Real Estate

Portugal tops list of best places overseas to buy real estate in 2017


The Portuguese Real Estate Market has been boosted mainly by the
Golden Visa and Non-Habitual Resident Programs, with great focus in
Lisbon and Algarve. Since its start in 2012, the program has been a success
in terms of the number of investors to apply for residency permits in Portugal, and the capital invested in the country as well. The most popular investors include buyers from China (80.1%), Brazil (5.3%), Russia (3.5%), South Africa (3.2%), Lebanon (1.7%), other (6.2%) from a total of 3,888  investors (Oct. 2016) buying property for the Golden Visa, mostly in the Lisbon region. For the NHR status, the primary clients are retirees from France and U.K., but also Swedish, Dutch, and Irish, mainly in the Algarve region.

This is really a unique opportunity for non-EU residents to invest and
apply for residency in a country that offers so many advantages. In the current year, the press and international experts are confirming this statement.
Portugal is one of the best countries in Europe to invest in Real Estate
Portugal’s ‘Golden Visa’ Emerges as the Most Popular Residence-by-Investment
Program in 2015...
Portugal has reduced the minimum qualifying capital requirements for
the Golden Residence Permit Program, making it one of the most
affordable residence-by-investment programs in the European Union...
- - - Henley & Partners Report, 2016

Of all the Citizenship by Investment (CBI) programs being offered by
EU countries in Western Europe, few can match Portugal’s “Golden Visa” when it
comes to value, credibility, passport-power plus location.
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Portugal’s golden visa program scores a total of 54 points and ranks the highest for
in the UK, Hungary, and Bulgaria. The main benefits of the program are a low property investment level, fast processing and a minimal requirement for residency.
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with a score of 80 out of 100. It is followed by Belgium (78) and Austria (77) in 2nd and 3rd place respectively. Portugal offers a high quality of life and education, rich culture, mild climate and a high level of security. It has an excellent real estate offering, whether for lifestyle or investment, with a large geographic, environment and price-point diversity, and individuals may combine the mandatory qualifying stay with longer
visits to Portugal, as either a second or holiday home or as a permanent, safe place to reside or retire.
The tax burden on residents of Portugal is one of the lowest in the GRPI, both on corporate and personal levels. A Portuguese residence permit offers visa-free access to the Schengen area. Portugal also has extremely strict procedures and all individuals are carefully screened before their applications are approved.

- - - Henley & Partners Report, 2016

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