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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.
Use of Mortgages to Buy A Home in Portugal Falls by Half from 2004 to 2018
According to a recent study “Analysis and Evolution of the Mortgage Loan Market”, by the Universidade Portucalense’s Hélder Pereira, the proportion of mortgage loans used in real estate transactions in Portugal reached 40.8% in 2018
Valuation of the houses reaches new maximum. It is at 1,299 euros per square meter
The price at which banks value properties for granting credit rose 11 euros between August and September.
Home prices rose 15% in Q3
The price of apartments and houses in mainland Portugal have continued to rise by 14.7% according to figures from the index Confidencial Imobiliário.
Hongkongers choosing Portugal to obtain Portuguese Citizenship
Since August 2019, the situation in Hong Kong has triggered the interest of residents for buying a property in Portugal to obtain portuguese Golden Visas.
Commercial properties: Foreigners represent 87% of the volume marketed in Portugal
Portugal is trending, and the country's good momentum is also due to the real estate sector.
Portugal’s property market gains from Hongkongers
Hong Kong is tipped to become one of the top sources of foreign investment in Portuguese property as residents seek a European haven from the violent protests
Standard & Poor’s improves BCP’s rating outlook
Rating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has improved the outlook for the Portuguese bank BCP’s rating from stable to positive
French are the largest buyers of Portuguese real estate in first semester
APEMIP estimates that after the French, the foreigners who invested the most in real estate in Portugal are from the United Kingdom and Brazil, both with 18%, followed by Germany (9%).
“Portugal could be “Europe’s Florida in real estate” says APEMIP
The President of Portugal’s Association of Real Estate Professionals and Estate Agencies says that Portugal could be the “Florida of Europe” in terms of property.
Who are the foreign investors living in Portugal?
Totalling 430.000 foreign people living in portuguese lands, the country has become a multicultural home for immigrants.
Private investors eyeing public property
Private investors are turning their attention to public buildings owned by the Portuguese State and city councils.
Golden Visa Program Raised €48.5 Million in September
The investments raised through Portugal’s golden visa program rose by 29.7% in September to 48.5 million euros, for a total of more than 600 million euros in the year to date.
Which foreigners buy the most properties in Portugal?
In 2018, 19,912 homes were sold to non-residents in Portugal, 14.5% more than last year.