PORTUGAL IS an attractive location for purchasing property, with the Algarve being the most popular area for British and Irish buyers, mainly due to its glorious weather, golden beaches, and the abundance of golf courses. It is Portugal’s busiest, most developed region and it is reported that 90 per cent of all property sales to foreign buyers are in the Algarve.
Portugal benefits from an excellent climate, low crime rate, low pollution, friendly people and a laid-back lifestyle.
The Portuguese property market is showing:
• Consistent and healthy price growth
• Strong rental demand
• Relative living costs and property prices remain low
There are excellent air connections to many European cities from Faro and Lisbon airports, with many budget airlines flying into Faro and several to Lisbon, from Stanstead, Luton, Bristol, Gatwick, Heathrow, East Midlands, Dublin or Manchester, making it perfectly possible to base yourself in Portugal and ‘commute’ back to the UK. Additional routes and an increased number of flights are available during the summer. International flights are available from both Faro and Lisbon airports as well.
With both internet and ADSL available, mobility of labour is very much a reality and it is easily possible to achieve and to maintain contact with colleagues anywhere in the world. Satellite TV provides access to English language television, and VOIP systems give you an UK telephone number and UK calls at low rates.
Why not choose to base yourself in an area with over 3,000 hours of sunshine each year and give yourself the quality of life you deserve?
More and more people are choosing to do exactly that … relocate to the Algarve, completely.
When searching for a home, in order to escape the peak-season masses, many are looking slightly more inland than has been typical of foreign buyers in recent times. The proposed new golf developments and talk of a new MGM Universal Studios, to be built in the Algarve has also added to the attraction of the area.
Therefore, Castle Properties has identified the need for a dynamic, assertive real estate agency to concentrate predominantly in and around the Silves area.
Castle Properties feels that the time to expand and build upon their reputation developed in Albufeira, during the previous four-and-a-half years, has arrived. This decision is also linked to the updating and re-launch of the corporate identity, company logo, website, marketing and advertising strategy, and the recent arrival of two more of the owner’s sons. Anthony J Archer, an experienced and dynamic new head of sales and marketing, brings over seven-and-a-half years experience working for some of the most successful estate agencies in London, while James Archer is a highly motivated professional with successful leadership skills. Anthony and James, along with the recently recruited bilingual Portuguese staff, will complement the polite and friendly approach of brother, Steven and the existing team, in driving the company smoothly through the expansion process, and on to an exciting new chapter in the company’s history.
The new Silves office will be launched at 11am on October 27. But, if this time is not convenient for you, please feel welcome to meet the staff and enjoy a glass of Champagne on Friday, October 28 between 10am and 7pm.
Located at: Rua 25 de Abril, loja 10, 8300-184 Silves (two doors away from the Câmara offices – council and town hall) Tel: 282 441 335.