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When we asked expats what advice they would give a foreigner before buying a property in Brazil, they said...

"1. Brazil has a robust property purchase system, so it is important to consult with a legal advisor to learn more about the various steps required to buy a property. 2. As a foreign investor, the Brazilian government requires proof of identity, a valid Brazilian tax number, and proof of residency. 3. It is important to research property taxes in the area where the property is located, as transfer and capital gains taxes may apply. 4. A local real estate agent can be instrumental in helping to navigate the legal process and finding the right property. 5. Any documents or contracts involved in the purchase process should be carefully reviewed and checked with a legal adviser. 6. It is also a good idea to have a survey of the property carried out, to ensure the value of the property increases in the future," remarked another expat who made the move to Brazil.

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