Investing in Portugal

Advantages on investing in Portugal

Portuguese real estate is a safe haven for domestic and foreign investments

 

Portugal is fashionable, whether for tourism or investing. It is the place of choice of many foreigners to enjoy their holiday and is also the country where many choose to enjoy the retirement. The beaches, mild climate, excellent gastronomy, good wines and landscapes to lose sight of - are some of the charms of this country, allied to a very attractive and competitive real estate offerings.

 

Advantages of investing in Portugal:

  1. Economic and financial policies geared towards stability, productivity and growth through incentive programs approved by the European Commission.

  2. Ease of travel through Easyjet and Ryanair, low-cost airlines, established in Lisbon, Porto and Faro.

  3. Creation and attribution of golden visas. The "Golden Visa" program, launched by the Portuguese government in 2012, has been very successful, with China leading the demand for these visas.

  4. In Portugal all citizens have the right to take advantage of the National Health Service (SNS), and the hospital network is composed of modern and well-equipped units, distributed throughout the country. In addition, there is also a varied offer in private service.

  5. There are about 104 golf courses from north to south of Portugal, and this is one of the sporting modalities for foreigners visiting the country. The Algarve region is home to some of the world's best courses for golf.

  6. Lisbon is considered to be one of the cities with the best quality of life in the world, highlighting factors such as the economic and socio-cultural environment and the availability of consumer goods.

  7. There are several Portuguese monuments that are part of the UNESCO World Heritage list, among them the Belém Tower, the Jeronimos Monastery, the Batalha Monastery, the University of Coimbra, the cultural landscape of Sintra, among others.

  8. Portugal is a country of excellence to welcome foreigners who decide to settle in the country as it strives for tolerance, respecting the culture and religion of each and everyone.

  9. Portugal is considered the 5th safest country in the world, which is undoubtedly adds value, since it allows to walk the streets of the big cities at any time of day and night without major doubts.

  10. It is the gateway to Europe and the connecting point for Africa and America, and Portela airport links to the main cities in the world.

  11. The Portuguese are known to be good hosts and make everyone feel at home. In addition, they have a great ability to learn languages and most of them speak English.

  12. Climate is one of the great attributes of Portugal. Being a Mediterranean country, this is one of the coolest countries in Europe. The average temperature in January, the coldest month, is around 10ºC in Lisbon, and in July, the hottest month is 30ºC.

 

Competitive real estate industry:

  1. Portugal is internationally recognized for the quality of the works of its architects, such as Eduardo Souto Moura and Álvaro Siza Vieira.

  2. The real estate in Portugal has very attractive prices, with a competitive and reliable industry.

  3. Over the last two decades, this sector has seen a great development, both in the quality of buildings and in the evolution of purchasing power. However, the Portuguese real estate did not register an exaggerated growth, as it happened in other European countries.

  4. In 7 years, Portugal registered a nominal price variation of around 18%, almost irrelevant when compared to other countries.

 

Portuguese real estate is a safe haven for domestic and foreign investment and all the data presented to date contradict the existence of a real estate bubble in Portugal.