By Nicholas Storey, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - East of Rio de Janeiro proper lies the tranquil lake region, in fact magnificent sea-fed lagoons which have long offered respite for urban dwellers on weekends and holidays. The area has a thriving year-round community as well, and offers interesting propositions for real estate investors.

For those looking to buy for rental purposes, the market is stable and can be expected to peak over the summer period from December through March, while remaining steady through the year and leveling off in Rio's winter. Potential buyers considering relocating to the . . .

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