April 12, 2010

Buying Property in Portugal

Buying Property in Portugal (NativePortugal)

Buying a place in Portugal should be easy yet far too many people have fallen foul of the hidden dangers that can bring your property dreams crashing down around you. In this straightforward guide Gabrielle Collison shares her tips on how to minimise the risks and enjoy a trouble free purchase. Written in plain English, with none of the hype, this guide contains:

  • how to find reputable agents
  • case studies from buyers like you
  • how to get good legal advice
  • off-plan vs new-build vs resale vs self-build
  • how to carry out your own checks
  • step-by-step buying flow charts
  • renting a property in Portugal
  • selling your Portuguese property
  • how to decide where to buy
  • advice on relocating and residency
much, much more... including.... habitation licence, registo predial, land registry certificate, promissory contract, deed signing, das finanças, ficha técnica, final deed, independent translator, stage payments, local tax office...

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April 10, 2010

The Rough Guide to Portugal

The latest issue of the renowned "The Rough Guide to Portugal" is to be released on April 19th 2010 but you can pre-order your copy now.

The Rough Guide to Portugal (Rough Guides) Review:-
"There is nothing rough about Rough Guides...well written, thoroughly researched"...Sunday Times

"The Rough Guide to Portugal" is the essential travel guide with clear maps and coverage of the country's unique attractions. "The Rough Guide to Portugal" guides you around the fashionable cities of Lisbon and Porto, takes you hiking in the hills of central and northern Portugal, and covers every beach along the Algarve making it the ideal companion whether you're on a city break, beach holiday, walking or driving.

The guide unearths the best sites, hotels, restaurants, and nightlife across every price range - from backpacker hostels to beachfront villas and boutique hotels. You'll find specialist coverage of Portugese history, art and literature and detailed information on the best markets and shopping for each region.

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April 9, 2010

The Complete Guide to Buying Property in Portugal

The Complete Guide to Buying Property in Portugal


"Aims to guide you through the legal, financial and bureaucratic pitfalls that ensnare the unwary...looks at business opportunities and includes sections on coping with the language, and health and education"...Portugal Magazine

"Discusses the pluses as well as challenges of buying property, and living and working in this country"

Comprehensive and up-to-date source of information. Guidance on choosing a location for your Portuguese home; working and setting up a business; the legal and financial aspects of the purchase, including mortgage. Additional information on tax and other important legal considerations. Sections on renovating, letting and selling.

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April 7, 2010

Living in Portugal

In "Living in Portugal" Anne de Stoop shares her infectious delight for Portugal via a tour of the diverse country: the Minho and Douro regions in northern Portugal, renowned for their fertile landscapes and port wines; the busy markets of Oporto; elegant country estates and lavish gardens, whose sophisticated designs reflect a rich architectural heritage; the urban pleasures and baroque opulence of Lisbon; the sparkling white villages of the sun-drenched Alentejo; and the unspoiled beaches of the Algarve.

Anne De Stoop (Author), Jerome Darblay (Photographer), Caroline Champenois (Photographer). Anne de Stoop, director of the Musee Mathurin Meheut in Lamballe, France, previously worked at the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga in Lisbon. She published several books about the stately homes of Portugal. Jerome Darblay's photographs appear regularly in Interiors and Elle Decoration magazines and were featured in Living in Venice (Flammarion, 2000) and Living in Istanbul (Flammarion, 1994).

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April 6, 2010

Portuguese Property Guide

Portuguese Property Guide - Second Edition - Buying, Renting and Living in Portugal.
Vedna Gavaloo (Author), João Gil Figueira (Author), Marisa Leitão dos Santos (Author)

Comprehensively updated second edition of the bestselling book on Portuguese Property. A detailed and easy to follow guide to buying property and living in Portugal.

Part one of the book deals with working and living in Portugal. It explains all the bureaucratic procedures newcomers are likely to face.

In part two, on buying real estate, the book sets out all the legal formalities for purchase and sale in a straightforward and easy to follow manner.

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April 5, 2010

Working and Living: Portugal

Working and Living: Portugal (Working & Living - Cadogan)

With Cadogan's new Working and Living: Portugal at your side, the move to this striking country will go as smoothly as possible. Everything readers need to know about living and working in Portugal is covered in this invaluable guide, from obtaining visas and work permits to internet services available.

Detailed advice helps to put your dream of moving to Portugal into practice, with tips on how to buy a house, get a job, find schools, and learn Portuguese. Case studies of people who have already made the move to Portugal are dotted throughout the text, giving a personal insight into how life will change. Fascinating facts about Portugal provide some quirky snapshots of this vibrant country.

From the Back Cover:-

If your heart is set on moving to Portugal, this essential book tells you where to start and guides you through every step.

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April 4, 2010

Buying a Property: Portugal

Buying a Property: Portugal (Buying a Property - Cadogan)

All the practical information necessary to buy a home overseas. Whether readers are looking for an apartment or a retirement haven, a holiday home or a permanent relocation place, these guides offer all the latest information on buying property. They cover all the regions that are popular with home-buyers and provide in-depth information on what to expect from each area: its climate, economy, facilities, and even levels of English-speaking among the local population.

Buying a Property offers advice on every step of the moving process - from organizing visas and dealing with immigration and customs to negotiating with estate agents; arranging and interpreting surveys and drawing up contracts; restoring property; and finding reputable rental agencies.

In addition, this guide features anecdotes and case studies that provide insights into the realities of settling in to the Portuguese environment and getting used to its culture and pace of life.

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April 2, 2010

Buying a House in Portugal

Buying a House in Portugal (Buying a House - Vacation Work Pub)

Portugal is one of the most popular countries in Europe with those wanting to buy a second home, or start a new life, overseas. This is in part due to its welcoming climate around the year, which on its south coast is like that of the nearby Mediterranean and further north is warmed by the Gulf Stream. But the country has further attractions; although it is fast catching up with its more sophisticated European neighbours, it still manages to retain an unspoiled picturesque charm and a relaxed, easy-going way of life, especially further away from the bustling tourist developments of the Algarve.

Buying a House in Portugal is a complete guide for anyone considering buying property. It gives essential background information on Portuguese history; culture and the economy; the visa, work permit, and residence regulations; and the way of life in general - including descriptions of the health care and education systems, plus run-downs of food, drink, and shopping.

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