House prices in Portugal grow 1.8% in the first quarter of 2017

According to data collected and now revealed by CI - Confidencial Imobiliário, the price of houses in Portugal increased by 1.8% in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the previous quarter, with the quarterly price increasing in this 1st quarter, as to the fourth quarter of 2016. The recovery in house prices in Portugal since the low market reached in June 2013 is now at 14.3%

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House prices increase double in the Euro Zone

The price of homes in Europe is rising and Portugal is one of the countries leading this upward trend, with the second highest rise in the euro zone and the fourth among the 28 members of the European Union. Eurostat data for the third quarter of 2016 show that Portugal has one of the highest growth rates in real estate prices in Europe (7.6%)

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Algarve surpasses hotel bookings and profits of 2015 by October

The Portuguese Statistics Institute (INE) has announced "a significant increase in hotel booking and profits" in Portuguese hotels in October. The Algarve was no exception, and registered numbers way above the expected. Between January and October 2016, the hotels in the Algarve registered more bookings than during the whole year of 2015, which had been considered one of the best years ever for the region.

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5 Reasons to buy in portugual now

Struggling to close those deals because your clients aren't sure if its the right time? Work with GCEN to give your client the facts about why now is a good time to invest in a new Portuguese home in the sun. If clients want to take advantage of the exchange rate now, giving them piece of mind of how much they have to spend, check out our blog.

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Pay less tax in Portugal on your income or pensions

The Portuguese Non Habitual Resident regime (NHR) was instigated in 2009 and altered in 2012 and is aimed at attracting high level professionals to Portugal who will pay a flat rate of 20% on their salary or self-employed income received in Portugal. Pensioners also benefit by being exempt from taxes under this scheme.

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