October 2017

Investing in Portugal

Location Portugal has a privileged location to access relevant markets. Continental Portugal is geographically situated on the west coast of Europe, in the Iberian Peninsula. It borders North and East with Spain, the West and the South with the Atlantic Ocean, being situated in a geostrategic position between Europe, America and Africa. Besides the Continent, the Portuguese territory also includes...

Why can not I sell my house?

Selling a home is not a simple task. Sellers encounter obstacles that delay the sale of their property and create a lot of frustration, fueling the fear of not performing correctly the tasks necessary to successfully complete the transaction. According to recent studies the market is going through one of the best moments in the purchase-sale of housing. Luxury real estate agent Lucas Fox indicates that...

MILAN, BOLOGNA AND FLORENCE ARE THE MOST SMART CITIES OF ITALY

For the fourth year in a row, Milan is the smartest city in Italy: FP2's ICity Rate 2017, part of the Digital360 group, has revealed it. Each year, the ranking classifies 106 capitals based on various parameters ranging from governance to waste management, from public transport to broadband broadcasting. Well, if Milan is still ahead, its success seems to be no longer far from Bologna and...

Global Stock of Investable Commercial Real Estate Stands at $27.5 Trillion

New York, London and Dallas are World's Most 'Liquid' Markets in 2017 According to CBRE, Tokyo, New York and Los Angeles are the world's largest commercial real estate investment markets, with the global stock of investable commercial real estate assets standing at $27.5 trillion. CBRE examined the relationship between city market size and capital flows into real estate for 122 cities around the...

Ten reasons to live in Portugal

The 12th edition of the Doing Business 2015 study evaluates the rules and regulations regarding local businesses in order to compare the ease of doing business in 189 countries in which Portugal moves up to the 25th country to do business. Its greatest assets are qualified human resources, excellent and modern infrastructures, rapid access to various markets (Africa, Europe, Latin America). These are,...

Landlords who join the affordable income scheme will have tax exemption

Homeowners who sign up for the new affordable rents scheme will have tax exemption and reduced IMI. The measure, approved Wednesday, addresses the middle class. Homeowners who join the affordable lease program and make permanent, lower-income housing contracts will benefit from a tax exemption and a 50% reduction in Real Estate Tax (IMI), which can even total exemption. These are two of the novelties...

Rising seas in America threaten nearly $1 trillion worth of US homes, and most of them are moderately priced: Zillow

Coastal homes are threatened by the prospect of rising sea levels, a new report from Zillow says. More than $900 billion worth of U.S. residential real estate could be lost by a 6-foot rise in sea levels, the report says. Such a rise in water levels, projected to become a reality by 2100, could destroy nearly 2 million homes. Coastal real estate in America is so often depicted in images of...

Leasing homes that were for local housing will bring tax benefits

In the State Budget for 2018 only one suspension of capital gains is foreseen. The Executive wants to go further, to "encourage homeowners" to favor housing rent at the expense of business activity around the temporary lease to tourists, since supply and prices are high in the first market. The Government intends that owners who place rental properties that were intended for business activity are exempt...

Real estate investment increases 40% through September

The recovery of the real estate sector advances step by step but incessantly. Investors have allocated more than 8.7 billion euros to the real estate sector during the third quarter of the year, a 40% increase over the same quarter last year, according to statistics compiled by international real estate consultancy JLL. "The market is going through an excellent time and it is foreseeable that all...

Affordable homes in south-east England should cost £250,000 or less, says study

Only a fifth of households can afford to buy the average new home in the region, says Savills report Only a fifth of households can afford to buy the average new home in the south-east of England, according to research, which said affordable properties in the region should cost no more than £250,000. Savills, the property firm, said the housebuilding industry was on track to deliver the...

Portugal on the radar of foreign investors and public figures

For 2017, the Portuguese Real Estate Exhibition - SIL expects that real estate transactions will be higher than the previous edition. Sandra Bértolo Fragoso, manager of SIL, in an interview with Diário Imobiliário reveals that there is a resurgence of real estate developers, who will be present with new projects or projects that have stood still and are being re-launched at this stage. The SIL...

Lone Star puts Vilamoura on sale

The business, by size, should not be completed by 2017. Among the assets that will be sold by Lone Star is the Vilamoura Marina, considered one of the business cards of the venture. CBRE returns to advise the American fund. The Americans from the Lone Star fund have put up part of Vilamoura for sale, you know Business. The sale of assets comes after the fund bought this Algarve venture in March...

IRS exemption and IMI discount for landlords with affordable incomes

From now on, all owners in Portugal, who inscribe their properties in the affordable lease program - and through it establish permanent tenancy agreements with the tenants - will have tax benefits. With this new solution created by the Government, landlords with affordable incomes will be exempt from IRS on the property income and will pay only 50% of the Municipal Property Tax (IMI). This measure is part...

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