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Three investment hotspots in Portugal

Three investment hotspots in Portugal

In the wake of the financial crisis, investing in property in Portugal felt a little risky. After a solid run of good news and positive statistics, now it looks like simple common sense. Barely a week goes by without a news story emphasising the strength of 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...

Make the most of your outdoor space in Portugal

Creating a beautiful outside space in Portugal is easy and enjoyable – but it’s a little different to digging your garden in northern Europe. Here are some tips to get your green fingers going. If you spend a lot of time in Portugal, the chances are the outdoor...

Britons still flock to Portugal, but with less cash

Despite Britain’s pending withdrawal from the European Union, and all the uncertainty that surrounds it, Britons are not being put off buying property in Portugal. The falling pound, however, seems to have dented budgets. According to a new survey by Confidencial...
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