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Can Brazil's housing boom avoid a bubble?

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Brazil's economy is booming and as a result many people are purchasing homes for the first time. Prices in many areas have doubled and supply can barely keep up with demand.

The BBC's Paulo Cabral reports on the country's challenge to avoid the kind of property bubble which has burst with a vengeance in so many other countries around the world.

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