Portugal property news

Browse the latest Portugal property news here at Portugal Property Guides. You can stay up to date with the latest developments as you plan on buying a property in Portugal. We cover a range of news topics, from house price trends to new laws and regulations, so you don’t need to look anywhere else for the most up to date news on the property market in Portugal.


 

What can you buy in Portugal for the price of the average UK house?

What can you buy in Portugal for the price of the average UK house?

Portugal’s property market is booming, and yet prices in many areas are still below their UK equivalent. The average British home costs £230,000, or around €250,000 and, for that, you’ll be looking at a small semi-detached home. In Portugal, you could find yourself by the beach, in a swish modern apartment, or a historic farmhouse in the countryside.
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Tourism in Portugal: 2015 roundup

2015 was a good year for Portugal’s tourism industry and property markets According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, tourism accounts for around 15% of Portugal’s total GDP – and this figure is expected to rise by 2% per year. As such, Portugal’s tourism figures are a very important indicator of how well the country is doing.
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Weather in Portugal: What’s the Winter Really Like?

If you’re thinking about embarking on life as an expat in Portugal, the weather is likely to be a contributing factor. Here are a former expat’s top tips to get to grips with the climate all year round. After spending five winters in Portugal’s Algarve, I’m spending this one in the UK. It’s therefore impossible not to nostalgically look back on what I’m missing, especially when I walk, yet again, into my freezing garden, to move all the plants and furniture back to their rightful place after they’ve all blown up one corner of the patio.
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Portugal Reassures Expats in the Wake of Brexit Vote

Brits in Portugal worried about the ‘Brexit’ vote for the UK to leave the EU now have some reassurance of their status – direct from the Portuguese Prime Minister.   After a long and tense wait, we now all know that the citizens of Britain have voted to leave the EU by a narrow margin.
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Austerity in Portugal: Changes are Coming

Portugal’s new left wing coalition already announced earlier this year various policies to ease austerity in the country. We take a look at what’s changing, and whether the moves are sustainable. Austerity in Portugal has hit citizens hard over recent years. Residents of some other European countries may feel they’ve suffered from cuts and tax increases since the 2008 financial crisis, but Portugal has paid a higher price than most.
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Prices in Porto rose by 17% in 2015

Portugal’s second city has lagged behind the Algarve and Lisbon in international buyers’ affections, but could rapidly rising prices and a billion euro facelift tempt more of us north? Prices in the historic heart of Portugal’s second city, Porto, rose by 17.1 percent in 2015, according to figures just released. This backs up data from RICS, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, whose most recent quarterly survey found strong confidence among property professionals throughout Portugal, but especially in Porto.
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Major marketing effort to encourage year round expats and tourists

Could Bacia do Arade soon be as famous as the Costa del Sol or Cote D’Azur? Four ambitious local mayors in the western Algarve are hoping that rebranding and promotion can make more of us buy property there. The mayors of four towns in the western Algarve have joined forces to improve tourism, property sales and the entrepreneurial environment. The municipalities of Portimao, Monchique, Lagoa and Silves will be united under the brand name Bacia do Arade, after the Rio Arade that flows into the Atlantic at Portimao.
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Nine wonderful reasons to live in Portugal

If you’re struggling to decide whether to move to Portugal or not, take some advice from the locals – and get packing! Algarve Daily News, the magazine for expats living on Portugal’s sunny south coast, has identified six great reasons why the British should choose a new life in their country. We think we can do even better than that, so we’ve taken their six and added a few of our own!
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You could be a cattle rancher in Portugal, says National Park

Portugal’s only National Park wants new residents to come and look after its cattle, and make a new life in one of its most beautiful areas. Yeehaw, cowboy! Portugal’s only national park is the Peneda-Geres National Park in the north of the country, bordering Spain. Within the park is the Mourela Plateau and this landscape needs more people – more farmers, more tourists, more young blood, maybe you?!
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Portugal is perfect for US retirees, says Huffington Post

The Algarve was discovered by the British 30 years ago. It’s taken a while, but now our American cousins have woken up to its appeal. One of the world’s most popular websites, the Huffington Post, has today named Portugal as the best overseas place to live for American retirees. The article, on the US edition of the website, lists 11 reasons to move to “The Best Place In The World To Live Or Retire That Nobody’s Talking About”.
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