-cost-of-the-trade-war-with-china/feed/058173Argentine Debt: the next government will face the maturity of USD 60 Billion
https://www.gatewaytosouthamerica-newsblog.com/argentine-debt-the-next-government-will-face-the-maturity-of-usd-60-billion/#respondMon, 07 Jan 2019 07:09:56 +0000https://www.gatewaytosouthamerica-newsblog.com/?p=58171Whoever wins the elections in October 2019 will need to go to the debt market to refinance current loans that are maturing. Advisors estimate that they will need to renegotiate these maturities with the International Monetary Fund Referred by many to as the lost decade of the Kirchner inheritance, which the current Government of Cambiemos has had to work to disarm the poisoned chalice of a previously controlled exchange rate, widespread subsidies, hyperinflation and various obstacles to normal international trade. On top of that, they were handed a country that had more trade disputes than all the other countries put […]
]]>https://www.gatewaytosouthamerica-newsblog.com/argentine-debt-the-next-government-will-face-the-maturity-of-usd-60-billion/feed/058171High performing Real Estate professionals hate open-plan offices and now there is proof they reduce productivity
https://www.gatewaytosouthamerica-newsblog.com/high-performing-real-estate-professionals-hate-open-plan-offices-and-now-there-is-proof-they-reduce-productivity/#respondSun, 06 Jan 2019 03:51:36 +0000https://www.gatewaytosouthamerica-newsblog.com/?p=58161It has been one of the pillars of early real estate office design and workplace theory: that open offices, with fewer walls, doors, and spatial boundaries, would encourage interaction and collaboration between competing commission salespersons. A central tenet of the co-working phenomenon was the assumption that the mingling with other real estate salespersons would expose them to a bounty of new transactions. With that in mind, many brokerages have taken the bait to tear down office walls, dismantle cubicles and remove any sense of workplace solitude and more important privacy. But a new study from two Harvard academics, published by the Royal […]