Property owners set to take tax hit

Property owners set to take tax hit

Like many left-wing governments, Portugal is finding that being anti-austerity is popular at the ballot box but trickier to get past Brussels. Are property owners going to be targeted?   Portugal’s state budget for 2017 was always going to involve a delicate...
Falling pound brings belt-tightening but no panic

Falling pound brings belt-tightening but no panic

After a period with little news about the realities of impending Brexit for expats in Portugal and elsewhere, solid details have finally started to emerge.   For expats the period since the Referendum has been one of uncertainty and speculation, with few...
Portuguese house price rises: steady, slow, sustainable

Portuguese house price rises: steady, slow, sustainable

The two key themes of the Portuguese property market today are shortage of supply and increasing demand. For people with a financial stake in the country, that adds up to a good thing.   According to the most recent report from RICS and Confidencial Imobiliário,...
“Dragon” breathes new life into Algarve property market

“Dragon” breathes new life into Algarve property market

The multimillionaire more famous for saying “I’m out” is most definitely “in” when it comes to Portugal and the Algarve property market. He believes the investment potential is huge and has staked his claim in the Golden Triangle   It’s a good sign for any...
What will it pay to bring with you to Portugal?

What will it pay to bring with you to Portugal?

Portugal is a relatively cheap place to live – but not for everything. So what should you be squeezing into your luggage? And how do you bag a bargain?   Portugal is a rather cheap place to live, by European standards. A recent Expatistan study, comparing living...
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