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Renovating Rural Property In Portugal – 10 Tips For First-Time Buyers

Thursday March 08, 2018 (09:06:43)

Boasting a pleasant climate, friendly locals and low rural property prices, Portugal is an attractive proposition for those dreaming of a renovation project. However, this isn’t a task for the faint-hearted. Here are our tips for carrying out your restoration as smoothly as possible!


Define Your Reasons For The Project

Despite a third of Portuguese families living in rural locations, the countryside is littered with houses, small holdings and agricultural buildings that are either stuck in the 1970s or completely derelict. If you can head away from the popular – and more expensive! – south coast, you’ll find plenty of properties on sale for just a few thousand Euros in the north and interior of the country.   more ...

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What Does Portugal's New Start-Up Visa Mean For You?

Monday January 15, 2018 (10:22:26)

Long, hot summers with ample sunshine and endless silver beaches have made Portugal a highly sought-after destination for expats from all over the globe. This south European country boasts excellent living standards, modern infrastructure, warm people, a relaxed paced of life and great healthcare. Property prices are fairly reasonable, as is the overall cost of living, and with a population of about 10 million inhabitants, there is enough room on this portion of the Iberian coast for expats for all ages.   more ...

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Portugal Or Spain - Which Would Suit You?

Friday November 10, 2017 (14:43:43)

The world is brimming with possibilities; you can make a home anywhere you desire. From finding comfort in an unknown land to exposing yourself to a cultural shock and learning to empathize with the differences that unite us, expat life can be both exciting and challenging. Travelling to and settling down in another country brings with it its own set of inspiring and unexpected adventures. If you’ve got your list of possible destinations, it’s time to take a leap of faith, and land in a new world that you think would best favor your lifestyle. It’s decision time.   more ...

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Portugal Facebook Group Round-Up September 2017

Friday October 06, 2017 (08:39:23)

Welcome to this month’s round-up of discussion topics in our Expats In Portugal Facebook group.   more ...

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The Best Beach Property Locations In Portugal

Saturday May 06, 2017 (03:28:30)
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With expansive stretches of white beaches and towering mountains, Portugal, located on the west of the Iberian Peninsula, is a haven for expats who love plenty of sunshine. Surrounded by Spain and the Atlantic Ocean, Portugal has a population of nearly 10 million, and is especially known for its long hot summers.   more ...

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Portugal - Recommended Social Media Accounts

Tuesday April 25, 2017 (14:34:52)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Portugal and some of the social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.   more ...

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An Expat Guide To Renting Property In Lisbon

Friday April 07, 2017 (14:42:18)
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The hilly coastal city of Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and also the hub of the country’s economy. It is located south of the center of the Atlantic coast, one of the only major European cities to be located this far west. It is also the most densely populated region in Portugal, and popular among Portuguese nationals and expats alike.   more ...

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Nine Traditional Portuguese Foods You Should Try

Tuesday November 15, 2016 (15:13:40)
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Portuguese cuisine varies by region, although foods such as fresh fish and shellfish are found across the country. The country’s national dish is ‘bacalhau’, which is dried and salted cod. The dish dates back to the early 16th century. When fishing boats reached Newfoundland, the sailors sundried their catch and salted it to preserve it for the long journey home. Portugal today has nearly 365 different methods of preparing bacalhau, apparently one for each day of the year.   more ...

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A Brief Guide To Buying Property In Portugal

Tuesday August 02, 2016 (12:02:07)
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Europe’s southern-most and oldest nation state, Portugal, lies on a part of the western littoral of the Iberian Peninsula. It shares its borders with Spain to the east and north as well as the Atlantic Ocean to the south and west.

Characterized by its golden beaches, captivating cities, medieval castles and cobblestone villages, Portugal has a lot to offer all its tourists as well as its residents.   more ...

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Portugal - Recommended Blogs

Wednesday June 29, 2016 (13:13:57)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Portugal and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...