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News update: Plans unveiled for no-deal Brexit in Portugal

News update: Plans unveiled for no-deal Brexit in Portugal

Things might be quite quiet down here in the Algarve, but the defeat of Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement hasn’t escaped notice. The Foreign Ministry has announced generous plans for Brexit in Portugal to preserve expat rights and encourage tourism as an ‘old British ally’. Plus, as we tally up from 2018, last year looks good for us, with a record year for exports and investment.
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Buying in Portugal, part five: making an offer

With a couple of viewing trips under your belt, you’ve probably narrowed down your property search to a small handful of options and have worked out how you’re going to pay for it. But, once you settle on that dream home – the one you definitely want – how do you offer on it? Here are our top tips for making an offer on a home in Portugal.
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News update: Property tax breaks, steady house price growth and deal on Montijo airport

Happy New Year from our Vilamoura office! As the sun shines on us (yes, in January), we’ve got a great crop of news for you out of Portugal this year. New tax breaks for those renting out properties have been announced – good news for investors! Average house prices are continuing their steady rise, while the word on the ground is that a deal is set to be sealed on Montijo Airport next week. Also next week, the Foreign Minister will announce his plans for a no-deal Brexit.
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New Year, new healthier you in Portugal!

Could you be enjoying a more healthy life in the Algarve? The evidence is that warmer weather and more daylight hours in winter will have you feeling better and being more active. So forget all those silly little New Year’s resolutions and focus on the big one, moving to Portugal! Here’s how you could be living by next January.
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Buying in Portugal, Part Four: How to Pay

In Part Four of our Buying Guide serialisation, we’re looking at how to pay for your home in Portugal. When you’re buying overseas, it’s even more important to drill down into your budget: how much you can spend, what sources of finance you have access to and costs involved in buying the property. And if you missed Part Three on where to buy, make sure to have a read of that, too.
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Buying in Portugal, Part Three: Area Guide

In this, Part Three of our six-part series on Buying in Portugal, we’re looking at the best areas to buy a home in Portugal. And the time’s certainly right for it. GDP rising faster than inflation, combined with more people having jobs, means that local demand for property is increasing as a feeling of positivity prevails. However, foreign buyers also have a huge impact. Portugal’s Association of Realtors and Real Estate Agents revealed around 25% of homes go to foreign buyers. Initiatives like Portugal’s “Golden Visa” scheme are attracting people from across the world, with buyers
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Five ways your life in Portugal will be better

Are you contemplating your future life in Portugal and wondering what to expect? If so, this article will give you plenty of reasons to be cheerful. It looks at five ways in which life is almost certainly better in Portugal, compared to back “home.”
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Buying in Portugal, Part Two: Decision-Making

If you’ve worked out exactly what it is you’re looking for overseas, then it’s time to start establishing a timescale for buying in Portugal. This is a crucial step, as it gives you measurable goals to work towards, keeping everything on track. Plus, you’ll find out what should be done at each monthly milestone, so you can use it as a checklist throughout the process. (If you’re still not feeling quite certain on the details of what you’re looking for, make sure to have a read of Part One of our six-part series on Buying in Portugal).
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Lagoa property: budget or bling?

Whatever your budget, if you’re thinking seriously about a new life in the sunshine, or just a holiday home, Lagoa in Portugal’s central Algarve is a great option. Easy to reach and even easier to love, Lagoa is close to the sea, the River Arane, wonderful countryside and exciting resorts. But what about property in Lagoa? 
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