Initially they were purchased by rich Chinese, in exchange for coveted “golden visas” allowing fast-track residency and free travel throughout Schengen-space Europe, but now, says Expresso, they are “more and more” placed on the rental market as owners who came once a year want “value for money” and a way of covering maintenance costs. These properties are in the main in Lisbon, adds the paper, particularly around Parque das Nações.