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Rental scheme will benefit landlords and tenants

Rental scheme will benefit landlords and tenants

Portugal’s new affordable rental scheme is an inventive initiative intended to make life easier for tenants in the country. New details have now emerged that seem to suggest landlords could benefit from it too. Over the past couple of months, Portuguese newspapers...

Portugal’s northern star

Home buyers exploring Portugal are being tempted by destinations beyond the seaside utopia of the Algarve. The city of Porto is one option – and it’s a place with plenty going for it. Like many countries, Portugal has some rivalry between its major cities. If you...

Schooling options in Portugal

If you’re an expat in Portugal (or planning to become one) and you have children, you’ll need to know the options for schooling. Moving abroad with children can prove an incredible opportunity for them to learn, grow and experience a new culture. However, getting the...

Property market, house prices and sales on the up

Investors in Portuguese property will be feeling happy with their lot right now, with all signs pointing to an extremely healthy market. Figures recently released by Portugal’s statistics institute (the INI) show a significant increase in the value of properties in...

Arty, alternative, boho Portugal

If you enjoy a bohemian lifestyle, you can definitely find it in Portugal. This article introduces three locations that fit the bill. As an expat destination, Portugal has unjustly gained a reputation as a country full of golfers, retired footballers and Cliff...

The good and the bad of banking in Portugal

Banking in Portugal can feel unusual to visitors from other countries. Some aspects are far superior to elsewhere, while others can cause a little frustration. Here is the good and the bad of Portugal’s banking system. Banking in Portugal is a fascinating blend of old...

Portugal’s most expensive residential streets revealed

New York has Fifth Avenue and London has Bishops Avenue. But where are the most expensive streets in Portugal? Portugal’s most expensive residential streets have been revealed. As well as showing where to find some of the country’s most desirable property, the list...

Escaping the expats in Portugal

If you plan on buying a property in Portugal, you don’t need to follow the crowd. There are plenty of areas in this fabulous country where you can live a more traditional Portuguese lifestyle. Here are our top three. Not everyone who moves abroad wishes to join an...

Living in Lagos

Lagos is one of the Algarve’s most vibrant seaside towns, where everyone from backpackers to owners of super yachts converge to enjoy its many delights. Lagos is a one of those places with a genuine “wow factor.” Although most frequently approached from the east (by...

The return of new build housing projects in Portugal

A resurgent Portuguese property market has been further boosted by large-scale housing projects. These ambitious developments offer high quality affordable properties in desirable locations. The property market in Portugal continues to enjoy a spell of good health....

The essential guide to Albufeira

Albufeira is Algarve-central and not just geographically. This attractive, medium-sized town by the sea is where the tourists flock in summer. For home buyers it’s a medium-priced market with real year-round appeal and great rental potential. Albufeira, in the centre...
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