Foreigners weigh 24% in value on total traded houses. Foreign investors who purchase housing in the center of Lisbon spend an average of 40% more than domestic buyers. In the last year and a half (between January 2016 and June 2017) foreigners who bought a house in the eleven parishes of Lisbon monitored by SIR-Urban Rehabilitation (Ajuda, Alcântara, Arroios, Avenidas Novas, Belém, Campo de Ourique, Estrela, Misericórdia, Santa Maria Maior, Santo António and São Vicente) invested an average of 338 thousand euros. This figure is about 40% above the 244,000 euros invested per acquisition, on average, by the Portuguese in these areas in the same period.

The data compiled by Confidencial Imobiliário show a difference in the profile of acquisitions between domestic and international buyers, which is visible, right away, in the shares that this last public has in the total volume of investment and in the number of transactions.

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