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.


 

Where are the best places to move to Portugal for families?

Where are the best places to move to Portugal for families?

It is easy to quickly gain a sense of how life is in Portugal for families. Visit any local restaurant on a summer evening and you’ll see children dining with the adults. They’re often there until way past a British “bed time!” Many people hark back to those times when children went out alone to play with their friends, heading back only as darkness fell. In many parts of Portugal, it can still feel like that. It’s therefore unsurprising that many people consider Portugal an interesting place to move with their families.
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News update: Exciting new developments in the Algarve

Our property boom here is continuing, with stats showing property prices are up by 15% since last year. And growth isn’t confined to real estate either, with some exciting projects on the horizon in the tourist sector. Safe Communities Portugal has launched a new scheme to help facilitate communication between expats and the authorities in the case of emergencies.
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Trip report from the Alentejo: the perfect spot for rural tranquility

The southern half of Portugal isn’t all about golf courses, tourist communities and beach resorts. Above the well-trodden Algarve is Alentejo, a region of sweeping plains intermingled with vineyards and sleepy white villages. Property Guides’s Richard Way dropped by and quickly discovered why anyone in search of a tranquil rustic lifestyle, one that’s rich in locally sourced food and wine, will feel immediately at home there!
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Case study: David and Helen’s new life in the Algarve

David and Helen Lee are celebrating having just bought their dream home in the village of Alportel in the East Algarve. They’ve just made the move over to sunny Portugal – and we caught up with them to find out how they found the property and their top tips for anyone thinking of doing the same.
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Could you retire in Portugal?

More sunshine than California. A café duplo for less than a pound. A climate that practically begs you to go outside and be active all year. Cheap and easy to reach from the UK. Tax incentives. The sunrises over those beaches…! Who wouldn’t want to retire to Portugal? So how do you do it successfully?
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Portugal news update: new rules on short-term rentals

A lot has gone on over the last two weeks. A new bill has come into force that places restrictions on short-term rentals and the ‘Golden Visa’ rules are also changing. Brexit discussions continue, while the Portugal 2020 project will see an extra $5 billion of investment into the country. Finally, I was back in the not-so-sunny UK for the last Your Overseas Home show – it was great to be able to meet and help so many Portugal Property Guides readers face-to-face.
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Moving to Portugal before Brexit

Moving to Portugal before Brexit’s the only completely certain way to guarantee the current EU rights you hold – residency, healthcare, right to work and pension issues. The press has dubbed this week ‘hell week’, and continuing stumbling blocks are cropping up as he UK attempts to get the EU to budge on its core ‘four freedoms’. Every time it looks like a deal could be close, more issues arise. It’s no wonder that many would-be expats are accelerating their preparation to move to Portugal before the Brexit deadline of 29 March 2019. If you wish to join them
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News update: Promenade development makes progress and golden visas lead investment

I wrote this time last month that Portugal’s property market is booming and that’s certainly showing no signs of slowing down. The golden visas programme continues apace, attracting more and more investment into the country. Likewise, we’re seeing more results of the building boom, with luxury developments in Lisbon nearing completion. Plus, lest you think the Algarve’s just for holidays, an innovative solar facility’s opened near Martim Longo.
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What is winter in Portugal like?

Winter in Portugal is vastly different to spending time here during the peak summer months. For some, however, winter is when the country’s slow pace-of-life and mild climate is in the most perfect alignment. 
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Renting out your property in Portugal

Letting your Portuguese property could not only make owning a holiday home affordable, but make a tidy profit too. But how can you do it legally and what taxes will you pay? We explore the practicalities.
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