More ‘good news’ for all those who have invested in property in Portugal: the last three months of 2018 saw house prices soar in relation to the ‘European average’.

That average (an increase of 4.3%) involved downturns in some markets (particularly Sweden and Italy, down 2.8% and 0.8% respectively).

Portugal’s healthy the 8.5% increase is nonetheless ‘in the middle of the scale’, with prices in Ireland, Holland and Slovenia rising even higher.

Indeed, Slovenia is at the top of all the increases, ending the three month period with prices up by a whopping 15.1%.