CategoryBuying Property in Portugal

Portuguese Residency: Navigating Visa Options for Property Owners

Understanding the intricacies of residency and visa options for property owners is essential. Here we share a short guide to help make things seem a little less hazy! Residency Options for Property Owners (remember as a rule anyone can buy in Portugal regardless of your residency status!) Portugal offers several pathways to residency for property owners. The most renowned is the Golden Visa program, which allows non-EU investors to gain residency by purchasing property. Although there have been recent changes ...Read more

Understanding Portugal’s Property Market: Trends and Predictions for 2024

As 2024 gets well underway, Portugal’s property market remains a topic of keen interest for investors, expats and locals alike. The market is diverse, with various trends and predictions painting a picture of opportunity and caution. Market Dynamics Portugal’s property market in 2024 is witnessing contrasting trends. Some areas, particularly the Algarve and Lisbon, are experiencing huge growth in property values still, driven in the main by international investment, urban regeneration, and a scarcity of new developments. This growth is ...Read more

New Year, New Home: Top Locations to Buy Property in Portugal in 2024

In 2024 Portugal remains an idyllic destination for property seekers. Renowned for its diverse landscapes, rich history, and vibrant lifestyle, Portugal offers a wealth of opportunities for investors and homebuyers alike. Here we take a look at some of the top places people are looking to purchase property in 2024! The Algarve: Timeless Appeal The Algarve, with its breathtaking beaches and top-notch golf courses, continues to captivate property buyers in 2024. Quaint towns like Albufeira, Lagos, and Faro blend old-world ...Read more

Steps to Buying Property in Portugal: A Pure Portugal Guide for Prospective Buyers

If you are dreaming of owning a property in Portugal, a sun-soaked country renowned for its captivating landscapes and rich history you are not alone! Portugal’s real estate market has seen a surge in interest from international buyers. Our comprehensive guide will take you through each step of buying property in Portugal. 1. Research the Portuguese Real Estate Market The first step in your journey to property ownership in Portugal is understanding the market. Portugal’s diverse regions, each with unique ...Read more

Hiking Spots: The Perfect Companion for Your New Home Purchase

Portugal is a country renowned for its rich tapestry of diverse landscapes, enticing beaches, delicious gastronomy, and captivating history. But for those adventurous souls thinking of buying a property in Portugal, there’s more than just the charm of new homes and neighbourhoods to explore. Portugal is a haven for hiking enthusiasts, offering an array of trails from coastal pathways to lush mountain terrains. Here at Pure Portugal we like to think of this as a place to act as your ...Read more

PURCHASING A HOUSE VIRTUALLY: A DANGEROUS GAME?

José ‘o agente imobiliário‘ pulls up to the gate of the property just outside Parades de Coura, in the beautiful Portuguese countryside, and quickly points out the cute chapel at the end of the dead-end street. He asks me to listen to the birdsong and the little creek burbling undisturbed by traffic or other noises. The property is looking good, so I ask José to show me inside. It is 5:30 am in Canada, and I have just woken up, ...Read more

Pure Portugal’s – Must Have Books!

  This book list will be added to monthly as each months ‘must have book’ is shared on our facebook community page – Pure Portugal Living The Good Life.  You can pop over to this blog page looking for an ever increasing list of essential book inspiration! We will ensure it is a varied selection about Portugal, learning Portuguese and other useful books to enable you to start living the good life. LEARNING PORTUGUESE April 2018 – First Thousand Words In ...Read more

Tips for Buying Property Overseas

If you’ve been viewing lots of beautiful houses and have finally found the perfect place, you may be keen to put a deposit down, get the keys and start decorating. However, when you’re buying a property abroad, it’s important to do your research to ensure you know exactly what the overseas purchase process is like, and are aware of any obstacles that may come up. Know how much you’re paying When you’ve found your dream home, it can be easy ...Read more