Category Archives: Real Estate

Sunday Balconies in Casco Viejo

Panama Casco Viejo Strolling Sunday morning, taking photos of Casco Viejo`s beautiful balconies. I think I`ll re name the town into the “Town of a Thousand Balconies”.

Casco Viejo Special Homes

Casco Viejo Real Estate Blog Having a 400 mt2 home in a historic city (any historic city) is quite a unique thing. Those are truly special opportunities,  each one is irreplaceable.  At this time you will be able to find in  Casco Viejo two properties under this parameter:  Casa Vidal and Benedetti Penthouse Central. Very different from each other, they share certain features such as water views, access to a pool and the ability to have three bedrooms.  But they are diametrically opposed in style and form, one being more of a colonial townhouse and the other, a penthouse so … Continue reading

Casco Viejo Properties Under $400K

Casco Viejo Real Estate Blog This is probably the most diverse real estate category in Casco Viejo, Panama.  You can find anything from one bedrooms to two bedrooms, with views and sometimes if you are lucky even parking. $329,000 Casa Ruigar No.7 : This one bedroom is loft style and makes for both an easy investment or easy place to live. Why we like it? the building has elevator and a water view roof terrace with swimming pool.  It also has a private roof terrace with views. More info on Ruigar No7. $335,000  Montefiori No.1: Probably the best priced two … Continue reading

Casco Viejo Properties Under $300K

From time to time we like to present a snapshot of what`s on the market in Casco Viejo. This is the first of three postings: real estate property under $300K, under $500K and Special Homes. On the “perfect for singles” category or “easy investments” (meaning already income producing) here are our picks and why: $150,000 at  Marqués de Portago:  small pied a terre, well located and rented. Why we like it? We like the tenant and the fact that is 30 seconds or less away from parks. Ideal if you like outdoors activities like jogging or bicycle.  It is also … Continue reading

Arco Properties featured at Blank Magazine, Panama

Real Estate at Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama. Check out “The Future of the Past” is Blank`s article on Arco Properties and Casco Viejo!  They interviewed us about real estate and how we envision Casco`s future.  We talked a lot about projects, the importance of social housing and the community`s vision for an eclectic, vibrant neighborhood.  But even with all my “stage” training I got a bit nervous in front of the camera!   Luckily, I was in good hands… thanks Francisco (Barsallo) for such great photos! and to Rafa, Maristella and Solange for putting it together!

Casco Viejo Pharmacy Opens Today! Welcome El Boticario

Casco Viejo, Panama, Casco Antiguo Real Estate For Sale, For Rent at Panama`s Historic District For a month, the commercial space at the corner of 4th and A Avenue in Casco Viejo had been under construction. Casco`s first fully suplied pharmacy was about to open.  Yesterday, I couldn´t take it anymore and plastered my face against the glass and asked: when????.  Ana Cristina, the owner, smiled while opening the door: “Tomorrow, we are still working, but tomorrow”. Pharmacies in Panama are a bizarre mix between a department store and a drugstore. Some go as far as selling home decoration and … Continue reading

Casco Viejo Properties: Buying Land around a Hotel

Casco Viejo – Panama – Casco Antiguo Real Estate For Sale, For Rent At Panama`s Historic Town The buzz is up: not only the newly built Cinta Costera is bringing more attention to Plaza Herrera, Casco Viejo.  The recently started construction of American Trade Hotel has taken over the plaza. People have walked into our office looking for investment opportunities around the area, trying to buy land before the hotel opens doors.  Here is what you can buy nearby the area: You don´t want to develop, just own land: 1.  Isabella is for you.  Owning unrestored property and sit on … Continue reading

Buying Next to a Hotel: Casco Viejo Commercial Spaces

Casco Viejo – Panama – Casco Antiguo Real Estate For Sale, For Rent at Panama`s Historic District Probably the highest returns (especially long term) in most historic districts come from owning commercial spaces in high traffic areas and Casco Viejo, Panama`s Historic District is not an exception. And what better than owning a commercial space in front or nearby a hotel?  check out these options nearby the American Trade Hotel restoration project: 1. Best Value Purchase: Benedetti Commercial Space Why:  No other commercial space can offer you the same amount of space with such elegant visibility and flexibility in terms … Continue reading

Casco Viejo Investment Report: Hotels & Restored Apartments

Casco Viejo – Panama – Casco Antiguo Real Estate For Sale, For Rent at Panama`s Historic District Anyone who lived through the revitalization of  Cartagena, Colombia could tell you that prices in the area (and the activity in general) gained momentum with the opening of the Santa Clara Hotel.  Currently, beautiful restored apartments in their protected historic district go from $4,000 to $7,000 per square meter, depending on amenities. Today, in Casco Viejo, Panama, high end restored properties go for anything between $2,300 to close to $3,000 per mt2.  Several small hotels are already under construction, two have already opened … Continue reading

Reasons To Love Casco Viejo – Part 1

Casco Viejo – Casco Antiguo – Panama Our Turff. “Love is in the air”… with St. Valentine so near you can almost taste the strawberries with cream (smell the roses!) , it might be a good moment to sit back and think about why we love Casco Viejo! I have quite a list… but before I get into it, would like to invite anyone reading this blog to send us your reasons! 1. You can walk everywhere: since I moved to Casco I developed an allergy to cars and traffic… and found out that I really, really, don`t depend on … Continue reading