Many European cities are struggling to contain the rise of Airbnb-style rentals. Their proliferation leaves local residents complaining of a lack of affordable homes. In a move that could have an impact on Airbnb in Portugal, Porto’s city council has decided to temporarily stop issuing licenses for new short-term rental properties in certain areas.
If you’ve spent any length of time browsing property listings in Portugal, you’ve probably noticed a wide selection of land for sale. Large plots of land, often with one or more ruins for renovation, are easy to find. Sometimes the prices seem incredibly tempting too. So, is buying land in Portugal and building a house to your dream specification a good option? This article explores the practicalities.
Portugal is the perfect spot for a home in the sun for families with children: it’s a short flight from the UK, the weather is warm and you’ve got beautiful beaches, golf and other activities aplenty for all the family to enjoy together. But with so many places to choose from, where are the best places to buy a child-friendly Portuguese property?
New expats in Portugal really benefit from having a strong support network, This article discusses the key people to get in touch with to make your move easier: the ten best new friends when you move to Portugal.
It’s been a busy week for me, as I swapped the sunny skies of the Algarve for the more inclement climes of Chester to help Portugal Property Guides readers take the next step to buying their dream property at Your Overseas Home. Meanwhile, summer festival season is in full swing and Portuguese sardines are finally back on the menu!