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Portugal: Housing Requirement for Golden Visa:

I did exactly what you described. Went on typical 90 day tourist visa, last March, found a home (made the deposit). Went back a second time in July to apply for GV. I will go back next summer when the home is finished construction and it will be my "proof of accommodation" Hopefully the GV will have been approved or I will only be able to stay 90 days. As long as you don't stay more than 90 days you are fine (I think),

Portugal: Golden Visa holders permitted to start Portugal-based businesses?:

Hello, I am in same boat, (just applied for our GV and planning to move next summer). According to my attorney at Edge, I am not restricted from doing anything any other resident would be able to do. If anyone has received different input I would like to know!

Portugal: Short-term rental, September 15-November 15:

AirBnB. Income tax paid on long term rental income is much higher than short-term that is why there are hundreds of AirBnB places and very few long term rentals around.

Portugal: Lisbon, please:

Less than 250K euros?? I think not--that area is one of the more expensive parts of Lisbon. You will need to move away from the center-- Benefica for example. You can find places within one hour of Lisbon. Look at Caldas de Rainha.

Portugal: Golden Visa:

I am going through this process myself. The minimum investment is 500K. Erik

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


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