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Algarve Property Market review 2018



The housing market in Portugal is booming: now is the right time to invest! 2018 was a good year for the property market in Portugal and the outlook of 2019 is positive as well. The market is and will continue to grow, while at the same time the Portuguese economy keeps on growing too. The number of sales is rising fast and so is the number of investors hooking up on the favorable housing market in the Algarve. Since 2016/2017, we have seen various new construction projects being launched. This makes it the right time to invest in a second home in Portugal.

What is the role of a lawyer in Portugal?



If you buy a property in Portugal, it is recommended to appoint a lawyer. In Portugal it is the lawyer who represents the legal interests of yourself as a buyer when purchasing in Portugal. Think of checking on charges and mortgages, but also making the promissory contract and do all preparations necessar for the title deed.

Portugal: the best choice for retirees



Portugal: the best choice for retirees. Buying Property in Portugal and move to Portugal for retirement, is absolutely the best choice. In Portugal you can enjoy not only of one of the best climates in the world and almost the most hours of sunshine in Europe, but also good health services and favorable tax climate for retirees.

Welcome package for new residents in São Brás de Alportel



The cityhall of São Brás de Alportel has developed a WELCOME PACKAGE for new residents in São Brás de Alportel. Divine Home has developed this Welcome Kit together with Cityhall. We are looking forward to give all new property owners in São Brás de Alportel this warm welcome together with the council President. Do you want to see which properties we have for sell in this wonderfull council?

Bed & Breakfast (B&B) in Portugal



Is your dream to buy a house in Portugal and to turn this into your own bed & breakfast (B&B) in the Portuguese sun? While you provide your guests a pleasant stay, you yourself can enjoy too from all the good that life in the sunny area of Portugal has to offer. But don't let your dream be upset by a lack of knowledge of the Portuguese legislation where you as the owner of a B&B or as a landlord of rooms have to deal with. Since the end of 2014 new legislation is in place.

What does daily life in Portugal cost?



If you buy a house in Portugal, whether to live there permanently or for a holiday, you will have to face the costs of daily life in this southern European country. How cheap or expensive is it to live in Portugal?

Property tax in Portugal



When buying a house in Portugal, you have to pay an annual tax on your property. The Portuguese property tax – which is called in Portugal: Imposto Municipal sobre Imóveis (IMI) - is a municipal tax. In most cases, the first part is being charged in March and you can pay up to april.

Five facts about living in the Algarve



The Algarve is a popular region for buying a (second) home and spending a holiday. In early spring, when the high season of tourism have not yet started, already the temperature rises in the South of Portugal to very pleasant values, it is actually in this time of the year when the Algarves nature is at its most beautiful. Five reasons why you should buy a property in the Algarve.

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