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Growth in consumer confidence

Growth in consumer confidence

Portugal’s National Statistics Institute (INE), has just reported that consumer confidence is at a 17-year high. Read more...

New Terminal for Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport

New Terminal for Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport

Lisbon Airport, close to Lisbon city centre was formally known as Lisbon Portela airport. Read more...

Invest in Portugal’s Golden Visa program for a golden future in the EU

Invest in Portugal’s Golden Visa program for a golden future in the EU

The Golden Visa programme operated by Portugal has shown itself to be the most popular investment program of its kind in Europe as a whole. Read more...

What does Brexit mean to Portugal and its property market?

What does Brexit mean to Portugal and its property market?

When thinking of global investment, Portugal is not the first place which springs to mind. Read more...

Lisbon – The Coolest City in Europe

Lisbon – The Coolest City in Europe

Okay, so the place might not actually be referred to as ‘The Land of Light’, but it might as well be... Read more...

Golden Visas Overcome Lull to Generate €1.6b, with Stable Growth Projected

Golden Visas Overcome Lull to Generate €1.6b, with Stable Growth Projected

Now in 2016, less than two years later, that total has skyrocketed to over 1.6bn Euros... Read more...

Algarve Driving Growth in Portuguese Real Estate

Algarve Driving Growth in Portuguese Real Estate

The Algarve region of Portugal is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. It is renowned for the sun, the sand and the many things to see and do... Read more...

Golden Visa Guide - 金黄居留证指南

Golden Visa Guide - 金黄居留证指南

Golden Visa Guide Portugal - 金黄居留证指南 Read more...

Lagos Bombeiros - Helping the Community - Time to Give Back

Lagos Bombeiros - Helping the Community - Time to Give Back

Portugalproperty.com needs your help to make a contribution to the Voluntary Bombeiros in Lagos for a much needed new ambulance... Read more...

Investment reaches record levels

Investment reaches record levels

Investment in Portugal's real estate is at record levels, despite property prices hovering around the bottom of the market. Read more...

Spectacular New Lagos Office Now Open

Spectacular New Lagos Office Now Open

Situated in a prestigious and highly visible location, our new office is located on the "Boat Roundabout" at the entrance to Lagos. Read more...

Competitors Douro and Alentejo Regions win the Most 2014 Commendations from ViniPortugal

Competitors Douro and Alentejo Regions win the Most 2014 Commendations from ViniPortugal

Rich, fruity red wines from the Alentejo region grace the cellars of restaurants and cafes throughout Portugal... Read more...

Rediscovering Beauty and Art under the Portugal Sun

Rediscovering Beauty and Art under the Portugal Sun

Confidence is booming for those in the travel and tourism industry involving Portugal. What is there to make Portugal the place to be? What isn’t there! Read more...

New Golden Triangle Office Opens

New Golden Triangle Office Opens

We are proud to announce the opening of our new PortugalProperty.com office in the Golden Triangle... Read more...

The Year Thus Far

The Year Thus Far

This year has certainly seen a return of clients who have made a decision to buy before arriving in Portugal. It seems the last five years of fact finding and indecision are gone and there is much more confidence in the market... Read more...

IMF Assessing Portugal’s Results of the Quarterly Bailout Review

IMF Assessing Portugal’s Results of the Quarterly Bailout Review

The board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will be discussing the results of assessments conducted by its own officials in coordination with the officials from the European Commission and the European Central Bank... Read more...

Lagoa Continues to Thrive and Grow with the launch of Two Exciting Art Events

Lagoa Continues to Thrive and Grow with the launch of Two Exciting Art Events

Lagoa municipality in the Algarve continues to be a thriving tourist destination, where thousands of people visit every year... Read more...

Lisbon, Portugal: Favored Port-of-call

Lisbon, Portugal: Favored Port-of-call

Lisbon, Portugal: Favored Port-of-call, Second Highest “Best Destination” for 2013... Read more...

Algarve – Top Choice for Tourism

Algarve – Top Choice for Tourism

Known as Europe’s “West Coast”, the warm sea, temperate climate, and beautiful beaches draw tourist from around the world... Read more...

Positive Financial Signs For Portugal

Positive Financial Signs For Portugal

Good Financial Signs for Portugal as the Trade Balance is Positive for the First Time... Read more...

Portugal Steps Back from the Financial Brink as A New Bailout Tranche is Approved

Portugal Steps Back from the Financial Brink as A New Bailout Tranche is Approved

Oct 2012 saw Finance Ministers in Europe agree a new distribution of cash to help to keep the Portuguese economy in motion... Read more...

TV - Live here buy this in Lisbon - Portugal Property

TV - Live here buy this in Lisbon - Portugal Property

See our Lisbon coast sales manager Colm wilkinson showing Mike & Carolyn around Lisbon and the Silver coast of Portugal... Read more...

The Best Golfers come to play the Portugal Masters 2012 on the Algarve

The Best Golfers come to play the Portugal Masters 2012 on the Algarve

The end of the Portugal Masters was as gripping as we have come to expect from this great golfing tournament which is fast turning into a classic... Read more...

Live here buy this - Portugal Property

Live here buy this - Portugal Property

See our operations director David Rowat showing Jenny & Chris around the sunny shores of Portugal & Lagos...  Read more...

26 Beaches in the UK Fail Standards

26 Beaches in the UK Fail Standards

A new study about the cleanliness of beaches performed by the UK Environment Agency reveals some shocking information... Read more...

A Look at the Portuguese Online Scene

A Look at the Portuguese Online Scene

The Internet is arguably the bond that connects nations, organizations and individuals together along an information... Read more...

Alentejo Receives Best National Tourism Region Award

Alentejo Receives Best National Tourism Region Award

For the third consecutive year Alentejo received the distinction for the Best National Tourism Region... Read more...

Bank of China Set for Its Portugal Branch

Bank of China Set for Its Portugal Branch

The Bank of China, one of the large four state-owned commercial banks of the People’s Republic of China, may soon open its doors in Portugal... Read more...

Portugal Lights up the Way to a Clean Energy Generation

Portugal Lights up the Way to a Clean Energy Generation

The world is starting to sit up and take notice as Portugal has taken the moral high ground by simply implementing a couple of high profile and extremely commendable solar parks... Read more...

Oil production set to become a reality in Portugal

Oil production set to become a reality in Portugal

The plans being approved have enabled Portugal to produce oil for the first time in history, which is a huge achievement... Read more...

Portugal Establishes New Immigration Regulations

Portugal Establishes New Immigration Regulations

Foreign citizens wishing to enter and reside in Portugal will find new regulations in effect as of 9 October 2012... Read more...

Privatisation Flies Forward with TAP

Privatisation Flies Forward with TAP

Already testing the water with two giant utility companies, Portugal is powering ahead with sell-off of government-owned TAP in an effort to stabilize the country's debt load. Read more...

Primary Alteration To New Urban Lease Regime

Primary Alteration To New Urban Lease Regime

On 14th August 2012, Law 31/2012 has gone into effect which approves the new Urban Lease Regime Read more...

After 200 Years, Faro and Loule Councils have agreed the Correct Boundaries

After 200 Years, Faro and Loule Councils have agreed the Correct Boundaries

The people of Faro and Loule are finally happy after years of debate regarding the boundaries, which have been in place for 200 years. Read more...

New Waves of Tourists Flocking to the Algarve Resorts

New Waves of Tourists Flocking to the Algarve Resorts

The Algarve was a tourism hot spot in the 1960s, attracting a large number of primarily British guests every summer... Read more...

More cash for Portugal Help the Current Financial Situation

Portugal is one of the many countries, which is set to receive further funding to help them through the bailout programme... Read more...

A knock to tourism in Portugal?

A knock to tourism in Portugal?

Portugal relies heavily on tourism, and considers this asset to be one of the strongest throughout the whole country... Read more...

The Move for the Salgados Appeal

The Move for the Salgados Appeal

The government has granted permission for the construction of new hotels on the last coastal lagoon which sits along the south coast... Read more...

PORTUGALPROPERTY.COM - WINS A PRESTIGIOUS EUROPEAN PROPERTY AWARD

PORTUGALPROPERTY.COM - WINS A PRESTIGIOUS EUROPEAN PROPERTY AWARD

The European Property Awards 2012 have now been judged and www.portugalproperty.com has won... Read more...

Grand Opening of the New Airport Metro Station

Grand Opening of the New Airport Metro Station

The much anticipated opening of a 2.05 mile section of the Lisbon Metro has finally occurred... Read more...

The Praia Grande Project Can Help Revitalize Nature and the Local Economy

The Praia Grande Project Can Help Revitalize Nature and the Local Economy

The mayor of Silves has had to defend his highly unwelcome plan to turn increase the amount of profit that is generated from the tourist... Read more...

Horse Betting to be Legalized in Portugal

Horse Betting to be Legalized in Portugal

While the laws have not been finalized yet, the process has begun and we will see horse racing and betting legalized in the near future... Read more...

Construction to Start on €232 Million Beach Resort in Silves

Construction to Start on €232 Million Beach Resort in Silves

As Portugal attempts to extend its influence in the tourism industry, we are seeing a number of new resorts pop up throughout the country... Read more...

Luxury Vessels to Stop in Cascais

Luxury Vessels to Stop in Cascais

Between August 2012 through the end of 2013, visitors will see 11 new luxury cruise ships arrive in Cascais... Read more...

How the Spanish Bailout Affects Portugal

How the Spanish Bailout Affects Portugal

When Spain’s banks got into trouble, it took some time for the government to admit that the economy might collapse unless a bailout was granted... Read more...

Algarve Classic Cars 2012

Algarve Classic Cars 2012

On the 13th, 14th, and 15th of July, the Algarve Classic Car show teams up with the Portuguese Federation of Motor Racing and Karting, the Historical Regularities Rally... Read more...

Colt Resources Strikes Gold in Alentejo

Colt Resources Strikes Gold in Alentejo

The Canadian gold mining company, Colt Resources, has struck gold in the Evora region of the Alentejo area of Portugal... Read more...

Energias de Portugal Nets €3 Million in Scam Operations

Energias de Portugal Nets €3 Million in Scam Operations

EDP is, by the way, one of Europe’s major electricity operators and one of Portugal’s largest business groups... Read more...

Millions of Euros in Investments Coming Into Portugal, Portas Announces

Millions of Euros in Investments Coming Into Portugal, Portas Announces

The national government will also grant tax incentives amounting to 10% of the investment – or €15.7 million... Read more...

Quinta dos Vales Wines Receive Two International Awards

Quinta dos Vales Wines Receive Two International Awards

Wine production, arts and events center Quinta dos Vales triumphed during the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles... Read more...

Portugal slowly recovering

Portugal slowly recovering

The hope for Portugal is that data collected from January and February of this year has shown some improvement. The reason for this growth is because of cork sales outside of the European Union zone... Read more...

Roaming through Europe just got Cheaper and Easier

Roaming through Europe just got Cheaper and Easier

Since the summer of 2007, people traveling across the European Union had to pay roaming charges. Read more...

Blue flags for 275 beaches across Portugal

Blue flags for 275 beaches across Portugal

Portuguese beaches are considered to be some of the best around the world... Read more...

Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in London

Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in London

The eighth annual property conference was convened to increase tourism in Portugal... Read more...

One of Portugal’s largest Tourism & Leisure Groups Wins Award

One of Portugal’s largest Tourism & Leisure Groups Wins Award

The company was cited as “a very accomplished real estate and hospitality all-rounder, with quality of service and fairly priced product... Read more...

Credit Lines Opened for Portugal’s Tourism Sector

Credit Lines Opened for Portugal’s Tourism Sector

Álvaro Santos Pereira, Portugal’s Minister of Economy and Employment, recently announced that up to €200 million in credit lines will be available for the country’s tourism industry... Read more...

Greeks: Taking a Lesson in the Economics of Recovery

Greeks: Taking a Lesson in the Economics of Recovery

Greece is one of the hardest-hit European nations in the global economic recession with high deficits, public debt and unemployment being the most worrisome aspects... Read more...

Faro airport rehabilitation to be completed in April

Faro airport rehabilitation to be completed in April

Rehabilitation work at the Faro Airport will be completed this month, according to airport officials... Read more...

In Business to Conserve: Espiche Golf, Western Algarve

In Business to Conserve: Espiche Golf, Western Algarve

The stunning surroundings are enhanced by the play, with the land itself lending much to the experience. In addition to the 18 holes, par 72 course... Read more...

Portugal Ranks High When it comes to Press Freedom

Portugal Ranks High When it comes to Press Freedom

2011 was a landmark year in that it indicated without a doubt that press freedom and democracy seem to go hand-in-hand... Read more...

Angela Merkel - Why Portugal is not Greece

Angela Merkel - Why Portugal is not Greece

Merkel directly praised Portugal’s government led by Pedro Passos Coelho as it helped broker a wide range of agreements and concessions that have helped improve the labour market tremendously... Read more...

Car Rental Companies Respond To New A22 Tolls

Car Rental Companies Respond To New A22 Tolls

Visitors to the Algarve have been greeted by a new system for paying tolls on motorways... Read more...

Jurassic Park opening in Portugal?

Jurassic Park opening in Portugal?

Opening in 2013, the dinosaur-themed park will be using a budget of about ten million euros, and once that funding is approved, it will pay for about ninety-five percent of the park’s expenses. Read more...

Algarve has Eco-Fashion Advantage

Algarve has Eco-Fashion Advantage

To the residents of Algarve Portugal, a cork tree is no different than a maple tree is to an American. Read more...

Portuguese and Spanish Truck Drivers’ Organize Protest Against The New Tolls

Portuguese and Spanish Truck Drivers’ Organize Protest Against The New Tolls

After mutual consultations, the national truckers’ organizations of Portugal and Spain have made the decision to band together... Read more...

Further investments seen in the country

Further investments seen in the country

The Lisbon metro extension will soon be fully operational and will include a station at the Lisbon airport. Read more...

The Portuguese Masters

The Portuguese Masters

Many of the best golfers in the world travel to the Portugal Masters in Vilamoura each October. Read more...

Record Passenger numbers through Lisbon - Cruises

Record Passenger numbers through Lisbon - Cruises

Lisbon has set new records with the number of cruise passengers and ships visiting the capital. Read more...

Lisbon Crowned The European City Of The Year For 2012

Lisbon Crowned The European City Of The Year For 2012

While there was stiff competition from other European cities, Lisbon rose to the top of of the considerations. Fantastic News! Read more...

Fall of the mortgage interest rates in Portugal

Fall of the mortgage interest rates in Portugal

The ECB has changed the interest rates for the first time since June - the first decrease in the last 30 months Read more...

Cascais Renews the Bid for America’s Cup

Cascais Renews the Bid for America’s Cup

The commission that put together the Portuguese steps of the America's Cup World Series, which came to an end on 14 August..... Read more...

Portugal Passes Bailout Exam

Portugal Passes Bailout Exam

Portugal's bailout Troika has provided Lisbon with an extremely good grade on how the how the government implemented... Read more...

Increase in foreign tourists expected to Portugal

Increase in foreign tourists expected to Portugal

The Institute for Tourism and Development and Planning (IPDT) has stated that while there will be less national tourists coming this summer, foreign tourism figures are expected to be compensated for the reduction of Portuguese vacationers this year. Read more...

Portugal’s Algarve Fair a Success for Local Businesses

Portugal’s Algarve Fair a Success for Local Businesses

Local businesses took up stands at the International Algarve Fair with hopes of finding new customers and making much needed sales. Read more...

EU states that most Portuguese reside in unattached homes.

EU states that most Portuguese reside in unattached homes.

Most Portuguese residents reside in houses, as opposed to other Europeans who reside in apartments. Read more...

The Bail Out, The Knight In Shining Armour, The Housing Market and a Damsel In Distress

The Bail Out, The Knight In Shining Armour, The Housing Market and a Damsel In Distress

David Rowat, Operations Director at PortugalProperty.com, explains why he is lowering the drawbridge and inviting the former Portuguese Prime Minister.... Read more...

Vilamoura Marina Declared as Portugal’s Greatest

Vilamoura Marina Declared as Portugal’s Greatest

Vilamoura's Marina was just voted as Portugal's Best Marina during the Portugal Trade Awards 2011, February, 2011. Read more...

Five Star Quality Award for Lagos Marina

Five Star Quality Award for Lagos Marina

The International Marina Certification recently awarded the Lagos Marina the prestigious 5 Star Award. Read more...