Your Portuguese home from home

Some of us want to immerse ourselves in Portugal and get as far away from fellow Brits, Americans, Germans and other expats as possible. And some want to join a friendly bunch and become part of the international community. You can do either very easily in Portugal. This article is for those who prefer Portuguese homes where you can probably speak to your neighbours in English! So, where should you start your search?
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Buying in Greece, your property, visa and legal questions answered

Travel to Greece is back again, with budget airlines close to their usual summer schedules and the sun shining on half-full resorts from Ithaca to Evia. But can we buy there, can we move there, what do we need for a golden visa or retirement visa and what’s happened to prices? We asked two experts on buying in Greece your top questions, as sent in to us at greece@propertyguides.com.
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Brexit in Portugal: what’s changed five years on?

It’s staggering to think that it’s now been more than five years since Britain voted for Brexit – although some would perhaps argue that it’s felt like even longer! In this article, we discuss Brexit in Portugal, what impact Brexit has had “on the ground,” and what’s changed in the eventful, intervening years.
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5 of the best holiday home locations in Northern Costa Blanca

Costa Blanca has always been a popular destination for holidaymakers and international buyers. With 200 kilometres of coastline, around 320 days of sunshine a year and a wonderful variety of towns and cities, it’s easy to see why. Whether you want to be a short hop from the airport surrounded by fellow internationals or immersed in the midst of traditional Spain, you’ll find what you’re looking for here.
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What has changed for UK nationals in France since Brexit?

What has changed for UK nationals in France since Brexit? Here we give you a flavour of life in France for UK citizens now, as well as advice on how you can still own property here and enjoy everything France has to offer. What is certain is, although you may be finding it difficult to navigate your way around the new rules, it is not all bad news. Our nearest neighbour is still our friend!
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Researching local history in your new home town

France is rightly proud of its history going right back to the first appearance of man, and thousands of historical sites throughout the country pay testament to this. To mark Bastille Day, here are some ways to uncover and immerse yourself in the fascinating subject of local history in France.
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All you need to know about appointing a tax representative in Portugal

Since leaving the European Union, the UK is now considered a “third country”. As a result, it is now a legal requirement for all non-residents of Portugal who own property, hold a bank account or have a business there to appoint a tax representative. If you don’t, you could face fines of up to €7,500 – scary, right? But don’t panic – the deadline for finding a tax representative has been extended until 30 June 2022, thanks to Covid-19 disruption, so you still have plenty of time.
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