Portugal

algarve

Algarve

Why the Algarve? No real traffic jams. No pressure. A stunning climate. International cuisine on a high level. Traditional, in fact provincial yet progressive and international. A superb variety of beaches, lifestyle and night life, different and contradictory in each part - West, Center and East.

Investing in property in the Algarve? Food for thought... 

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  1. Before starting to search, ask yourself, which part of the Algarve suits you best?
  2. Off-plan property with a good return on investment in the not too distant future?
  3. If you are considering an investment as a project, you might want to buy a house that needs modernisation. This generates in relatively short time the best yield.
  4. If you are thinking to purchase a plot of land, think of a plot with an approved project. This will save you time, because you don’t have to wait for a license and there are time limits imposed restricting how much time you have to complete.
  5. If you have no hurry, you can just buy some land, and wait for it to increase in value. Make sure there is viability to build on it. Check this with your lawyer and architect before you buy it!
  6. Although in Vilamoura prices are already relatively high, they are expected to increase with the new development towards Falesia Beach and there is still a good amount of houses and plots to buy.
  7. Lagos, Luz and Porto de Moz have suffered a big increase of value during the last 18 months. There are less lower priced high quality builds to find nowadays. The resale value will not yield.
  8. Well-known affluent areas like Vale do Lobo or Quinta do Lago consolidated prices in a smooth upward line during the last years.
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lisbon

LISBON

Why Lisbon? Culture. History. Night life and events. Buzzing city with this extra slow motion effect. Lisbon, the stunning capital city of Portugal, is one of the most charismatic and vibrant cities of Europe. A city that effortlessly blends traditional heritage, with striking modernism and progressive thinking.  Lisbon was voted the best Destination in the World this last year 2017

Investing in property in Lisbon? Food for thought...

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Why Lisbon? Culture. History. Night life and events. Buzzing city with this extra slow motion effect. Lisbon, the stunning capital city of Portugal, is one of the most charismatic and vibrant cities of Europe. A city that effortlessly blends traditional heritage, with striking modernism and progressive thinking. Lisbon was voted the best Destination in the World this last year 2017.

Investing in property in Lisbon

    1. Baixa is the main banking and shopping district in Lisbon. Investment here has reached a peak point. Historical buildings now gleam as Portugal finally emerges from the lost decade of its economic crisis.
    2. Ever since King Luis I decided to set up his royal summer retreat on Portugal’s coast in the late 19th century, the fishing village of Cascais has been transformed into one of the country’s top getaway destinations. At the same time, the Cascais’ entrepreneurial ecosystem is as welcoming as its beaches. It’s startup scene is still young, but Cascais is growing similar to tech hubs around the world, however with a lot more charm. A safe investment is always good in numbers and here are the numbers Cascais has to offer. Interest free and non-repayable:

97 km of total area from which 32km belongs to the Natural Park and to which you should add a total of 141 parks and gardens;

Around 30km of seashore, 17 beaches, 3km of seawall and 12.391,53m of cycling paths

A network of public transports with 56 buses, 1 railway, a marina and a municipal aerodrome

16.326 companies

42 different nationalities living within the Municipality

Over 11 international and bilingual schools and 1 University Campus

To all of this, you should add the world-famous ingredients, making Cascais both a pleasant and highly popular destination: the mild sunny climate, its excellent gastronomy, kind local inhabitants and the safe laid-back lifestyle. All of this just 30 minutes driving distance from a European capital – cosmopolitan Lisbon.

    1. One of the best real estate investments in Lisbon City is bringing back to life old abandoned buildings or apartments with relevant architecture or history. Correctly restored (respecting the laws, the original architecture, materials but with updated infrastructure), it is sellable at twice or three times the investment.

You can't simply make a prediction based on the general area of a property, you're going to need to take into consideration several different factors of whatever property you to decide to fixate on, such as:

    • the surrounding properties (examine the area: - is it a safe neighbourhood? - are there businesses located within reasonable distance of this property?). The location is one of the most important aspects of property.
    • History - Did this property have any bad or good history? Are there any negatives of the house, that may be highlighted by looking into its past? These are things that could make or break a property.
    • Price - of course you're gonna know the price of a property, however, finding a good property to invest in is key. Examine surrounding houses in the area, and see what similar houses are selling for, to determine whether or not it's a worthwhile property to invest in.
    • Newcomers - Last but not least, see if properties around this area have been selling lately. If there's not much of an immigration into the area, then it's likely not a desirable area to invest in.
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porto

PORTO

Why Porto? Art scene. A perfect destination for foodies and wine lovers. Here starts the Douro valley where doubtlessly the best wines are being produced. Ernst & Young states that Porto is „the Portuguese city with the greatest number of investments and jobs created in the country”. Since 2015, Porto has played an important role in attracting investment.

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Why Porto? Art scene. A perfect destination for foodies and wine lovers. Here starts the Douro valley where doubtlessly the best wines are being produced. The advisory firm Ernst & Young states that Porto is „the Portuguese city with the greatest number of investments and jobs created in the country”. At national level, E&Y highlight the sectors of consumer goods, real estate, construction & transport and car industry by investors not established in Portugal, and confirm that the sectors of ICT and tourism are seen by investors as the country's development engines.

Since 2015, Porto has played an important role in attracting investment.

Investing in property in Porto:

    1. To make money off rent, target the estate at the university center around and close to S.João Hospital. There is a constant flow of new students. You might want to pack 3 bed rooms with 6 people and generate cash on a weekly basis. The properties don’t need to be pristine. Apartments are still cheap enough to buy in higher volumes and have a company or individual managing them for you.
    2. If you take time to search, you will find the nuggets of value around that area. Buy on the side of Gondomar, as you pay there less taxes. If you decide to bulk buy apartments, try having the garage space thrown in either for free or at a discount for some more revenue.
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