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The Portman Guide to Living in Portugal

If you've ever considered relocation and buying property in Portugal, our blog provides handy hints and tips about the locations, the language and life in general. We hope you enjoy this guides and will remember to look at our property for sale in Portugal.

A guide to some of the most common Portuguese phrases

Portuguese is spoken by over 250 million people across Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Macau, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, East Timour and São Tomé. Closely related to Galician and Spanish, it is one of the most romantic languages on earth and can be great fun to learn. The differences between European Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese and the variations spoke throughout Africa and Asia, tend to be relatively minor. For example, European speakers speak faster and drop some...

Travelling to Portugal: A comprehensive guide

Figures suggest Portugal is one of the most popular foreign places to visit among Brits, with around 1.9 million people making the trip across the Atlantic Ocean every single year. A large amount of this group will be jetting off on their all-inclusive holidays, more than ready to exchange their desks for plenty of sun, sea and sand. However, for some, Portugal is the home of their overseas property and there's nothing wrong with checking how their investment is keeping with a trip...

Why do some properties have an offshore company attached?

While personal ownership remains the favoured way of purchasing a property across many of the world's key housing markets, a quick survey of the documentation attached to assets in some of the more luxurious corners of the globe will show that a high percentage of homes are owned under the banner of a company. The investor in question is usually based somewhere else, with this individual usually taking advantage of certain benefits by registering their company 'offshore'. This...

Why move out of Britain into Portugal?

It is a dream of many Brits to one day pack their bags and live in the warmer climates of Western Europe. Yet, many expats can end up torn when deciding exactly which country they would like to move to. France and Spain are popular locations for expats, but many of those who move to Portugal will testify that it is also a great place in which to live. Here are three of the key reasons why many Brits choose to pack their bags and move to Portugal. The weather The poor weather in...

What are the benefits of using a local estate agent in Portugal?

Portugal has been a popular spot amongst Brits looking to buy an overseas home for quite some time. The warm climate, friendly English-speaking locals and generous tax benefits arguably make it a no-brainer, whether you're looking to purchase a holiday home or a new country to live in. There aren't many Brits who would say no to 300+ days of sunshine a year. It's hugely exciting browsing the properties for sale on the continent. With the prospect of a owning a luxury...

All you need to know about the Golden Residence Permit

Portugal's warm climate, friendly people and enviable quality of life makes it one of Europe's gems. With a coastline that looks out on the Atlantic Ocean, its beaches are among the best in the world and the year-round sunshine means that the country boasts the freshest local produce. What's more, Portugal's economy is the fastest-growing in the EU right now. It's little wonder so many non-residents dream about making it their home. Fortunately, the progressive...
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