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10 great value properties to buy in France

10 great value properties to buy in France

France has always been an incredibly alluring place in which to buy property. With the opening up of flights to and from many regional airports in both countries, an improved railway system and, of course, more space and consistently cheaper prices compared to the UK, many of us yearn to buy a lovely second home in France.
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Lisbon to Porto: TAP Introduces a Route to Compete with the Train

It’s long been a dilemma whether it’s easier to fly between Faro and Lisbon or Porto, or take the train. Now the same dilemma exists between Lisbon and Porto, due to a new service from TAP, Portugal’s national airline. Travellers from Lisbon to Porto (and vice versa) have extra travel options since TAP, the national airline of Portugal, launched hourly flights between the two cities during peak periods.
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Detailed Plans Emerge for the Algarve’s Newest Shopping Mall

The past week has delivered a flood of information about the next shopping centre to open in the Algarve – now officially named as Mar Shopping Algarve. Mar Shopping Algarve is to be the name of the huge new shopping centre in Loulé, launching next year. The new mall will be the home to the region’s long-awaited IKEA store, and will apparently be several times larger than the (already huge) Algarve Forum mall in Faro.
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Tourism in Portugal: 2015 roundup

2015 was a good year for Portugal’s tourism industry and property markets According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, tourism accounts for around 15% of Portugal’s total GDP – and this figure is expected to rise by 2% per year. As such, Portugal’s tourism figures are a very important indicator of how well the country is doing.
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Weather in Portugal: What’s the Winter Really Like?

If you’re thinking about embarking on life as an expat in Portugal, the weather is likely to be a contributing factor. Here are a former expat’s top tips to get to grips with the climate all year round. After spending five winters in Portugal’s Algarve, I’m spending this one in the UK. It’s therefore impossible not to nostalgically look back on what I’m missing, especially when I walk, yet again, into my freezing garden, to move all the plants and furniture back to their rightful place after they’ve all blown up one corner of the patio.
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Austerity in Portugal: Changes are Coming

Portugal’s new left wing coalition already announced earlier this year various policies to ease austerity in the country. We take a look at what’s changing, and whether the moves are sustainable.
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Prices in Porto rose by 17% in 2015

Portugal’s second city has lagged behind the Algarve and Lisbon in international buyers’ affections, but could rapidly rising prices and a billion euro facelift tempt more of us north?
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