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Brazil’s home buyers bet on the ballot

Being a homeowner in Brazil is hard work. Although mortgage interest rates have been slowly coming down since last July — when the average rate peaked at 11.3 per cent, according to the Bank of Brazil — rates are still high.

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Brazil expands mortgage financing options in possible boon for homebuilders

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s National Monetary Council (CMN) on Tuesday raised the price threshold of homes eligible to be financed by a worker severance fund to 1.5 million reais ($400,000), in a move that may benefit the country’s largest homebuilders.

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Disney Expansion Turning Orlando Into Hotspot For Brazil Real Estate Investors

Tosiyuki Nakamura. Odds are you have no idea who that man is, or where he is from. It is not Japan. Nakamura is a Brazilian.

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Brazil 2017 home prices fall for first time in at least a decade

Residential real estate prices in Brazil fell in nominal terms for the first time in at least a decade in 2017, a study by real estate group FipeZap showed on Thursday, highlighting continued risks in Brazil’s housing market.

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Are Brazilian real estate buyers back in Miami?

Brazil is to the Miami real estate market as LeBron James was to the Miami Heat: a supernova phenomenon that lifted us to the greatest heights, but left difficult questions and painful longing in its absence.

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Brazil pilots Bitcoin solution for real estate registration

Ubitquity LLC recently launched to a pilot project in Brazil, recording real estate ownership on the Bitcoin blockchain. The Delaware-based startup runs a platform that secures the records using Colu's colored coins protocol.

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Brazil home prices fall slightly in March, survey finds

Brazilian home prices fell for the first time in 13 months in March, signaling that demand for residential property remains weak as Latin America's largest economy struggles with a three-year recession and household indebtedness near all-time highs.

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New collaboration explores the future of urban housing in Brazil

The School of Architecture and Planning and the Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism (LCAU) at MIT have established a long-term initiative to rethink the future of affordable housing in Brazil, which faces an estimated shortage of 7 million units.

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Brazil Real Estate Is Now Cheap And Distressed

Commercial and residential real estate prices in Brazil continue to fall, and after ending 2016 5.5% lower than they did 2015, distressed asset lovers may find Brazil more interesting in 2017.

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Brazil Real Estate To Fall 'Deeper' In 2017

After years of skyrocketing housing costs in Brazil, the market has come down to earth since the recession. Next year will see even deeper declines in Brazilian real estate. Fitch Ratings said Tuesday that home prices in Brazil “will drop further as the economy remains challenged.”

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