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House prices set to soar by 4% in 2020
House prices in Portugal are set to rise by 4% in 2020 according to a report from the financial ratings agency Moody’s published this week.
China invests €2.5B in Golden Visas
Chinese investment raised, through ‘golden’ visas, €2.529 billion during the seven years of the Golden Visa programme.
Foreign Capital Accounts for 80% of the Real Estate Investment in Santa Maria Maior
The parishes of Santa Maria Maior and Misericórdia in Lisbon saw investments worth a total of more than 100 million euros in the first six months of 2019.
Golden Visas – demand increasing from Hong Kong
The demand comes at a time when thousands of Hong Kong residents are opening bank accounts in other countries as a contingency plan in the face of a prolonged period of turmoil in Hong Kong.
Housing Prices in Portugal Up By 7.6% to 1,304 Euros
The average residential bank valuation for use in the approval process for potential mortgage loans rose by 0.4% m-o-m in October to reach 1,304 euros.
Lisbon is the sixth best city in the world for expatriates
The Portuguese capital has risen 12 places in the list of the best cities to live in chosen by expatriates. The ease of "settling down" is one of Lisbon's strong points.
Portugal voted ‘Best Destination in the World’ for third year running at WTA tourism oscars
It’s a hat trick! Portugal has once again been voted the best place to visit on holiday for the third year running at the World Travel Awards.
Sales price of buildings in Lisbon up 34%
In the 12-month period up to the second quarter of 2019 (inc.), buildings with more than 500m2 in Lisbon were sold at an average price of €2,915/m2
The Portuguese economy is showing confidence to investors
Investors realize that there are still several types of real estate investments available in sectors such as Hotels, Residential and Retail. Adding to this, Lisbon has an advantage and much lower occupation costs when compared with other European cities.
Lisbon is a top 10 target for real estate investments in 2020
Portugal continues one of the top trends for the real estate market in 2020, despite dropping from a leading position in 2019. This year’s top of the rank is Paris, which this Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe study
Fitch sets positive outlook for Portugal
The rating agency Fitch has decided to maintain Portugal’s rating at BBB with a positive outlook. The agency highlights the strong points in the Portuguese economy compared to other world economies with the same rating: political and institutional stability and a greater level of income per capita.
Portugal continues to beat tourism records
The tourism sector in Portugal reached €3 billion in overnight income in 2018, with the number of guests reaching almost 25 million.
Real Estate Acquisition Still Dominates the Golden Visa Program
The acquisition of real estate properties has been powering Portugal’s golden visa program since its inception in October 2012.
ARC raises Portugal outlook to ‘positive’
ARC Ratings has improved Portugal’s economic and investment rating from ‘stable’ to ‘positive’.
Total Investments in Lisbon’s Rehabilitation Area Fall by 16%
During the first half of the year, investors plied €601.4 million into commercial real estate and services in Lisbon’s Urban Rehabilitation Area (ARU), according to Confidencial Imobiliário.
Property market decreasing? 2019 is about to surpass 2018
A study by Cushman & Wakefield concluded that 2019 could equal or even surpass the good time that was experienced in the housing market last year.
Government could limit property Golden Visas
The Portuguese Government has admitted that it could review its policy on its Golden Visa programme because it has contributed towards artificially driving up house prices in Lisbon and Porto.
Venture funds invest on the back of the real estate and tourism boom
Real estate focused on tourism is leading interest from venture capital fund investment in Portugal.
One-third of houses take over one year to be sold
Around one-third of properties in Portugal take over one year to sell, according to a new study by Imovendo.
British are still the main resort property buyers in Portugal
The British are still the main buyers of houses and villas in Portugal’s Algarve resorts according to a study.