Financial advice in Portugal
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Retirement age is finally here, and you have big plans – moving to Portugal. And we salute you for your wise decision. With 3000 hours of sunshine per year, some of Europe’s most stunning beaches, beautiful cities and friendly people, Portugal sounds like the right choice.
Sending money in Portugal isn’t expensive or difficult. However, you do need to compare different services and their rates to find the best deal for you. This article will help you to do your research and make your transfer successfully.
Once you’ve decided where you want to buy property in Portugal and how much you can expect to pay based on average house prices there, you’ll also want to know about the price of upkeep and maintenance.
To buy or not to buy a house? That is the question. There is always someone trying to work through this dilemma. Should I buy? Should I wait? The decision is never easy.
The law on negative Euribor (lei da Euribor negativa) was approved in the Portuguese Parliament and will bring about new changes. The measure is intended to oblige banks to apply Euribor in full to mortgages on real estate.
Urban regeneration is not only in vogue, it's here to stay. It’s a sector that has also introduced a new dynamic to the Portuguese real estate market.
April is here and it’s time to pay the Municipal Property Tax (Imposto Municipal sobre Imóveis or IMI). By now, most of the taxpayers in Portugal should have been billed to their home. In many cases, however, it is possible to claim exemption from paying the IMI. How? Let’s find out.
Whether you’re planning to move to Portugal permanently or you’re just staying for a few months, it may be necessary to open a bank account for even the most basic transactions. Luckily, it’s really simple to do, as we explain in this article.
Lisbon has at least 44,000 derelict properties, 10,000 of which are in the city centre. It’s not only in the capital that there are properties in need of some TLC, though. There are about a million buildings, scattered throughout the country, in need of renovation.
Are you paying a fair price for your home in the sun, or is the owner being overly ambitious with the asking price? Try using these 5 parameters to find out…
The cost of buying a house is more than just your monthly mortgage payments. Before that, experts recommend that you save at least 13% of the value of the property to help with the following costs:
Expenses with or without a mortage, in new and used properties
Whether you’re looking at flats, villas or holiday homes, there’s always the decision of whether to buy or rent, but how do you know which is best? It’s worth taking the following into account . . .