The answer is simple; Brazil's economy is booming and has made great strides in recent decades. By this year Brazil has reached the point where it is second only to the United States in terms of economies in the Americas.
Not only that but in global terms, Brazil has now overtaken the United Kingdom to become the world's sixth biggest GDP economy. The Country is poised to make further progress over the next decade or two, heading steadily up to fifth place then even fourth, if things go in any way according to expectations.
Whatís caused the surge? Well, itís a combination of Brazilís vast natural resources (sensibly managed) plus of course an enlightened industrial and social set of policies. Together with all this is an infrastructure framework that is expanding in both flexible and balanced ways.
With an increasingly skilled, educated and experienced workforce, the Country has all the elements in place for a really impressive economic and investment future!
One particular aspect is very important. There is a property boom going on in all of Brazilís major cities and itís being fuelled mainly by local demand for residential housing.
The country has fascinated foreign travellers for almost a century with its offerings of sweeping vistas of white sands, stunning natural flora and fauna and some of the world's most colourful and exciting cities. Indeed, all the data collected shows that the overall trend in tourism is positive, with Business Monitor International (BMI) forecasting a 25% increase in tourist arrivals in Brazil between now and 2016.
Of course, both airlines and hoteliers will feel the effects of heightened tourist activity with Brazil hosting both the 2014 FIFA World Cup and then the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. These will pull in visitors from every corner of the planet and help put Brazil on the map as a perfect holiday as well as a top property and land investment destination.
With all this in mind, the demand for home ownership in Brazil is booming. Over R$34 billion of government funds has being invested into the construction of affordable social housing across the country under the Minha Casa Minha Vida (My House My Life) Scheme. However, supply still fails to match demand, with a seven million unit housing deficit still current in Brazil. A further challenge emerges as many reports state that there is due to be a 20% rise in the country's population over the next decade.
All this provides truly great potential for investment !