$200-a-Year Property Tax on a Portugal Village Home

$200-a-Year Property Tax on a Portugal Village Home

“We decided to sell our Lisbon apartment and look for a house with some land, but we ended up buying a farm,” Bill says. In central Portugal, the quaint village of Figueiró dos Vinhos is where they found their dream home, casa da lomba. Situated on a large plot of land with fruit trees, vegetation, and even a bio pool, the property offers the couple...

A Video Tour of Olvera, Spain: One of Andalusia’s Magical White Villages

A Video Tour of Olvera, Spain: One of Andalusia’s Magical White Villages

The sun glistened against the snowy white villas that sat precariously on the hillside, seemingly stacked one upon the other. An alluring, idyllic, fairy tale setting of ivory villas overshadowed by the Moorish castle above. This is the magical hilltop village of Olvera, one of the famous “pueblos blancos,” or white villages of Andalusia Spain.

Video: Our Three Favorite Stops Along Portugal’s N2 Road Trip

Video: Our Three Favorite Stops Along Portugal’s N2 Road Trip

From medieval villages where castles stood proud to quaint mountain hideaways where no tourists were found. The ravishing Douro where terraced vineyards surround Roman ruins, baroque churches, and cute cobbled towns. There were so many special delights to see, and although it was challenging here’s our favorite three.

Ocean-View Portugal Rentals from $530 a Month

Ocean-View Portugal Rentals from $530 a Month

If you’ve fallen for Portugal’s many charms and are looking to take expat life here for a trial run then one of the items top of your list will be finding a place to call home. So, to that end, let’s have a look at how the whole rental market works here…While some real estate companies do offer property management services, most rentals are found online.