The UK-EU trade agreement
Jan 31, 2021 General
Well, we made it into 2021 – it’s been quite a ride, but here we are. I’d like to begin by wishing all my readers and clients a very happy and prosperous New Year. And as the temperature plummets, what rays of sunshine can we see for the coming year that can give us cheer until the warmer weather arrives?
Lagoa among “safest destinations in Europe in times of pandemic”
Jan 17, 2021 General
The Algarve municipality of Lagoa has been named one of the safest destinations to visit in Europe in 2021, in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to online portal European Best Destinations (EBD). Destinations were selected based on criteria such as “the number of active cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 inhabitants, the number of deaths, health measures, recommendations put in place by the authorities to welcome you in hotels, tourist accommodations, shops and restaurants in compliance with health standards”.
PORTUGAL RESIDENCY FOR BRITS – Portugal’s doors are wide-open to Brits seeking EU residency
Jan 13, 2021 General
Portugal is still offering residencies to those seeking to live outside UK – even when they want to bring their extended family with them. With Brexit having taken full effect, many UK clients who have plans to come and live in the Algarve have many questions. The Golden Visa has been one of the option many UK clients have considered, but there are other much better options that we advise for most people who actually want to come and live here. The Golden Visa is ideal if you wish to carry on living and working in the UK and does offer all the benefits of normal residency. But if you plan to actually live here, the simple D7 residential visa is the solution. For the thousands of Brits who have lived here since long before Portugal joined the EU in 1986 this is no surprise. Then like now, British nationals were welcome to take up residency in Portugal and there is no need to incur the costs associated with the Golden Visa.
House prices up 5.9% during the pandemic
Jan 12, 2021 General
Any expected fall in the Portuguese real estate market has not yet occurred, with prices in Portugal instead rising 5.9 percent in 2020. House prices rose 5.9 percent, reaching €2,147 per square metre (m2). In relation to the quarterly variation, the increase was 2.7 percent in the last quarter of the year, according to the price index from Idealista. In the third, second and first quarters, prices had grown by 1 percent, 0.5 percent and 1.6 percent, respectively.
20 tasty reasons to eat your way through Portugal
Jul 17, 2017 General
By (CNN - Traveler ) — Portuguese cuisine rarely travels well. The cooking of mainland Europe's westernmost country is deeply rooted in the freshest local ingredients. Superlative seafood, sun-ripened fruit, lamb raised on flower-speckled meadows, free-range pigs gorging on acorns beneath oak forests. Without them, it just doesn't taste the same.Regular visitors have long been in on the secret, but here are 20 reasons why Portugal should be on every foodie traveler's list.