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Portugal Property Buying Guide 2004: The Ultimate Guide to Buying a Property in Portugal (Merricks Media) Paperback – 22 Sep 2003

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  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Merricks Media (22 Sept. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0954352327
  • ISBN-13: 978-0954352325
  • Package Dimensions: 23.8 x 15.4 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,823,065 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Popular with British celebrities including England goalkeeper David Seaman, and Cliff Richard (who has a wine-producing vineyard there), Portugal is an increasingly popular relocation destination. If you are thinking about buying a house in Portugal, then the "Portuguese Property Buying Guide 2004" is the practical must-have guide for the serious Portuguese homebuyer. From the publishers of the popular Mguides series, the guide has over 380 pages packed with buying advice, region and price guides, case studies and maps. It's all designed to help you decide how much you can afford to spend and to make your search for a home in Portugal as simple as possible. Featuring a comprehensive, authoritative and practical guide to the mechanics of buying a property in Portugal, "Portuguese Property Buying Guide 2004" helps you to work out what you can afford, shows how to recognise potential problems with some properties, and how to get a survey arranged. Once you have found your dream home, how exactly do you go about buying it? And how much do you really have to spend on solicitor's fees and taxes? All these questions, and more, are answered in this valuable guide. A region guide profiles the history, culture, cuisine and idiosyncrasies of each of the Portuguese regions. Area information - are the town markets you find in parts of Alentejo really as good as those in The Minho? Are all the best wines in Alentejo's wine country? And where are the classic seaside destinations? In addition, a unique 250-page colour price guide details more than 2000 properties, illustrating house styles, estimated values and sold prices throughout Portugal. Expertly researched and sourced from the elite of both the British and Portuguese property worlds, the "Portuguese Property Buying Guide" enables you to see exactly what you can get from your money in the different regions of Portugal. With case studies of buyers of property from quintas to village houses and extensive listings of regional and national business contacts - from estate agents and solicitors to tradesmen and letting specialists - "Portugal Property Buying Guide 2004" demystifies the subject of buying a property in Portugal and contains essential up-to-data information for anyone thinking of investing in their own piece of Portugal. Portugal is officially divided into 7 regions (excluding Madeira), which are local administrative areas quite similar to the British counties. They, in turn make up the official Portuguese regions. The "Portuguese Property Buying Guide" has grouped these regions into 6 regions, including Madeira. Situated on the south western corner of the lberian Peninsula, the Algarve has something for everyone. Coastal areas for those sun seekers, holiday complexes, golf courses, many tennis and riding centres, and plenty of facilities for watersports. However, the majority of the region is unspoiled and supremely beautiful and it's not all beaches and watersports, as its historic towns prove. Diversity is the key to this region, so property seeking may be an adventure. However, this book will be sure to lead you to the place of your dreams. Alentejo comprises roughly the bottom half of Portugal. The region contains a wealth of contrasts, with its characteristic rolling, hilly landscapes dotted with granite-built medieval villages as well as busy fishing and port towns. Alentejo enjoys a Mediterranean climate so this region is justifiably world famous for its wines, as well as its olive, cork, wheat and eucalyptus plantations. This huge area offers a mass of property types, from seaside villas to rambling farms and apartments in the busier towns, so researching first is a must. This unique guide will help you narrow out the issues of importance. As the capital of Portugal, Lisbon is extremely popular with foreign tourists. There is a wealth of history in Lisbon with a number of forts, castles and gardens to visit. Food lovers living in Portugal never tire of the fabulous restaurants offering a wide range of the local cuisine. The property market is extensive, offering everything from new development properties to small apartments located above a commercial property. Lisbon is a beautiful city and this book shows that there is a great deal for those who are interested in buying in the area, whether you choose to live there or to buy to rent. Beiras is a region of contrasts, with the mountains of the Serra de Estrela and the sandy stretches of the coast. It is said that the Beiras offer something for everyone, whether it be motorboat racing or modern art. The book explains the best areas for the different activities as well as showing what life and living in the Beiras is really like. Porto e Norte de Portugal area is remote, untamed and particularly hard to farm. However there are many attractions in the area, especially in the town of Porto with its diverse architecture, cultural sites, great nightlife and fabulous restaurants. The main industries within the area include cork, ceramics, fishing and wine. It is the ideal location for living in the heart of Portugal without being isolated from other ex - pats. Madeira is situated around 600kms from the North African coast and is one of Portugal's most exotic outposts in the Atlantic. Madeira has strong links with the British and its warm climate and interesting history make this is an ideal location for retirees or for those looking for a second home. There is no shortage of activities for those of any age, making the island an ideal location to live or visit.

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