Signs of recovery are becoming more and more noticeable on the Portuguese property market. According to the latest figures, the number of properties sold in the first quarter of 2015 was the highest in five years. Continue reading
Yesterday, Commercial Real Estate Brokers Cushman & Wakefield published the commercial property investment figures for Portugal, demonstrating that between January and May 2015, a global amount of 800 million Euros was invested. This represents a new record, beating the numbers registered in the so far best years of 2006 and 2007. Continue reading
International investments in the world famous resorts of Vale de Lobo and Vilamoura have been massively reported in the media during the last couple of months.
Vilamoura is a resort town in the heart of the Algarve, covering more than 2,000 hectares, of which 70 are building land (for hotels and more than 5,000 villas and apartments), the prestigious 825 berth marina, awarded Best International Marina in 2015 by the Yacht Harbour Association, 5 golf courses, a golf academy, a casino and the controversial “Cidade Lacustre”, a project which contemplates the flooding of thousands of hectares of agricultural land to create a luxury “lake city”. Due to its status as a resort, it is run by a management company (Lusort) which is responsible for the town as a whole. Continue reading
Do the Maths Before You Leap
Do you have your pension pot(s) just sitting waiting but you don’t want to buy an annuity and the temptation to pull the cash out certainly seems a dream come true with the newly proposed UK Pension Reforms? Continue reading
After 5 years of recession, strong signs of recovery started to be noticeable on the Portuguese property market in 2014 (especially in the Algarve and Lisbon area). For further information about this, please check this article.
Dona Ana beach in Lagos and Falésia beach in Albufeira have been voted among the 25 best beaches in Europe by Tripadvisor. Continue reading
As an estate agent, I often get asked which information and documents are required to sell a property in Portugal, i.e. are required by an estate agency to be able to advertise it. Continue reading
Forbes Magazine published International Living’s Annual Global Retirement Index 2015. Portugal ranked no. 9, making it the 3rd best European country to retire to.