Portugal has been, more and more, news in national and international media. There are several awards and recognitions attributed to the country, as well as new tax benefits that have been created in recent years to attract foreign investments (Golden Visa and Non-Habitual Resident status), which have attracted both tourists and international new residents or investors. All this highlight has also had an impact on the real estate market, which has witnessed a great evolution.
See below the latest news about our country and the real estate market.
Lisbon on investors' radar for 2019 | 18.02.2019
PWC and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) recently presented the 16th edition of the Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe report, revealing very interesting data on the real estate market in Europe.
Lisbon stood out by leading the ranking of the most interesting cities to invest in real estate in 2019, overthrowing Berlin, and rising 10 places when compared to the ranking of 2018. The growth of the Portuguese economy and the city itself, as well as its quality of life, are some of the factors that lead to Lisbon being sought now not only by tourists but also by large international companies and investors.
Despite some concerns about political issues affecting Europe and provoking some instability, such as Brexit, the general feeling towards 2019 is optimistic and the real estate sector is increasingly looking for investment alternatives that offer stable and secure returns in a broader context.
Read the full report in this link.
The award for best European destination of the World Travel Awards was for... Portugal! | 31.10.2017
For the first time, Portugal was the winner of Best European Destination Award, attributed by the European Travel Awards at a ceremony held in St Petersburg, Russia, on 30 September.
The Portuguese Secretary of State for Tourism, Ana Mendes Godinho, said that this recognition is a reflection of the "commitment of all to make Portugal a tourist destination of excellence, with a diversity of unique offerings that extends throughout the territory."
In addition to this prize, Portugal received another 36, 13 more than in 2016, such as the best cruise port in Europe, attributed to Lisbon, or the best beach destination in Europe, received by the Algarve.
Source: Sic Notícias
Portugal is fashionable among the famous | 16.10.2017
There are more and more famous people, from football players, to actors and musicians, buying luxury houses in Portugal. This time it is the Spanish newspaper El País that highlights our country and all the celebrities who have been trying to buy real estate in Portugal.
After John Malkovich, Monica Belluci and Christian Louboutin, among others, Madonna is the latest star to look for a luxury property in Lisbon. Low house prices, good weather, safety and tax incentives are just a few of the many reasons why Portugal is attracting more and more interest among celebrities.