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Despite being one of the oldest overseas property destinations, Portugal still has a huge amount to offer British buyers. The traditional Algarve is one of the best golfing regions in the world, while the Silver Coast north of Lisbon has managed to attract more buyers recently, while still keeping its character and some beautiful fishing villages intact. Further north is the Green Coast, with dramatic Atlantic coastlines and some of the best-value property in the whole of Portugal. The risk in buying Portuguese property is low but for medium to high long-term returns; and Building and construction in Portugal is more regulated than some foreign markets giving investors greater peace of mind. Enthusiasm among Brits for Portuguese property has shown no sign of ebbing. According to figures from the Portuguese Real Estate Association, Portugal receives around 2 million British tourists a year; and between 17,000 and 18,000 Brits buy property in Portugal annually, with over 50% opting for homes in the Algarve.
When considering a holiday property in the Algarve, you might imagine relaxing holidays on golden beaches with calm blue waters while sampling the delights of this well liked region of Portugal. Beyond the picturesque scenes of fishermen's nets hanging on the docks, brightly coloured fishing boats bobbing in the harbour and quaint buildings faded from the sun, property in the Algarve offers something even more attractive: charming properties in a fantastic climate with a stable economy. The quintessential Portuguese property is the ever popular white-washed villa in the Algarve. No matter how far you venture from your property in the Algarve, you will be surrounded by vibrant colours from the vivid blue skies and turquoise waters to the lush green grass and white walls of the buildings' in the Algarve's old towns. Investing in a property in the Algarve means you can enjoy luxury golf courses, great restaurants and a lively night life at the end of a long day spent on what are considered to be some of the world's most beautiful beaches; or take a stroll through the old town to take in some of the history and heritage of the Algarve.
Exploring the towns, villages and countryside of this beautiful region will be enough to convince you that buying a property on the Silver Coast is a decision you won't regret. Owning a property on the Silver Coast is owning a property on an enchanted island with an ancient fortress, fragrant orchards and fruitful vineyards. Take time away from your Silver Coast property to explore the pine tree bordered lagoon and the gentle rolling hills; the historical monuments and museums; or, having spent the day on one of the wide stretches of beach, return to your Silver Coast property after an evening of fine gastronomy in any of the great restaurants the Silver Coast has to offer.
Situated on the north banks of the River Tagus, the charm of Lisbon lies in its strong links to the past. From renovated palaces, magnificent churches and an impressive castle; the property in Lisbon mirrors the city's rich cultural heritage. Its eclectic blend of neighbourhoods, culture and architecture set apart this capital from other European cities; making it a fascinating city to visit and Lisbon property an attractive investment prospect. Property in Lisbon offers investors the best of both worlds - from your Lisbon property you can wander the narrow cobbled streets of the city and take in the sights; or head to the Lisbon coast for a day (or seven!) at the beach.
If your reason for investing in overseas property is to escape the humdrum of modern life, but you are not excited by the typical beachside properties; property in Alentejo is for you! Commonly referred to as the "bread basket" of Portugal, Alentejo is a region of vast open countryside with undulating plains and rich fertile soil. Property in Alentejo is typically farmhouse style property, with most of the major towns reliant on agriculture, livestock and wood for income. However, Alentejo property does not have to be restricted to farmhouses in the countryside as the region varies considerably. From the rolling plains of the south and the granite hills bordering Spain in the north-east, to the south's charming medieval villages and the coastal strip in the west which runs from the port of Sines down to Cape de São Vincente.
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