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Luxury 3 bedroom Villa for sale in Loule, Algarve
Ref 248584
Stylish and spacious new build villa in Loule, with luxury features and panoramic views to the sea. The double height, bright entrance hall and sitting area lead into the open plan, state of the ...
1,500,000 EUR
Immaculate 3 bedroom Apartment for sale with countryside view in The Oriole Village, Loule, Algarve
Ref 248544
Brand new 3 bedroom modern apartment with garden and communal pools, enjoying countryside views from its location near all amenities in Loule. The 135m2 comprises of a fully fitted and equipped ki...
950,000 EUR
Renovated 4 bedroom Villa for sale with sea view in Santa Barbara de Nexe, Algarve
Ref 248534
Very nicely renovated 4 bedroom single storey villa set in 3.5 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens with expansive pool, while enjoying panoramic sea views from its peaceful location near all ame...
1,250,000 EUR
Project Land for sale with countryside view in Almancil, Algarve
Ref 248531
Excellent development opportunity with this large plot of land covering almost 5 hectares ( over 12 acres) on the edge of Quinta do Lago in the area of Valeverde/Gondra. This incredibly valuable ...
1,650,000 EUR
New Build 3 bedroom Apartment for sale in Cascais, Central Portugal
Ref 248529
New 3 bedroom apartment in a brand new residence in the quiet and convenient area of Buzano in Cascais, close to local amenities and services. The development of 22 properties comes with 2 and 3 ...
595,000 EUR
Immaculate 3 bedroom Villa for sale in Santa Barbara de Nexe, Algarve
Ref 248511
Introducing an exceptional south-facing new build villa in Quinta das Raposeiras, offering unparalleled luxury and sophistication. This newly constructed villa, boasting a generous gross constructi...
2,950,000 EUR
Bright 2 bedroom Apartment for sale with sea view in Loule, Algarve
Ref 248508
Nicely presented two bedroom apartment, just 100 metres from the beach and close to a beautiful protected lagoon, a haven for birds and wildlife. With interior space of 120m2, the property comes ...
575,000 EUR
Spacious 6 bedroom Villa for sale in Birre, Cascais, Central Portugal
Ref 248506
Spacious and bright 6 bedroom villa with pool and garden, located near all amenities in Birre. Set on 800m2 land and being 667m2 of construction, this superb property is distributed as follows: ...
1,950,000 EUR
4 bedroom Manor House for sale with countryside view with Income Potential in Torredeita, Central Portugal
Ref 248505
Full of charm and character is this enchanting 4 bedroom Manor House with separate 2 bedroom annex, nestling in 5.5 hectares of glorious land with various trees, while enjoying far reaching country...
2,500,000 EUR
Stylish 2 bedroom Apartment for sale with sea view in Porto de Mos, Algarve
Ref 248504
Enjoying panoramic sea views from its ideal location near the beach and all amenities in Porto de Mos, is this stylish and bright 2 bedroom South West facing apartment with communal pool and tennis...
535,000 EUR
New Build 3 bedroom Villa for sale with countryside view in Loule, Algarve
Ref 248495
Located at The Oriole Village near Loule is this stylish new 3 bedroom modern villa with pool and garden, enjoying far reaching countryside views. There are engineered marble tiles in the living, ...
1,890,000 EUR
Modernised 4 bedroom Villa for sale in Sao Bras de Alportel, Algarve
Ref 248489
Single story house built in 2008/9, set on 3,100 m2 plot of land, in an elevated position, enjoying marvellous country and sea views. The villa is composed of an entrance hall, 4 bedrooms (includin...
1,050,000 EUR
Immaculate 2 bedroom Townhouse for sale with countryside view in Loule, Algarve
Ref 248450
Enjoying panoramic countryside views from its location near all amenities in Loule, is this new, spacious and bright 2 bedroom house with pool and garden. The 2 bathrooms have custom furniture wit...
1,050,000 EUR
Spacious 3 bedroom Villa for sale in Quinta do Lago, Algarve
Ref 248435
A stylish and spacious 3 bedroom villa with private pool in the exclusive gated development of Martinhal in the centre of the luxury golf and beach resort of Quinta do Lago. This 217m2 detached...
2,250,000 EUR
Prestige 3 bedroom Apartment for sale with sea view in Cascais, Central Portugal
Ref 248433
New and very impressive 3 bedroom penthouse apartment with fabulous sea views, in a luxury residence in the heart of Cascais, close to the beach, shopping area and train station. This enviable pr...
2,880,000 EUR
Furnished 3 bedroom Apartment for sale in Portimao, Algarve
Ref 248432
Ground floor apartment in Portimao with 3 bedrooms and terrace, close to the beaches and amenities. This nicely presented property comes with living space of 87m2 and includes 3 bedrooms, 2 bat...
292,500 EUR
New Build 4 bedroom Villa for sale with panoramic view in Loule, Algarve
Ref 248414
A stylish 4 bedroom villa in an exciting new development of just 12 bespoke turnkey villas with 3 to 7 bedrooms within the Viceroy and Ombria resort, offering excellent golf and other facilities. ...
3,500,000 EUR
Project Land for sale with panoramic view in Obidos, Central Portugal
Ref 248410
Extensive plot of a hectare (10,000 m2) with views and ruins that can be renovated and rebuilt up to 150m2. The attractive plot comes with views of Obidos Castle and surrounding countryside. Loc...
250,000 EUR
Modern 2 bedroom Apartment for sale with sea view in Praia da Luz, Algarve
Ref 248409
Enjoying panoramic sea views is this very well presented 2 bedroom apartment located near all amenities in Praia da Luz. This bright and spacious property of 69m2 comprises of a living and dining ...
345,000 EUR
Luxury 4 bedroom House for sale in Parede, Central Portugal
Ref 248406
Unique 4 bedroom architect designed luxury villa with garden, ideally located in the sought after area of Parede, near beaches and all amenities. This charming village has privileged access to the...
1,600,000 EUR

Area Guide

The Golden Visa in Portugal now enables non-EU property investors to obtain a five year residence permit (the ‘Golden Visa’) enabling them to enjoy all the benefits that a Portuguese way of life can bring them and their families.

Effective since August 2012, as well as providing a way of obtaining Portuguese residency, the Golden Visa in Portugal provides non-EU citizens with many additional benefits. Once the residence permit is granted there is the flexibility to reside outside of Portugal providing that the property investor spends a minimum of 7 days in the first year of residence in Portugal, and 14 in each of the following 2-year periods. The Golden Visa in Portugal also provides free travel in the European Union and Schengen countries so there is no need to apply for a visa to travel to Europe anymore. In addition a family reunion visa enables family members to be granted a residence permit as well allowing families to live, study, travel and work freely in the entire European Union. The Golden Visa in Portugal also brings Portuguese citizenship; after 6 years of official residence, you can apply for a Portuguese passport. And finally, a Portuguese passport means that it will be much easier to go and live in another European country.

The main requirement to be eligible for the Golden Visa in Portugal is to buy property that has a value of at least 500,000 Euros; this can be done either individually or in co-ownership with other property investors as long as each individual co-owner invests at least 500,000 Euros. Once purchased the property can be rented out, which is a very attractive option as rental yields in Portugal on average still remain one of the highest in Europe; renting your property out over the summer will easily cover all or the majority of the property’s annual running costs.

Soak up the sun on the Silver Coast’s unspoilt golden beaches before wandering to one of the local seafood restaurants for a delicious dinner of barbecued sardines and shellfish and excellent local white wine; visit the sleepy landscape of Alentejo – the real Portugal that has remained practically unchanged for centuries, exploring empty roads, pretty white villages and sprawling fields of vines and olive groves; enjoy the rich medieval history of Lisbon by taking a trip on wooden tram No. 28 which rumbles through the city’s prettiest and most historic streets past ancient churches and ornate houses before enjoying an apéritif of chilled white port; with golden beaches, sparkling blue seas, gentle rolling hills and medieval towns and villages, Portugal provides a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a superb climate, a slow and easy pace of life and a stable economy.

From the glittering waters and beautiful fishing villages of the Silver Coast to the Algarve’s lush green world class golf courses and the chic bustle of Lisbon, Portugal is a country with something for everyone. Whether you're looking for a villa in the Algarve, a converted farmhouse in the country or an apartment in Lisbon, there is a great range of property in Portugal.

The Silver Coast is just one hour away from Lisbon and is a beautiful region of golden beaches, gentle rolling hills, ancient forests and vineyards. Property in the area is becoming increasingly sought-after with buyers attracted by the prospect of an excellent return on investment. There is a good range of property to choose from with modern luxury villas with fabulous sea views starting from 500,000 Euros with some being right by the beach!

For golfing enthusiasts, the Algarve beckons offering quintessential white-washed villas surrounded by vivid blue skies, turquoise waters and lush green grass. Investing in a property in the Algarve means you can enjoy luxury golf courses, great restaurants and a lively night life at the end of a long day spent on what are considered to be some of the world's most beautiful beaches. One new development, The Keys at Quinta do Lago provides contemporary luxury and glamour with a starting price tag of million Euros and offers stunning villas with waterfront views, multiple swimming pools, tiered-seating cinemas and championship golf courses on the doorstep.

For those wishing to discover the ‘real’ Portugal then looking in the wildly beautiful and unspoilt region of Alentejo could be a good choice. Property in Alentejo tends to be 18th or 19th century renovated country houses surrounded by olive groves and gardens although there are also modern villas built in the traditional style to keep cool rather than soak up the sun.

In Lisbon itself, property mainly tends to be apartments - some in converted 18th century town houses and others in a more modern style. For the best of both worlds try Cascais or Estoril – chic seaside resorts just a twenty minutes drive away from Lisbon which both offer an excellent long term property investment. The range of Cascais & Estoril property is diverse ranging from charming central traditional townhouses and modern apartments to beach front apartments and penthouses and stylish designer villas overlooking the beautiful bay.

The Golden Visa in Portugal provides a fast and relatively easy way for non-EU citizens to enjoy the benefits of living and working in a country which boasts a superb climate, friendly and charming people, a beautiful and diverse landscape and culture, wonderful food and wine and a transparent and open property market. Whether you choose a seaside penthouse, a luxury villa or a converted farmhouse, you can be sure that the Golden Visa in Portugal is your gateway to enjoying a wonderful way of life!

Buying a Property in Portugal

1. Signing a Letter of Intent

On finding a property you wish to purchase, your agent will draw up a 'Letter of Intent, this will be signed by both parties, vendor and buyer. Copies of this will be given to the legal representatives of both parties and will be used in preparing the Promissory Contract. Included in this letter will be the price, what is included in the sale, furnishings etc. and any conditions of the sale plus the dates for both exchange and completion.

2. Exchange of Promissary Contract (Contrato Promessa de Compra e Venda)

The buyers lawyers are responsible for drawing up the promissory contract (Contrato Promessa de Compra e Venda) and as part of the process they will have carried out the legal searches and made sure that there are no charges, e.g. utilities, property tax etc. against the property. The contract will contain details of both parties and include clear title of ownership, when payments are due to be made, the completion date and an inventory, if required. The Promissory Contract is legally binding and will generally be signed by both parties and witnessed by a notary/lawyer. The contract will include penalty clauses in case either party does not fulfill the terms of the contract. A 10%, non-refundable deposit is required at this point, this will be paid to the vendor, through the lawyer's client account. Once the contract has been signed, if the vendor pulls out of the contract, they will be obliged to pay back double the deposit to the purchaser. If the purchaser pulls out, they will lose their deposit.

3. On Completion

The amount of time between signing the Promissary Contract and Completion will vary and will have been agreed in the contract. Before Completion your lawyer will need to arrange with a fiscal representative for you to obtain a Portuguese Fiscal Number. The official Deed of Transfer of ownership (the Escritura) will be signed by you (or someone representing you with your Power of Attorney), this is signed at the Notary and they will retain the document. The Deed will be read aloud by the Notary before all participants sign it. Your lawyer will need to check to ensure that you understand what is being said if you do not understand Portugese. The Escritura, once it has been signed, will officially give you ownership of the property, but will still need to be registered in your name on the Land Registry (Registo Predial) by your lawyer. Your lawyer should obtain a copy of this for your records. Once you have completed, the new utility contracts can be transferred into your name by your lawyer.

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