Brazil Investment Hotspots – Sao Paolo

Even as I am writing this, property prices are still rising in double digits annually in Sao Paulo. The Sao Paulo property market was only just beginning to boom back in 2008 and six years later in 2014 it has still not run out of steam. The city is one of the most sought-after places to live in Brazil and also Brazil’s largest city.

Sao Paolo was once more famous for its slums, however the government is making real attempts to raise the living standards of its population. There remains a lot of work still to be done, but as with any major city there are good areas and not-so-good areas.

The city is continuing to attract many Brazilian and international companies, creating more jobs and supporting the growth of middle-class professionals living and working in the city. An investor in Sao Paulo today can expect a combination of high capital growth and positive cash flow from rental income.

 

Key Area: Higienópolis – The Neighbourhood Of Health

The Neighbourhood of Health is an area that has been developing since the 1970s and is seen as one of the best areas to live in the city and certainly one of the best places to invest.

Transport links are among the best in the city and the arrival of the subway system has helped increase the number of residents who value the ease of access to important areas of the city.

The blue metro line serves the residents through three stations: St. Jude, Health and Place of the Tree, as well as Santa Cruz. Investing in locations close to these stations and the local Bourbon Shopping area is likely to bring good rental income.

Back in In July 2008 the price per square metre was US$3,000 – this has now almost doubled to US$5,997, according ZAP research.

 

Key Area: Vila Romana

Vila Romana is one of the up-and-coming areas of Sao Paolo and is currently seeing its own mini construction boom with a number of bars, restaurants and other retail outlets being built to satisfy the growing number of middle-class residents.

Prices in this area have risen 129.5% in less than four years. The price per square metre is currently US$7,006.

 

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