About us

Since 2001 we have made it our business to guide buyers, especially non-Brazilians, through the intricacies of buying real estate in Brazil. It is frequently the lack of legal knowledge as much as language difficulties which make property transactions a game of chance. With our expertise and experience we at InterBras can give our customers the peace of mind they need in transactions of this type.

Buying and selling property is usually a major step which has long-term implications, both personal and financial. Whether you are looking for a main or second home, a holiday property, somewhere to retire to or an investment we will give you sound professional advice on buying real estate in Brazil.


Many people dream of buying property in a country like Brazil – but it can turn out to be a nightmare. We are often approached by people who have been misled or even cheated by unscrupulous property sellers and who need help. This is why we always urge prospective buyers to consult specialists who speak their language. Make sure that you never sign a contract if you do not fully understand the content and where you – as the buyer – are taking a risk.

Our business is built on commitment to personal advice and service. We use our experience and expertise to ensure that our clients and their individual needs are always the focus of our activities.

InterBras Real Estate is a CRECI-accredited property agency – this identifies us as legitimate real estate professionals.

We provide a comprehensive all-round service. We know that this is rare in the property sector but at InterBras it goes without saying. You will receive individual advice from our very first contact right up to signing of the purchase agreement. We will take care of everything that is necessary to ensure that all legal requirements are met and that the transaction goes through smoothly:

  • careful and thorough consideration of your enquiry;
  • contracts in Portuguese with an English translation;
  • ensuring that we only select value-for-money properties;
  • viewings with someone who can speak English;
  • properties examined by real estate specialists and lawyers;
  • if you wish, we can handle the land register entries;
  • if you wish, we can collect you from the airport or your hotel;
  • if you wish, we can also arrange for someone to look after your house and garden once the sale has gone through.

If you are retired with a monthly income of US$ 2,000 or a minimum of BRL 150,000 (approximately EUR 50,000) to invest we can help you obtain permanent visas (permanencia), residence and work permits.


Pension Onda Brasileira

And we can suggest suitable hotel accommodation in Recife, Olinda or Paulista for you while you are house-hunting. Or you could book into our own guest house. We have been running our own private guest house ONDA BRASILEIRA in Paulista (Pau Amarelo) for over 15 years. Why not combine house-hunting with a relaxing holiday? Visit our website for more information on our guest house. 

The property which we handle is limited to Recife and the surrounding areas (state of Pernambuco) and the InterBras Real Estate office is in Paulista. Most of the properties shown on this site are close to our office. To find out more about the area click here.

Contact us by phone, skype, fax or e-mail. Your contact person who speaks English, Portuguese and German is Hans Pahl. Click contact for our contact details.

We hope to welcome you in Brazil soon.

Helena and Hans Pahl