Real Estate Investment

Regardless of the purpose of your purchase, property investment in Portugal is an excellent choice and Falcon Pyramid is the right partner to provide exactly what you need.


Benefits

  • Investment in a growing economy and market: the European Commission estimates that economic growth and its benefits will continue to improve in Portugal. Furthermore, tourism will continue to rise, inflation is dropping, and around 3.5 billion euros were invested in real estate in 2018;
  • Possibility of moving to Portugal: a country that is part of the European Union and the Schengen Area;
  • Reasonable cost of investment: affordable property with high chances of return;
  • Numerous opportunities to profit: high rental yields, resale, refurbish, commercial real estate;
  • Quality of life: a safe and peaceful country with mild weather, political stability, business opportunities and friendly towards foreign citizens and tourists;
  • Tourism in Portugal: the country registered the highest growth in tourism in the European Union (EU);
  • Taxes: several advantages and program for EU and non-EU citizens regarding taxes, visas and fees.

Our services

  • Advice on property investment in Portugal: our experience in real estate and our knowledge about the Portuguese market enable us to give you the best advice for your needs and goals;
  • Advice for Non-Habitual Residents (NHR): should you want to learn more about tax benefits for non-habitual residents and get NHR status, we can guide you throughout the whole process;
  • Property scouting: if you are searching for homes to buy in Portugal, our qualified team can hunt for houses and apartments that meet your specific needs;
  • Full support in obtaining bank financing: we work to accelerate and ease the bureaucratic process to help you secure the financing you need to buy property in Lisbon;
  • Advice on Architecture, Engineering and Interior Design: if you are buying a house in Portugal to refurbish or to rent, for example, you can consult our partners – architects, engineers and designers – on how to improve your new property;
  • Airbnb management: we can provide maintenance and security services, as well as manage your properties, always focusing on return for your investment.
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Frequent Asked Questions

Can foreigners buy property in Portugal?

Yes. There are no special requirements or restrictions for foreigners who wish to own property in Portugal. You just need a Personal Fiscal Number, which you can obtain in your local tax office. In fact, for foreigners buying a house in Portugal, there are a few advantages and benefits, such as the Non-Habitual Resident status or the Golden Visa program.

How can I have a return on my investment?

Portugal is one of the most affordable countries and Lisbon is a trending city. Also, Tourism is growing, which provides more opportunities to profit from your property investment in Portugal.

  • Local accommodation;
  • Rent to residents or tourists;
  • Refurbish, either to reside in or to rent or resale at a more favorable price;
  • Use for commercial leasing or business.

I want to live and/or work in Portugal. Do I have any tax benefits?

The Portuguese government introduced the Non-Habitual Resident (NHR) regime to help and encourage foreign citizens to consider moving to Portugal or doing business in Portugal.
The status will be granted for 10 years and the main tax benefits are:

  • If you work in Portugal, you will benefit from a fixed 20% income tax rate (IRS – the normal income tax rate can go up to 48%);
  • If you receive any type of income from abroad (pension, dividends, royalties, employment or self-employment), there will not be double taxation.

Am I eligible for Non-Habitual Resident status?

Any citizen is eligible. To apply, you will need:

  • Proof of spending more than 183 days per year in Portuguese territory (continuous or intermittent) or confirmation that you have resident accommodation in the country;
  • To meet the Portuguese residency rules or tax legislation;
  • Not having resided in Portugal within the previous five years.

I am retired and want to live in Portugal. Do I need a visa?

To live in Portugal, you will need a residency permit.

Is Portugal a safe country?

Yes, Portugal is the 3rd most peaceful country in the world and Lisbon is the 31st safest city.

While it is a Catholic country, it is very tolerant towards other religions, practices and thinking. There are diverse religious communities, and citizens from around the world enjoy a peaceful coexistence in Lisbon.

Also, Portugal is a member of the European Union and a member of the Schengen Area.

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Did you know?

Portugal proudly enjoys around 290 days of sunshine
throughout the year.
The famous Port wine is produced in the north of Portugal, and named
after the city Porto.
Lisbon won the European Green Capital Award for 2020.
Fashion designer Christian Louboutin, and actors Michael Fassbender,
Alicia Vikander and Monica Bellucci have bought houses in Lisbon.
Foreign investment in Lisbon’s real estate amounted to more than
344 million euros during the first semester of 2019.
Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in Western Europe, with over 3.000 years.
In 2018, 22.8 million foreign tourists visited Portugal.
The European Commission expects Portugal’s economy to continue to grow
above EU’s average.
One of the oldest universities in Europe is located in Coimbra, in central
Portugal, and the country has several universities in the world’s top 600.
The oldest operating bookstore in the world is Bertrand Chiado,
located in downtown Lisbon.
Expats have ranked Portugal as the third best country worldwide,
and as number one for quality of life.
Football player Eric Cantona, actors Jeremy Irons and Scarlett Johansson,
and singer Madonna also live or bought properties in Lisbon.
Portugal is the world’s third most peaceful country, according to
the 2019 Global Peace Index.
World Travel Awards 2019 considered Portugal “World’s Leading Destination”
for the third consecutive year.
The most iconic pastries in Lisbon, the Pastéis de Belém (custard tarts),
were invented by monks in the 19th century.
Housing prices in Portugal have been on the rise since 2013, but the
country remains one of the most affordable in the EU.
Lisbon is the 31st safest city in the world, in Mercer’s Quality
of Living survey.
Portugal is ranked 26th among 167 countries as one of the happiest
nations in the world, according to the 2019 Prosperity Index.
Portugal has some of the best beaches in Europe, being Nazaré one
of the world’s top surf spots.

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