Portugal is becoming such a popular place to buy property abroad – EU Property Solutions discuss why…
While Spain is still the firm favourite for Brits who choose to invest in holiday homes in Europe, it would seem that nearby sunny destination Portugal is picking up the pace and becoming a very popular choice for those keen to enjoy the sunnier side of life for a few weeks, or perhaps months, out of the year. It’s one of the biggest attractions for Brits moving abroad, especially because the weather in this country can be so bleak. Head further south to experience hotter summers.
Read on to find out why Portugal is becoming such a popular place for purchasing property abroad.
The locals are welcoming
One of the most important things that you’ll want to find out before you invest in a property abroad is what the people who are living around you will be like. Moving abroad can be a challenge, particularly because of the language barrier and the fact that you often don’t know much about the culture you are immersing yourself in.
Luckily, people in Portugal are known for being extremely friendly and welcoming to Brits, even given the fact that they may not speak the same language as you.
You’ll have a clear idea of what your visa application needs
Filling out visa applications can be a time-consuming and confusing task as an expat, but luckily the Portuguese authorities are more than happy to talk you through all of the information that you need to include on yours for a speedy move.
Property is affordable
What’s great about making the move to Portugal is that you’ll find you really can get a lot for your money. Whether you are after a city escape in buzzing Lisbon or Porto or a comfortable villa for the whole family in the ever popular Algarve, prices are a lot cheaper than those in the UK. It’s not just houses that are cheaper either, with food, amenities, and utilities all costing significantly less in Portugal. Great news for penny pinchers, then.
The pace of life is much more relaxed
Us Brits are known for living fast-paced jam-packed lives and tend to juggle our responsibilities, which can often leave us feeling stress out. Make the move to Portugal and you’ll find that things tend to take a much slower approach. People aren’t running around and struggling to get things done the way that they do in the UK, and generally, this makes for a much better quality of life.
Have a read at some of our case studies, centered around Portuguese property.
Should you or anyone you know have issues with a Portuguese property please call EU Property Solutions today on +44 (0) 330 124 1230.