Algarve property is your golden ticket to an EU passport - part two

In the last installment of our golden visa series, we brought you the facts on Portugal’s citizenship by investment programme. Now, we give you the benefit of our experience in exceptional Portugal property that makes the most of your investment.

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A light-filled contemporary villa with pool in Carvoeiro makes a stunning investment for your Golden Visa

The contemporary option

Take a look at this pristine villa for sale in Carvoeiro, pictured above. Recently marketed by Winkworth International, this contemporary property features high-spec fittings and floor to ceiling windows for a wonderfully light aspect. In a peaceful location near Carvoeiro centre, the villa retails at a little over €500,000, the minimum required investment if you plan to be eligible for Portugal’s golden visa. This is just one of many Algarve properties adding up to a life-changing investment.

Silves algarve propertyforsale The ancient Algarve town of Silves, where you can buy a slice of Portuguese history

Invest less in an older property

If an Algarve property for sale is more than thirty years old, the minimum required golden visa investment is just €350,000. A competitively priced route to citizenship, this also has much to recommend it, if you dream of refurbishing an older property. Pictured above, the historic Algarve town of Silves is situated about twenty minutes inland. Its definitely worth visiting if you’re seeking an authentic Portuguese property complete with shutters, Moorish chimney and festoons of bougainvillea.

Older villas, meanwhile, have limitless scope for modernisation and can be found in resorts throughout the Algarve. We’ve valued many well-cared for properties, built in the days when a holiday villa in Praia da Luz or Albufeira first became popular. Or perhaps the idea of a country retreat in the Monchique mountains sounds like your perfect property? Whichever option you choose, Winkworth International will tailor a property search to fit your brief.

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A city to watch - brightly painted trams are a familiar sight in vibrant Lisbon

Exciting Developments in Lisbon

The 2017 Alpha Cities Index - read all about it in Forbes Magazine - has highlighted Lisbon as a global city to watch and Winkworth International couldn’t agree more. Having hosted the 2016 international Web Summit, Portugal’s capital city has a burgeoning tech startup industry, but, with beautiful beaches just ten minutes away, is much more than a place to work.

Buyers from countries as diverse as China, France and the USA recognise that Lisbon is a winning package for their golden visa investment. Combining business with a sunshine lifestyle and packed with culture, Lisbon is also home to exceptional property at affordable prices. Later this year Winkworth International will open for business in this city of the future, so if you’re as excited by the prospect of Lisbon property as we are, we’d love to hear from you.

Contact Winkworth International for more information about prime Portugal property to secure your golden visa.

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