Bogota’s hottest neighborhoods

Colombia Reports Neighborhoods in Bogota are valued differently, depending on their location, urban development, and existing private construction projects, some are worth more than others. According to a research conducted by real estate website Metrocuadrado, taking the...

$600M in construction contracts in Colombia granted to ‘construction mafia’

Hundreds of millions of dollars in construction contracts have been paid to companies who may have illegally won the contracts, an investigation conducted by the Colombian Chamber of Infrastructure (CCI) said Monday. The specifications of many of the...

Pablo Escobar’s death house for sale again

The Medellin house where infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar was killed is being advertised for sale again. The five-bedroom house in the western part of Colombia’s second largest city is being sold by U. based rental...

Bogota plans social housing projects in upper class neighborhoods

Colombia’s capital Bogota is planning to carry out social housing projects in some of the city’s most expensive neighborhood in an attempt to curb social and economic segregation, the administration announced Friday. According to the director...

30 Medellin buildings under inspection for structural problems after ‘Space’ towers collapse

A range of Medellin construction projects using “hyper optimization” – a fast, cheap and resource efficient way of building assembly – have almost all recently had serious quality problems leading to collapses and evacuations. Ten...

Medellin blows up apartment complex 4 months after fatal tragedy

Following a tragic accident in which part of a luxury residential complex in Medellin collapsed last year, one of its towers was imploded on Thursday an unexpected seven minutes earlier than planned. At 08:53 AM,...

Medellin to take down partially collapsed flats in controlled explosion

Medellin announced on Thursday that it will demolish the apartment building complex that partially collapsed in October killing twelve people. The implosion is scheduled for February 18 and will mark the next step in the...

Colombia tipped as one of the world’s top retirement destinations

Twenty years back, it would have been hard to believe that Colombia would soon be considered a world-class destination for people looking to retreat overseas. Nonetheless, a look at recent global rankings show Colombia...

Colombia’s VP calls for bills freeze for Medellin building collapse victims

Colombia’s vice-president has called for companies to stop sending bills for subscription TV, home loans and utilities to former-residents of a building that collapsed a month ago, killing 11 people in Colombia’s second biggest...

Colombia’s state council stops construction in Bogota’s eastern hills

Colombia’s state council has declared an area of 2315 acres as part of a forest reserve in the eastern hills of Bogota, putting a stop to future construction in the zone, local media reported Tuesday. The area of...

House Hunting in … Colombia

International Real Estate A two-story house in Bogotá is on the market for $1.8 million (3,140,000,000 COP) This two-story corner house in Bogotá’s oldest historic neighborhood, La Candelaria, is nestled among stucco buildings with Spanish tile...

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