How to evade a gridlock problem with your apartments and real estate in Rio de Janeiro?

May 30, 2011   Filed under Travel

When it comes to ownership of apartments or real estate in Rio de Janeiro there are several things to take into account. As with any purchase a great deal of research must be done about properties that are for sale. One major concern that people frequently forget about is transportation. How will you get around? Though sometimes this is easy to forget, it is certainly something that should be considered before you are closing deals on penthouse apartments in Copacabana or Ipanema.

So first of all, what are your alternatives as far as transportation? In Rio de Janeiro there are many. The possibilities could include car, bus, taxi, subway and in some cases boats. Undoubtedly, your methods of transportation will be dictated by your financial situation as well as usefulness. If you live in the south zone (Ipanema, Copacabana, etc.) then the subway is a very quick and cost effective option.

However if you live in Barra da Tijuca or even Recreio you will have to look at other solutions, since a subway won’t be completed to these locations for several years. Having a car is necessary in these parts. Though cars tend to be pricey, it may be possible to find a good deal on a used car that is for sale. Otherwise you can be travelling with the masses by bus. It should also be mentioned that even with a car, travel from Barra to other parts of Rio de Janeiro can be challenging, especially during rush hour traffic. This is definitely something to make a note if you are looking into real estate in these areas.

Should you be looking to purchase apartments in a place such as Niteroi a car may not be vital due to the availability of the ferryboat. This will allow you to be at the city center in 15 minutes. Again, this a great cost effective method of travel. Though Niteroi is just outside of Rio, the lower costs could make this an engaging option. Though it’s not going to be like having a penthouse in the south zone, it’s a more affordable option.

Whatever your determination ends up being, it’s important to review all of your alternatives as well as understand the traffic conditions while looking into real estate that is for sale. You’re not just planning to travel here for a vacation or a holiday. You are intending to live here. In the long run this will help you save some headaches.

Rio de Janeiro Properties is a real-estate company in Brazil offering high-quality rio apartments for rent in Copacabana and Ipanema. Before taking into consideration hotels in copacabana, have a look at their website.


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