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With fewer Portuguese homes on sale, how can you still find a bargain?

With fewer Portuguese homes on sale, how can you still find a bargain?

For all its sunshine and relaxed lifestyle, Portugal hasn’t escaped economic disruption in recent months. One consequence has been a drop in properties on the market by 30% since last year. But as a leading Algarve estate agent explains, you shouldn’t be put off. A bit more preparation before your viewing trip and you can still bag a Portuguese property bargain…
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Cutting down on food waste in Spain

Last month, the Spanish government introduced a new draft law to tackle food waste in the country. The shocking fact that Spain wastes 1.36 million tonnes of edibles and drinks each year has triggered a rethink of what to do with unwanted foodstuffs. Spain’s neighbour, France, began to deal with the problem back in 2016 when supermarkets and other large food outlets were banned from throwing away food and instead donated it to charities.
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Two fantastic new building developments

Although I’ve been ‘away’ for a couple of months, I’ve kept a close watch for any newsworthy happenings in Cyprus. It seems that, like everywhere at the moment, the Russian/Ukraine war has slowed property developments, like new housing complexes, that were earmarked for starting.
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Fast-track or slow-lane – residency options in Cyprus!

Cyprus is a trailblazer when it comes to residency schemes for non-EU nationals like Britons. The fastest and most comprehensive route to permanent residency there is through its Permanent Residency by Investment Programme. Your other option is via the Category F route, which takes longer but is more affordable. In both cases, applicants cannot be employed in Cyprus and must prove a certain level of income. For each, we outline the key considerations and pick some suitable – and appealing – properties!
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How to apply for French Nationality

Since Brexit, all that is legally required to remain living in France is a valid residency card. However, there are potential advantages to becoming a naturalised French Citizen. And whilst it is by no means a pre-requisite to live the rest of your days in France, many expats do ultimately choose to apply for French Nationality for a variety of different reasons.
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