Category Archives: Real Estate

Properties for rent on the World Cup on the verge of madness

These are not five star hotels or luxury spas, not even resorts, but the amount the residents willing to leave their homes in the 12 World Cup host cities in exchange for extra money is a high standard. The World Cup, which will be held between June 12 and July 13 , warmed up the [...]

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A place in the sun, an interesting Brazilian documentary about penthouse residents… with english subtitles

I found on Reddit the other day, this very interesting Brazilian documentary that covers the universe of the residents of penthouses in the cities of Recife, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. The director gained access to the residents of these penthouses through a curious book that maps the elite and influential people of the [...]

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In big cities, the “compact” apartments are getting even more compact

At the Brazilian real estate market, after the commercial spaces phase, now the builders are betting on “compact” apartments in prime big cities. According to developers and agencies, the price per square meter of this type of product varies between R$ 7000 and R$ 11 000 per square meter, meaning that a 34m2 apartment costs [...]

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Companies specialized in land urbanization expand and enter the radar of investors

The entry of big investors definitely put lots of companies on the radar of the market. With an entire country to break while the large urban centers are saturated, the sector is touted as the next frontier for groups that work with construction. While in big cities the shortage of land has made the square [...]

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Property prices in Brazil will fall hard after the World Cup, says Brazilian professor

I recently read an article in a Brazilian newspaper quite lucid and realistic. The article brings to light all the signs that are already clear to anyone: that real estate prices in Brazil have unrealistic prices and that after the World Cup they will begin to fall. This is probably the most expected scenario for [...]

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NYT features Três Rios, in its real estate section… this blog had already featured Tres Rios as a good place for property investment

On November 21st, the real estate section of the New York Times, Great Homes and Destinations, featured a farmhouse in the town of Três Rio, south of the state of Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil. The article shows the beautiful property and also gives tips to foreigners that would like to buy in Brazil. This [...]

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Planned communities are the new trend of the Brazilian real estate market

The planned communities are a recent trend of the Brazilian real estate market. The subject was highlighted at the recent Complan – International Seminar of Planned Communities that happened in Costa do Sauipe, and was organized by ADIT, the Association for Real Estate and Tourism Development of Brazil. Planned communities are basically an evolution of [...]

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Manaus: big homebuilders are attracted to the region as the city verticalizes

If you didn’t read the recent New York Times article about the cities and population growth around the Amazon you have to do it… link below… it gives great insight about the current state of deforestation in the area, but also gives good hints about how fast the region is growing economically: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/25/world/americas/swallowing-rain-forest-brazilian-cities-surge-in-amazon.html To follow [...]

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2013 may be a good year for foreigners to start thinking about buying property in Brazil again…

… if you forget Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, forget your dream property in tourist areas and focus on cities with growth forecast and properties for rent or sale. At the end of last year, experts indicated that the Brazilian real estate market would begin to live a moment of accommodation. It was predicted [...]

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Current information about the property market in Brazil – part 1

Foreign individual investors disapeared from the beaches and cities of Brazil after the 2008 economic crisis, but that doesn’t mean they have stopped purchasing properties in Brazil. While the money has vanished, there are still lots of people interested in investing and buying property in Brazil either for resale or renting out or to live [...]

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Foreigners fighting over favela property in Rio de Janeiro

A German businessman took advantage of the absence of its Austrian owner, to take back the Pousada(inn) Alto Vidigal, located on the hills of the pacified favela of the Vidigal in Rio de Janeiro. The attack occurred during the night in September 2012. The German invaded the property and expelled employees and guests on the [...]

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Where to buy houses or apartments for investment now in Brazil

Some people tell me they would like to buy something in Brazil and enjoy this growing country while ensuring a home or property to rent in the future. I think this is quite right and I always tell these people that NOW is the best time to buy property in Brazil. It turns out that [...]

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Survey shows that the value of real estate in Rio reached it’s limits. Most owners now accept to lower the price.

The rampant valuation that in recent years dominated the real estate sector in Rio de Janeiro, begins to give clear signs of stabilization. Between December 18, 2011 and June 19, 2012, Veja Rio, a brazilian magazine, followed negotiations involving twenty apartments of three and four bedrooms in the neighborhoods of Ipanema and Leblon. During the [...]

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What you can buy for R$ 300.000 (about U$D 160.000) in the main capital cities of Brazil

Brazil, the country of diversity, and one of the largest territorial extensions in the world, also has a huge discrepancy in prices of real estate. Differences of values are evident both among states and regions – such as the Federal District(Brasília), where the average price per square meter of used property is R$ 8,100 and [...]

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NBC features brazilians snapping up South Florida real estate and sparking new boom

Dressed in an expensive pinstriped suit and sporting the latest Louis Vuitton sunglasses, Miami real estate broker Cristiano Piquet is ready to make a sale. He has a client in his shiny new white Rolls-Royce, and they’re on their way to see $9 million apartment at the W Hotel on South Beach. Piquet’s client, 32-year-old [...]

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