If you’re looking for somewhere to buy in the Algarve that’s authentically Portuguese and less touristed, there’s no-one better to ask than a local! Could you find your perfect home in one of these villages?
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.
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.
Portugal’s had a fantastic 2019, with plenty of great developments for anyone looking to move or invest here, and this looks set to continue this year. Here’s our round-up of the best of 2019, and what to expect if you’re buying a property in Portugal in 2020.
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