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Video: A Fully Furnished Rental for $800 a Month—Bills Included

Video: A Fully Furnished Rental for $800 a Month—Bills Included

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April 1, 2022

My husband David and I are renting a one-bedroom house in the Los Arcos area, with a full view of the 18th-century aqueduct that stretches from the hills in the east to the center of town. We pay $800 a month for our one-bedroom duplex, which is fully furnished and includes all utilities and the occasional homemade dinner that our landlord brings to us (he's awesome!).

A Dream Retirement in France…Panama…and Beyond…

A Dream Retirement in France…Panama…and Beyond…

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February 17, 2022

Former lawyers by trade, the Arbeits are enjoying a later life adventure which seems tailor-made for a Hollywood movie. The couple are dividing their golden years between three world-class suitors: France, Panama, and New York. Each year, in late August, Robert and Wendy arrive at their home-away-from-home in Montfort, France.

Private health insurance for $166 a month, per couple

Private health insurance for $166 a month, per couple

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February 11, 2022

It was a cool winter day in the bustling city of Vila Nova de Gaia, just across the bridge from Porto, Portugal’s second largest metropolitan area. New expats Debbie, 57, and David Billings, 70, were out eagerly exploring their newly adopted country. It had only been three months since they landed in Portugal to begin the next chapter of their lives.

A Dream Home and an Easy Life on Portugal’s Silver Coast

A Dream Home and an Easy Life on Portugal’s Silver Coast

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February 6, 2022

Susan, 60, and her husband, Tom Englehart, 71, have immersed themselves in the culture of Portugal’s Silver Coast for over three years now. But Susan and Tom are no strangers to expat life since Portugal is not where their expat story begins. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Susan worked in the healthcare industry before giving it up to pursue...

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

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

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December 26, 2021

“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...