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Is Brazilian Luxury Real Estate Attractive to Russian Investors?
June 01, 2023

Hi Everyone,

Is Brazilian Luxury Real Estate Attractive to Russian Investors?

This newsletter issue, which has been prepared by WhereInRio , the leading luxury real estate agency in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil since 2007, examines the reasons why Russian investors consider Rio de Janeiro's luxury real estate market a golden opportunity.

Rio de Janeiro, the legendary city of Brazil, is a preferred destination for foreign investors looking to invest in luxury real estate. Russian buyers, in particular, have shown increasing interest in Rio de Janeiro properties in recent years.

Furthermore, some experts predict that Russian investors' interest in Brazilian real estate may continue to grow in the years to come.

Current economic and political situation between Russia and Brazil

The economic and political situation between Russia and Brazil is a key factor that attracts Russian buyers to Rio de Janeiro's luxury real estate market.

Brazil is an attractive destination for Russian investors due to its good relations with Russia, which could help boost future purchases of luxury real estate.

Indeed, the official visit of the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs to Brazil in April 2023 aimed to strengthen economic and political ties between the two countries.

Current trends and future forecasts

Rio de Janeiro's luxury real estate market is constantly evolving and offers many investment opportunities for Russian buyers. Currently, properties located in the upscale neighborhoods of Leblon, Lagoa and Ipanema are particularly attractive to Russian investors.

In the future, Brazil's economic growth should continue to stimulate the real estate market, thus creating new investment opportunities for Russian buyers.

What advantages do Russian speakers have in investing in luxury real estate in Brazil?

Investing in luxury real estate in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, can provide excellent return on investment (ROI) and potential short- and long-term gains.

For example, properties located in prime locations such as Joá or Ipanema have experienced significant appreciation over the last decade, and this trend is expected to continue in the future.

In addition, rental income from luxury properties in Rio can provide a reliable source of passive income, particularly during peak tourist seasons.

Furthermore, investing in Brazilian real estate can provide effective protection against inflation, as property values often increase during inflationary periods. Many Russians have successfully invested in luxury real estate in Brazil, particularly in Rio de Janeiro.

It is worth noting that Russians often make cash purchases when investing in Brazilian real estate, which gives them an advantage with property owners in closing transactions.

Why do Russian speakers tend to buy real estate in Brazil?

Russian investors can benefit from many advantages by investing in luxury real estate in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Firstly, according to the Brazilian Association of Real Estate Developers (ABRAINC), Russian investors have been among the top 10 foreign buyers of real estate in Brazil in recent years, which is a testament to the appeal of the Brazilian real estate market for these investors.

Additionally, Rio de Janeiro is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city that attracts tourists from around the world, thus providing a significant potential rental market.

Russian-speaking investors can therefore buy properties as second homes for themselves and their families, but also rent them out for short or long-term profit in a promising future city.

Finally, Brazil also offers attractive tax benefits for foreign investors, with relatively low tax rates and incentives to invest in real estate.

All of this makes Rio de Janeiro's real estate market an attractive option for Russian-speaking buyers looking for profitable investment opportunities in a growing real estate market.

About the Author:

WhereInRio , the leading luxury real estate agency in Rio de Janeiro, provides buyers with a team of highly qualified local and international real estate agents as well as lawyers specialized in assisting foreigners to navigate the complexities of property purchase in Brazil. The agency also offers long-term, or seasonal rental services, and personalized high-quality concierge services.

Notes from Olga:

Do you remember how in one of the previous newsletters we talked about "When one door closes, another opens"? Meaning that while some countries (very popular among Russian buyers in the past) impose sanctions and Russians are limited with their international real estate purchasing there, some other countries are being discovered by these Russian investors.

I have briefly checked the Brazilian property offers on one of the popular Russian real estate portals for international properties, and found just 4: villas, townhouse and hotel. The price ranges from $100k to $600k (in round numbers) approximately. Well, right now Brazil seems to be not the most popular destination, although growing in popularity, and there is not much competition so far… But there are also realtors on the Russian internet who offer Brazilian properties on their websites aimed at Russian buyers.

This information from Brazil can help you get a more thorough view on the topic "Russians buying real estate in YOUR country" and then use it to your business advantage.

If you wish to share with other readers any info on Russian investors in your own country real estate and economy, you are welcome!

To your best business success,


Olga Kellen,
"Anything Russian",
English - Russian Translator,
Associate member of ATA,
Author of the e-books for realtors and property sellers
Selling to Russians

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