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Off-the-Grid in Portugal

The search for in-dependency Analyzing the increased interest in off-grid properties Off-the-grid traditionally refers to not being connected to the electrical grid, but it developed into a popular choice of lifestyle that goes hand in hand with self-sufficiency. An increasing amount of people search the internet for off-the-grid living solutions. Joining a community is one […]

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A Different Year

We are arriving at the end of a year where we had to learn to live and think differently. COVID-19 shattered a lot of hopes and dreams, but having said that, it also made us see things in perspective. At Home Key, I had to rethink what I have been doing for many years, and […]

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License to live – The most common confusion

Does this house have a habitation license? This is by far the most asked property question. As many people get confused about the building registrations in Portugal, I decided to shed some light on it for you. First of all, you need to know that there are two different types of building registrations here in […]

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The perfect remote location – a Portuguese village

And off I go again, in my car with my working equipment on the passenger seat. My photo camera, drone, contracts, flyers, business cards, phone and a house hunting mind. Another day of property acquisition in the area of Castelo Branco! As I enter village after village on a sunny afternoon during a weekday, I […]

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House value in Castelo Branco less than half of the national average

Values ​​of houses for sale in Beja, Portalegre, Guarda or Castelo Branco represent less than half the national average. The regions of Centro and Alentejo have the cheapest houses for sale that can be found on the internet. The analysis is carried out by Imovirtual on the advertisements published in July 2020, among the four […]

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Never so many foreigners lived in Portugal

Never so many foreigners with a residence permit lived in Portugal. Portugal is currently the official home of more than 590,000 foreign citizens with a valid residence permit – and this is the highest figure since 1976, as shown by data from the Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF). The percentage of the foreign population in […]

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Lockdown Paradise

Portugal is the second safest country in Europe. Portugal is the second most peaceful country of the European Union and the 3rd most peaceful country in the world, according to the Global Peace Index (GPI). In the last decade the conflicts and crises that emerged begun to decrease, only to be replaced with a new […]

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Picture Perfect Portugal – Ciconia Cegonha

During one of my many trips through central Portugal, I was able to take this detailed picture of a stork couple in their nest. Did you also notice the white storks nesting in the tall trees, chimneys and poles? Also the stork feels at home in Portugal! Cegonha is stork in Portuguese, which is not […]

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Picture Perfect Portugal – Cat & Mouse

Portugal is full of interesting landscapes, people and animals with triggering, inspiring and awing moments. In this blog theme I share the most specials clicks I made in Portugal. ´Picture Perfect Portugal´. While I was driving through a idyllic village I spotted a beautiful building with old, wooden doors and in front of one of […]

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Survival Guide to Business in Portugal

Survival Tips for doing business in Portugal Portugal is ranked 29 among 190 economies in the ease of doing business, according to the latest World Bank annual ratings. (https://tradingeconomics.com/portugal/ease-of-doing-business) The Ease of Doing Business Index ranks countries against each other, where number 1 (New Zealand) has the most business-friendly regulations. While position 29 is not […]

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