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The Power of a 'Comunicação Prévia de Informação' in Portugal

Dreaming of building in Portugal? The "Comunicação Prévia de Informação", also shortened as PIP or translated to English as “Request for Preliminary Information) offers an enlightening opportunity before you even begin the formal planning journey. This informative step provides you with insights that can shape the direction of your project.

The Vital Role of a Professional Surveyor in Land Development

Embarking on a land development project in Portugal? A professional surveyor can be your guiding light. They play a pivotal role in the site analysis phase, providing essential insights that shape the foundation of your construction endeavor.

Step-by-step: From land to approved project

Considering purchasing land for construction in Portugal? Understanding the steps from land acquisition to project approval is essential. Let's delve into the journey that takes you from a piece of land to a fully approved construction project.

We won an award!

Every year architect’s, developers, interior designers and real estate companies from all over Europe gather together at The International Property Awards to celebrate the highest level of achievement. This year the big event took place in the Marriott Hotel in London where we were honored with the award ‘Real Estate Agency Marketing Portugal’.

Navigating the real estate market overseas

An article written by our own client who bought a lovely apartment through Divine Home! Read on for more info!

Divine Home has been on TV!

𝗗𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗛𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝗩! In the popular program '𝗔 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝘂𝗻', Ben Hillmann is house hunting with Steph and Ian, who are looking for their dream holiday home in the Algarve. They are looking for an apartment with pool, close to the beach! Ben has five great options for Steph and Ian. The couple ultimately opts for option 2: The two-bedroom apartment in Vila Sol! From minute 45 you will hear our own Hellen Withaar from Divine Home

The winter months in the Algarve

The Algarve is a very popular destination to spend the winter. The temperature in winter is usually around 18 degrees with a nice sun. The wonderful mountain and beach walks are then very popular with visitors. The weather is often still very mild and pleasant and therefore perfect to enjoy the beautiful surroundings in the Portuguese winter sun and to escape the cold!

Divine Home opens its doors in the Alentejo, in the beautiful area of Mértola.

Divine Home opens its doors in the Alentejo, in the beautiful area of Mértola.

NHR Portugal’s Non-Habitual Residents tax regime

What is the Portugal NHR tax regime? Introduced in 2009 and updated in 2020, the non-habitual tax regime offers reduced tax rates and tax exemptions for new residents in Portugal for the first ten years. This makes Portugal a very attractive country for individuals to reside, especially for those who want to enjoy retirement in the country. With over 23,000 non-habitual tax regime residents registered in Portugal today, the scheme has been highly successful and the 2021 State Budget confirms that Portugal will continue to offer these benefits for new residents in 2021.

Freedom of movement in Portugal post-Brexit as a UK citizen: What you need to know

On 1 January the UK fully left the EU, bringing an end to over four decades of automatic freedom of movement for UK nationals. While this is a big change, Britons have chosen to visit and make their home in Portugal long before the UK joined the EU and will continue to do so after Brexit. And, of course, Portugal will continue to welcome UK citizens, albeit under different rules. So how do things work now, and is there anything you need to do to continue enjoying time in Portugal?

Advice on selling your home in the Algarve

Do you need advice when selling your home in the Algarve? Please contact our real estate agency. We have extensive experience in the region.

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