With over eight years’ experience in Portugal, Fiona keeps finding herself drawn back to the beauty of the Algarve. “Having been lucky enough to live and work all over the world, there is something special about being in Portugal and moving back here always feels like coming home.” Her background’s in property sales and rentals and she actively enjoys helping people to make the move, plus giving advice about how and where to invest. Traveling with her cat, Fiona can give guidance on everything from pet passports and settling in, to renovating a property and getting the internet connected!
The secret seems to be out about Portugal: the latest stats show the number of overseas buyers continues to grow, and they’re generally willing to spend a lot more than locals on their dream home. A move abroad’s the perfect time for a new start, and one Brit is making headlines with a rewilding project near the Serra da Estrela.
It’s been a busy week for me, as I swapped the sunny skies of the Algarve for the more inclement climes of Chester to help Portugal Property Guides readers take the next step to buying their dream property at Your Overseas Home. Meanwhile, summer festival season is in full swing and Portuguese sardines are finally back on the menu!
Portugal has generous financial incentives for overseas buyers, and now you can add 0% municipal taxes around Albufeira for anyone renovating. Hyatt is entering Portugal with a €70 million investment, in a strong sign of confidence for tourism growth. The property market’s busy, too, with huge regeneration schemes in Almada and Olhão kicking off.
The sun’s shining here in Portugal, with temperatures of 25ºC all week, and we’ve got good news as Parliament passes a law on rights after Brexit. Brexit’s not the only thing on the agenda, as we’re named the top destination for many European buyers, and new developments open on the Algarve (and a swish 5-star hotel’s selling our portal).
It’s been a busy week here for Portugal, as the Algarve is #1 for living and investment and I’m just back from a bustling Your Overseas Home show in Birmingham. Also this week, they say an Englishman’s home is his castle, and we think that still holds in the Algarve, as the 15th-century Milfontes Castle comes up for sale on our portal.