As interest rates have gone down in the last years to 6.5%, and the inflation is rising but in a fairly controlled way, the expectations are very positive as people will have better borrowing conditions, will consume more and therefore increase the GDP of the country. We can observe these changes regarding interest rates over the last years.
The historic low in Brazilian interest rates since mid-2017 has sparked fierce competition among banks striving to attract clients. As a result, analysts expect the Brazilian property market to see supply drop dramatically by the end of this year.
Low interest rates and improved market conditions lead to booming investment in Brazilian real estate funds, a trend set to last for at least 2 years.
Read why the latest cut in Brazilian interest rates to the lowest ever is good news for economy generally and the property market in particular.
Recent government measures have given the Brazilian property market a boost, particularly for demand. In some parts of the country, for example, Fortaleza, the market is already moving upwards with a rise in property prices.
PepsiCo’s foods division is looking to double its revenue in the next three to four years in Brazil in spite of a recent slowdown in Latin America’s largest economy.
PepsiCo’s plan reflects the belief of many local groups and multinationals that the longer term structural source of economic growth in Brazil, the rise of its lower-middle class, especially in the traditionally poorer northeast, is intact.
The latest Ernst & Young Capital Confidence Barometer for Brazil finds levels of confidence high with a bright outlook for the immediate future. Executives, both globally and in Brazil, feel the time is right to grow their investment in Brazil.
Brazil is currently carrying out one of the largest affordable housing programmes in the world. The next phase (3 million additional properties) will further boost the property market in the country as well as creating employment and advancing economic growth.
The Brazilian housing market remains strong with steady house price increases. The final quarter of 2013 saw house prices rise by 3.5% from the previous quarter with all major Brazilian cities benefitting from increased property values. Brazil continues to hold its position as a hot property location for real estate investors.