Portugal

Portugal

Portugal is continental Europe's Westernmost country. The only other nation it shares a border with is Spain. In a way we can see Portugal as Europe's final climax: You travel through France, then through Spain - and then there is only Portugal left and the Atlantic Ocean begins. Portugal can be described as a Mediterranean country - although it does not have access to the sea of that name. However, it has a very extended coastline, which is especially long for a country of its size, that's due to its elongated shape - and its culture makes it as Mediterranean as any other place: The country has sunny beaches, warm summers and mild winters, beautiful old towns with lively market squares, where the Portuguese like to enjoy seafood and wine - and in temperament they are very similar to Italians or the Spanish - only with a more melancholy note, which has reminded many a visitor of the Slavic soul; the Portuguese express these feelings through their fado - their ancient music that is as beautiful as it sounds sad.

Portuguese, their language, is mutually intelligible with Spanish, but it sounds somewhat softer and more melodic. These days a wide majority of the people, especially in the under-40 generation, have good command of English.

Portugal can in some ways be seen as a smaller version of Spain (although nobody in the country would actually say it like this). But here is one point where the two significantly differ: While Spain has seen a building boom that is completely unprecedented in European history in the last two decades, a similar trend is just beginning in Portugal. Investors know what this means: The smart bets are now on Portugal's real estate, as it is full of potential, and the prices are quite certain to be going in only one direction: Up. A very positive aspect in this is the fact that the Portuguese explicitly try not to repeat the ecological sins that were committed in Spain's boom years - Portugal's current building endeavours are a lot more green.

Portugal is just slightly smaller than Hungary, but its population (10.7 million) is a bit bigger. Anyway, since these basic figures are so very similar, it makes some sense to compare the two countries economically as well: While Hungary's GDP amounts to 155.930 billion US$, that of Portugal is at 244.640 billion. This stark difference is instructive, and it shows that the former countries of the Soviet bloc have not yet caught up to Western Europe, and that there is still reason to say: Let's go West!



Real estate listings - properties for rent and sale in:

Portugal

Property type: villa

Added on: 2012/01/10

Villa for sale or rent - Silver Coast, Portugal

Villa with a built area of 315 sq. metres. Shares the pool and garden areas with the condominium and has excellent views of the Obidos Lagoon. Very close to the beach and within 50 minutes of Lisbon airport. [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: villa (for rent or sale)
Price: € 260 000
Size:
Location: Silver Coast, Portugal
Property type: villa

Added on: 2012/01/10

Luxury villa in Foz do Arelho - Silver Coast, Portugal

Luxury villa of 536 sq. metres, set in a plot of land of about 3570 sq. metres, located in the town of Foz do Arelho, Caldas da Rainha. [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: villa (for rent or sale)
Price: € 650 000
Size:
Location: Silver Coast, Portugal
Property type: villa

Added on: 2012/01/10

New villa in Foz do Arelho, Caldas da Rainha - Silver Coast, Portugal

New villa of about 460 sq. meters, set in a plot of land of about 1200 sq. meters, located near the beach town of Foz do Arelho, Caldas da Rainha. Up to a 100% financing available. [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: villa (for sale)
Price: € 640 000
Size:
Location: Silver Coast, Portugal
Property type: villa

Added on: 2012/01/10

Luxury villas for sale in town of Foz do Arelho - Silver Coast, Portugal

Luxury villas located in the beach town of Foz do Arelho, near the town of Caldas da Rainha. Composed of 3 bedrooms (1 ensuit), 3 bathrooms, lounge, kitchen, laundry room, 2 car garage and garden. The villas come with underfloor heating, swimming pool and have excellent views over the sea and surroundings. [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: villa (for sale)
Price: € 560 000
Size:
Location: Silver Coast, Portugal
Property type: villa

Added on: 2012/01/10

Old house for sale in Columbeira - Silver Coast, Portugal

Old house in the centre of Columbeira being completely restored. Set in historical village near amenities and beaches. [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: villa (for sale)
Price: € 85 000
Size:
Location: Silver Coast, Portugal
Property type: apartment

Added on: 2012/01/10

Building for sale in Caldas da Rainha - Silver Coast, Portugal

Listed building located in the historic centre of Caldas da Rainha. Lisbon airport is an hours drive and the beach at Foz do Arelho is just 10 minutes away by car. [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: apartment (for sale)
Price: € 90 000
Size:
Location: Silver Coast, Portugal
Property type: villa

Added on: 2012/01/10

Foz do Arelho - New villa for sale or rent - Silver Coast, Portugal

New villa in Foz do Arelho, Caldas da Rainha. Located within a short walk of the beach at the Lagoon. Lisbon airport is an hours drive away. [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: villa (for rent or sale)
Price: € 295 000
Size:
Location: Silver Coast, Portugal
Property type: land

Added on: 2010/12/16

Land with old house in Graciosa Island - Azores, Portugal

Plot of land (with 14520sqm) with a old house in ruins in Graciosa Island. The land can be used for agriculture/farming or for resold as parcels. The house has potential not only for a country house but also for a rural tourism project.
 [ read more » ]

Category: commercial
 
Type: land (for sale)
Price: € 135 000
Size: 14520 m²
Location: Azores, Portugal
Property type: land

Added on: 2010/07/18

Eight plots of land for sale - Algarve, Portugal

Eight (8) lots of rustic country land. There are no buildings or houses on the properties. All farm land without buildings. Some properties contain olive trees, almond trees and alfarrobeira trees. [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: land (for sale)
Price: € 6 000
Size: 6000 m²
Location: Algarve, Portugal
Property type: apartment

Added on: 2010/03/25

3 bedroom apartment for sale in the center of the city - Braga, Portugal

EXCELENT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY!
Totally refurbished 3 bedroom apartment located in the heart of the city of Braga with rental potential from 275€ to 325€ per month. [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: apartment (for sale)
Price: € 58 000
Size: 130 m²
Location: Braga, Portugal
Property type: land

Added on: 2010/01/11

Plots of land for sale (vende-se terreno) - Algarve, Portugal

Eight (8) plots of rustic country land. There are no buildings or houses on the properties. All farm land without buildings. Some properties contain olive trees, almond trees, and alfarrobeira trees.
Terreno rustico. [ read more » ]

Category: commercial
 
Type: land (for sale)
Price: € 6 000
Size: 12000 m²
Location: Algarve, Portugal
Property type: apartment

Added on: 2009/12/12

Houses and apartments in Lagos area for rent - Algarve, Portugal

Houses and apartments for holidays or the Yearly rental. [ read more » ]

Category: holiday accommodation
 
Type: apartment (for rent)
Price: € 100
Size: 70 m²
Location: Algarve, Portugal
Property type: apartment

Added on: 2009/12/12

Two bedroom apartment for sale in the Marina of Lagos - Algarve, Portugal

Excellent 2 bedroom apartment at the Marina with views to the boat.
Parking place, fireplace and terrace  [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: apartment (for sale)
Price: € 320 000
Size: 90 m²
Location: Algarve, Portugal
Property type: villa

Added on: 2009/12/12

Two bedroom House for sale in Lagos - Algarve, Portugal

House in the historic center of Lagos with 2 floors and possibility of room terrace. House has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: villa (for sale)
Price: € 155 000
Size: 46 m²
Location: Algarve, Portugal
Property type: land

Added on: 2009/12/12

Land for sale in Vale da Lama - Algarve, Portugal

1282sq.m.- building plot with approved building plans for a Villa with pool, with lovely sea views from the bay of Alvor.  [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: land (for sale)
Price: € 335 000
Size: 1282 m²
Location: Algarve, Portugal
Property type: villa

Added on: 2009/12/12

House for sale in Porto de Mós - Lagos - Algarve, Portugal

Excellent location, 5 minutes walk from the beach. This house needs some renovation work.
 [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: villa (for sale)
Price: € 300 000
Size: 120 m²
Location: Algarve, Portugal
Property type: villa

Added on: 2009/12/12

Villas in Lagos for sale - Algarve, Portugal

If your looking to be by the sea and the marina, the "Villas" will offer you these unique moments of pleasure to live.
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Category: residential
 
Type: villa (for sale)
Price: € 87 500
Size: 280 m²
Location: Algarve, Portugal
Property type: apartment

Added on: 2009/12/12

Apartments for sale, Meia Praia - Lagos - Algarve, Portugal

Apartments at the Closed condominium with 24 hours security, pool, green spaces, mini-golf and playground.
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Category: residential
 
Type: apartment (for sale)
Price: € 110 000
Size: 70 m²
Location: Algarve, Portugal
Property type: villa

Added on: 2009/12/12

Large villa with 23ha of land near Lagos - Algarve, Portugal

Quinta Panoramica has sweeping rural viewsdown to the coast, to Luz and the Monchique mountains [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: villa (for sale)
Price: € 890 000
Size: 300 m²
Location: Algarve, Portugal
Property type: apartment

Added on: 2009/12/12

Furnished two bedroom apartment in Lagos - Algarve, Portugal

Promotion of the Week - Furnished and equipped 2 bedroom apartment with parking space in communal garage. [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: apartment (for sale)
Price: € 125 000
Size: 98 m²
Location: Algarve, Portugal

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