Legal Law

Anyone can own a property in Brazil

Foreigners (non-Brazilians) can own property directly in Brazil. Furthermore, foreigners have the same property rights as Brazilians and will obtain a free and clear title to the property. It is no different than owning real estate in Europe or the United States. Brazil is fast becoming the world leader in attracting foreign investment and immigration. There are literally millions of foreign citizens in Brazil who own property and businesses. There is no risk since the property is guaranteed by the Constitution for Brazilians and foreigners. The ownership of the land is in perpetuity and always includes all mineral and water rights, since these cannot be separated from the land in Brazil. Title insurance is available from a US-based title company.

Okay, so you can own a property in Brazil. Why would you want to do it?

Brazil is home to the largest rainforest on earth, the largest river on earth, and “Carnival,” which is like a super version of Mardi Gras.

Brazil has the sixth largest population in the world. Due to its size, there are only 15 people per square meter. km, concentrated mainly along the coast and in the main cities, where two-thirds of the population now live: more than 19 million in the greater Sao Paulo and 10 million in the greater Rio. Sao Paulo is possibly the most populous city in the world, with more than twice the population of New York City.

Few countries offer such a wide variety of environments. Brazil has more land mass than any other country in South America. In terms of area, the nation is the fifth in the world, surpassed only by Russia, Canada, the United States and China, occupying almost half of South America. Brazil has contrasting ecosystems such as the Amazon Rainforest and the Atlantic Forest with its incredibly lush forests, the Cerrado (scrubland) and the Caatinga (arid lands), the Pantanal (marshland) with its floodplains teeming with an incredibly rich chain of animal reproduction. .

Still not impressed? Well, would you be impressed if you could buy 50 acres of Brazilian highlands for $ 15,000? Owner financing is available with no credit check and with a 10% down payment.

Description of the area

Unlike the nearby state of Bahía Occidental, SE Tocantins has seen little development. W. Bahia, with climatic and agronomic conditions similar to those of SE Tocantins, today (together with Matto Grosso) is the most developed agricultural area of ​​the border states, with highly productive farms, fertile soils (after correction) and an environment economic conducive to agriculture. . The city of Louis Eduardo Manghales, center of the agricultural activity of W. Bahia, is only 120 km from this farm. Farmers from southern Brazil and Americans / Europeans discovered the area and have very profitable farms, growing soybeans, beans, corn, rice, cotton, coffee. While the climatic and agronomic prerequisites in southeast Tocantins are similar to those in W. Bahia, unclear land in W. Bahia is very expensive, while unclear land in southeast Tocantins is cheap and potential investors they overlook it. Today SE Tocantins remains largely undeveloped. In my opinion, ninety percent of the land is uncleaned / unused. The rivers here are of exceptional natural beauty and are largely overlooked by Brazilians. It is only a matter of time before farmers and tourists discover the area and pave the way for a land boom from Matto Grosso and W. Bahia.

Description of the city ….. 20 km (12 miles) away, Rio do Conseicao (Conseption river), pop. 2000. A new road was built to connect this town to the end of the line. There is very little traffic. The city has all the basic needs: two schools, a medical clinic, – the school and the clinic are free (Brazil has free national medical care available to all residents regardless of income level); supermarket, a couple of restaurants and bars, landline, cell phone coverage; however, there is no fixed internet or gas station. Satellite Internet service is available even in the most remote parts of Brazil, but it is expensive. Satellite Internet service costs about $ 100 a month. You can buy a simple house for about $ 10,000. In the center of town, there is a river, Manuel Alves, with a rocky beach; the water is shallow, clean and fast; beautiful waterfalls are just behind the bridge. On Sundays the whole town comes to this square in front of the river.

Dianopolis, a city of 20,000 people, is 40 km (25 miles) from this farm. This city has everything, including modem and DSL Internet access.

Farm Description ….. The Brazilian owner made this 7500 acre farm available to be sold in smaller parcels, 50, 100, 200 acres in interior parcels. The landscape is of gently rolling grassland / scrub, overlooking the plateaus, and a distant cliff of W. Bahia. The landscape is no different from Arizona, but with an annual rainfall of 1500mm. Sparse vegetation, shrubs and grasses. It seems that to clean this land, it would only take a pass with a puck.

Access ….. A 12 km wide sandy path leads to this farm from an asphalt road. To get to the farm you will need: 4×4, or … pick-up, high suspension FWD, motorcycle or horse / donkey. Access to lots within the farm, a tractor or other agricultural vehicle will easily bypass the terrain / vegetation. All lots have rights of way. The riverfront lots have an 8 meter right-of-way, for everyone to enjoy. Unfortunately, you will not be able to drive or ship any of your cars, motorcycles, trucks, or farm tractors from the US to Brazil. Brazil is a major manufacturer of motor vehicles. The world’s largest Volkswagen production plant is located in Brazil, plus many other car, truck and tractor companies are also located in Brazil. Brazil has strict import quotas and restrictive tariffs to discourage imported motor vehicles. If you buy a property in Brazil and move here, you are allowed a family move, free of duties and fees. It would be financially beneficial for you to take advantage of this generous allowance because normally all imported products are subject to heavy import taxes. However, you cannot include any motorized vehicle in the household move. The best thing would be to sell your motor vehicles where they are and buy new ones in Brazil. Importing your new or used motor vehicles into Brazil would be prohibitively expensive and problematic.

The soil is acidic, low pH, quartenic; sandy soil requires much less lime application than clay soil; white color on top, then several inches of gray sand with some organic matter, the ground has a peach color. To correct the fertility of this soil, two tons of limestone per hectare and 800 kg of fertilizer were added. I have observed local farmers growing in their gardens: bananas, cassava / cassava, lemons, oranges, papayas, coconuts, cashews, mangoes, without any soil correction. A wide variety of tropical fruits, nuts, spices and other crops can be grown in this tropical area.

This soil, as it is, would be very suitable for rice. Rice has a high domestic price. This soil is very suitable for growing castor beans (mamona) without soil correction. Mamona has an oil content of 40% and is used in Brazil for oil extraction to produce commercial grade biodiesel fuel. These beans will grow in any soil, as is!

Forest repopulation. Eucalyptus, Southern Pine, Teak and Bamboo Trees – Will grow in this soil as is and are fast growing, can be cut down in as little as 5 years, one acre will produce about 500 trees, can be used locally for fence posts and beams.

Fat / cattle. Existing natural pastures are scarce and are not to the liking of cows. The seedless grass, a variety I saw in Tocantins, ‘brachiaria’, grows over 6 feet tall. Otherwise, the land as it is, may be pasture for sheep and goats.

Under state law, 35% of this land must be left in the native state. However, this rule seems to be largely ignored.

Property Taxes – Fortunately, property taxes are very low in this area. Annual property taxes on a rural property here valued at $ 50,000 USD would be around $ 50 USD.

Altitude, about 750 meters higher than the farm, which allows the coffee plantation.

The rivers in SE Tocantins, as I have never seen before, are of exceptional natural beauty. River in this farm, Manuel Alvinho. Approximately 10m wide, 1.5m deep; current, 5 km / hour; small fish. One waterfall, several rapids. Water clarity, excellent. The banks of the river are pink sand and pink sandbanks lined with palm trees, making for an exceptionally attractive landscape. This farm has a waterfall about 30 feet high and several small rapids. You have to see the photos, or visit, to believe. There are several springs along the river bank. Some places in front of the river have firm but flooded sand. Water from the higher elevations slowly seeps into the valley, feeding the river throughout the year. These perpetually wet sands would constitute a unique irrigated field, leading to unusual plantings. Well water, depending on the distance from the river, from 5 to 60 m deep. Higher vs. elevation on the farm, I estimate a difference of about 150 feet.

There is a ‘pion’, a farm worker, who lives nearby and watches over this farm.

Climate. It rains a lot for 5-6 months, from October to April. It rains a lot for about an hour every other day. Then sunny. Annual rainfall of about 1,500 mm, which is about the same amount of rain that Florida usually receives. Dry period, from May to October, it rains little or nothing. Temperature, there is no difference from winter to summer. Daytime mean highs, 29 ° C (84 ° F); Average nightly lows, 19 ° C (66 ° F). This land is located in the tropics, but it is in the highlands of Brazil, so it is not that terribly hot and humid here. The year-round temperature in southeast Tocantins is similar to the temperature in Hawaii.

You might be wondering “What’s the catch?” This is agricultural land with good potential. This land is natural grassland, but can easily be converted to productive farmland. Only 20% of the arable land in Brazil is currently being cultivated and less than 10% in the state of Tocantins. The soil and growing conditions are very similar to South Florida. Local farmers currently use nearby lands to graze, grow citrus and row crops such as soybeans, castor beans, corn and cotton. Local people grow many of the same vegetables in their gardens that we are familiar with in the US There is a lot of rain and a long growing season.

It is very easy to obtain permanent resident status in Brazil. You can keep your US citizenship and US passport and still obtain permanent resident status in Brazil. Permanent residents of Brazil can have US and Brazilian passports. This voucher could come in handy one day. US passport holders are sometimes targeted by terrorists, but Brazilians are not.

Finally, if you buy land in Brazil and become a permanent resident in Brazil, you can send your entire home to Brazil tax-free. This would make the transition more comfortable and practical.

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