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Portugal’s Algarve the best place to retire

By • Jun 10th, 2015 • Category: Property News & Info

Algarve is the southernmost province of Portugal. It features some of Europe’s best sandy beaches but also offers a lot more, from medieval towns and fishing villages to open-air markets, world championship golf courses, fresh food, local wine, and much, much more. Specifically, here’s why Portugal’s Algarve qualifies as not only a top retirement option

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Golden Visas – Chinese investors still the majority interested in Portugal

By • May 24th, 2015 • Category: Property News & Info

Chinese investors continue to have interest in investing in Portugal. In accordance with the latests statistics available from SEF website the Chinese make up for the majority of investors at a total of 1,777 since 2012, followed by Brazil and Russia at 74 and 70 respectively. The original programme for Golden Visas were available to

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Market Report

By • Mar 31st, 2015 • Category: Property News & Info

Anyone who has visited the central Algarve recently will probably agree that there is a real sense of energy and rebirth. Businesses which have run on a skeleton staff, or even closed their doors over the past few years, are now back in business. And there are a number of new shops and businesses now

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World Travel Awards – Europe 2015

By • Mar 23rd, 2015 • Category: Property News & Info

Portugal has once again been nominated in various sectors and should pick up the equivalent to ‘Travel Oscars’ this year. The Algarve is in the Leading Beach destination, whilst several hotels such as the Conrad Algarve, Vila Vita Parc, Quinta do Lago hotel just to name a few have various nominations in many categories such

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Portugal – Top foreign destination

By • Feb 5th, 2015 • Category: Property News & Info

More than one in five properties sold in Portugal last year was bought by a foreigner, according to data by the Portuguese Real Estate Agents Association (APEMIP). Britons were in top place among the 23,000 buyers, followed by Chinese and French. “The property market grew by between 9% and 15% in 2014,” said the head

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Portugal in top 10 for retirement

By • Jan 13th, 2015 • Category: Property News & Info

Factors such as cost of living, real estate, hospitality, quality of health services, infrastructure and the weather make Portugal one of the 10 best countries in the world to retire. “In Portugal, you can enjoy a cost of living as cheap as the more developed Latin American countries, but with all the benefits of European

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Algarve – 2014 a remarkable year

By • Jan 6th, 2015 • Category: Property News & Info

Figures released by the National Institute (INE), shows that the Algarve had more guests in the first 10 months of 2014 than in the whole year of 2013. Tourism director, Desidério Silva, confirms “In 2014 we achieved the best (tourism) numbers of the last few years and the Algarve continues to be the ‘motor’ for

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Quinta Properties brings Christmas cheer

By • Dec 16th, 2014 • Category: Property News & Info

Quinta Properties, as in previous years, has once again participated in the Angels programme which is organised by Jackie Quirk and the ACCA team who organise the lists and collection of the presents to local orphanages around the Algarve. This years Angel programme collected a total of 1415 Christmas presents. In addition, Alison and Kerstin

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Gibraltar Tax Facts Booklet for the 2014/2015 Tax Year

By • Aug 29th, 2014 • Category: Tax Issues

A summary of the key taxation changes to existing legislation as a result of the Chief Minister’s budget speech on 30 June 2014. These changes are effective as from 1 July 2014. Share on Facebook

Algarve property more affordable as Pound jumps versus the Euro

By • May 21st, 2014 • Category: Property News & Info

Another great reason to buy on the Algarve! In addition to the sun, sand, and more relaxed way of life, 2014 is turning out to be a great time to buy an Algarve property, because the pound has jumped against the euro. To whit, sterling hit 1.2258 versus the common currency late last month, it’s

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