Investors in the early days of Portugal’s Golden Visa programme will have seen average rises of over 10% in their investments according to the latest government figures.
Property prices in Portugal rose 5.1% in the first quarter of 2016 compared to one year ago. Prices are on average 10.2% higher than the first quarter of 2013 back at the start of the visa investment programme.
The golden visa programme has seen around 5,000 applicants invest in property in Portugal, mainly in Lisbon, since its inception in 2012.
Central Lisbon developments such as Sottomayor close to the Avenida de Liberdade are experiencing strong demand from international investors seeking the investor visa.