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Should You Use A Buyer’s Agent When Buying Property in Portugal?

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Buying a property in Portugal can be an exciting adventure, but it’s no secret that the Portuguese property market can seem a little like the wild wild west, especially if you’re new to the country. Enter the buyer’s agent, a professional who’s dedicated to holding your hand through the entire journey, from finding your dream … Read more

Is Zillow Used in Portugal?

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For Americans buying a new home in Portugal, whether residential or for investment, you might first think of using Zillow, the leading property portal in the U.S. and Canada, familiar for its extensive listings and user-friendly interface. However, this Zillow isn’t used in Portugal. Instead, Portugal has its own websites which cover the local real … Read more

Can Brits Buy A Property in Portugal After Brexit?

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Brexit has left many people scratching their heads, especially those who dreamed of spending more time in Europe. It’s natural to have questions about how this change might affect your plans, particularly when it comes to buying property abroad. If you’ve been eyeing a lovely villa in the Algarve or an apartment in Lisbon, you … Read more

Why are Properties in Portugal Sometimes Re-listed At a Higher Price?

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The Portuguese property market has a few quirks and if you’ve been browsing property websites for a while you may have noticed that sometimes when a property sits on the market for a long time, it is suddenly re-listed – but at a higher price. This seems to contradict what you’d expect to happen. Surely … Read more

Are Offers Made on Properties in Portugal Binding?

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Perhaps you’ve made an offer on a property in Portugal and now you’re wondering what happens if the seller accepts your offer. Will they take the property off the market? Are they morally or legally obliged to accept your offer? What happens if someone else contacts them and offers them a higher amount? According to … Read more

Buying Property in Portugal: A Must-Read Overview

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If you’ve fallen in love with Portugal, you may have decided that it’s time to buy a property here. That might be a second home that you’ll visit occasionally, a rental property that you’ll use as an investment or a house or apartment that you’ll make your main residency.  Buying in Portugal is similar to … Read more

Buying a Rental Property in Portugal

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Thanks to its warm weather, low cost of living, and beautiful beaches and countryside, Portugal has become an incredibly desirable place to own a holiday home or vacation rental, particularly in areas like Lisbon, Porto, and the Algarve. It’s also home to some of the best golf courses in the world, many undiscovered wine regions, … Read more

Can Foreigners Buy Property In Portugal?

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Over the past few years, more and more people have bought properties in Portugal. This begs the question: can foreigners buy property in Portugal? And, if they can, do they have to be a resident to do so. According to Camille Ramiere who runs buyers agency Bloom Spaces, “yes, you can buy property in Portugal … Read more