Brazil Introduces Tax Exemption for Real Estate Foreign Investments



Brazil has exempted foreign investors from paying a financial transaction tax if they purchase real estate investment trusts traded on the country’s stock exchange. This measure announced on Thursday was taken in hopes that foreign investments would be encouraged and later support Brazil’s economic recovery.

Rio is the ‘Real’ Deal as Real Declines



Property in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is beginning to look very attractive for foreign investors as prices continue their swift decline, fuelled by a sharp devaluation of the Brazilian Real.

Brazilian Real Estate Values Looking Good



Brazilian real estate values are set for further expansion, boosting foreign direct investment (FDI), a forecast that Alternative Asset Analysis has strongly agreed with. Real estate experts believe that the Brazilian market offers excellent opportunities for investors. David Lynn, of Clarion Partners in New York, says that this can be put down to a number of […]

Brazil’s Slums Are Running Out of Space



Middle and low-income buyers are in danger of being squeezed out of Brazil, due to the country’s shortage of affordable housing.  According to some estimates, Brazil needs at least 6 million more houses to accommodate its poor citizens. Shanty apartments cover the hillsides of the slums (or favelas) of Rio de Janero, and while some […]

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