Argentina: The next stop for you to expand your property portfolio
Real estate has always been a secure investment for those with enough disposable income and looking to find healthy returns. However, the traditional, reliable and most importantly, available investment strategies that we once knew and looked towards have been thrown off kilter following the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving a necessity for new real estate investment incentives in order to attract investors back to the sector. This may sound easy, but the lack of expendable capital in our pockets has certainly changed the market landscape, however, in Argentina, certain schemes and developments have allowed an insight into the potential that exists in Latin America for real estate investment and will become the focus of today’s article.
While we have published a different article on our blog with some specific examples of areas within Argentina that offer real estate investment, it will be important to understand the broader details behind such schemes, and perhaps help you consider the viability of placing your money into the Latin American nation this year.
Let us first start with why Argentina is such a good choice for real estate investment. To summarise the general landscape, stability comes to mind. Unlike Europe and North America, there is not such a presence of mortgage buyers, this is to say, people buy their homes outright and allow for the value of their property to steadily appreciate before moving home. This idea means that there are not often many drastic changes to the pricing trends of homes, and therefore makes the country a relatively safe bet in comparison with others in the region, and on a wider scale, globally. In line with development across the world in terms of investment trends, the Argentine real estate market has also evolved. New areas and regions are becoming honeypots for investment with the future in mind, creating the gaps we were talking about before in a sector that has been closed off in most countries, hit in varying degrees economically down to the pandemic.
One interesting thing to note is the relative lack of real estate investment visa. On our blog, we like to talk about citizenship by investment schemes all over the world, however, there are some instances where the value of the investment exceeds the visa rewards that can be gained elsewhere. This is because not all of you will be looking to relocate or obtain a second passport, and so Argentina stands out from the crowd as a profitable option for this type of investor. If this describes you, a further benefit of investing in real estate in the Latin American nation is that the process of purchasing property does not require you to hold a residency or citizenship there, minimising the external costs involved outside of the acquisition of the real estate and so further reinforces the lack of citizenship by investment scheme not necessarily being a dealbreaker.
If you are now interested, we can get into the specific requirements, namely, your need for a tax number in Argentina and an ability to prove the integrity of your investment and whether it will benefit the community you are intending to invest in. It has to be said, in respect to the previous point, building your own property in Argentina is a viable process as it is much more cost effective than elsewhere in the world and could permit the opportunity to develop a property to sub-let and seek out healthy returns. It has been said that by 2027 Argentina will be seeing an average of 12.5 million visitors as tourists per year, widening the market for holiday rental properties, and perhaps providing an extra incentive to integrate Argentine real estate into your investment portfolio.
So, if you are interested in finding out more, please read our other article with a few specific examples of regions and projects with the potential to be valuable real estate investments in Argentina! If you are looking to get more personalised information on how to get started with an investment, please do not hesitate in contacting us today. At Creimerman, we are based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, making this topic one we can certainly help with, and our team of global citizens would love to make your real estate investment journey in Argentina a success.