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$10 a Day to Own This Beach-Town Lot

Right now, you could buy your own piece of property right off the beach in Brazil…in a location where millionaires are putting their vacation homes…and all it will cost you is a few hundred dollars a month. The beaches here are spectacular—brilliant-white sand stretches for miles. Along that long stretch of coastline, multi-million-dollar homes are dotted. Over the past decade this part of Brazil has enjoyed an economic transformation. Very little has happened here—but now we’re seeing an opportunity.

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Icaraí de Amontada—Brazilian for “Cheap, Beautiful Beachfront”

Natchi and her husband own the biggest guesthouse in town and business is booming. Wind energy is a big deal in this part of Brazil. When I stayed in their place—midweek during off-season—the place was packed to the rafters with 45 wind-energy workers. This is Icaraí (pronounced ick-areye), the closest town to the nearby wind farms. But sheltered in lush vegetation and right on the empty beach…this certainly doesn’t feel like a frontier energy town. It’s a tropical paradise.

Fortaleza

Get in Line for Easy Gains in Fortaleza

Last October, I told you about the opportunity to buy a pre-release lot in the Fazenda Imperial gated community. This project is being designed with the growing middle classes of Northeast Brazil in mind. As a reader of these alerts you’ll know that I’m bullish on the new middle class play in this part of the country.

The Best Beaches in the World

The Best Beaches in the World

The best beaches in the world are in Brazil. Ask a Brazilian and he will tell you Brazil’s best beaches are in the northeast, centered on Fortaleza. Miles of wide and deep white-sand beaches connect little fishing villages and kite surfing outposts.

Buy Brazil and Buy Now

Buy Brazil and Buy Now

The short-term rental market in Fortaleza, Brazil is strong right now. For example, in one recently completed building in the Iracema Beach area (where I’ve visited several times), condos rent for $100 per night.

High Yields on a $124k Condo in Brazil

High Yields on a $124k Condo in Brazil

Fortaleza in Brazil’s north-east, where the country’s new middle class comes for its beach vacation, is doing particularly well. With over three million visitors each year it has cemented its place as Brazil’s biggest domestic tourism destination.

The Fishermen Of Fortaleza

The Fishermen of Fortaleza

At dawn fishermen gather on Mucuripe beach in Fortaleza, Brazil, waiting to be ferried out to their jangadas, small wooden boats with distinctive triangular sails.

Brazil: Boost Your Retirement Fund With a Rental Condo

Brazil: Boost Your Retirement Fund With a Rental Condo

My husband and I wanted to be ready for an affordable and truly enjoyable retirement. And we wanted it sooner rather than later, too. But being at the tail end of the baby boomers, we knew we had to get ahead of the curve and seek out a retirement spot before the real estate prices got out of reach.

Buy a Condo on the Best Beach in Brazil

Buy a Condo on the Best Beach in Brazil

The best beaches in the world are in Brazil. And ask a Brazilian and he’ll tell you that Brazil’s best beaches are here in the northeast. That makes the beach I’m standing on the crème de la crème. Because it’s the nicest stretch in the northeast…nothing but miles of white-sand.

“We May End Up Living in Our Investment”

“We May End Up Living in Our Investment”

My husband and I wanted to be ready for an affordable and truly enjoyable retirement. And we wanted it sooner rather than later, too. But being at the tail end of the baby boomers, we knew we had to get ahead of the curve and seek out a retirement spot before the real estate prices got out of reach.

The One Place to Buy in Brazil

The One Place to Buy in Brazil

I’m facing the ocean. Moon and city light bounces off the breaking waves and the white sand. To my right, three miles of beach opens up. The street market in the middle of the bustling boardwalk is open and it’s buzzing with commerce.

Brazil: Where to Buy Right Now

Brazil: Where to Buy Right Now

The property market in some regions of Brazil is on a tear. In parts of North-East Brazil, for example, I’ve seen the value of some condos increase by 50% in just over two years. Better still, because of the financing here, you can make a small down payment (as little as 1%) to control this condo over the two-year period with an investment of a fraction of the purchase price. This is where I have been investing my money.

Four Ways to Make Money in Brazil

Four Ways to Make Money in Brazil

Fortaleza (and the beach towns to the east and west of the city) is where Brazilians like to vacation. More of them vacation here than in any other place in Brazil.

Brazil: Coastal City Condos for $1,306 a Month

Brazil: Coastal City Condos for $1,306 a Month

Brazil’s biggest real estate opportunities are in the Northeast, centered on Fortaleza. Historically this part of Brazil has been poorer than the more developed south…and real estate prices much lower.

Three Ways to Buy Brazil

Three Ways to Buy Brazil

There are three real estate trends taking shape in Brazil that you can take advantage of right now. I’ll tell you more in a moment. First, some quick background on the country—and the region I’m most bullish on.

Top Two Rental Investment Picks for 2010

Top Two Rental Investment Picks for 2010

There’s so much positive news from Fortaleza: A new, 10,500-acre, duty-free zone…a record number of new jobs…air cargo up 68.9%…airport passenger numbers surging 34.5%. This area has outperformed the rest of Brazil for the last 15 years.

Kitesurfing Brazil – Catch the Wave

Kitesurfing Brazil – Catch the Wave

For fans of the sport, there are few adventures that match the fun, challenge, and beauty of kitesurfing Brazil.

Low costs for food and lodging and six months of dependable wind a year make kitesurfing in Brazil a no-brainer for pro and amateur alike.

Profit From Fortaleza’s Booming Tourism Industry

Profit From Fortaleza’s Booming Tourism Industry

I’ve just returned from my sixth scouting trip to Fortaleza, Brazil, in the past 12 months. It was the wettest time of year when I was there—a time that attracts the lowest number of tourists; a time when the hotels should be empty.

Why You Should Buy Rental Property in Fortaleza

Why You Should Buy Rental Property in Fortaleza

The short-term rental market in Fortaleza, Brazil, is strong. Quality condos (typically, small two-bedroom units) in the Beira Mar area of the city rent for $84 a night in high season and $63 a night in low season.

Historical São Luiz—Where You’ll Find Large Colonial Homes by the Sea for $108,200

Historical São Luiz—Where You’ll Find Large Colonial Homes by the Sea for $108,200

The central coast of Northeast Brazil takes up just 400 miles of Brazil’s 4,000-plus miles of tropical coastline. Yet it’s the best example of Brazil’s diversity that you’re likely to find, from the rich Caribbean-style culture of São Luiz to the modern highrises and dazzling beaches of Fortaleza.

Spotlight on… Fortaleza, Brazil

Spotlight on… Fortaleza, Brazil

I have just returned from a scouting trip to Fortaleza on Brazil’s Northeast coast. I hadn’t been there in two months. A lot has happened in this short time.

An income opportunity in Brazil that yields 18.8% annually

An income opportunity in Brazil that yields 18.8% annually

The stretch of coast in Northeast Brazil around the city of Fortaleza is a kite-surfing Mecca. The wind blows almost every day, drawing kite-surfers from around the world. You may not care for kite surfing, but you might have a lot more in common with these guys than you think… You could, in fact, harvest this wind for profit instead of fun.

Spotlight on...Fortaleza, Brazil

Spotlight on…Fortaleza, Brazil

I have just returned from a two-week, 540-mile scouting trip along Brazil’s northeast coast. I had to see this place for myself, after hearing reports from my colleagues at International Living, Laura Sheridan and Eimear O’Driscoll, who traveled there in January to scout property deals east and west of the city of Fortaleza.

Off the radar for Americans: Beachfront lots for $17,500 on Brazil’s Northeast coast

Off the radar for Americans: Beachfront lots for $17,500 on Brazil’s Northeast coast

Hundreds of miles of dazzling, white-sand beaches surround Fortaleza, on Brazil’s Northeast coast. Its clear, tropical ocean waters maintain a year-round temperature of 80˚ F. The capital of the state of Ceará, this city of more than two million people boasts its own beautiful in-city beaches, sizzling nightlife, and great restaurants. It is a hub of activity and a great amenity if you choose to live in the more peaceful fishing villages outside of the city.

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