Renting in Argentina

Long Term Leases in Buenos Aires

We just finished negotiating our renewal lease and I’m very happy with the results –  a 23.3% increase for the first year and an additional 24.3% increase for the second year. With inflation running at between twenty-five and thirty percent that’s a pretty good deal! As we pay building expenses separately, we’ll just have to … Read more

Palermo Buenos Aires Apartment Rentals

After a lot of hard work, we’re happy to announce that our new Palermo Buenos Aires apartment rental is finished and ready to rent! The Fitz Roy Suite is a modern 50 square meter, open one bedroom Buenos Aires rental apartment located on the best block in Palermo Hollywood, Fitz Roy between Guatemala and Soler. … Read more

Buenos Aires Apartment Rentals

Our luxury Palermo Hollywood studio apartment in Buenos Aires is available for rent. This beautiful Buenos Aires rental property is located on Humboldt between Charcas and Santa Fe – less than one block to the “D” subway and close to all the bars and restaurants in Palermo Hollywood. The building is less than a year old, … Read more

Studio Apartment Wanted: Palermo Soho or Palermo Hollywood

UPDATE: We found a studio apartment in Palermo and it is now available for rent. If you happen to know of anyone selling a nice studio or reasonably priced one-bedroom apartment in Palermo Soho or Palermo Hollywood, please let me know. Ideally looking for something new-ish, 30+ sq meters, lots of light, amenities, etc. Send … Read more

New Buenos Aires Condo Hotel Development

A good friend of mine has just launched his latest Buenos Aires condominium hotel development project – 4955 Charcas. After selling out his first development project, 5865 Nicaragua, entirely in pre-sale, he has focused his attention on developing his next set of luxury condominium-hotel apartment units in Buenos Aires. These new luxury studios in Palermo Hollywood … Read more

Looking for an apartment in Buenos Aires? Have $5.9 million to spare?

The Travelling Buenos Aires blog has an great story about one of the city’s most famous buildings, the Kavanagh Building in front of San Martin Square.  The building was unique for its time (featuring central air and cold storage) and was also the tallest building in Buenos Aires.  They also relate an interesting rumor about exactly why it … Read more

Finding an Apartment

Finding an apartment in a foreign country when you’re not there may seem like a daunting task, but with the Internet it’s pretty easy. Once I decided to make the move, I immediately went to Craigslist Buenos Aires to see what apartments were available. I had some specific requirements – furnished, located in Palermo Soho, accepts dogs, has some outdoor space, and is as roomy as possible.  Luckily, Craigslist lets you search and sort by apartment features and area. In addition, since my Spanish is very basic, it’s helpful that many of the ads are in English. If you’re fluent in Spanish, you probably have a number of other options available to you that I did not.

Craigslist has both owners and real estate brokers who post ads. In many cases, the real estate brokers will charge a fee for finding an apartment which is usually one month’s rent. This is a question you should ask up front if it is not specified in the ad. Foreigners will also be charge a much higher rate than locals.  This is especially for short-term, furnished rentals. Anyhow, I was willing to pay a bit more for the first six months so that I could find a clean, safe place and learn my way around. I figured I could move after the first six months and find a better place if we had to.

Luckily, on the first day of searching, I found an apartment that looked perfect.  It was in Palermo Soho, was large, and while it did not have outdoor space, had an indoor pool! The owner was listing it and there was no fee, plus his English was very good so it was easy to email back and forth. He sent over photos of the apartment:

It looked great! It was a bit more than I wanted to spend, but I didn’t want any problems, so I decided it made sense to do it for the first six months at least.  I sent over the U.S. $510 deposit.

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