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   EXECUTIVE PROPERTY SEARCH SERVICE 

BUYING A HOME IN PORTUGAL

If you’re considering moving to and purchasing a property in Portugal, plus making use of the Golden Visa Scheme too, then why not enlist our help with our Executive Property Search Service. Let us take the strain and worry off your shoulders & lighten the burden. Our team are keen to assist and are based internationally and speak a multitude of languages. Including Mandarin, Iranian, Cantonese, French, German, Italian, Lebanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, Bengali and Ukrainian.  They cover many disciplines such as philosophy; schooling, law, accounting, taxation & company move logistics. 

 

ACCESS TO THE BEST PROPERTIES

Our property experts have unrivalled access to the very best on & 'Off Market' executive Portuguese homes. Many new build but mostly beautifully renovated & modernised traditional Portuguese properties, stacked with charm and old world character. We have a small support team of designers and architects, should you require any further renovation works. Plus access to the very best home furnishings. Some of which adorn our luxury lifestyle store Five Star Portugal. 

AT YOUR DISPOSAL 24/7

But more importantly, they’re at hand in far flung places such as Macau, Australia, Italy & New Zealand, ready to take your call & discuss your Portuguese property needs from a localised point of view. 

 

WHAT IS REQUIRED FROM YOU

Firstly to get the ball rolling we will require your lifestyle objectives and desired property brief. Also target budget. If you want a new build executive apartment or the charm of a renovated period property. We are all ears to listen & suggest what may appeal to you. 

 

ENGAGEMENT FEE

Once you’ve decided that you want to enlist our help, and then prior to your visiting Portugal, we will require a retainer for our services. This will be between €1,000.00 & €2,500.00 + vat @ 23%, dependant on the length of time you will be staying in Portugal with us. We also have an in-house concierge service (NH Concierge) that can organise your 4-5 star or boutique hotel stay & chauffeured transport too if needed. 

 

THE PROCESS

During your stay, once we’ve shortlisted your selection of properties, we will accompany you to property viewings over your 7 to 14 day stay in Portugal. And our concierge service will suggest & if needed organise trips for you to really appreciate Portugal and its culture & heritage. 

 

OUR COMMISSION

We charge between 1.5 - 2.5% + vat @ 23% of the purchase price. Though we aim to negotiate a good discount for you on the final figure that’s accepted, so that this figure is absorbed hopefully. Naturally, our engagement fee is deducted from our commission, should the purchase go through. 

 

PLEASE NOTE

In the property purchasing process, we are here to advise and guide you. But once you’ve found the property of your dreams and made the offer to the seller and your offer has been accepted. Your solicitor then communicates with the seller’s solicitor. At no time will we request or hold a deposit from you, only our commission fee, once your offer has been accepted. 

 

WHY SHOULD YOU MOVE TO PORTUGAL

Imagine living in a country where you can find a huge diversity of landscapes and environments in a small area: sandy beaches as far as the eye can see, golden plains and mountains, vibrant and cosmopolitan cities and a millennial heritage.

 

Here you can practice water sports, play golf on the best courses in the world, contemplate nature, experience the most novel well-being treatments, or just get out into the country and discover unbeatable heritage, wines and cuisine.

CLIMATE

In terms of climate, our winters are mild and summers are hot and dry. Did you know that the number of hours of sunshine per year reaches values as high as 3300 in the south of the country and 1600 in the north, some of the highest in Europe?

The Portuguese are gracious and friendly, welcoming all visitors regardless of where they come from. And, in fact, visitors do come here from all over the world, as the country is located on the western coast of Europe and, as such, is a point of entrance into the Schengen zone. A large part of the population speaks foreign languages, specifically English.

GEOGRAPHICAL

Portugal has an excellent geographical location. At the meeting point between three continents - Europe, Africa and America -, it has always been central to the most important international routes. Here you can find international airports all over the country - Lisbon, Faro and Porto have regular connections to major cities in the world.

 

Did you know that Lisbon is just two and a half hours away from Paris and London by plane? If you want to discover the beauties of Portugal, the country has a modern road network waiting to be explored: it only takes two hours to get from Lisbon to Porto or Faro, the major cities in the north and south of the country. Madrid is just six hours away.

THE COUNTRY 

With almost nine centuries of well defined geographical borders, a democratic parliamentary regime with political stability prevails in Portugal.

 

Portugal is a member of the European Union and forms part of the European Monetary System, using the European single currency. It is also the 46th most competitive economy, out of a total of 138 countries according to the 2016-2017 Global Competitiveness Index, produced by the World Economic Forum.

 

Portugal is the 3rd most peaceful country in the world among 163 countries (Global Peace Index 2017) and ranks 29th of 176 countries in Transparency International (Corruption Perception Index 2016).

BEST QUALITY OF LIFE

In 2016, Lisbon was voted one of the 42 cities in the world with the best quality of life, buy the Worldwide Quality of Living Survey 2016.

 

COST OF LIVING 

Most foreigners consider the cost of living to be low.

According to NUMBEO (Cost of Living in Portugal 2018 2015), the price indices are attractive.

TAX RULES

Portugal is also one of the best countries for buying a house, because it has clear and transparent tax rules and offers facilities for obtaining residence permits, as part of new legal provisions that are more attractive to foreign investors.

 

It also has a special regime for non-habitual residents, aimed at attracting foreign investors through very favourable income tax rates.

PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW

If you're keen to consider purchasing a property in Portugal, then to get the ball rolling, simply please fill out our contact form below, stating your geographical location so that one of our team can contact you locally & in many cases in your local dialect. Our team speak Russian, Ukrainian  Lebanese, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Mandarin & Cantonese too. And are at your disposal 24/7. Also please utilise our 'Live Chat' service here on our site too. 

 

INVEST

Invest in property in a country where the economy is growing and property values are increasing.

 

Where the Worlds top architects design the greatest looking modern homes in the most amazing landscapes.

FREEDOM

 Enjoy the freedom to live in and have your children study for free in most cases in any of the Schengen countries in Europe.

Free to come and go as you please without intrusion into your personal & private life. 

BELONG

Feel you belong in and are contributing to Europe's 5th happiest nation with the most sunshine & very low cost of living.

So if you're plugged into International earnings, you will live like a King (or Queen). 

RELAXATION

Relax in Europes sunniest & most unspoilt country with 24 UNESCO World heritage sites.

 

Considering China & Italy have 55 each, that's pretty good for a nation of just 10.31 million. 

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