The best solutions to invest and live in portugal

Planning on living in Portugal? Anxious about finding a house? You don’t even know where to start? At Pearls of Portugal, we provide all the help and information you need in order to make your relocation process as easy as possible.

REal estate

Investing in Portuguese real estate is more popular than ever. Whether you’re coming to the country to relax, work or invest, it’s important to be all caught up with the market and know about what you need. Below you can find all sorts of information about living in Portugal, as well as properties. Get a feel of what the future can look like for you:


PG1219: 3 Bedroom apartment in new development in Santo António, Lisbon

PG1077: 1 Bedroom apartment on the slope of Serra do Pilar, Vila Nova de Gaia

Portuguese real estate market - need to know

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IMT – Property Transfer Tax

The property transfer tax in Portugal or IMT (Imposto Municipal Sobre as Transmissões Onerosas de Imóveis) is the tax on …


Portuguese Property Tax (IMI)

How does the Portuguese Property Tax work? The property tax Imposto Municipal Sobre Imóveis (IMI) is paid annually in Portugal …


Inheritance Tax

The Portuguese inheritance law provides for the payment of a tax rate of 10%, called Imposto de Selo, on the …

The 10 Cheapest Regions in Portugal for Buying Real Estate

The 10 Cheapest Regions in Portugal for Buying Real Estate One of the smartest investments you can make now is …


Real Estate Trends in Portugal for 2023

Real Estate Trends in Portugal for 2023  House prices in Portugal have been volatile because of the coronavirus pandemic, creating …

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Working with a Buyer’s Agent When Buying a House in Portugal

Buying a House in Portugal: Advantages of Working with a Buyer’s Agent Many people are interested in buying real estate …

Move to portugal

Moving to Portugal, as with any country, is a process with many steps. Things can get overwhelming and confusing. Fortunately, you can find all the information you need here – from necessary documents, to taxes, to finding a home and everything about Portugal’s way of living. At Pearls of Portugal, we’re present throughout your whole journey, so you won’t have to worry about (almost!) anything. 


Move to Portugal

When you move to Portugal, you should inform yourself upfront to make this important step …

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Portuguese Tax Number – NIF

The NIF or “Número de Identificação Fiscal” is your personal tax number in Portugal. Not …

Retire in Portugal

Are you looking to retire abroad? Then look no further than our charming, culturally-historically-gastronomically rich …

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Moving to Portugal for University

Moving to Portugal for university is a specific process that can seem complicated initially, but Pearls of Portugal is here to help

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The Housing Measures for Portugal 2023 (UPDATED)

The prime minister has announced new housing measures for Portugal in light of the national crisis in habitation

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Opening a Bank Account in Portugal: The Ultimate Guide

Opening a bank account in Portugal is a top priority when moving to the country. Here’s the ultimate guide on how to do it

Living in portugal

Although small, the country has a great variety of cities, climates and cultures. Around 700,000 expats have chosen to start living in Portugal, with more people every year being drawn in by the meandering blue of the Atlantic coast. Regardless if you want more of a city life Lisbon experience, or the quietness of a smaller town like Aljezur, Portugal is certain to provide you with just the experience you’re looking for.


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All About Easter in Portugal

Easter is well loved and celebrated in Portugal, with many traditions that have begun centuries ago! Find out everything here

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How to Set Up Electricity in Portugal

After buying or renting a house in Portugal, setting up your electricity is a key factor. Read our thorough guide on the matter

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Vegetarian and Vegan Food in Portugal

Even though Portugal is known for its meaty food, nowadays there are many vegetarian and vegan alternatives all over the country!


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Golden Visa Portugal

Are you a non-EU citizen looking to invest in Portugal? Portugal’s Golden Visa Program makes your dream of living in …

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D7 Visa

If you want to move to Portugal from USA and other countries, the D7 Visa in Portugal may be your …

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D8 – Digital Nomad Visa

The Digital Nomad Visa (D8) is aimed at people who can work from home while living in Portugal. The COVID-19 …

D7 visa Portugal

D3 Visa

The D3 Visa is a long-term visa intended for professionals who will work in Portugal and are considered highly qualified. …

D3 Visa

D2 Visa

The Portugal D2 Visa, also known as the Entrepreneur Visa, is aimed at providing residence authorization to non-EU entrepreneurs, freelancers …

Low density

Low density regions

What are low-density areas in Portugal? Low-density areas are determined by the so-called NUTS 3 regions. It defines them as …


Over the last few years, Portugal has become quite a haven for not only investors, but also regular people just looking for peace and a different way of living. Luckily, Portugal offers Visa options for various circumstances – highly qualified professionals, retirees, entrepreneurs, investors and even digital nomads. Where there’s a will, there’s a way to come live in this beautiful country. 

Check out some of our unique features

At Pearls of Portugal we strive to bring you all the information necessary to help you make your decisions.

Alojamento Local Map

With this dynamic map, we provide you with an overview of how all the areas in Portugal rate when it …

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Golden Visa Map

Where to buy real estate What is quite confusing regarding the real estate location is that the new rules now …


Simulate your Business Case

You are interested in investing in real estate?  You don’t know how to get an exact calculation of the costs …

What our clients say about us

Kirsten Uhl
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Very, very competent, friendly, courteous and... 🤠😎 Thanks for the very good advice
Kirsten Uhl
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I am incredibly pleased with the service I received from the Pearls of Portugal team. Diogo had a helpful introductory call with me to understand what type of investment my wife and I were looking for. When we arrived in Porto for property visits, Gustavo found us very good properties, and Helena was incredibly helpful throughout the visits. After our two-day tour, Helena walked us through next steps and was incredibly helpful as she negotiated our property purchases on our behalf. Helena then worked with our lawyer to finalize the legal DD / property closing materials...
Dominic Wong
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Pearls of Portugal has been instrumental to our process of purchasing a home while ensuring qualification to visa. Frederik made everything seamless with recommendations to lawyers, architect, contractors, etc. Even after the purchase, the company still helps clients with their needs. Helena is great throughout and knows her clients and interests. This made is less transactional and more of a partnership. She is with you from viewings to negotiations to architecture renovations. I highly recommend Pearls of Portugal for anyone searching a home and living in Portugal.
Jenn Chan
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Highly recommend working with Pearls of Portugal. They have the most amazing people on their team and their network. Helena is the most helpful and always gives her honest opinion. I am ecstatic that we were able to utilize their service. They helped us jump start a new chapter of our life.
Elizabeth Sanabria
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I highly recommend Pearls of Portugal, the attention I have received is first class, I couldn't ask for more. All the team have been diligent, transparent, and careful in every detail. I have obtained a contract for a dream apartment in record time, right in an area where there are not usually many offers. They have understood me, advised me and guided me at all times, helping me achieve my dreams. Thanks to Diogo, Ana, Lisa and the whole team in general. Five stars and more ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 🧡
Matthew Oberg
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Pearls of Portugal made the experience really easy and enjoyable. We got a lot of support from the whole team and when there were hiccups along the way they were very solution focused. Would recommend anyone looking to buy in Portugal!
Clay Biberdorf
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We just closed on our new house last week. Honestly, I don't know how we would have been able to do it without the help of the incredible Pearls of Portugal team. Yes, it was definitely a team effort, but Helena is a shining star who got everything done and navigated us through every problem that we encountered. I strongly recommend that if you're looking to purchase or rent real estate anywhere in Portugal you should definitely contact Pearls of Portugal.
Paul le Roux
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Pearls of Portugal were so helpful when I needed to find a property in Portugal for the Golden Visa. Helena was friendly and professional. She was always available to provide helpful advice and the video calls made the process easy. She was able to talk to estate agents on my behalf in Portugese. I can highly recommend this company.
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It was comforting to have worked with Pearls of Portugal this summer (2022) for the breathtaking vineyard our family purchased in Valenca do Douro. They are a great real estate resource, very efficient and accommodating, and appreciate how they connected us with their network of experts in law, the Golden Visa, and for building & design. I would like to acknowledge Frederik who we had initially connected with, also for assigning us to Jana who patiently helped with the search and addressed all of our concerns. But last but not the least, Helena who was our fantastic guide, representative and translator...
Alvin S
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Thank you to Helena, Frederik and the rest of the Pearls team for making the process of purchasing an apartment in Portugal easy and seamless. They were a valuable resource in assisting us navigate the sometimes confusing and daunting task of purchasing property in a foreign country. All the professionals they recommended from the lawyers to the contractors were all very pleasant and genuinely eager to help us in any way. They even walked us through the process of transferring all the utilities to our name. We really could not have done this without them!
Antje Gallo
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I am extremely happy with the service Frederik and his team provided. I think my buying process was one of the fastest in their company history but they were happy to work together at the pace I wanted to go. They gave me all the help and advice I needed, from finding listings, scheduling visits, information on bank account, to taxes. They also connected me with a construction company with which I will now do all the renovations work. I can highly recommend Pearls of Portugal.
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thank you PoP and Frederik for a smooth and successful experience. Lisa was very helpful and managed to help and guide me. Helena is very friendly as well as knowledgeable and honest with all her opinions. It was/is a pleasure to have had this team by my side. Would definitely recommend PoP to anyone looking to purchase in Portugal
Heba Sabra
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Pearls of Portugal is truly a one of a kind real estate agency. I could not be more grateful to Helena, Lisa, Lays and Fredrik who were my team throughout my year-long unusual search for a farm in Portugal. This team is fast, dedicated, solution-oriented, knowledgeable and they truly care about their clients. Helena in particular is incredible, she accompanied me across all of Portugal from north to south - and with her help I was able to find the perfect property. She then supported me to check and close the paperwork...
Sheila S
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We found their company referred on a forum For foreigners wanted to invest in Portugal. Lays was our main point of contact and she is very responsive and answered all of our questions on video and email and text. A lot of people don’t have the same communicative style and we were very grateful for her. Not being in the country ourselves, it was very helpful to work with Lays on securing property in Portugal. Once we did get there and had our list of properties to look at, Lays showed us around for three days. The very last one was the winner and thanks to her referral to lawyers everything got done and processed by the end of the year Before the Golden visa rules change. Highly recommended.

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