3 bedroom house for sale
Portugal - Estreito da Calheta, Calheta (Madeira)
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- bathrooms: 4
- Useful area: 183.0
- Total area: 2300.0
- Built in 2015
- Floor: 1
- Near city
- Near Sea
- Near countryside
Located in the parish of Estreito da Calheta, a settlement since the 16th century.
The characteristic aspect of the area, which looks like a canyon or a deep valley, made the first settlers call this place, located on the western side of Madeira Island, Estreito da Calheta (estreito means ?narrow valley?).
Today, the civil parish is part of Calheta municipality, one of the first places outside Funchal subject to colonization and farming. As such, the settlement and clearing of the land that then became the civil parish of Estreito da Calheta, did not take long.
In times, there was one or more populated estates, which formed the primitive core of the settlement, which was later established there. Accounts indicate that the settlement began in the second half of the 16th century.
Agriculture is the most important economic activity of the parish. The most predominant culture is the vine, after the sugar cane that was once strongly established. Sugar cane used to be very important, particularly during the prime of the white gold (sugar) era. During that time, Madeira used to export sugar in very large quantities, and trade for Flemish art, which today is exhibited in Museu de Arte Sacra (sacred art museum, in Funchal).
Besides vine, there other important crops, namely potato (usually known in the island by semilha), sweet potato, beans and other vegetables, as well as fruit trees.
The climate is very mild, just like the rest of the Island. However, the winter is a little harsh.
Today, the local population is around 1.600 inhabitants, and the parish as an area of 13,4 km2 (3311 acres).
The pearl of the Atlantic has one of the most perfect climates in the world. It is never too hot, averaging maximums of 24ºC during the summer months and minimums of 17ºC during the winter. This benevolent climate enhances every leisure pastime, be it golf, mountain walking, touring, hiking and making it an excellent retirement or second home destination. With quality of life, no crime, low living costs, natural beauty, the hospitality and kindness of the people, the Carnival Festival and spectacular fireworks show all make Madeira THE mecca island of the Atlantic, attracting many foreigners. A variety of languages are spoken such as English, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Finish etc.
STEPS ON PURCHASING PROPERTY IN MADEIRA
-Select the property.
-Select an independent qualified lawyer.
-Obtaining a fiscal number through a professional fiscal representation company.
-Down payment of a part of the agreed price in order to take the property off the market. This amount is normally non-refundable and made on the basis that a 'Promissory Contract' will be drawn up within the next 30 days.
-The lawyer will then collect all the house documents to check that everything is in order. If applying for a Portuguese mortgage it is advisable to obtain an offer from the bank before the Promissory Contract is made.
-The Promissory Contract is drawn up by the buyer's lawyer and signed by the seller and the buyer. If using a bank to finance the purchase, it is recommended that the contract be made for 90 days until the deed of purchase.
-Payment of the Property Transfer Tax paid by the lawyer on behalf of the buyer a few days before the final deed. Value varies according to the property price, its use (e.g. a permanent or second home),
-The Final Deed made in the presence of a competent entity to legalise the deed the seller, the buyer (both can be represented lawyer, with a power of attorney) and a bank representative (in case of financing with a mortgage).
-Registration of the deed at the National Land Registry Records (Conservatória do Registo Predial).
PINK REAL ESTATE
Pink Real Estate, Lda opened doors in September 2006. The head office and heart of the company is in Funchal, Madeira.
Shortly after in 2007, Pink Real Estate opened also in Machico. Our success is largely due to our driving ambition to able to provide a 7 star service to our clients and a win-win situation with our partners locally and internationally.
Our experience and knowledge in both residential and commercial property markets in Porto Santo and particularly Madeira is drawn from our management and staff´s wide span of experience in the real estate industry.
With 15 staff members ranging from prospectors, salespersons, management, IT, Administration, Lawyers and free lance prospectors our qualified staff ensure that we see our clients through the buying process step by step.
Pink Real Estate is situated in Rua Dr. Brito Câmara (in front of Edifício 2000, next to Dolce Vita Mall) . When you opt for our company, you are choosing professional excellence. If you would like to buy or sell a property, talk to us!
- Funchal (International), 16.7 miles
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