Brazilians are accounting for a rather large percentage of the home buyers in Miami and have significantly contributed to the overall upward trend in home sales in Miami for 2011. Right now it is a very affordable option for Brazilians to purchase in Miami rather than at home. Significant home price increases in Brasilia, Rio De Janeiro, and Sao Paulo have pushed these markets past most all U.S. cities in prices. Home prices in Brazil have increased 25% and continue to trend up. Another important motivator for Brazilian buyers is the currency’s 45% gain against the U.S. dollar since 2008, according to Bloomberg news.
The majority of Brazilians are buying for leisure reasons (solely or in addition to investment purposes) and Miami is the place to be for world-class shopping, dining, beaches, nightlife, and entertainment. It’s a place where wealthy Brazilians may pamper themselves and spend freely without the danger that wealth brings back home. This surge of home sales has caused developers to begin plans for future property construction.
Brazilian or not, Miami has a wonderful selection of luxury properties suitable for vacation homes. Call 877-852-6636 for more information and to schedule a property tour. Here are some examples of ideal locations for investment and/or vacation homes:
Bella Mare Condo ~ 6000 Island Blvd. Aventura, FL 33160
Bella Mare peaks majestically from Aventura’s famous Williams Island. This beauty boasts impeccable luxury condos with simply too many amenities to name – wet bar, breakfast club, social room, spa, salon, et al.Penthouse 2 Penthouse 6
Icon Brickell ~ 475 Brickell Avenue Miami, FL 33131
10 acres of fun and excitement, this mega-luxe, Starck-designed property offers incredible interior design, functionality, and smart technology. Fabulous amenities abound, including the use and access of Key Biscayne’s Grand Bay Club and the spa and fitness center at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne (in addition to the use of Icon Brickell’s own 28,000 sq. ft. spa and fitness center). Unit 2308
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