Real Estate in Brazil
Last updated on Jun 05, 2023
Summary: An expat looking to buy a home in Brazil should begin by researching the different areas of the country and deciding which region best suits their needs. They should then contact a local real estate agent to help them find a suitable property. Homes in Brazil typically include amenities such as air conditioning, a kitchen, and a balcony or terrace. Some homes may also include a swimming pool, a garden, and a garage. Foreigners are allowed to own property in Brazil, but there are certain restrictions. For example, foreigners are not allowed to own land within 50 kilometers of the borders. Additionally, foreigners must obtain a CPF (Cadastro de Pessoa Física) number in order to purchase property in Brazil.
How do I find a place to live in Brazil?
We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:
"I choose Jardins because it is one of the few places where you can walk to the pharmacy, supermarket ect. The downside is that I spend 3 yes three hours a day to and from the office (7 km each way).. My office is in a commercial area and living there would be depressing," explained one person living in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Brazil?
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Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.
Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.
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