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A multi-faceted lifestyle
Uruguay ofers a great location and a gentle climate
A stable, fair government free of political strife
Uruguay’s European culture will make you feel at home
What’s bringing expats to Uruguay in 2012?
An in-depth look around Uruguay will help you pick your region
You’ll get real insider information on how to get things done
No matter what you’re looking for, chances are you’ll fnd it in Uruguay
The Spanish arrive in Uruguay…twice
The Portuguese move against Spanish dominance
The revolution against Spain brings the return of the Portuguese from Brazil
Uruguay gains independence with the help of Argentina
The birth of Uruguay’s two traditional political parties
Uruguay enjoys a period of peace and immigration
Uruguay becomes a leader in social reform as the 20th century unfolds
A dark period of military rule gives way to a modern democracy
The structure of today’s government
Today’s political scene
It’s Spanish…with a local twist
Resources for language learning
Spanish audio courses
Online Spanish dictionary
Getting help from MS Word
In-country Spanish schools
Don’t even consider leaving home without these items
Your Uruguayan real estate dictionary
Don’t be intimidated by the language
Already speak some Spanish? Here are some Uruguayan peculiarities
Uruguay’s economic history
The new millennium begins with a new economic crisis
Today’s economic picture in Uruguay
Key economic statistics for the potential expat
Inter-country comparison of key indicators
A good economic climate for the expat
Getting to know Uruguay: Our journey around the country
Montevideo: A world capital that can feel like a small town
Ciudad Vieja—Montevideo’s historic center
Property samples in Ciudad Vieja
Centro—A great-value neighborhood
Property samples in Centro
Some of Montevideo’s fnest areas
Long-term rentals in Montevideo
Ciudad de la Costa
Property samples in Ciudad de la Costa
Rentals in Ciudad de la Costa
Costa de Oro
Atlántida: The centerpiece of Costa de Oro
Property samples in Atlántida
Arriving at the river Arroyo Solís Chico
Rentals in Costa de Oro
The Piriápolis area
Piriápolis—One of Uruguay’s oldest resorts
Property samples in Piriápolis
The nude beach at Playa Chihuahua
Punta del Este—South America’s number one seafront destination
Why the Punta del Este market is so popular
Punta del Este’s lay of the land
Think Punta del Este is too expensive? Check this out
Punta del Este property examples
Punta del Este rentals
Rocha—Home to Uruguay’s best beaches
José Ignacio
Property samples in José Ignacio
La Paloma
Property samples in La Paloma
Rentals near La Paloma
La Pedrera
Property samples in La Pedrera
Barra de Valizas
Property samples in Barra de Valizas
Aguas Dulces
Barra de Chuy
The Uruguayan Interior
Treinta y Tres
Villa Serrana for a hilly vacation getaway
Tacuarembó—The heart of the pampas
Mercedes—The little city on banks of the Río Negro
Property samples in Mercedes
Rentals in Mercedes
Uruguay’s river cities
Salto—A great alternative to Montevideo
Property samples in Salto
Paysandú—For land parcels and low cost of living
Property samples in Paysandú
Fray Bentos—A new wave of prosperity
Property samples in Fray Bentos
Carmelo—Back to the 19th century
Property samples in Carmelo
Colonia—Uruguay’s World Heritage Site
Areas of interest in Colonia
Colonia property overview
Property samples in Colonia
Rentals in Colonia
A waterfront alternative outside of Colonia
Building instead of buying
Compared to “back home”, it’s a diferent world
The fine art of price padding
A step-by-step purchase process
A summary of real estate transaction costs
Title insurance
Financing your purchase
No foreign ownership restrictions
Categorizing farm land in Uruguay
Buying property at auction
Power of Attorney
Rental agreements
Be aware of renters’ rights
Common types of visas in Uruguay
Retiring to Uruguay under Law 16.340
Begin preparations before you leave home
Your immigration status refects the steps of the process
The step-by-step residency process
Taking advantage of Immigration’s branch ofces
Immigration costs
Immigration consultants
Immigration attorney
Obtaining your second passport
Immigration contact information
Bringing your pets into Uruguay
Getting your pets back to the U.S
Traveling with pets
The ups and downs of the U.S. dollar
A sample budget if you’re renting a house
Sample budgets if you own your home
Additional cost of living factors to consider
The price of owning a car
How to save on the monthly budget
Uruguay’s public health care system
Private health care system
The cost of health care
Age limits and insurance alternatives
Excuse me?
Gift giving
Cofee time!
Holidays and festivals in Uruguay
What you won’t like about Uruguay
What you’ll love about Uruguay
Opening a bank account
Getting a driver’s license
If it’s priced in dollars, pay in dollars
Paying your bills
Home modifcations and BPS
Phones, cable, and Internet
Registration of cell phones
What you won’t fnd at the grocery store
Finding outlets, bolts, wire, and other hardware
The hairdresser
Tips on appliances
At the post ofce
Public transportation
Hotels vs. motels
Nude beaches
Types of taxes in Uruguay
Promotional investment tax breaks
Free trade zones
Uruguay’s ofshore fnancial vehicles
Take a look at an example tax situation
Taxes paid to your home country
Got a tax question?
Uruguay ofers a positive investment climate
Ease of doing business
Business resources for further information
Buy your commercial property using the best vehicle
Commercial property examples from around Uruguay
Getting to Uruguay
Traveling within Uruguay
Staying in touch
What to pack
Suggested itineraries
What to do while you’re here
Enjoy Uruguay!
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Uruguay the Owners Manual 5th Ed

Uruguay the Owners Manual 5th Ed

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