Golden Visa Property Investment in Portugal

Like many southern European countries, the Portuguese property market suffered after the 2007-08 financial crisis and even as late as 2015 prices were still typically 20% – 30% below their 2007 peak. However, since 2015 prices have been rising strongly, particularly in Lisbon. The main reason for the price recovery...

Villa Surveyors closes Golden Visa Property Transaction in Lisbon, Portugal

Villa Surveyors has successfully closed a property transaction in Lisbon, Portugal for two US Golden Visa applicants. It took us under two weeks to locate a property which met our clients criteria including the upper price limit. During the process we viewed around 30 different properties. We kept our clients...

What is the difference between a Building Survey and HomeBuyer Survey?

We are often asked what type of survey do I need for the property I want to buy? Below is the answer I always give: The main difference between a Building Survey and HomeBuyer Survey is that the Building Survey is far more comprehensive, and gives you a much more detailed...

Swimming Pool Sand Filter Systems in Spain and Portugal – how do they work?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_J5KgIqhD4&feature=emb_titleWe occasionally get asked about swimming pool sand filters from people who have never owned a swimming pool before. Apart from the lessor used diatomáceos earth (D.E.) filters there are two basic choices for pool filtration systems which are sand filters and cartridge filters.In Spain and Portugal it is far...