Entries by Luis Teixeira da Silva

Changes to the Golden Visa and Non Habitual resident programmes

THE SUCCESS OF THE GOLDEN VISA PROGRAMME Golden Visa investments represent more than €4 billion into the Portuguese economy. This influx of capital has a direct correlation to the massive inflation in house prices in areas such as Lisbon and Porto, where the majority of the GV investment is concentrated. The Golden Visa program in […]

Tax-free retirement in the heart of Europe

TAX-free Retirement in the Heart of Europe   Anyone who is nearing or at retirement age wants to protect his or her hard-earned pension. What better way to do this than via tax-free retirement? Many want to do this in a safe country with a warm climate, friendly people and a great lifestyle. And in […]

Long-term rentals: The future of the rental market in Portugal?

LONG-TERM RENTALS: THE FUTURE OF THE RENTAL MARKET IN PORTUGAL? As recently as two years ago, it was unquestionable that Portugal provided Europe’s best investment destination. A growing economy, falling unemployment, a recovering real estate market, an investment surge in real estate driven primarily by the very successful Golden Visa program, a wave of (mostly) […]

Live Like a King for Less

Live Like A King For Less – Budget Comparisons The cost to live in Portugal is generally among the lowest in Western Europe. Some items, such as fuel (around €1.30/ liter or about US$5/gallon), electricity, second hand cars (Ford Focus 2012 diesel between €12,000 and €20,000, Audi A4 Avant diesel starting at €40,000) and electronic […]

Post-Brexit solutions to retention of EU rights

POST-BREXIT SOLUTIONS TO RETENTION OF EU RIGHTS: HEALTH, TRAVEL AND PENSION   As the Brexit discussion and debate in the UK continues to rage, with little clarity as to the practical implications of the country’s departure from the EU, many people simply want to understand what this means in terms of the everyday aspects of […]