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Finest Properties Christmas PresentsLisbon Buy-to-let investmentsLisbon is a colorful city. The con- The European real estate market faces enormous challenges driven by the banking sector and countries inability to generate wealth.stant presence of the sun and its The residential sector is challenged with an oversupply of houses and a shift towards the private rental sector. This constraint constitutesriver transforms the Portuguese an opportunity for buy-to-let investors to enter the market at the bottom end of the economic cycle.capital into a mirror of a thousandcolors - highlighting the city’s On a recent market research study* Lisbon occupies the 2nd potion in the ranking of 6 countries where London leads in the 1st position and cities like Amsterdam, Madrid, Paris and Stockholm fell behind. The study points out Yields and Potential Landlords and Tenantsunique architecture and problems as the main criteria to assess property investment risk among other micro and macro levelbeauty. There are so many things Yields interval criteria.to see and do in Lisbon that visitors London 5,8%-6,4%have access to a wide array of ex- Lisbon 5,1%-5,7% The research points out that the recent change in tenants law as brought the country from an very strongly protective law in favor of tenants to a more neutral relation between Landlords and Tenants,periences. Madrid (3,5%-3,9%) 3,5%-3,9% which anticipates a more fairly ecosystem to attract buy-to-let investors. Paris (3,9%-4,3%) 3,9%-4,3%As we walk through Lisbon - whose Amsterdam (4,8%-5,3%) 4,8%-5,3% *This study was based on a small sample of thirty 2 and 3 bed apartments from each city available on Stockholm (3,5%-3,9%) 3,5%-3,9% the resale market with prices of approximately €500,000.history spans back thousands ofyears – we find streets filled withheritage monuments, and charac-teristic neighborhoods where thecity first developed and can still beexperienced at its most genuinelevel. Lisbon waterfront is dedicatedto leisure activities where monu-mental and historic buildings blendwith the new city in the nation’spark. Buenos Aires, Lapa São Marçal, Princípe Real Bairro Alto, ChiadoExperience the peacefulness of Lis- Residential building with 5 floors above Residential building with 6 fractions Residential building in Chiado area with 4 ground . River views from the 1st floor up. distributed by 5 floors above ground and 1 floors above ground plus open planbon in the city’s parks, gardens, Underground area with 2 floors offering a floor below. Garage and small patio area. basement with 70m2. Excellent location,belvederes, and street coffee shops. large a spacious parking area Excellent location in one of the most near Bairro Alto, Chiado and Santa Plot Area: 557.35 m² popular areas of Lisbon. CatarinaLisbon is unique and mysterious, Construction Area: 1214.00 m² Total Area: 314.28 m² Construction Area: 692,91 m²but most of all, Lisbon is a personal Private Area : 1260.00 m² Price: P.O.A. Price: P.O.A. Price: P.O.A.experience.
Finest Properties Christmas PresentsPrincípe Real 7 bed villa. An exclusive villa situated in a prime 4 bedroom duplex apartment, double living room, Exclusive 4 bed apartment integrated in a premium area of Lisbon, walking distance from the beautiful studio lounge, stylish kitchen, large terrace with condominium located in the heart of Lisbon 18th Estrela green park and the magnificent Cathedral. views over Lisbon. Principe Real. century downtown. Chiado area. Lapa. Price: €3 500 000 Price: € 1 100 000 Price: €1 345 000This attractive neighborhood connectswith the northside of Bairro Alto andalthough it was once only known for itsantique shops and gay bars, its nowslowly becoming a serious shoppingarea. Despite that, it remains essentiallya residential district. Its charm hasturned it into one of the most sought-after areas to live in the city. Oldbuildings are being renovated, a young 3 Bedroom apartment located in a Private Excellent 4 bed villa located in a historic area of Excellent loft apartment located in the historic area Condominium overlooking the Tagus river. The Lisbon. Featuring 4 bedrooms, 2 en-suites, fitted of Lisbon, just a few meters from Chiado and Bairropopulation is moving in. apartment offers functional and spacious areas. kitchen, double living room, and a terrace with Alto. Belém area . Price: P.O.A. panoramic views through the city . Price: €650 000 Price from: €566 000ChiadoLisbons most elegant and trendyneighborhood is where everyone meetsbefore a night out in Bairro Alto. A trully18th century atmosphere wherePortugal’s great poets such as FernandoPessoa and Eça de Queiroz used towrite at the now-historic cafés. Charming 2 bedroom apartment duplex, fully This apartment is located in the neighbourhood of Excellent opportunity for those seeking a property inAlso popular for its galleries, theaters, Mouraria and Graça near St Jorges castle, in the central Lisbon. The property consists of living room, renovated located in one of the oldest Lisbonand old bookshops. neighbourhoods. centre of Lisbon. A very popular area full of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, closed terrace and fully Price: €350 000 traditions and history. Price: €320 000 equipped kitchen. Price: €300 000
Finest Properties Christmas PesentsLuxuryLuxury is almost a buzz word in thereal estate sector but its definitiondiffers among countries. Locationnormally indicates the property’s value,especially if location means views(particularly waterfront views) and Exclusive design property offering full privacy in a 7 bedroom villa situated in the pretigious Quinta da Luxurious villa of contemporary design offering 1000especial caracteristics such as proximity generous size plot. Featuring 7 bedrooms, all en- Marinha resort. Centra location, near the ocean, golf m2 of living area in one of the best plots in Quintato golf courses, beach areas, private suite, modern fitted kitchen, generous lounge area course and city historic centre. da Marinha, Cascais. and private pool. Quinta da Marinha. Price: P.O.A. Price: € P.O.A. Price: € P.O.A.schools or downtown areas. Wheninvesting in a Luxury property onemust also take into account thesurrounding area. Stand alone luxuryproperties in poor locations will facebigger challenges in terms of capitalapreciation or resale market.Another term that we use to defineluxury is perpetuity . This villa is located in the area of Quinta da Marinha. Charming villa with spacious areas, excellent quality The Casa da Mina dÁgua is located in the pitures- Built in a classic Portuguese design it offers the and finishings. In a privileged location with easey que Penedo village, near Sintra, between ColaresIn the property world size does matter charm of a Portuguese home in an excellent location access to Cascais centre and motorway. and Adraga Beach, in a very sought-after area for just 5 minutes from Centre. Price: €P.O.A. Price: P.O.A. vacation or permanent living. Price: €1 290 000as living space is never too much,specially on social events. High-endfinishings are also a standard that cannever be a replacement for charaterand good taste.The condition for perpetuity is asimples one and is based on the law ofscarcity. Charming 4 bedroom villa built located in the fanous Unique opportunity in the best apartment complex Impressive contemporary villa set in a hilltop with Penha Longa golf course. Excellent location and in Cascais. 2 bedroom apartment with breathtaking excellent views towards the valley of vineyards and views. views of the ocean. Great living space , fabolous rural fieds. 4 bedrooms, superb finishings. 40,000m2 Price: €700 000 terrace. Price: €650 000 plot. Price: €950 000
Finest Properties Christmas PresentsAlgarve British are the #1 fans of Portugal golden coast. They favorite areas are Praia da Luz and Lagos, Carvoeiro, Vilamoura and the Golden Triangle. The following properties are Winkworth Algarve short list of the most viewing properties in the last 4 months.Wherever you look, the colours of themountains and sea are always withyou, creating the impression of awater-colour dotted with highlights ofgold, green and blue. The region is anextensive and pleasant one, with aMediterranean climate, marked by thesmell of the sea at low tide and thescent of wild flowers.A stroll through the tangled web of Praia da Luz, Lagos Praia da Luz, Lagos Praia da Luz, Lagosnarrow streets, alleys and steps to befound away from the coast is the best The villa comprises on the entrance level This 6 bedroom licensed and fully The property comprises of fully fittedway of getting to know the local of entrance hall, guest WC, living area, equipped bed and breakfast situated in a kitchen, lounge/dining area and a shower kitchen/dining area, 3 en-suite bedrooms, traditional village close to the Algarve room with WC on the entrance level.Algarve. But you can also easily lose a double garage, enclosed courtyard with International Autodrome. There is also a Downstairs there are two large bedrooms,yourself in the vastness of the coastal access to a roof terrace and a further self contained 1 bedroom owners a family bathroom and a large terrace.strip. Here the backdrop is composed large south facing terrace. apartment. This business also comes with Upstairs there is a small room with a sofaof some of Europes most beautiful approved planning for a further 6 ensuite bed and access to a large roof terrace rooms. with incredible views.beaches. Price: €690 000 Price: €650 000 Price: €325 000
Finest Properties Christmas PresentsLagosLagos is an ancient fishing town steeped in history with beautifulbeaches, great restaurants and bars and a bohemian vibe. The townattracts many holiday makers from all different walks of life -including asignificant amount of surfers. There is plenty to do and see, with thelarge marina being a focal point for boat trips, and water sports and justhanging out. Lagos is also home to excellent restaurants and bars andsome of the most picturesque beaches in the Algarve. Meia Praia is the 4 bedroom villa which has been built to Located within the golden triangle this grandmain beach in Lagos and forms one of the biggest bays in Europe. Lagos a exceptionally high standard and nothing has been country Manor House echoes elegant Georgian styleis also home to a community of artists, who take their inspiration from excluded ensuring maximum privacy, luxury and and is situated on a generous plot encompassing space. Quinta do Lago Price: P.O.A. exquisitely landscaped gardens. Price: €2 995 000the beautiful town, gorgeous climate, unique light and laid backatmosphere.VilamouraFor a real taste of Algarvian luxury property market, Vilamoura resort isa must-see! It is the biggest private tourism resort in Europe and is oneof the most prestigious in Portugal. Although fairly far removed from thetraditional Algarve, the purpose-built leisure resort of Vilamoura offersaccommodation to suit all tastes - luxury hotels, privately owned villas This spacious 3 bedroom villa comprises open plan The villa comprises 3 bedrooms, all en-suite. The kitchen, dining area & lounge, W.C, a gated spacious lounge and dining area is characterized byand apartments on the golf course and a wide range of hotels and entrance with a calçada driveway, garage, private large picture windows and high ceilings.apartments near the marina (the main centre of activity with a huge pool & gardens. Price: €695 000 Price: €695 000range of restaurants, bars and shops).Quinta do LagoQuinta do Lago is another top-end destinantion in Algarve and without adoubt one of the most exclusive resorts in Europe and understandablyhosts some of the most spectacular and beautiful villas in Portugal.Founded in 1972, this 800 acre residential estate borders with unspoiltgolden beaches and an undulating pine forests and integrates some ofthe best golf courses in the world combined with excellent facilities. Charming villa is located in a quiet area but is only a Located within a quiet area of the Monte Dourado short drive from Lagos and Praia da Luz. The villa resort in Carvoeiro this first floor apartment has been totally renovated and is surrounded by comprises 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, landscaped gardens. Praia da Luz Price: €639 lounge and store room. Carvoeiro Price: €225
Finest PropertiesFrance Christmas PresentsWinkworth France specialises in thesale of quality property in exclusivelocations across France, includingthe Côte d’Azur, Provence (Var,Luberon, Vaucluse), Gard, Loire,Dordogne, Aquitaine, Centre,Normandy, the Alps and Paris.Utilising our international network ofagents and specialist marketinginitiatives, we sellproperties including villas, The following properties are Winkworth France most viewed villas in our Winkworth-International web site. Paris and the Sought of Franceapartments, town houses and holiday are privilege investment destinations for the wealthiest investors but non-exclusive to European buyers.homes to both resident andinternational buyers.We have our own office in SouthernFrance and we have also developedassociations with some of the mostrespected agents in the country(agents immobiliers), which are runby highly professional, bilingual staff,with many years experience. Thisensures our clients, both buyers and Menton-Garavan, Côte d’Azur 10th Arrondissement, Paris Rue de Pontieu, Parissellers, benefit from local expertiseand careful guidance throughout the A magnificent house built around 1890 in This exceptional house is located down a An impressive top floor apartment of aprocess of buying, selling or renting a very good condition having been charming, very quiet and discreet cul-de- period building over looking a large sympathetically improved by its present sac. The first floor which is accessed via a internal courtyard and located momentproperty in France. owners. The villa benefits from a lovely fine modern spiral staircase made of wood away from the Champs Elysees. A position on the boulevard and and iron, consists of two large bedrooms wonderful duplex apartment forOur large portfolio of French property encapsulates the views of the whole bay (master bedroom with air-conditioning), entertaining featuring triple receptionincludes new and re-sale apartments, of Menton up to the Italian bor. bathroom and dressing area. Mezzanine / room, fully equipped kitchen, 4 bedrooms,villas (both inland and coastal), ‘mas office area is accessed via the main 3 bathrooms and 3 toilettes. bedroom.& bastides’, farm houses, manor Price: €6 400 000 Price: €1 590 000 Price: €1 680 000houses, châteaux and ski chalets.
Finest Properties Christmas PresentsProvenceThere is no more sun and celebrity richpart of southern France than this iconicwedge of glittering coast, mountainretreat, Roman temple andgastronomic art de vivre. So preparefor heart-and-soul seduction. Living àla Provençal means sensual saunteringpast scented lavender fields and Superb 18th century Bastide in a private domain Set within lovely gardens in a tranquil position with Villa and caretaker cottage with superb sea view, La views of the Alpilles, this former sheepfold has Garde Freinet.chestnut forests; through fresh apple- benefits from an incredible landscaped garden with swimming pool, Nice (Gairaut). undergone complete renovation, Les Alpilles Price: €1 800 000green vineyards and silvery olive Price: €2 800 000 Price: €1 980 000groves; around markets, Matisse-designed chapels and medieval hilltopvillages.NiceThe city of Nice is located on theFrench Riviera in Provence-Alpes-CôtedAzur. Blessed by a sunny, temperateclimate, Nice attracts visitors fromaround the world. Among its many Exceptional stone built Provencal 3km approx from A very charming stone villa in a quiet and residential A magnificent bourgeois apartment, 174sqm and aattractions are its beautiful beaches, the village of Grimaud, Provence. terrace in one of the most outstanding buildings area, Gordes, Vaucluse. Price: €1 800 000 from the turn of the century, Nice (Cimiez) Price: €1 110 000lovely seaside promenade, interesting Price: €1 184 000museums and famous city landmarks.Saint-Paul-de-VenceSaint Paul de Vence is a charminghilltop fortified village in Provence,filled with art galleries, boutiques andsidewalk cafes. A walk through itswinding streets reveals elegantfountains, vine-covered stone walls andstatues tucked into nooks in the walls. An elegant manor house, dating from 1780, is An extremely elegant villa, situated in the most A large and beautiful apartment located in one ofThere are breathtaking views of the most prestigious buildings on the Docks, Nice. situated in the heart of the popular and historic idyllic rural location and yet only 5 kilometres frommountains and sea. village of Fontvieille, Les Alpilles the historic centre of the papal city of Avignon, Price: €1 060 000 Vaucluse. Price: €995 000 Price: €980 000
Finest Properties Christmas PresentsItalyWorking alongside our established associate agency in Italy, Winkworthspecialises in the sale of fine Italian properties. Our associates head officeis in Lucca, with three further agencies across Tuscany, includingFlorence. We also cover Rome.For UK and international buyers wishing to buy property in Italy, ourservice is coordinated from our head office in central London. We have a A lovely 9 bed´villa with great views over Lucca and An elevate 3 bedroom villa with fantastic sea view,team of bilingual staff who specialise in international property. This its valley, dating from the 15th century, Tuscany. overlooking the Mediterranean islands of Gorgona, Capraia, Elba and Corsica, Tuscany.ensures both buyers and sellers benefit from local expertise and the Price: €5 000 000 Price: €2 800 000assurance that they will be carefully guided through the process of buyinginternationally.Our portfolio of property includes new and re-sale apartments, coastal andinland villas, farm and manor houses.TuscanyTuscany is known for its landscapes, traditions, history, artistic legacy and A delightful 19th C villa set in a dominant position Fully renovated farmhouse of around 300 m² withits permanent influence on high culture. It is regarded as the birthplace of with panoramic views over the neighbouring breathtaking views over the Lucca hills, surroundedthe Italian Renaissance and has been home to many figures influential in vineyards and olive groves, Tuscany. by 2 ha of land, including an olive grove and a small Price: €2 500 000 vineyard, Tuscany. Price: €1 980 000the history of art and science. As a result, the region boasts museums.Florence is the capital of Tuscany and destination of millions of touristsevery year, receiving an average of 10 million tourists a year, making thecity one of the most visited in the world.SardiniaAway from the coast, the scenery can be stunning with a pastoral quilt offorested mountain peaks, valleys of citrus groves and pastures of happilygrazing cattle and sheep. Sparsely populated, with rocky cliffs and sandy A charming restored farmhouse with sea view in the Lovely stone cottage for sale in perfect condition Pietrasanta hills, with 6.500 sqm of land, including with approximately 200 sqm and 3.5 hectares ofbeaches, the island of Sardinia is a stunning destination. an olive grove with around 100 olive trees and a land with olive and fruit trees and beautiful garden, vineyard, Tuscany. Price: €1 950 000 Tuscany. Price: €1 250 000
Finest Properties Christmas PresentsLondon, the three mostdesirable places whenlooking forproperties to rent in thecityThe Hyde Park region of London isthe choice of many who are lookingfor properties to rent in the Londonarea. This area is very popular with young families New Property Tax Proposals Explainedwho want to enjoy city life while also having greeneryclose to them. This region is one of the best for citycentre parks in the world and it is breath-taking, with A Mansion Taxlarge expanses of green thanks to Kensington This would be a 1% tax levy on the value of properties worth £2 million and above. Whether the levy would be graded isGardens and St James Park. yet to be discussed. Although the levy would supposedly raise £1.7 billion a year, there are several fundamental issues with such a proposed tax.The Knightsbridge region is well-known for itsdesigner stores including Harvey Nichols, Manolo New Council Tax BrandsBlahnik and Jimmy Choo, among many others. If you Each home in the top two bands (G and H) would be revalued. Those worth more than £1 million would be subject to alove shopping and have plenty of money to spend, higher council tax. Whilst this means the existing tax structure does not have to change, it once again calls into questionKnightsbridge would be classed as one of the most the nature of taxing on equity as opposed to income.desirable locations to look for properties to rent inLondon. This region is also well known for its superb National Property Valuation Taxrestaurants, two of which are owned by famous All properties across the UK would be revalued, the first valuation since 1991. Council tax bands would then be adjustedchefs. accordingly. However to do so would cost an estimated £200 million over a three year period. Whether the extra income generated for the Treasury would be worthwhile will only be seen in the long term.Central London property is very desirable for businessorientated individuals and property prices here are Stamp Duty Increasetypically higher than most other regions. However one Stamp duty would be increased to 6% for property sold for £2 million, 7% for property sold for over £5 million. Again thisof the most expensive locations offering houses for would use the existing tax structure. Revenue for the Treasury would only be raised when property is sold. Many homesale and properties to rent in London is Mayfair. This owners may decide to keep their property, thus increasing the gap between supply and demand, which would driveis a smart neighbourhood with one of the most sought current property prices even higher.-after post codes in the region and some extremely
Finest Properties Christmas PresentsTop 7 Tips for buyingLondon property1. Shopping around for a mortgageis the best way to get the bestdeal. You will want to get approvalfor a mortgage in principal beforeyou start looking for houses for salein north London. By securing a A two bedroom penthouse apartment in an exclusive This well proportioned apartment has a wooden Prestigiously located two bedroom apartment ofmortgage in principle you will be in development of only fifteen apartments in the heart floored double reception room and three bedrooms almost 700sqft, Kensington, London. of the Square Mile. (one en suite), Westminster, London.a superb position when you find Price: €2 100 600 Price: €1 607 465 Price: €1 235 797your perfect London property.2. When considering property inLondon or any other part of the UKfor that matter, give some thoughtto the location. Estate agentstypically say it’s all about locationand this is right in regards to suchas commuting from your new hometo work. So consider such things as Accommodation comprises a semi open-plan and Set within this impressive portered block is this good Set in a private gated plot, this horseshoe shaped bright reception room that leads out to a fabulous sized family home boasting three bedrooms and two home is drenched in light and features an internalhow long it would take to drive, south-east facing roof terrace with skyline views, bathrooms, Cropthorne, London. courtyard, Furness Road, London.tube lines or buses. Westminster, London. Price: €1 229 618 Price: €1 204 903 Price: €895 9533. Find out about local catchmentareas and schools in the areawhere you are looking to buy. Evenif you do not have children, schoolsare important to those who do andthis can help if you want to sell at alater date. The property, which is entered via a private Lovely double fronted house, which has been com- Wonderful townhouse located in a popular communal courtyard, features pleasant aspects and pletely refurbished, including a new roof and the development. Comprises 4 bedrooms, lounge, should be considered as being particularly bright, addition of 3 new outbuildings over the last 3 years. Kitchen, utility room, 2 bathrooms and cloakroom, Walton Street, London. Price: €834 163 Cadnam, Southampton. Price: €659 355 Hertfordshire, London. Price: €618 510
Finest Properties Christmas PresentsTop 7 Tips for buyingLondon property4. Give some thought to theamount of noise in the area. If youare moving into the city from amore rural location, the hustle andbustle of city life could take somegetting used to. A beautifully appointed 3 bedroom apartment A large and beautifully appointed one to three A recently refurbished and interior designed apart- bedroom apartment situated on different floors situated on the fourth floor (with lift) of a newly ment with reception leading to a large private court (with lift) of a newly built luxury portered block, built luxury portered block, Kensington, London. yard garden, Sussex Garden, London5. You may wish to consider Price: €2 919 904 Kensington, London. Price: €4 618 986 Price: €2 042 250looking for a central Londonproperty to rent rather than buy.6. Once you have checked outhouses for sale in north Londonand have found your perfect place,ensure that you have a surveycompleted before exchangingcontracts. This will ensure that youdo not get any nasty surprises once Set in a private gated plot, this horseshoe shaped A 4 bedroom split level apartment on the top of two An extremely impressive contemporary eco houseyou have bought your dream home. set in a delightful rural area of outstanding natural home is drenched in light and features an internal floors of this converted house. The property would beauty with gardens and grounds of about 11 acres. courtyard, Furness Road, London. benefit from some updating, Maida Vale, London. of the Square Mile, East Sussex. Price: €1 744 665 Price: €1 692 150 Price: €1 067 8157. When looking for Londonproperty, think ahead to the future.Ask yourself if you would be able todeal with mortgage rises or dips inthe value of property. You may alsowish to consider whether theproperty would be suitable if youdecided to extend your family or iffamily moved away and you wereleft alone. A very well presented two bedroom, benefiting from This well proportioned apartment has a wooden A stunning two bedroom flat situated on the raised a 28ft reception room - perfect for entertaining, St. floored double reception room and three bedrooms ground floor of a well maintained Victorian terraced John’s Wood, London. (one en suite), Westminster, London. house, Kensington, London. Price: €1 044 465 Price: €875 250 Price: €811 065
Winkworth since 1835Winkworth originated in central London in 1835. Our original Head Office was located in Curzon Street, Mayfair, with a country office in Brighton. Our main business involved sellingresidential property to an exclusive client list and letting houses in Mayfair to the landed gentry for the season.Of course, things are very different today. Society has changed and so has Winkworth. Our network now has over 80 independently owned and operated offices. Over 50 offices arelocated in prime central London and greater London, established country offices are located across the UK and carefully controlled expansion into exclusive international markets hastaken our business to France and Portugal.As a name synonymous with prime residential real estate, Winkworth has become the obvious choice for both UK and international buyers and sellers.The NetworkEvery single Winkworth office is owned by an independent proprietor, whose market expertise is unlikely to be surpassed. Our proprietors and their staff are encouraged to be activemembers of the local community too, which means they have a vested interest in ensuring every client receives an exemplary service. All our offices work together. They share businessand refer those clients that they cant help, perhaps because they dont cover the area in question, to an office that can. As a client, you dont just benefit from the services of oneWinkworth office, you benefit from a whole network of offices, plus the specialist marketing services of the Franchisor Office in London. Winkworth Lisboa | +351 918 621 869 | firstname.lastname@example.org www.winkworth-international.com