Will Twilight’s Breaking Dawn Boost Brazilian Property Sector?



Last week saw the long awaited (well for some!) launch of vampire sequel The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1, with its much anticipated wedding scene, and despite it receiving a measly 28% on Rotten Tomatoes it predictably trashed the competition. However it is the honeymoon location which may have caught many people’s attention. The […]

Brazil’s North-Eastern State of Ceara to See Population Boom



It’s been predicted that Brazil’s north-eastern state of Ceara, the municipalities of Pecem, Sao Goncalo and Caucaia will undergo something of a population boom due to ongoing development of the port and industrial zone. The current population of Pecem and Sao Goncalo is just 15,000, but this is expected to expand to 140,000 within the […]

Social Housing Project Enabling More Brazilians to Own Homes



The success of the popular Brazilian social housing project, Minha Casa Minha Vida, has meant that an incredible 67% of the population is in a position to buy their own home, compared with a figure of just 10% in 2005. Waseem Saddique, founder and current acting CEO of Housetech Developments, a major real estate development […]

Brazilian Mortgage Market Shows Room for Growth



At the moment foreigners cannot apply for mortgages in Brazil, but the mortgage market here is extremely young, and there’s lots of room for growth in the future, especially as the current level of mortgage lending accounts for just 4% of GDP. To put this into perspective, mortgage debt in the US accounted for 55% […]

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