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It’s tax filing season! Did you read the one about the taxmen and women taking martial arts lessons to protect themselves from irate citizens who have to pay their taxes at the offices of the Finance Ministry? Read our tongue in cheek overview of the proposed new Portuguese legislation.
This week we recommend a spacious three-bedroom villa within walking distance of the beach in Praia da Luz. Featuring a heated pool set in a pretty irrigated garden, this home offers lots of space and light. With a €499,000 price tag, it makes for great year-round living or attractive rental investment. Find out more…
March wind doth blow and we shall have snow…Oh wait, no we won’t, this is the Algarve. Let me see: Flowers and bees, leaves on the trees, fun in the sun and so much to be done.  Yes, that’s it – plenty of events in March in the Algarve!
Selling property in the Algarve is fairly straightforward once you know what you’re doing. Like anything else, there’s a right way and a wrong way to go about it. If you get it wrong, it could be an expensive mistake. We’re here to help you to get it right…
Read all about this stunning three-bedroom villa on the outskirts of Albufeira. With a feature swimming pool, terraces and landscaped garden, this property boasts over 200m2 of comfortable living space ideal for permanent living or rental investment. Find out more about this €410,000 bargain…
It’s a well known fact that all conversations between the Brits start with a summary of the weather. We are famous for it, foreigners laugh about it and we can’t stop doing it. Wind, rain or shine we’ll discuss it, moan about it or welcome it but we will talk about it.
With three bedrooms and only five minutes from local beaches and golf courses, this beautifully finished, end of terrace townhouse in east Algarve could now be yours for just €218,000 (£162,000).  Unbelievable… read on…
Expats living in the Algarve are unlikely to suffer from SAD, but for around one in ten people in Northern Europe, it’s a serious and debilitating condition. Do you have the symptoms of SAD? Believed to be caused by lack of exposure to natural light, it can severely affect a sufferer’s quality of life….
Meravista’s Property of the Week: If you’re looking for a traditional Algarvean home or your very own rural tourism project, this one’s a must view. Set in the countryside close to São Brás de Alportel, it has bags of potential as a small business or as an impressive private residence. What’s more, it’s priced to sell!
How are the G.O.D.S. (Gloria, Olive, Diane and Sheila), also known as the Golfing Girls, getting on with their first winter in the Algarve? Read all about their latest adventures and see what they’ve been up to. If you're thinking of moving to the Algarve, their experiences might provide some insight...