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Touring Lisbon’s property hotspots

Touring Lisbon’s property hotspots

Sunny, stylish and incredibly beautiful: it’s easy to see why so many people want to buy property in Lisbon. With tile-clad mansions and pastel palaces set across seven hills, there are miradouros – golden views – round every corner. Add the growing tech, art and nightlife scenes and you have one of Europe’s coolest capital cities.
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What is the Portuguese golden visa and how does it work?

Portugal’s golden visa, or residency by investment, is a hugely successful scheme of Portuguese (and therefore EU) residency in return for investing in property or business. Successful applicants gain the right to live and work here, free movement around Europe’s Schengen zone, and the chance to apply for citizenship after 5 years. Here’s how.
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New rules come in around Airbnb rentals

Many European cities are struggling to contain the rise of Airbnb-style rentals. Their proliferation leaves local residents complaining of a lack of affordable homes. In a move that could have an impact on Airbnb in Portugal, Porto’s city council has decided to temporarily stop issuing licenses for new short-term rental properties in certain areas. 
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Build your own home, part 1: buying land

If you’ve spent any length of time browsing property listings in Portugal, you’ve probably noticed a wide selection of land for sale. Large plots of land, often with one or more ruins for renovation, are easy to find. Sometimes the prices seem incredibly tempting too. So, is buying land in Portugal and building a house to your dream specification a good option? This article explores the practicalities.
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Child-friendly Portugal: Locations your kids will love!

Portugal is the perfect spot for a home in the sun for families with children: it’s a short flight from the UK, the weather is warm and you’ve got beautiful beaches, golf and other activities aplenty for all the family to enjoy together. But with so many places to choose from, where are the best places to buy a child-friendly Portuguese property?
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Five Algarve locations for a happy, healthy retirement

Planning to spend your retirement in the Algarve? You won’t be alone. It’s rapidly becoming one of the world’s favourite retirement hotspots. And not just for British people. Americans, Scandinavians, the French… Portugal has brought in tax incentives, environmental controls, hospitals and airport improvements that make it all a lovely places for a healthy and energetic retirement wherever you’re from. This article looks at five ideal destinations for an active retirement in the Algarve. 
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