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...
Portugal rolls out the red carpet to foreign property buyers

Portugal rolls out the red carpet to foreign property buyers

Chinese investors, property buyers and companies have long shown an interest in Portugal. The Portuguese government is keen on the cash and it could have impacts on British buyers in Portugal too.   Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa was in Shanghai last...
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,...
Five Wonderful Things About Living in Portugal

Five Wonderful Things About Living in Portugal

While no country is a utopia, living in Portugal comes quite close! Our writer in Portugal would like to offer five great reasons to join him When I first moved to Portugal, I had a clear idea in my mind of what things would be like. As with so many events in life,...
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