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Portugal: Real Estate Investment Lisbon:

If anyone is interested in investing in an off plan project in Lapa district please let me know. This is a two year investment-- purchase run-down building, rehab into 6 luxury condos and sell for substantial profit. Send response to me at

Portugal: Responsive Attorney:

My Lisbon attorney is very responsive, we use WhatsApp Adriana Spanholi aspanholi@edge-il. We are using her for a home purchase and Golden Visa in Lisbon. They have an office in the Algarve. Please use my name, Erik Sprotte, if you contact her.

Portugal: opening a bank account:

I also opened an account at Santander without a visa but it did take a month! Lots of financial statements having to be provided. Erik

Portugal: Immigration Agent:

I am using the Edge law firm in Lisbon and can give you my contact. They have been great helping with the purchase of home and Golden Visa prep. Erik

Portugal: Can real estate be financed ?:

I am getting a mortgage through Santander Totto on a condo I bought in Lisbon. Not aware of any US banks--at least I didn't see any. Erik

Portugal: Cascais vs Lagos:

I recently stayed a Quinta Bonita near Lagos. Heaven.My wife and I could have stayed for a month. I know the owner if you are interested. Erik

Portugal: Tax ID Number? lawyer vs solicitor vs agent:

I met with an attorney at Edge in Lisbon and had my Fiscal number within 24 hours. They literally sent someone to stand in line at the Tax office while I was meeting with them! Send me an email if you want the contact.

Portugal: Los Angeles to Portugal:

Greetings from San Clemente CA. My wife and I just returned from 2 weeks in Portugal and although we didn't plan on this happening on our first trip, we put a reservation to purchase a new condo in Lisbon! I believe we share many interests and values and would be happy to share our process and the wonderful people we met who helped us make this decision. Erik 949.689.6035

Portugal: Recommendations for books to learn Portuguese?:

Hello, I have another recommendation. For the last several months I have been taking Portuguese classes (we use Skype). My teacher Sandra, now lives in Pittsburgh, has lived in Brazil and Portugal and is beyond wonderful. Her rates are outrageously fair. Here is her email:

Portugal: Civility:

NO it is not too much to ask! thanks for bringing it up. I too was finding this site really useful until last week. My first trip to Portugal is in March--excited to see what all the buzz is about! Erik


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