When you are looking for an overseas property investment, what are the key points that need addressing before you commit to a viewing, reservation or a purchase?
Capital growth, secure economy, stunning scenery, fantastic prices, rising tourism figures, beautiful climate… How about oil reserves and major sporting events? …Ok those last two may not be as appealing, but trust me they are going to drastically effect the value of your investment property.
An example of a major sporting event’s implications on local property values would be South Africa which is due to host the 2010 World Cup. In 2005 property values in South Africa rose by a staggering 35%, with news of the country’s successful bid from 2004. It isn’t only South Africa seeing their property prices increasing either. Cape Verde just off the coast is seeing similar price increases; this would probably be pinned down to it being a great stop off for anyone travelling to world cup games from western countries. Click for our Cape Verde property.
Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Cuiabá, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Manaus, Natal, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, São Paulo. These are all “host cities” therefore these are going to be the cities that see the most direct benefit that this prestigious event will bring with it. But it will definitely not stop there, I am sure that all of Brazil is going to see the benefits of the 9.8 billion reias the government has set aside for tourism development of which 63.3% is allocated to infrastructure upgrades.
Brazil’s huge newly discovered oil reserves are sure to act as a magnet for Foreign Direct Investments. With oil reserves around the world dwindling and demand not letting up we are seeing another rise in prices at present. Brazil has positioned itself in a position where it is not overly reliable on oil; therefore it is now in a fantastic position to exploit its reserves.
So you can see where the growth of your investment property is going to come from. Other points I think you have to take into consideration though are: The fact that Brazil is only a 7 hour flight from Europe, it has increasing employment and a massive shortage of first-time homes somewhere between 8-10 million!
Oh Wait! Don’t forget that Brazil is also due to host the Olympic Games in 2016!
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