Updated situation of the real estate market in Portugal. We analyze real estate prices and purchase procedures. How to avoid being scammed!
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Investing in the real estate market in Portugal can be very rewarding. The market is increasing in value, and the country offers benefits to investors of any nationality.

But playing an investment in another country can be risky. It is necessary to know well how the market, the country, and the values work. In addition, you need to have an investor’s mindset.

That’s why Viv Europe has brought together the experience of years of consultancy in a complete guide to the real estate market in Portugal. Follow up and be more prepared to make a great investment.

We believe it is important to carry out a brief analysis of the evolution of the real estate market in Portugal over time. By doing that, we’ll have a more in-depth view of the current situation.

We will also talk about the procedure for purchasing property in Portugal, in addition to providing some important tips for anyone who intends to own a property in this country.

Finally, we will answer some frequently asked questions related to real estate in Portugal.

Historical analysis of the Real Estate market in Portugal

In order to have a deeper knowledge about the current situation of the Portuguese Real Estate market, we need to analyze the path that history took to reach this stage.

Before 2008, the real estate market in Portugal was on its regular course.

At that time, Portugal did not have the international expression that it currently has. So the price of the property was considered low, taking into account the European market.

The 2008 Crisis

In 2008, with the so-called subprime crisis, Portugal went through a period of a deep recession.

This crisis, which started in the United States, crossed the Atlantic and hit European countries hard. It caused Portugal to experience stagnation, affecting all productive activity, and also influencing the price of properties.

According to a report made by Banco BPI, the crisis caused a decrease of 10% in real estate prices.

Lisbon real estate market in Portugal

However, few countries have managed to face the problems arising from that crisis better than Portugal.

Obviously, we cannot ignore that the European Union aid was essential for this turn, especially considering the loan they granted (that caused the imposition of a restriction policy of credit).

This restrictive policy was Troika.

The result of these measures was the growth of Portugal’s expression to the world.

This country, despite its little dimension, became one of the great European actors.

This spectacular international performance, which encouraged people from all over the world to move to this country, did influence the value of properties that had never experienced such a significant increase.

In 5 years, the price of m2 in Portugal practically doubled and started to compete (in terms of expensiveness) with other European countries, such as Spain and Italy.

It so happens that this increase in value did not reach all of Portugal in the same way.

The more developed and tourist regions, such as Lisbon, Algarve, and Porto, went through this price-raise situation in a much more accentuated way than the rest of the country.

Current situation of the real estate market in Portugal

Currently, Portugal has a heated real estate market, with many real estate agencies to assist in the process of buying and selling properties.

However, the mentioned difference in prices among the different regions of Portugal is still present.

The portal Idealista publishes the average m2 price per region monthly. In this sense, for comparison purposes, we have the following averages in September 2021:

Check out the prices per square meter in September 2021.

RegionPrice
Aveiro1,371 €
Beja815 €
Braga1,179 €
Bragança761 €
Castelo Branco738 €
Coimbra1,192 €
Évora1,000 €
Faial (ilha)792 €
Faro2,527 €
Guarda637 €
Leiria1,245 €
Lisbon3,601 €
Madeira (island)1,884 €
Pico (island)1,104 €
Portalegre597 €
Porto2,263 €
Porto Santo (island)1,362 €
Santarém841 €
São Miguel (island)1,119 €
Setúbal1,871 €
Terceira (ilha)846 €
Viana do Castelo1,067 €
Vila Real932 €
Viseu870 €

A quick look is enough to realize that the price of properties in the regions of Faro, Lisbon, and Porto is much higher than the others. That way, you can better understand the real estate market in Portugal.

Optimistic perspectives

In this sense, it is worth reading the analysis of the lawyer Celso Freitas, specialized in real estate law, who describes the situation experienced by this country:

(…) it couldn’t be different, due to the massive acquisition of properties at prices lower than those found in neighboring countries and considering that the construction of new homes was unable to keep up with the pace of sales, we verified the significant increase in the value of the properties, especially in the most demanding areas.

As an example, in 2014 we would be able to find a T1 (1-bedroom apartment) in the Porto region for an approximate value of 150,000€. Currently, this value corresponds to approximately  220,000€.

It is even mentioned that Portugal would be about to experience a real estate bubble since the value of the properties sold would no longer be in line with their effective price.

Anyway, even with the increase in the price of the real estate market in Portugal, there is still a wide demand for properties, precisely because of the benefits resulting from living in this country. For this reason, it seems that the increase in the value of real estate portrays a natural phenomenon of improvement in living conditions in Portugal.

It is important to note that, according to the international real estate portal Property Guide, Portugal is in 19th position among the 38 countries concerning the price of the property per m2.

Considering that this country is always listed among the most desired to live in, it does not seem that there is a discrepancy between the values offered.

Incentives for real estate investment outside the big cities

The discrepancy of prices among different cities in Portugal are not an ideal situation. After all, the more egalitarian the country is in terms of structure, housing conditions, and cost of living, the better.

However, it generates the possibility of carrying out public policies to develop the country, by encouraging housing in less developed regions.

In this sense, there are lots and lots of policies in Portugal with this objective. We can, therefore, mention a few:

Incentive programs like these are many, however, it is also necessary for the government of Portugal to develop an adequate housing structure to encourage the citizen to move to these regions.

The real estate market in Portugal

In this sense, we are seeing a greater movement of companies migrating inland due to the tax benefits and also seeking to establish themselves in regions with few or no competitors.

Why invest in real estate in Portugal

Forbes elected Portugal as one of the best countries to live in after the Covid crisis.

That’s because the country of the Pastel de Belém and Porto Wine has many strong points, such as safety and low cost of living. According to the mentioned article, Portugal has the following strengths:

  • Year-round sunshine
  • Safety
  • Good infrastructure
  • International standard Health Care
  • Golf
  • Great beaches
  • Affordable cost of living
  • The Language (English is widely spoken)
  • Healthy living
  • Retiree Residency

Due to the mentioned attractions, in addition to many others that the news did not mention, Portugal is becoming a European Star.

If you want to know even more reasons why Portugal is among the trending topics, read “8 reasons that made Portugal incredibly popular“.

Procedures for property acquisition

We have therefore arrived at the part where we will deal with the procedure for purchasing real estate in Portugal.

As with any purchase of expensive goods, the buyer must take some precautions before doing business.

Property search and selection

The search and selection of properties are one of the most important activities related to the acquisition.

In this stage the buyer or the real estate agent searches for properties on sale, considering the location, property conditions, the internal and external structure, and, obviously, the price.

In Portugal, many websites specialize in this service, such as IdealistaImovirtualCusto Justo, and Sapo Casas.

Through search, it will be possible to find good opportunities across the country.

In case you need assistance in this task, you can always contact Viv Europe, as this company has partnerships with real estate agencies throughout Portugal.

Real estate due diligence

Real Estate due diligence is one of the main steps before the transfer of the property. Failure to do so may result in the need to pay additional unforeseen expenses, or even cancel the real estate transaction.

This procedure consists of a legal analysis of the information and documents related to the seller and the property, preventing, for example, the buyer from carrying out the transaction with a person in bad faith or the acquisition of a property with a real estate liability (such as condominium debts).

Therefore, especially at this stage, a legal analysis by a specialist lawyer is recommended to carry out a thorough review of the information related to the business. In this way, the buyer is ensured about the security in the acquisition, or even the withdrawal of the business, as the case may be.

You should notice that any real estate liabilities, as long as they are not serious enough to make the transfer of the property unfeasible, may be discounted from the final price of the property.

Documentary Stage

After the positive opinion of the lawyer concerning the property acquisition, the documentary stage begins.

The parties must agree on the conditions of the promise of the purchase and sale contract, when a preliminary installment is normally made to link the seller to the conclusion of the real estate transaction.

Notary offices can (and should) perform many of these procedures so that the documents can have public faith.

If the buyer opts for the acquisition through bank financing, it will be necessary to contract the loan with the financial institution.

This institution may also be a contractual party at the buying and selling contract.

In this contract, the property object of the acquisition can be used as collateral in favor of the bank granting the real estate credit.

From this moment on, it will be necessary to pay the fees and taxes levied on the property transaction to proceed to the subsequent register transfer through the Deed of Purchase and Sale.

Context of the crisis

We are currently going through difficult times due to the crisis arising from COVID-19 that affects the world economy.

Therefore, in times of confinement, it is difficult to dedicate ourselves to doing business, especially due to uncertainty regarding the economic situation in the future.

Saving becomes a necessity (and no longer a possibility) to face this uncertain period.

However, there is nothing to prevent us from striving to envision investment opportunities for the future, as this crisis will sooner or later come to an end.

We will now talk about the activities and costs required to acquire a property in Portugal, since the Real Estate sector is very attractive economically, mainly in regions close to large urban centers.

Costs associated with the real estate transaction

Until now, all expenses incurred on the transaction were related to the preparatory stages of this legal transaction. From this moment on, costs are related to the operation itself and are mandatory for the conclusion of the deal.

These are the most relevant costs:

Municipal Tax related to Property Transactions (IMT)

This is a tax that must be paid whenever there is a financial transaction related to the purchase and sale of the property.

It must be addressed to the Portuguese government before the execution of the Deed of Purchase and Sale and its value varies according to the type of property, location, and purpose.

Its value corresponds to the result of the following equation: Value of the property (property value or deed value, whichever is greater)  multiplied by the rate published by the State, subtracted from the portion to be deducted.

Some websites provide a simulator for the value of this tax, as we can see on the APEMIP and Doutor Finanças portal.

Stamp Tax

This tax must also be paid to the State if the property is acquired through bank financing and corresponds to a rate of 0.8% on the value of the transaction.

In the case of Real Estate financing (mortgage loans), this tax is also levied on this amount in the same percentage.

Municipal Property Tax (IMI)

This is a tax on property the owner must pay annually.

This is a continuous expense and its value varies from 0.3% to 0.8% of the taxable equity value.

In addition to the aforementioned fees and taxes, the buyer must bear the procedural expenses necessary to conclude the legal transaction, among which we can highlight the obtaining of necessary certificates to verify the situation of the seller and the property, notary fees, drawing up of the Deed of Purchase and Sale and the registration of acquisition.

Periodic Expenses

After the acquisition of the property, the new owner must pay the expenses incurred on the property.

Therefore, in addition to the IMI, which, as mentioned, will affect the property annually, the buyer must also pay, for example, expenses with condominium, electricity, gas, and water supply.

As you can see, the periodic expenses related to the property are not significant. However, it is important to keep in mind that you must separate this amount since we are dealing with essential services.

Tips to avoid being scammed

Finally, we will pass on some tips that may be useful in the process of purchasing a property and investing in the real estate market in Portugal. This way, you can avoid financial losses in this process, which can be quite stressful.

As mentioned, we recommend hiring a qualified professional. This advice has the sole objective of avoiding further losses by the buyers who believe they are able to carry out the procedure without legal advice. You can count on Viv Europe for this service.

A well-drafted Purchase and Sale Agreement may be enough to save the value of the property itself.

Expert lawyers deal with real estate-related demands every day, so malicious sellers are unlikely to deceive them.

Finally, some precautions must be taken into account to avoid being deceived in this procedure.

Always request notarized documents

It may seem basic, but many people are deceived by relying on all documents sent by the seller. Make sure they are original and legitimate documents upon ratification by a local notary office.

Make a visit to the property with a qualified engineer

The false perception that the buyer can identify any defects in the property can be very expensive in the future. Some defects are not visible and can only be detected by specific equipment.

Never be in a hurry

Over time we were able to identify the profile of the seller who is in bad faith. They are usually in a hurry to close the deal, just to disappear.

The acquisition of such a precious asset cannot be done at a fast pace. Perform all activities calmly and carefully. Good opportunities appear at all times, so do not believe that the chosen property is unique.

Search professional records

We have already witnessed many cases in which the person present themselves as lawyers and go through the entire property purchase procedure. When a defect in the property is discovered, the alleged lawyers disappear.

Get confirmation of your advisor’s professional record. Much of the information is available on the internet itself.

Speaking of the internet, it costs nothing to Google the name of your advisor.

Property registration

One of the biggest difficulties resulting from the purchase of property remotely is the trouble for the buyers to search, on their own account, the property records.

Properties without registration, with an expired permit, without the approval of the fire department, among other cases, cannot be inhabited.

Debts associated with the property

Another situation that happens frequently is the acquisition of real estate with liabilities, that is, debts linked to the property.

In this sense, we have overdue electricity, gas, and condominium bills. Who do you think the companies will charge these debts from?

Other situations that we can check are the registration of mortgages and real estate financing linked to the asset.

Certainly, there are so many other precautions that the diligent buyer must take. However, the observance of the mentioned activities can avoid a series of inconveniences associated with the purchase of the property.

Conclusion

We could see in this guide, through a brief historical analysis, how the real estate market in Portugal has been performing over time.

We also analyzed the property acquisition procedure, in addition to the costs and necessary steps to avoid being deceived during the property purchase procedure. Unfortunately, there are many malicious people in this business.

We hope you enjoyed this guide and feel more prepared to invest in the real estate market in Portugal.

If you are interested in purchasing a property for applying for a Golden Visa, we also recommend the reading of our Complete Guide to Golden Visa in Portugal.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How is the real estate market in Portugal today?

Between 2015 and 2020, the real estate market in Portugal registered a market increase never seen before.

Due to the increase in Portugal’s prestige in terms of investment, tourism, and also the choice as a destination country to live in, the real estate market followed this trend and heated up.

Big companies and investors decided to give this country a chance, so they bought real estate like never before, along with ordinary people just wanting to take advantage of the low real estate prices compared to their already famous neighbors.

This boom in this sector was also a reflection of Portugal’s economic growth, which made Portugal the European star during 2018 and 2019.

Unfortunately, came the Covid crisis.

As what’s happening with almost all European countries, the real estate market in Portugal has slowed down, as people are spending less money overall, and lockdown measures also make it more difficult to visit properties in person.

Some real estate agents are saying that the price range of real estate has not changed much with the crisis of 2020, but this new wave that came in 2021 may change this scenario.

How much does it cost to buy a property in Portugal?

The price of the property may vary depending on the district, city, and neighborhood that you choose.

Although Portugal is a small country, it also presents a considerable variation in terms of property prices, with the most popular areas such as Lisbon and Porto being the most expensive.

Of course, we cannot go through all areas, all types of apartments to give you a sample of the price, but considering a new 2 bedroom apartment with 150m2 in an area well located within the cities mentioned below, you find this price range:

  • Lisbon: Between 650,000€ to 1,200,000€
  • Porto: between 450,000€ to 750,000€
  • Braga: between 200,000€ to 450,000€
  • Faro: between 200,000€ to 600,000€

The biggest Portuguese property search website is Idealista. Take a look by yourself and explore the real estate market in Portugal.

In addition to the value of the property, there are other types of costs that the buyer will have to bear, as will be described later.

How is the procedure for buying a property in Portugal?

Anyone can say that buying a property in Portugal is easy and you will not be mistaken.

If you have the money to buy the property and bear-related costs (such as bank fees, taxes, etc.), sooner or later you will be the owner.

This is because the procedure for drafting the purchase contract, making and registering the deed, and also the process of obtaining certificates can be done by the real estate broker agency or even by the bank itself.

What will not be done for them? The due diligence (legal analysis) of the property and the seller. As an experienced real estate lawyer in Brazil, let me advise you: This is the most important step in buying the property, no matter where.

The consequences of buying a property that is not “buyable” or buying it from someone who is not the real owner can be a real problem in the future.

In addition, buying a property full of debts can be a headache for the new owner. Are you willing to face the chance of being charged an amount that has nothing to do with you?

Remember one thing: the main objective of the realtor (and his / her agency) is to sell the property, just as the bank intends to lend money so that the client can buy the property. Their profit comes from the transaction itself.

On the other hand, the lawyer’s main objective is to instruct their clients to make a good deal by analyzing all the documents to make sure that nothing bad will happen with that transaction in the future.

What is the risk of buying a property alone?

As mentioned in the previous answer, the main risk will be that of being misled.

You will be able to complete the purchase procedure, but you will not be sure that you will face a problem related to the property or seller in the future.

What are the bank’s requirements for real estate financing?

Bank’s requirements to concede a real estate finance can vary according to many conditions. Personally, I’ve heard many compliments to Millennium bank for granting credit.

Below, we will mention some popular requirements when it comes to real estate financing.

Tax Number (NIF)
This is a mandatory requirement, no matter which bank you choose. Obtain your NIF must be your first task if you plan to acquire a property.

Residence Permit
This document proves that you legally reside in Portugal. Most banks require this document to open a credit account for the buyer. In some cases, the applicant may also use the passport, but along with other documents.

Income in Portugal
It may seem obvious, but the bank needs to be sure that you will be able to pay the monthly installments related to the financing. That is why proof of income (which may be related to an employment contract, self-employed income, company dividends, etc.) is required.

Income outside Portugal
It may be that the buyer lives outside Portugal and wants to buy a property for when the family decides to move to this country, or perhaps the acquisition is an investment, as the owner will lease the place. That is why income outside Portugal will be analyzed as the most important document to prove the ability to pay the installments.

Available funds
Along with the monthly income, the buyer must prove that has sufficient resources to pay the installments if, for example, loses a job. The more funds available, the better.

Guarantees
The bank has to make sure that, in the worst-case scenario, it can be paid in any other way by the client’s debt. Thus, some commonly required guarantees are: create an escrow account, appoint a guarantor, mortgage another property, etc. This is a complicated situation for foreigners, as most guarantees must be located in Portugal.

Property certificates
These are the documents that must be analyzed by lawyers. The bank will require all documents that prove that the property is ready to be sold by the seller. Obviously, the bank will not risk putting money into a transaction that may not be carried out (which would likely cause money to be lost).

Property inspection
Finally, there is the inspection of the property. Not all banks do a property inspection to make sure it is physically according to the documents. Investors should always perform this practice. After all, the bank is putting a lot of money into the business.

These are just some requirements that Portuguese banks usually require to finance a property.

What are bank fees for real estate financing?

I know you’ve been waiting for that question. Okay, let’s try to be as clear as possible.

Banks normally charge for the opening of the client’s bank account. Obviously, all these costs are also taxed.

Along with the bank’s fees, the client will probably have to hire life insurance, to be applicable if the client comes to die during the payment period.

It is very difficult to measure how much money you are going to spend on these types of costs, but make sure that it will probably be over €2,000, and some costs will be within the monthly installments.

The financing rate
Along with these costs, we have the most important value to consider: the financing rate.

If we had to specify all the possibilities related to the financing rate, we would be here forever, so let’s get straight to the basics.

The financing term, the amount of the initial payment, the fixed or variable rate, the quality of the guarantees, all of these can interfere with the financing rate.

Anyway, Portugal’s financing rate is not high when compared with other European countries.

TAEG
The most important rate to be aware of is the TAEG (Taxa Anual de Encargos Efetiva Global) or the Annual Effective Global Charge Rate. It represents the total cost of the loan to the client and is expressed as a percentage of the amount that the bank lends.

The TAEG calculation includes all loan fees (including bank’s bureaucratic costs), insurance, interest, tax, registration fees (if applicable), and other charges that are associated.

Other important financial costs, such as the bank spread and the TAN are already incorporated in the TAEG, that’s why this is the most important rate to be analyzed.

To get an idea of the TAEG costs, we did a simulation on the Compara Já Portal as follows:

We chose the acquisition of a property worth 200,000€ in which we requested a loan of 90% of its value (i.e. 180,000€) to be paid over a period of 30 years, without presenting guarantees.

Considering that we have a steady job, a monthly income of 2,500€ and monthly expenses of 1,200€, here are the most affordable results:

BankTAEGTotal CostInstallment
Santander 1.91% 236,948 € 652 €
Bankinter 1.91% 236,926 € 653 €
BPI 1.96% 238,439 € 657 €
Banco CTT 2% 239,882 € 661 €
BGD 2% 239,870 € 662 €
Millennium 2.05% 241,259 € 665 €
Novo Banco 2.24% 247,271 € 682 €
Of course, this is just a simulation. The more information we share with the banks, the more specific are the values.

What is the tax burden for buying a property?

If you want to invest in the real estate market in Portugal and buy a property, be aware that you will have to pay taxes.

Below are the taxes that are related to real estate in Portugal:

Municipal Tax related to Property Transactions (IMT): This is a tax that must be paid whenever there is a financial transaction related to the purchase and sale of the property.

It must be addressed to the Portugal government prior to the execution of the Deed of Purchase and Sale and its value varies according to the type of property, location, and purpose.

Its value corresponds to the result of the following equation: Value of the property (property value or deed value, whichever is greater) multiplied by the rate published by the State, subtracted from the portion to be deducted.

Check out the simulated table for calculating the IMT, as published by the APEMIP portal:

Property Value / IMT
100,000 € / 152 €
200,000 € / 4,913 €
300,000 € / 12,040 €
400,000 € / 23,240 €
500,000 € / 28,040 €
1,000,000 € / 60,000 €

Stamp Tax: This tax must also be paid to the State if the property is acquired through bank financing and corresponds to a rate of 0.8% on the value of the transaction.

This tax is applicable in many other cases, such as opening bank credit and other financial transactions.

Municipal Property Tax (IMI): This is a tax related to the ownership of a property and must be paid annually.
This tax rate varies from 0.3% to 0.8% and applies to the property’s value.

Therefore, buying a property worth 475,000€ would incur the following costs:
Property: 475,000€
IMT: 26,040.60€
Stamp Tax: 3,800€

What is the quality of the properties in Portugal?

The magic answer is: It depends.

I will not lie, most properties in Portugal are old, especially those located near downtown.

Let us emphasize that being old is not the same as being uninhabitable. Some properties are old but are in great condition to receive people, others may need some renovations. Only a few of them are not habitable.

If you leave downtown, you’ll be able to see new buildings prepared for the hot or cold weather, modern, and so on.
Let’s say you chose an old apartment to live in. These are the main concerns I would have:

– What is the energetic certificate of the place?
– How thick is the wall with the neighbors?
– Can the construction material keep the winter cold away?

How is the apartment heater? (yes, it can be really cold in the winter)

Also, a general analysis of the property by an electrician and a plumber may be in good taste.

Will I have to pay for a realtor?

The realtors will certainly charge you for their service if you used it. Activities designed to bring the perfect buyer and seller together are not easy to implement.

Also, real estate lawyers usually perform other tasks, such as managing paperwork.

According to the real estate agency, their commission associates with different costs.

Overall, the commission can vary between 3% and 5% of the transaction price, making it known that most companies charge the rate of 5% in Portugal.

Therefore, buying a property worth 400,000€ would generate a commission value of around 22,000€ to 25,000€.

Is the real estate in Portugal a good investment?

It can be. Buying an old apartment near the beach and doing a small renovation can increase the price of the property incredibly.

Most Portuguese (especially the older ones) are not so concerned with aesthetics. Doing a few minor updates can completely change the face of the apartment (and its selling price).

Buying for renting can also be a good idea.

How much can we (monthly) charge for renting a property? The same answer to buy one. It depends.

Consider a 2 bedroom apartment, well located and in good condition in the following cities:

Lisbon: between 1,000€ to 1,500€
Porto: between 700 to 1,200€
Braga: between 500€ to 1,000€
Faro: between 600€ to 1,100€

Is it a good investment? You have to do the math, but in general, considering the period in which you’ll rent the property, you get extra income (almost) without stress.

If I decide to buy to sell a property as an investment, will I have to pay taxes?

Along with all the expenses mentioned for the purchase of the property, the sale of a property will certainly result in capital gains that, as you imagined, will be taxed.

This is a topic that requires some books to start with the basics, many law firms focus only on this type of situation.
But let’s try to keep it simple. Like many other countries, Portugal imposes a capital gain tax on the sale of assets in general (depending on the capital origin).

Capital gain related to property selling can be calculated by the difference between the sale value and the acquisition value, with the application of monetary coefficients and added by certain charges and expenses.

Depending on whether you are a resident or not in Portugal, and also if this property is your primary residence, different tax rates will apply.

If you are a resident of Portugal
The gains obtained worldwide (including the sale of the property or even retirement) are taxed as income.
Any real estate gains are added to your income for the year and taxed based on income tax rates, which range from 14.5% to 48%.

Capital gains will be considered at 50% of their value, applying the general rates provided for in the IRS Code.
If you reinvest your income in another main property in Portugal (or anywhere in the EU / EEA that has a tax treaty with Portugal) you may not be taxed for the capital gains.

You must purchase the new property between 24 months prior and 36 months after the date of sale of the property that generated capital gain.

If you are not a resident of Portugal
The capital gain from the sale of real estate in Portugal is subject to a tax rate of 28% for individuals and 25% for legal entities.

This is a subject that draws a lot of attention, if you have any specific questions, please let us know.

Can I obtain Portuguese Citizenship if I buy a property in Portugal?

Yes, if you follow the Golden Visa procedure.

You may get your Resident Permit by acquiring a property in Portugal if you follow the Golden Visa guidelines.

Lucky we already did a FAQ on this topic. Come take a look by clicking here.

To obtain Portuguese Citizenship (and therefore the Portuguese passport), it is necessary to invest in the property and keep the Residence Permit valid for 5 years.

How can Viv Europe assist me in this process?

We hope you could understand a little more about the real estate market in Portugal.

Also, you could probably see why it is important to have a lawyer (or a team of lawyers) to assist you when purchasing your property in Portugal.

By doing this process yourself, you will certainly get tired of trying to find information about the procedures. So you will also run the risk of being misled.

Viv Europe has lawyers to assist you in the process of buying a home in Portugal. Along with many real estate agents, we will present you with the best properties available in Portugal.

Here are the activities that this company will provide:

  • Search for properties according to the client’s requirements.
  • After choosing the property, proceed full legal analysis of the property and the seller’s situation.
  • Draw up the purchase and sale contract and deed.
  • Register all documents to change the ownership of the property.
  • Complementary activities such as opening NIF, bank account and accessory tasks.
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Get to know all about the Golden Visa to Portugal. See how the procedure is done, what types of investments you need, and how to obtain it.

Retirement in Portugal or France

Retirement in Portugal or France? Know how to choose

Would you prefer to spend your retirement in Portugal or France? See the pros and cons of each country and choose your European destination.