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Financial Times | 29 July 2022
Anyone familiar with the work of Portuguese movie director Manoel de Oliveira will probably recognise this opulent blue-tiled palace from his 2005 film, Magic Mirror. The 15-bedroom property was built at the end of the 19th century in the north of Portugal and has been carefully maintained by several generations of the same family (when the film was released, many cinemagoers questioned if the house was real or an elaborate set).
Luxury Defined | 17 June 2021
Ahead of Christie’s upcoming auction of sporting memorabilia from the Roger Federer Collection, Luxury Defined spotlights eight properties for tennis fans. This luxurious seaside villa on the Algarve was designed for the tennis enthusiast. The centerpiece of the lush grounds is an alluring blue tennis court with a covered spectator-viewing area surrounded by palm trees. After a match, residents can relax in a beautiful resort-style swimming pool and terrace shaded by exotic plants and trees.
The Times | 20 may 2021
Recharge your batteries at this secluded villa in the Norte region of the Douro Valley, a Unesco world heritage site. While the region is best known as the birthplace of port, it has a growing reputation for top-notch red and white wine. (...) The 3.75 acres of outside space includes organic vegetables gardens, terraces and an infinity pool overlooking the Douro River, as well as a barbecue and alfresco dining space.
The Times | 2 may 2021
Pick a continent, pour yourself a cocktail, tehn sit back and dream of your very own parcel of land on the coast. In Portugal, €3,25 million. Another timeless favourite for Brits, and now beloved by surfers. This secen-bedroom, 5100 sq ft villa at the top of a cliff in Aljezur on the Algarve, has its own pool, terrace and Atlantic views. There´s also a gym, spa bath and saune.
Luxury Defined | 26 março 2021
It’s time for Oscar’s closeup. The nominations are in and the countdown is on for Tinseltown’s biggest night: the 93rd Academy Awards on Sunday, April 25. The five homes in this Luxury Defined collection are stars in their own right: Elegant and luxurious, their provenance is a lasting, sometimes profound connection to the movies and the people who make them.
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Portugal’s government has decided to extend the deadline to exclude investments in Porto and Lisbon from the country’s Golden Visa Scheme from July 2021 to January 2022. According to some agents, six more months available for all applicants to invest, are expected to boost inquiries for homes interested in permanent residency in European countries.
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Starting in January 2022, getting a golden visa in Portugal has new rules. From January 1, 2022, applying for a golden visa in Portugal will have different rules. The most important has to do with buying a house, which will only be possible in the country’s interior regions and on the islands.
Portugal Resident
New rules bump the deadline forwards by six months, meaning ARI (standing for authorisations of residency for investment), commonly known as ‘golden visas’ – can continue to be sought within the metropolitan areas of Lisbon and Porto, and in coastal areas, for that much longer. What this means is that anyone seeking to buy property in exchange for a golden visa in Lisbon, Porto or a coastal area like most parts of the Algarve now has a golden window until the end of the year.
Portugal Resident
On 1 January the UK fully left the EU, bringing an end to over four decades of automatic freedom of movement for UK nationals. While this is a big change, Britons have chosen to visit and make their home in Portugal long before the UK joined the EU and will continue to do so after Brexit. And, of course, Portugal will continue to welcome UK citizens, albeit under different rules.