News: Portugal still a 'safe bet'

Portugal’s property market has remained a stable and profitable investment in 2007...

2007 is expected to bring a healthy 12% growth to Portugal’s property market, and with the double tax arrangements between the UK and Portugal, buying property has never been so simple for the overseas investor.

Property prices are certainly not as cheap as the well publicised Eastern European countries, but there is no doubt that Portugal is a well established and flourishing marketplace with a stable economy. Capital growth and rental yields for investors are showing higher returns than elsewhere in Europe, mostly fuelled by investors rather than holiday home seekers.

Golf attraction

Paul Cooper, Director of Principal International, comments, “Portugal is a safe bet for investors, we are still getting regular enquiries for higher end quality properties and not just those ones attached to golf courses.”

"The game of golf appeals to all ages and is currently expanding its appeal beyond just the wealth. The community living appeals to many, meaning that with a golf development comes not only the sport but also the social life.

"Most courses include luxury facilities and the Val de Ouro Golf resort is no exception.  With its close proximity to the UK, buying an investment property in Portugal offers both annual and weekend break holidays, add to it the golf resort and you get great rental opportunities.



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