Category Archives: Real Estate

Three interesting Brazilian real estate news

Brazilian government creates unified record for buying and selling property The Ministry of Finance explained that the Provisional Measure 656, published on Wednesday, October 8, in the Diário Oficial, created the concentration of the acts of enrollment for homeowners. According to the Executive Secretary of the Brazilian Ministry of Finance, all property buying and selling [...]

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Micro apartments in downtown São Paulo, an option for those that need to be close to work

The estimated price of the square meter in the building Downtown São Luis is 15 thousand Reais. A little bit higher than the price per square meter in downtown São Paulo. The price of the apartment is in the range of 270 thousand dollars considering that the property is only 18 square meters – about [...]

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Seaside properties in Buzios at risk of collapsing

There are already four mansions at risk of collapsing at any moment in a luxury condo in Armacao dos Buzios. Buzios is a famous resort town in the Lakes Region at the Northeast of the state of Rio de Janeiro. Picture Ronaldo Pantoja, O Globo. One of these seaside mansions belongs to the brazilian actress [...]

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Another property scam lures British investors into buying land in Brazil

Several British investors were lured with the valuation of land in Brazil with the realization of the World Cup and the 2016 Olympics and were eventually the target of a scam, according to BBC Brazil. Alleged entrepreneurs from a real estate agency in the UK, based in the Gherkin building – a symbol of the [...]

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Adriano, brazilian soccer player, selling house in Barra da Tijuca

The time away from football seems to be starting to affect the financial life of soccer player Adriano, the Imperador. Sidelined since his spell at Atlético-PR and currently without a club, the “Emperor” is are putting his house on the market. The mansio is located in a luxury condominium in Barra da Tijuca in Rio [...]

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How about renting Ronaldinho R10′s house for the World Cup in Rio

The Brazilian soccer player Ronaldo Gaúcho or Ronaldinho R10, is not playing at this years World Cup in Brazil but he is hitting a jackpot – ok, i wanted to say “batendo um bolão”. One of countless soccer related slangs Brazilians would use for someone that is playing well by renting his house in Rio [...]

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Purchasing power decline worries Brazilian property builders

The decrease on the purchasing power has not prevented the growth of real estate market in Brazil in recent years. To compensate for the escalating prices, developers are releasing smaller and more distant neighborhoods apartments. The strategy ensured continuity of sales so far, but experts warn that this strategy is expiring because property prices have [...]

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Construction of the tallest building in Brazil stopped for environmental damage

The Justice of the state of Santa Catarina embargoed for environmental damage the works on the building Infinity Coast, in Balneario Camboriu, 80 km from Florianópolis. The project, which should have 60 floors and reach a height of 240 meters, is still at the stage of foundations but aims to become the tallest building in [...]

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BBC reports the fears of a ‘bubble’ in Brazil property prices

The British website BBC published on Wednesday, 30th, an article discussing the increase in real estate prices in Brazil, as wages in the country grew and mortgages became easier to obtain. However, while millions of homeowners have benefited others struggle to pay the bills. The report notes that prices began to increase when the country [...]

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Falling house prices, higher supply than demand in rentals and airline tickets unsold

Real estate prices should have a severe devaluation after the 2014 World Cup, in the opinion of professor at the School of Economics of FGV(Fundação Getulio Vargas), Samy Dana. Professor Samy Dana estimated that the prices of some properties in the 12 World Cup host cities can plummet 50% after the sports event, especially in [...]

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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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