Topic: Real Estate Argentina
Even if you’re one of those people who loves their job and doesn’t mention the possible retirement as an exiting option, the possibility of living without the hazard of time-table hard work is indeed appealing.
It doesn’t mean that you’re going to become a lazy person, sitting all day long watching TV and sipping your delightful ice tea (though you could if you wanted to, and no one could say anything, you’ve given your share to society)… It only means that you’re pressure-free, that you’re your life’s only master. Indeed you can still work and develop all those wonderful projects that have been sitting in your mind all these years; or may be travel around the world, or even better… find yourself a gorgeous getaway dream home and live permanently in it.
There’s not a single person in the world that would refuse to stop working and do whatever they feel like. This may be a super sophisticated image people have on retirement. Especially these days, in which the world is becoming not such a pleasant place to be in, the economy is upside down and very few people manage to retire at 50.
Even when you do, there’s so much you need to take care of in this ever changing world that most surely, the present would look very little like the image you’ve been picturing the last couple of years.
However, as Ying and Yang, the coin has indeed two complementing sides… If the possibilities of a peaceful and royal like retirement are closing in the most developed countries such as the US, France, Spain, UK and Germany; many outstanding opportunities are opening in the developing countries. Argentina is, indeed, a fine example of an alternative retirement opportunity.
The variety of options is as broad as there are climates, regions and cultures in our country to explore.
Far south the lovely Patagonia region where peace and quiet, nature and sophistication go hand in hand is one of the best required places for elder couples or singles. The strong European touch of the many Welsh and German communities that have settled in the area welcomes the foreigner as a local (especially there will be no striking aesthetic and cultural difference). The northern region of our country is indeed one of the world’s unspoiled paradises with virgin nature surrounding you and a wonderful mild weather that would improve body functions is one other wonderful alternative.
Of course, if you’re willing to leave your comfortable home back in the States and you’re planning to upscale your life standard to royalty, Buenos Aires is the place. Featuring a strong Parisian feel with a touch of Latin style this city exudes an everlasting strong cultural life very appealing and interesting both to the local and the visitor.
If indeed Argentina’s beautiful landscapes and endearing culture are a strong pro –though these can be found elsewhere in the world too- , the ultimate decision making feature is the fact that Argentina’s economy features a very positive dollar-peso rate, has a superb health care system, medicines are indeed relatively cheap (specially comparing American and European Standards) and Real Estates is at it’s perfect moment for acquisition. Even more, the elder mature “citizens of the world” will feel very at ease in this European-Latino cultural environment.
In recent weeks both Fortune and the official AARP Bulletin have agreed on the fact that Argentina is one of the top destinations for retried Americans these days. Even more, these days the Social Security Administration is involved in an international direct deposit system that provides for the transfer and conversion of your Social Security benefits right into the participating foreign bank. Called electronic benefit transfers, these are now available to U.S. retirees moving to Argentina.
The experts agree on the fact that Argentina is now a strong alternative to a Florida condominium. The excitement of moving into a new and sophisticated culture, a great upscale value of your life’s savings and your social security and the peacefulness of a country that has faded away it’s critical economy (though this was even more appealing for dollar-oriented savings having reached a 4 to 1 exchange rate) as well as the modern communications available in the country (Internet and world wide airport communication) make of Argentina these days’ best retirement alternative.
Investing in the future, in land in Argentina and Chile.
See Picture Gallery of some parts of the south of Argentina:
Argentina in Photos Part 3
Our planet is our only home, our only hope to remain living like humans. But, given the fact that we are contradictory beings, our indiscriminate “use” of our planet earth is resulting to into us digging our own grave. We’re taking more than what we’re putting in, and every one knows –from a business man to a farmer- that this equation is intrinsically wrong.
The fact that in these days our troubled relationship with our environment, by means of climate alterations, floodings and several other unusual natural disorders makes of this matter an urgent issue to address before it is too late. Activists from all over the world have gained a tribune –in media and in a growing portion of non governmental organizations- to discuss these problems and to act accordingly.
World around there are taking place all sort of initiatives and programs to revert the mark our forefathers have left on our planet. However in the majority of the cases this is carried on –not by local governments- but by private individuals who “invest” their money not in money-profitable risk investments, but into socially and culturally important matters.
For worldwide unusual magnates, investing in this particular pro-ecological- non -profitable Real Estate has become a way of living.
Such is the case of the American fashion industry millionaire Douglas Tompkins and his wife Kristine. Back in the early 80s and 90s Tompkins was the proud owner of Espirit clothing brand. His business was a true success. However, by 1991 we thought it was time to change. He sold his shares and bought up 741,200 acres of forest and fjord in a remote and largely uninhabited area of Southern Chile -- not to develop or log off the land, but to conserve it. Tompkins’ beliefs  made him turn his life of commodities in the country of the North, and change his present –and hopefully his (and ours as humanity) future.
Recently he broadened his project; he and his wife bought a superb piece of land in the north east region of Argentina –Esteros de Ibera (Ibera estuaries) as a way of furthering his work to recuperate part of the area’s natural equilibrium by helping endangered species.
This is an outstanding project, and for better or worst it has not passed unnoticed. Supporters and detractors have much to say.
The first thing one might think is: Why on earth would someone be against this philanthropic venture to help our planet?
The answer is indeed historical and political mainly due to the fact that several millions of acres in Argentina and the rest of South America are being sold to private individuals who exploit natural reservations. Even more, some people argued that Tompkins was “washing” dirty money by means of these millionaire transactions.
So far, none of the accusations was made on solid grounds, and the actions taken on by the American philanthropic couple have proven these detractors wrong.
The main goal of the project is not to profit –economically- out of these investments, but to profit in cultural, social, historical and ecological ways. One outstanding feature of their project is the explicit statement that once the environment in question is recuperated, it would be yielded to the local governments as National Park Reservations.
One thing is certain to me; given the fact that we’ve been attacking our homeland throughout centuries to an unbelievable extent (considering the repercussions we’ve been suffering lately), when someone without other intentions than those explicit in his actions shows up to do something good without asking for any private retribution we should be grateful and hope that one day we all stop hurting our environment, for it’s the only one we have.
He defines himself as an ecological activist. It is well known that he stands for what is known as deep ecology. This is a philosophy for life that conceives the world not centered in mankind, but as a complex equilibrium of natural forces. This is a science of ecology, which emphasizes the fact that all things are connected, are related; that human beings are merely one of the millions of species that have been shaped by the process of evolution for three and a half billion years.
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