Finding a Home in Buenos Aires
Newspapers and Web Sites
The listed publications show both rental and purchase properties:
La Nación and Clarín are the two leading daily newspapers of Argentina and can be found at any newsstand. The web sites are updated on a daily basis. Real estate classifieds include both furnished and unfurnished properties. Both the papers and sites are in Spanish. During the week, Clarín costs $3.25, La Nación $3.50; the weekend editions ($8 Clarín, $6 La Nación) have the biggest listings.
The Buenos Aires Herald is an English paper for the city. It is a daily publication, however if you are looking for anything in the classifieds section, i.e. real estate, purchase the Sunday publication. ;The website is also updated daily, and Sunday is the day when the most classifieds are listed.”> is the largest English-language paper in the city. It is a daily publication, but for the best real estate listings, purchase the Sunday edition. The web site is also updated daily $3 during the week, $6 on Sundays.
The Argentina Independent (formerly The Argentimes) is a free online fortnightly publication in English. It is geared towards younger travelers as well as expatriates.
The Nose is a free, bimonthly publication in English. Its distribution is limited to hostels, travel agencies, and certain bars and restaurants. The website is updated regularly.
Argentine Chamber of Real Estate — This is a Spanish website. Select ‘Buscador de Propriedades’ to enter in your search criteria and view listings.
Real Estate Agents
All reputable agents will take you to view the properties. There are some who will take you in their cars, and others will accompany you via public transportation. The commissions for purchasing property will range between 3-6%, depending on the purchase price of the property and how new the property is. Many new buildings have a higher commission. Commissions for rental properties tend to be equal to one month’s rent.
Real estate offices are called “inmobiliarias” in Argentine Spanish and tend to be localized instead of having extended networks in the city. The companies below, however, have fairly comprehensive property listings and will help you through the entire purchasing process; they can also recommend notaries and lawyers to go over the paperwork and contracts (which are required to be in Spanish). They are quick to respond to questions, and understand that many foreigners want to have everything arranged for them by the time they arrive in Buenos Aires.
Apartments BA is a luxury apartments rental agency that offers highly experienced help with foreigners purchasing property. The employees speak English fluently, and because of their extensive experience in buying properties for temporary rent throughout the city, they have a fast network of trusted real estate agents, lawyers, and notaries. They are not realtors, but they are trusted and will recommend you to reputable people.
Tierra Estates is a real estate company established by an expat Englishman, David Cummings. The employees speak English, and have a high familiarity with the city and surrounding province, as well as other provinces in Argentina and Uruguay. They specialize in start-to-finish help, from searching for a property to finalizing the sale. They also have several rental properties throughout the city.
Buenos Aires Real Estate Search is the company of Pericles Economides (aka Pericles James) who partners with ReMax in Argentina for purchasing and maintaining properties throughout the city. He speaks fluent English, works with reputable notaries and lawyers for the purchasing contracts, and is involved in every step of the process. He specializes in properties for purchase.
Aloja Argentina focuses mainly on properties for sale, however they do have rental properties as well. The website is in English, and they have English speakers on staff, as well as people who speak French and Portuguese. You will be limited to viewing property they list; however, their listings are extensive and the support they offer is from the start of the process through the end.