The Seven Regions of Portugal – Guide for Expats

Altogether the regions of Portugal make up a delightful country brimming with culture and traditions. These seven regions further break down into 18 districts, which some stand out for travel and overseas living. From the smaller region of Madeira to larger ones that home most of the population, many foreigners love and adore their landscapes, … Continued

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How to Buy Property in Portugal as a Foreigner

Our aim in writing this guide is to enable every foreigner who wants to buy property in Portugal to know precisely how to do it. Of course, as international real estate agents, we are with our clients every step of the way. We guide homebuyers through the buying and payment process to get title deeds … Continued

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8 of the Best Places to Live in Portugal

So, you are looking at the best places to live in Portugal, to move there. Well, congratulations on choosing such a beautiful country. Sitting on the Iberian Peninsula of southwestern Europe and bordered by Spain, Portugal officially includes loads of islands and the mainland, therefore providing a wide choice of destinations to choose from. Portugal’s … Continued

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Moving to Portugal Guide and Things to Know

If you dream of moving to Portugal, we wholeheartedly encourage you. These days, Portugal seems to live in a land of its own existence, but that wasn’t always the case. They had an empire that included Brazil, Macau, East Timor, and Goa. Hence many people living in different countries who speak Portuguese. Anyway, the good … Continued

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Golden Visa Portugal: Invest for Residency

Out of all investment programs around the world, the Golden Visa Portugal scheme is one of the most popular. Launched in 2012, thousands of non-EU nationalities around the world have used it to gain visas and residency rights for themselves and their family. Stats released in 2018 shows the program’s soaring popularity, and this fame … Continued

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Best European Countries to Retire to

When thinking about the best European countries to retire to, official stats, figures and testimonials from people who already live overseas helps a lot. For this article, we have picked International Living who has one of the best professional reputations for anything concerned with expats and living abroad. First publishing 41 years ago, they compile … Continued

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4 Celebrities Who Bought Homes in Portugal

4 Celebrities Who Bought Homes in Portugal

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Celebrities, with all their free-flowing cash, can buy houses anywhere in the world, but, increasingly more are buying up real estate in Portugal, therefore enhancing its reputation as a jet-setters haven. Since money flows freely for them, prices of property are irrelevant, and it is instead the Mediterranean charms of Portugal that lure them. The … Continued

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The Portuguese Tourism Industry Rebounds With Style

The Portuguese Tourism Industry increased by 16% year-on-year in 2017, clocking in a record 57.5 overnight stays as well as an hotel occupancy income of 2.48 billion euros. Boosted by foreign tourists, the rise in popularity and revenue is expected to continue throughout 2018. 21 million people of various nationalities contributed towards the annual success. … Continued

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Why Lisbon is one of today’s most exciting investment destinations

Portugal’s property market is one of the most bullish in Europe right now, with prices achieving a year-on-year rise of eight per cent for the second quarter of 2017, according to the latest house price index by the country’s statistics institute (INI). Sales by volume were up too, recording a hike of 16 per cent … Continued

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Why Lisbon should be on international investors’ radar in 2017

Attractive incentives for foreign investors, a burgeoning tech-driven economy and an eclectic mix of regeneration projects and cutting edge new developments make Lisbon one of Europe’s most exciting cities in which to invest in 2017, said Spot Blue in March. Lisbon’s appeal to international investors and entrepreneurs has rocketed over the past three years, said … Continued

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Foreign investors underpin growth in Lisbon’s market in 2016

Foreign investors are helping to drive Lisbon’s property market in 2016 attracted by the chance to invest in upmarket apartments in the city’s historic districts and obtain residency through the Golden Visa scheme. Recent statistics show that the value of investment through the Golden Visa scheme surpassed €571 million during the first seven months of … Continued

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Algarve market to benefit from booming tourism in 2016, as more Blue Flag beaches give it extra shine

Interest in property in the Algarve should rocket this year, as new statistics reveal visitor numbers in Portugal are surging at a higher rate than anywhere else in Europe. Portugal has seen the highest rise in holiday bookings this year, as an increasing number of tourists choose to avoid destinations with security risks, such as … Continued

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