All Posts in Category: apartments in Portugal

Home and Away; the Pros and Cons of having a place at home and abroad

HOME AND AWAY The pros and cons or having a place at “home” and abroad If you set aside the usual obstacles – family, friends, work commitments and the like – and you could move to a new place abroad in 2019, what would you do with your home? Would you put it on the market…

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Checking Your Connections; A guide to phones and internet overseas.

Checking Your Connections … A guide to phones and internet overseas If you’re considering investing in a holiday home or a place in the sun for yourself, then making a wish list of features isn’t a bad start. You may want a garden of your own, for example, and perhaps a swimming pool; maybe you would prefer…

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LIVING ABROAD – COPING WITH LIFE OUTSIDE THE COMFORT ZONE

LIVING ABROAD – COPING WITH LIFE OUTSIDE THE COMFORT ZONE One of the biggest obstacles which so often defeats us when we think of a new life in a different country is the prospect of being well outside our comfort zone. At home, we walk familiar streets, speak the same language as everyone else and even know…

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Will You Be Here Next Year?

Will You Be Here Next Year? Here we are once again at a time of year which tends to lead to reflection as we bid one year goodbye and ready ourselves for the next. We’ll make promises to ourselves, using resolutions to give ourselves a sense of purpose and direction in January – and, for…

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AVOIDING THE PROPERTY SCAMS ABROAD

AVOIDING THE PROPERTY SCAMS ABROAD If you’re considering investing in property abroad, it’s almost a given that, although many will share your excitement, someone you know – either a friend or a family member – will try to warn you off. After all, let’s make no bones about it, there is always an element of risk and none…

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FOUND A DREAM HOLIDAY HOME FOR SALE?

FOUND A DREAM HOLIDAY HOME FOR SALE? Beware the property equivalent of “batteries not included”. The villa in Portugal you viewed was everything you hoped it might be; it had some lovely features and even some of the little touches you’ve secretly craved in your own home. You picked a property from the best estate agent in Lisbon, you…

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Old or new? Which is the best when buying property overseas?

Old or new? Which is the best when buying property overseas? One thing you won’t be short of when you announce you’re considering buying property abroad is advice. Whether it’s directly from friends and family or indirectly from the internet, there’s so much information out there, sometimes it’s easy to feel a little overwhelmed. Just as everyone has…

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Renting Abroad – How Hard Can It Be?

Renting Abroad – How Hard Can It Be? In our view, if you’re considering a permanent move overseas, it’s not a bad idea to rent property before you buy. You may think you know an area you’ve enjoyed many times on holiday but, although it may be one thing in summer, it can be something else entirely…

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