• MAR – Art Museum of Rio – PORTO

    March 2nd marked the 448th anniversary of the city of Rio, as well as the opening ceremony for the new Museu de Arte do Rio (Art Museum of Rio), or MAR, which was attended by President Dilma Rousseff. Officially opened to the public on Tuesday, March 5th, the MAR is the newest attraction to the

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  • Macaé Real Estate Market Set to Grow

    Macaé, located 180 km north of the city of Rio, today is a city transformed. Since the discovery of enormous oil and gas deposits in the Campos Basin in 1974, the once modest fisherman’s village of Macaé has grown by leaps and bounds, with no signs of development slowing.   A view of Praia Campista

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  • Interest Rates Fall for R$500K Homes

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last week the Caixa Econômica Federal (Federal Savings Bank) announced lower interest rates on loans for those planning to buy properties valued at over R$500,000 in Brazil. The move is part of the Brazilian government’s efforts to stimulate the country’s flagging economy, and keep up with an explosive property market that

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  • Barra da Tijuca, a Modern Profile

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Barra da Tijuca is well-known for having one of the longest stretches of beach in Brazil (20 km) as well as generally less expensive and more spacious living than in Rio’s Zona Sul (South Zone). Barra, as it is popularly called, is also a cultural and economic center of Rio’s Zona

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  • Oscar Niemeyer Works in Rio de Janeiro

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The architectural community lost one of its greatest luminaries December 5th with the death of Oscar Niemeyer, whose famous building designs are known the world over. Eschewing conventional straight edges and block structures in favor of flowing curves, Niemeyer’s work combined Brazilian flair with modernist architecture.   A young Oscar Niemeyer

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  • CEPAC TAX, PORTO MARAVILHA

    CEPAC tax :The private investors buy additional building permit certificates to build new and modern buildings. (FOR cepac AREAS CONSULT INFO@sergiocastroint.com) CEPAC (*CEPAC AREA*).  CEPAC is estimated at around R$ 1.500,00 PER SQUARE METER and CAIXA BANK (who holds ALL CEPAC) usually demands 20% of the value paid in SQUARE METERS in the BUILDING.  

  • About Sergio Castro Imo company

    Claudio Castro on Sergio Castro Imo: Sergio Castro Imóveis is a 63 year old Real Estate Company, specialized in the Real Estate fields of Office, Retail and Logistics.  We have our origins in the Companhia Brasileira de Imóveis e Construções (CBIC), founded by the grandfather of our founder, in 1906.   We are the largest

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  • LEED Green Building Certification System

      What is LEED? LEED is a third party certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council in 2000 through a consensus based process, LEED serves as a tool for buildings of all types and sizes. LEED certification

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  • Gamboa On the Rise in Rio

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Gamboa, the historic neighborhood in Rio’s harbor district, is being hailed as the “New Lapa.”  All but abandoned for the past decades, the area is now slated for significant changes in the coming years. As with all of the port area, Gamboa is expected to benefit from significant investment aimed at

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  • Brazil’s unemployment rate fell to 5.3% in August 2012

    Brazil’s unemployment rate fell to 5.3% in August, well below the market’s consensus of 5.6%. On a seasonally adjusted basis, unemployment fell from 5.7% in June and 5.3% in July to 5.2% in August, establishing a new all-time low for this indicator. Looking forward, the strength of the August employment report suggests a less favorable

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