“A laudable approach to selling property, good customer service”, just some of the praise coming from the judges responsible for awarding uv10.com ‘Best Small Agent’ in this year’s Association of International Property Professionals (AIPP) Awards – the third time of winning this award in four years.
The Secretary of State for Tourism in Rio Grande do Norte, Renato Fernandes, has outlined his plans to upgrade Natal’s tourist infrastructure. Already known for its ‘sun and sea’ – Fernandes wants to add marinas, golf, five and six star hotels and possibly even a theme park to Natal’s compelling offer.
Ever since it was discovered by surfers back in the 1970s, Brazil’s Pipa has been a tourism success story.
It is an exciting time to invest in Brazil. With 2013 marking the 10th anniversary of Jim O'Neill of Goldman Sachs classifying the country as one of the BRIC nations (along with Russia, India and China), Brazil's progress over the last decade is under scrutiny.
Emerald Knight, the ethical investment specialist, is offering an exclusive opportunity to invest in a social housing scheme in Brazil, with projected fixed returns of 20% after one year.
With the 2014 FIFA World Cup and Rio 2016 Olympics getting ever closer, foreign house hunters are no longer looking at Brazil for just holidays but also for pure investment opportunities.
Historically the poorest region of Brazil, the northeast is now on the move and posted the highest GDP growth figures in the country from 2000 to 2010 – 4.2% versus 3.6% for the nation as a whole.
Pristine and affluent, the southern Brazilian island city of Florianópolis (Floripa) has seen some steep house price rises in recent years. Yet, whilst many global property markets are faltering, values here continue to climb.
According to a report out last week, 35 million Brazilians climbed out of poverty in the last decade and now 53% of the 194 million-strong population is middle class.
Until recently, the primary connection between the UK and Brazil appeared to be a shared love of the beautiful game with legends Juninho, Emerson and Ramires gracing Premiership pitches but now focus is shifting from football to investment as the UK is named as the second largest overseas investor in Brazil according to Ernst & Young's first annual Brazilian Attractiveness Survey.
With France and Europe's other large economies heading for recession (Source: Daily Telegraph), Colordarcy.com recommend that investors should look to other countries such as Turkey, Brazil and the USA for high capital growth.
Brazil’s INCC (Indice National da Construcao Civil or National Civil Construction Index) adds interest onto stage payments and can come as an unexpected shock to property purchasers.
Whilst Cameron tries to dodge his double dip, Britain’s currency is at least showing strength and trading at a two and a half year high against the Brazilian Real. Suddenly, a holiday home or investment purchase in this alluring Latin American nation is an even more affordable prospect.
“For a small company, the level of expertise outpaces even the largest players” – this is what the judges had to say when they awarded Brazil specialists uv10.com “Best Small Agent” in the Association of International Property Professionals (AIPP) Awards 2012.
Synonymous with bronzed bodies and itsy bitsy teenie weenie bikinis, Brazil undoubtedly has some of the finest beaches in the world with Natal, positioned on the nation's north eastern Atlantic coast voted as one of the best beach locations in South America according to the 2012 Traveler's Choice Awards, compiled by travel review site TripAdvisor.
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