Just stopped in the Barrio Norte office of one of the higher profile apartment developers (new construction).The prices they quoted ranged from $2650 to $2940 per sq meter - 3rd floor versus 8th floor - for a (ready to move into) 2 bedroom, 84 sq meter (incuding 12 meter balcony) apartment in Alto Palermo...plus 3% commission....plus the escribano's fees (usually about 2%)..plus the cost of transferring the money (from 1 to 2%).The rep with whom I spoke had two questions: "Is the price good for you?" and "Where is your money?" I said yes, and then added that the funds were in the US. I then asked if it was "difficult" to send the money to Argentina.The rep gave me a painful look and said, "It can be done, but NOT with a bank, NOT with a bank." They didn't want to go into details until after I have seen the apartment and am serious about buying.
It will be interesting to see what they tell me next.