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15 Nov
2019

ARC raises Portugal outlook to ‘positive’

ARC Ratings has improved Portugal’s economic and investment rating from ‘stable’ to ‘positive’.

14 Nov
2019

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.

12 Nov
2019

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.

11 Nov
2019

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.

08 Nov
2019

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.

31 Oct
2019

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.

30 Oct
2019

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.

29 Oct
2019

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

29 Oct
2019

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.

27 Oct
2019

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.

25 Oct
2019

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.

22 Oct
2019

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.

19 Oct
2019

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

18 Oct
2019

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

16 Oct
2019

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%).

15 Oct
2019

“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.

15 Oct
2019

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.

14 Oct
2019

Private investors eyeing public property

Private investors are turning their attention to public buildings owned by the Portuguese State and city councils.

14 Oct
2019

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.

14 Oct
2019

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.