MercoAgro - Farmland Real Estate, Investments in Agriculture
Lands, Ranches, Estancias - properties in Uruguay Argentina Paraguay


Cerro Cora 1124
CP1544 Asuncion, Paraguay


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farmland realtor
in southern South America
since 1997

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We are realtors for farmland, ranches, rural real estate in Uruguay and Argentina since 1997 and in Paraguay since 2006. What we advise our customers to do with their funds is quite often what we do with our own funds.

Investment in farmland has become more mainstream compared to 10 years ago and farmland valuations rose quite strongly in most parts of the world since 2004, as they did in the countries mentioned here.

Operational farming returns have risen substantially, too, but still less then land prices. As of end of 2014 one can expect 2,5-4,5% operational returns on (land-)investments in Uruguay, 3,5-7% in Paraguay. As comparison, returns in the US may be around 3% (as stated in this Sept 2014 Forbes article), operational returns in Western Europe typically being around 2%. See also Financial Time's Feb. 2015 "UK farmland returns more than Mayfair"
return through appreciation of farmland in Uruguay and the Paraguay Chaco was in the range of an accumulated 500 – 700 % in the decade to 2014.

Farming in southern South America is in an earlier state of modernisation and intensification, having more upward potential then their first world counterparts and are not relying on state subsidies.

Uruguay has a rather European culture and rather stable political, juridical and social framework, geographically being part of the Pampa Humeda, the temperate climate macro region with roughly 1.200 mm of rainfall rather evenly distributed annually and often with black rich agricultural soils, similar to the Prairie States of the US Midwest.
Paraguay is a country with weaker rule of law, but offering, especially in the Chaco, lands of very attractive price/value ratio. Climate and soils correspond to the tropics.
For the time being we discontinue offering properties in Argentina unless they feature historic architecture.
land prices in Uruguay,
uruguay country information - taxes costs regulations immigration

“offers Uruguay farmland property” and
“offers Uruguay farmland >US$4M” link to listings that are primarily agri investments.
”lifestyle & historic Estancias” link to properties that feature instead OR additionally historic architecture or some other outstanding charm and scenery
”offers land Paraguay Chaco” links to our Paraguay real estate portal, listing virgin forest land and working farms in the Chaco region

More on forest investments in Paraguay as a way of preserving natural forests :
forest investments

More farmland investments South America news and opinion

Asuncion / Montevideo, Dec.2014
P. Voss

grand estancia
it can be grand and beautiful, too


"They aren’t going to make more land, but they’re going to make a lot more 30-year Treasuries." ( Financial Times 10.Sept.2011

monthly featured property :

farm for sale uruguay

offer u286
farm in Uruguay/Salto
1264 hectare
55% potential crop land, entirely prime grazing land
asking US$5.688.000

beef Uruguayan gras-fed beef (Wall Street Journal)

climate map some brief data on soils and climate

a few more links, not too closely related:
Estancia San Eugenio
Estancias Uruguay guest ranches
estancia architecture
Some thoughts about Estancias as alternatives to a Cortijo antiguo historico Andalucia or some other historic estate in Spain for sale and living on some other type of historic mediteranian Masseria Puglia or Masseria Sicily/Italy,
some Uruguay photos, of summer and winter
more featured links global farm land real estate, guest ranches,