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Portugal renews bid to lure post-Brexit investment from UK

Portugal renews bid to lure post-Brexit investment from UK

16 May, 2017

“We take the view that there is great potential of companies that may be interested in expanding their business in Portugal,” Cabral told Lusa News Agency on his arrival in London on Wednesday,...

Is Lisbon's hottest hangout the future of the office?

Is Lisbon's hottest hangout the future of the office?

09 May, 2017

Travel up to the first floor of Lisbon’s 19th-century Mercado da Ribeira food market, up a set of stairs topped with red and yellow Perspex, and you’ll find a pretty cool place to work. Walking...

The French Are Getting a Taste for Portuguese Property

The French Are Getting a Taste for Portuguese Property

28 April, 2017

Claude Berda, who sold French broadcaster AB Groupe earlier this year, has joined a growing number of French nationals investing in Portugal’s real estate market as that country’s economy...

Lisbon and Portugal always give you reasons to come back

Lisbon and Portugal always give you reasons to come back

24 April, 2017

British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver will open his first ‘Jamie’s Italian’ restaurant in Portugal “this September or October”.It will be located in Lisbon’s Príncipe Real neighbourhood,...

How down-at-heel Lisbon became the new capital of cool

How down-at-heel Lisbon became the new capital of cool

18 April, 2017

In Lisbon people keep telling me about the surfing. It’s great. The beaches are 20 minutes from the beautiful, historic and lively centre of Lisbon. You get the best of everything: Bondi meets old...

The 9 Best Places To Buy Real Estate Overseas In 2017

The 9 Best Places To Buy Real Estate Overseas In 2017

12 April, 2017

Our Official List Of The Hottest Offshore Property Spots In 2017Back at the start of 2017, we here at Live and Invest Overseas reviewed the world map to identify markets and destinations of...

Real Estate in Portugal

Real Estate in Portugal

05 April, 2017

Every year in December we reflect on the past year and provide an outlook for the property market in the year ahead, 2017. Looking back we can say it has been a busy year indeed. During the past 12...

10 Reasons to Live and Invest in Lisbon

10 Reasons to Live and Invest in Lisbon

30 March, 2017

Lisbon is looking for and beginning to attract new blood. Europe’s forgotten “sleeping beauty” of the 20th century woke up after 1998’s World Fair, and local and foreign residents are...

Great value and good yields in Portugal, where house prices continue to rise

Great value and good yields in Portugal, where house prices continue to rise

28 March, 2017

Portugal’s housing prices continue to rise strongly, amidst improved economic conditions. Property prices in Portugal rose by 3.84% (2.97% in real terms) in October 2016 from a year earlier, to an...

Airbnb Finds Love in Lisbon

Airbnb Finds Love in Lisbon

07 June, 2016

Bloomberg Technology's recent article on how Airbnb is taking Lisbon by storm attests that Portugal's capital city is a great place to invest in the holiday rental market. "On his way to work, Lisbon...

Why Lisbon Is Europe's Most Underrated City

Why Lisbon Is Europe's Most Underrated City

01 June, 2016

ARCO Lisboa wrapped up on May 29 and with this famous International Contemporary Art Fair coming to Lisbon for the first time there is an artsy buzz in the city and a sense that many Lisboetas have...

Lisbon Mixes Old & New to Great Effect

Lisbon Mixes Old & New to Great Effect

01 June, 2016

Yesterday's Irish Independent's article, Lisbon like a local: The best of old and new in Portugal's hipster capital, asks whether Lisbon has become too hip for its own good?Reporter Lorraine Courtney...

Why Lisbon is Europe's Best Work-and-Play Capital for the BBC

Why Lisbon is Europe's Best Work-and-Play Capital for the BBC

27 April, 2016

Even just a few years ago, the charming city of Lisbon would have been unrecognizable to the millions of visitors who now pass through the Portuguese capital city. The country was struggling with all...

Lisbon Attracts Dolphins back to the Tagus River

Lisbon Attracts Dolphins back to the Tagus River

08 April, 2016

Last weekend, the first in April, saw the return of a group of dolphins to Lisbon's Tagus River. The magnificent dolphins surprised a group of sailing students aboard a boat during a class. The...

More and more Brazilians Buy Property in Portugal

More and more Brazilians Buy Property in Portugal

31 March, 2016

According to the latest report from the Portuguese newspaper, Publico, "More and more Brazilians are buying houses and apartments in Portugal." Many of them are opting to invest in the Lisbon...

Lisbon Lifestyle Lures Tech Industry

Lisbon Lifestyle Lures Tech Industry

28 March, 2016

Food and Tech writer, James Laird answers the questions, "Why Lisbon’s startup scene will hit full throttle in 2016" and is Lisbon "the next tech city?" in his recent article for The Spaces. As...

No Better Time to Invest in Lisbon's Luxury Housing Market

No Better Time to Invest in Lisbon's Luxury Housing Market

10 March, 2016

Portugal's Expresso Newspaper published an article entitled, "Lisbon Luxury Home Prices Rose 23% in Two Years," in its Economy section, which is very good news for real estate investors in Portugal....

​More Foreign Capital Set for Portuguese Real Estate in 2016

​More Foreign Capital Set for Portuguese Real Estate in 2016

01 March, 2016

Publico reports in Imobiliário that "More Foreign Capital should enter the Portugues Real Estate Market in 2016. Lisbon is attractive with competitive rents and greater liquidity, both of which...

Lisbon Neighbourhood Guide

Lisbon Neighbourhood Guide

29 February, 2016

Lisbon is famous for a high quality of lilfe, due to the relaxed pace of life, the agreeable climate, good public safety and the low cost of living. For this reason, many people are choosing to...

How Well Do You Know Lisbon?

How Well Do You Know Lisbon?

25 February, 2016

Lisbon is a special city, known for its exquisite light, stone mosaic pavements, traditional red clay roofed houses and charming trams. But, did you know that Lisbonites referred to the trams as...

Portugal Wins 2016 Best European Country Award

Portugal Wins 2016 Best European Country Award

24 February, 2016

Portugal is one of the oldest countries in Europe with almost exactly the same borders since 1297, yet until recently was left off the radar of many travellers and tourists who favoured France and...

2015 Record Year for Tourism in Portugal

2015 Record Year for Tourism in Portugal

22 February, 2016

Lisbonites all notice that tourism is on the rise in Lisbon and that even just three or four years ago, there were few low season tourists whereas in 2016 it is apparent that hotels and rental...

Lisbon Among the Most Attractive for  Real Estate Investment

Lisbon Among the Most Attractive for Real Estate Investment

18 February, 2016

Dinheiro Vivo reports "Lisbon Among the Most Attractive for Real Estate Investment""Cities like London and Berlin remain the major real estate investment centers, but there are some non-traditional...

Locals and Savvy Travellers Head to Revitalized Intendente

Locals and Savvy Travellers Head to Revitalized Intendente

08 February, 2016

According to the New York Times' recent article Where to Go in Lisbon, people are favouring the recently renovated Intendente neighbourhood in central Lisbon. Largo de Intendente was left desolate...

Lisbon is Perfect for Second Home

Lisbon is Perfect for Second Home

05 February, 2016

Considered the incubator for the coolest startups in London, Second Home will arrive in Lisbon in May 2016. It will be an exciting year for Lisbon as 2016 is also the year that the Portuguese capital...

Lisbon Riverfront Regeneration Begins

Lisbon Riverfront Regeneration Begins

09 December, 2015

Major renovation work is to be undertaken at Campo das Cebolas and Cais do Sodré in Lisbon in order to open up the River Tejo to the people of Lisbon in 2017. The president of the Lisbon Chamber...

Is Lisbon becoming 'the San Francisco of Europe'?

Is Lisbon becoming 'the San Francisco of Europe'?

30 November, 2015

That is the question a recent Bloomberg Business article considered in the wake of Web Summit's decision to switch allegiance to Lisbon. Alongside the city's iconic bridge, cable cars, and great...

Portugal property sales rise at fastest level for 5 years

Portugal property sales rise at fastest level for 5 years

26 November, 2015

Portugal property sales have risen at their fastest monthly pace for since 2010 and new buyer inquiries are at a six-month peak, according to recent market data and a report publish on...

New Golden Visa Rules for Portugal

New Golden Visa Rules for Portugal

26 November, 2015

The Investment Residence Authorizations Program (Portuguese acronym ARI) or Golden Visa that allows citizens from third party countries that are not part of the European Union or that are not part of...

Web Summit Coming to Lisbon!

Web Summit Coming to Lisbon!

30 October, 2015

Web Summit, Europe's largest technology conference, has announced it will move from Dublin to Lisbon in 2016.Event founder Paddy Cosgrave said the decision to move the festival to Lisbonwould allow...