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Old 06-22-2019, 07:05 PM
 
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It has always been my dream to live in a favela. The homes are so colorful and on hills with nice views. The people seem so laid-back.

How do you buy one? When I search Brazilian real estate websites for Rio de Janeiro, I only get super-luxury real estate or apartments priced similar to USA prices. Why is it so hard to find favela listings?

How much USD do they tend to cost? Iím sure favela homes in cities like Fortaleza, Salvador and Recife are cheaper.
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Old 06-22-2019, 08:32 PM
 
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It has always been my dream to live in a favela. The homes are so colorful and on hills with nice views. The people seem so laid-back.

How do you buy one? When I search Brazilian real estate websites for Rio de Janeiro, I only get super-luxury real estate or apartments priced similar to USA prices. Why is it so hard to find favela listings?

How much USD do they tend to cost? I’m sure favela homes in cities like Fortaleza, Salvador and Recife are cheaper.
My understanding is they don't own the land and don't have right to the land. Everything is wired illegally (for any electricity), and they inhabit those lands illegally. No services either, no sewage services, etc.

You could probably try to squat with all the rest though....but you'd have to be hyper-vigilant of whatever belongings you have. The police doesn't go into them often unless to 'shoot it out' with drug dealers.

If you are just interested in colorful houses in the hills, maybe look at Baguio Philippines....or Busan Korea....they would be safer and legal ownership exists over the land.
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Old 06-22-2019, 10:06 PM
 
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Favelas are dangerous, they can hunt you down at any given time.
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Old 06-23-2019, 12:56 AM
 
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Illegally built houses and not the environment for an outsider to be living in usually. There are some where foreigners can indeed transverse usually with a guide but can do with a few mates. (I did so in 17, not exactly hostile, more indifferent but was regarded as a favela safe enough for foreigners to visit. Very interesting though)Others would pose a risk to live and limb, with gangs taken a dim view of 'strangers' tramping over 'their ground'. These places are often infested with crime and poverty. Hardly a chill out vibe welcoming all comers.
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Old 06-23-2019, 07:19 AM
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I don’t know what is wrong with living in a nice and modern area while visiting the favelas during the day. Do you really need to live in a favela? Do you know the day-to-day lifestyle of the people that live in that type of place? Do you know of the security in those type of neighborhoods?

Some nice neighborhoods are so close to the favelas that you can actually see parts of them from the apartments.
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Old 06-23-2019, 05:59 PM
 
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Favelas are dangerous, they can hunt you down at any given time.
Donít they do favela tours though?
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Old 06-24-2019, 06:09 AM
 
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It has always been my dream to live in a favela. The homes are so colorful and on hills with nice views. The people seem so laid-back.

How do you buy one? When I search Brazilian real estate websites for Rio de Janeiro, I only get super-luxury real estate or apartments priced similar to USA prices. Why is it so hard to find favela listings?

How much USD do they tend to cost? I’m sure favela homes in cities like Fortaleza, Salvador and Recife are cheaper.
Is possible buy / rent houses in favelas

as examples;

https://rj.olx.com.br/rio-de-janeiro...xtnp=1&xtcr=22

https://rj.olx.com.br/rio-de-janeiro...xtnp=1&xtcr=17

If you really want buy, get a real state attorney to help you, some areas in favelas are legalized and the owner has the right of sell his property.

Is not uncomum Foreigner living in Rio de Janeiro's favelas but they are people familiar with the city... they aren't just arrived.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...3ABB&FORM=VIRE

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...58&FORM=VDQVAP

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