Where To Find The Best-Value New Condos In South America

Did you ever visit a new place and get a good feeling about it right off the bat?


I did, when I recently explored Sabaneta, a municipality just a few miles south of Medellín, Colombia. And in addition to the good feeling, I found the best new-condo deals I know of on the continent…and I’ve investigated property all around South America, from Uruguay to Bolivia to Chile.

As the nearby city of  Medellin grows, construction land in popular neighborhoods is harder to find. So, many builders are turning their attention to Sabaneta—a close-by location, attractive to homebuyers, with the land and infrastructure to support new development.

In Sabaneta, you’ll find a year-round warm climate and the opportunity to live a comfortable life—with affordable healthcare—for a fraction of the cost back home. You’ll also find plenty of well-stocked grocery markets, restaurants, and two shopping malls with movie theaters. And Sabaneta is connected to Medellín, and the rest of the metropolitan area, by a modern above-ground metro train.

Sabaneta is a small municipality of about six-square miles with a population of 51,000. Once an agricultural area, some of the nearby farms go back more than 250 years. Today, Sabaneta is a place where you’ll find remnants from times past within blocks of modern development.

In the principal plaza, you’ll find brick planters with gray stone accents, a variety of trees, and a simple three-tiered fountain. At the head of the plaza stands a white church with a steeple. On the side, you’ll see colorful market stalls and sidewalk cafés. On weekends, people from Medellín visit Sabaneta’s plaza area to relax and connect with the area’s heritage.

You can find good real estate deals…even near this picturesque part of town. A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, third-story condo, just two blocks from the plaza, is for sale. Inside, you’ll find white tile floors and a kitchenette with a granite countertop. The list price is $51,605.

Just beyond the cozy tree-lined streets near the plaza, you’ll see residential towers against the skyline. Some stand 20-stories tall, many completed, and others in various stages of construction.

What can your money buy in this area of new development? A new, two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit with a balcony, in a building with a community gym and swimming pool, is listed for $62,900. Inside you’ll find tile floors in the living area and bathroom, laminate flooring in the bedrooms, and modern fixtures in the kitchen and bathrooms. Plus, it comes with a garage space.

On the higher end, you can get a new, three-bedroom, three-bathroom luxury condo that includes sections of floor-to-ceiling glass, a balcony, and a master suite with a walk-in closet. All this, and two garage spaces, will cost you $130,740. And the building amenities here include an infinity-edge pool, gym, squash court, and social area.

Often when I come upon a Latin American spot with so much going for it, I learn that prices have already gone up. I’m used to the familiar story: “You should have been here 10 years ago, it was a bargain, then.” But not this time.

So, if you’re among those considering the Medellín area as a retirement destination, check out Sabaneta.

Then, in 2026, you’ll likely be the one telling newcomers, “You should have been here 10 years ago.”



NEWS: Dubai, Colombia look to continue strong trade volume


Trade activity has steadily increased between Dubai and Colombia, with bilateral trade growing, on average, by 18.9 percent each year — which amounts to $63.8 million between 2010 and 2015.

Imports and exports increased by 48.1 percent and 5 percent, respectively, to achieve $35 million and $10.76 million. In addition, re-exports skyrocketed 56.5 percent to $17.9 million over the previous year.

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry released the above trade statistics in preparation for the Global Business Forum on Latin America, themed “Shifting Synergies,” which will be hosted Nov. 9-10 at Atlantis the Palm in Dubai.

“Colombia’s economy is built on many of the same sectors and industries that we excel in here in Dubai,” Hamad Buamim, president and CEO of Dubai Chamber, said.

“Finance, insurance, real estate and business services make up a fifth (19.86 percent) of the Colombian economy, while construction makes up 7.47 percent: this opens up several avenues for cooperation between our two countries,” Buamim said. “We at Dubai Chamber intend to establish synergetic relationships with our partners in Colombia.”

The forum, which aims to delve into investment and business possibilities between the Middle East and Latin America, is supported and organized under the management of Mohammed Al Maktoum, UAE vice president and ruler of Dubai.

Executives and prominent stakeholders are anticipated to attend the event, in addition to heads of private banks, sovereign wealth funds and private equity firms. More than 500 guests are expected, which will also include heads of state, policymakers, CEOs, business leaders, investors and industry professionals.

Colombia is home to the fastest-growing information technology sector in the world, paired with operating Latin America’s longest fiber optic network. This has solidified the two nations’ connection because the UAE aims to develop futuristic cities, as proposed in the country’s strategies and goals.

#Noticia importante: La vivienda más barata está en Cali. Aprovecha ya

#Noticia importante: La vivienda más barata está en Cali. Aprovecha ya


Cali registró la menor variación de los precios de venta de  la vivienda nueva  del país durante el primer semestre del 2016, según datos del Dane.

Este indicador creció en la ciudad 1,03 %, mientras que el promedio nacional fue de 4,59 % y en capitales como Pereira, Popayán, Medellín, los precios de la vivienda nueva aumentaron por encima del 5,0 %.

Según analistas, este comportamiento se puede mirar desde dos puntos: “Lo que eso nos muestra es que en Cali la oferta de vivienda está creciendo a un ritmo más grande que la demanda y hace que los precios no crezcan tanto como sí sucede en Bogotá o Medellín”, dijo Julio César Alonso, director del Centro Internacional de Economía y Finanzas, Cienfi de la Universidad Icesi.

Agregó  que si los precios crecen a un ritmo bajo es  una buena señal  para los hogares vallecaucanos interesados en  comprar. “La buena noticia es que hay de dónde escoger”, afirma.

Por otro lado,  el bajo crecimiento en los precios de venta de la vivienda nueva se pueden leer como una baja valorización de la propiedad raíz en la ciudad y al mismo tiempo como la posibilidad de invertir en vivienda por costos favorables.

Alexandra Cañas, gerente de Camacol Valle, explicó que en general los precios de la vivienda nueva se están ajustando a la capacidad de la demanda efectiva de la región,  teniendo crecimientos más moderados, sin embargo, “en los próximos meses posiblemente se tengan  incrementos  una vez se reglamente en su totalidad la nueva Ley de Edificaciones Seguras,  lo que hace muy interesante la compra de vivienda nueva en estos momentos”.

Agregó que desde el primer trimestre de 2014  las condiciones económicas de la ciudad han mejorado y desde esa fecha el precio de la vivienda nueva ha tenido un repunte interesante (6,4 % en el 2015). 

Asimismo, para la presidente de Camacol nacional, Sandra Forero Ramírez, “el dato revelado por el Dane sigue dando señales de que la vivienda es un activo saludable para la inversión y la preservación del patrimonio de los hogares a pesar de la coyuntura económica actual”.

En los últimos 12 meses el precio de la vivienda nueva en Cali creció 4,8%.

Aumenta la venta de vivienda
Según datos de Camacol Valle, entre enero y julio de 2016 se vendieron 11.118 unidades habitacionales en  la  ciudad de Cali y los municipios del área de influencia, lo que representó un incremento del 13 % con respecto al mismo periodo del año anterior.
El 45 % de esas unidades fueron vivienda de interés social, mientras que el 55 % correspondía a vivienda de más de $93 millones. Jamundí lideró las ventas, con 4484 unidades, correspondientes al 40 % del total comercializado. Por su parte en Cali se vendieron 4091 viviendas.
Todas estas ventas representaron para la región ingresos cercanos a los $1,6 billones.
Asimismo, hay en la ciudad y los municipios vecinos  una oferta de vivienda  de 7374 unidades  habitacionales, de las cuales 2133 son de interés social.
Quieres ganar dinero? #UNETE, Quieres #Comprar, #Vender o #Alquilar? Contactanos Aqui:

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Colombia Real Estate es simplemente la solución a miles de personas que invierten en propiedad raíz o desean vivir en Colombia.

85 Inmobiliarias se han unido para encontrar la propiedad que busca y vender su propiedad… Mucho más Rápido y eficiente.



#Colombia again, the No.1 country searching in Miami property

In July, Colombia, once again, leads all foreign countries in searches for South Florida real estate, according to the Miami Association of Realtors (Miami) . For the eighth consecutive month, Columbia ranked as the No.1 international country using MIAMI’s search portal

Colombian’s growing interest in South Florida Real Estate

According to MIAMI and National Association of REALTORS, Colombia tied in third with Argentina in purchasing Miami real estate among foreign countries in 2015. In all South Florida foreign transaction, Venezuelan buyers led with 13 percent, Brazilian buyers followed closely behind with 12 percent and in third were Colombian and Argentinian buyers at 10 percent. Colombia was also the second biggest spender in South Florida property last year, spending an average of $516,000 only behind Brazil ($766,000).
MIAMI showcased the Miami property market at the Gran Salón Inmobiliario, Colombia’s most influential property showcase, in Bogotá, Colombia to continue promoting South Florida real estate to the world and the already interested population.
The most searched U.S. market: South Florida
According to Realtor.com, the top-10 U.S. markets for international real estate demand in July 2016:

1. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
2. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
3. Bellingham, WA
4. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
5. Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL
6. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
7. Urban Honolulu, HI
8. Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI
9. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
10. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
Spain and Israel are also looking into Miami Real Estate

In July 2016, Spain remained among the top-six foreign countries searching for Miami real estate for the third consecutive month. Israel finished eighth (tied for its previous highest rank in May 2016).

“It is no surprise Miami is the most searched U.S. market for international home buyers,” said Mark Sadek, the 2016 MIAMI Chairman of the Board. “Miami welcomes and embraces all cultures. From South America to Europe to China to all over the globe, foreign home buyers feel at home in Miami.”