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LovetheBeach replied to the thread Just Saying No to Panama on the Portugal forum:
fourspells initially posted:
I've officially crossed Panama off our list to relocate. Now I'm confused, trying to get a grasp on where to start taking the tour around the country of Portugal. I'm African American and wonder if there are areas I should avoid due to racial tensions, if there are any. We were sold on Malta but changed our minds because of it. From the pictures I've seen, Porto is beautiful. I liked Vilamaura as well. If it's possible, I'd like to settle within a twenty minutes drive to the beaches, and even closer to places to shop and eat out if/when we get stir crazy. Residential neighborhoods suit us best as well as quaint, charming settings near the city center if it's possible. Any suggestions anyone? Thanking you each sincerely for your help in advance.
LovetheBeach replied most recently with:
Thank you, bebeshor, for your contribution to my inquiry. Quite a few years ago, I knew slightly a Portuguese family who immigrated to the U.S. They were extremely welcoming and friendly, and I think I understand what you mean by "feminine energy". Those ladies had everything well in hand! Mama was very highly respected and deferred to. I really want to be near the sea, and from my limited research, it looks like Portugal wins where budget is considered. I know that South America is less expensive, and I will probably spend some time there, but I've had my heart set on living in Europe for at least a few years ever since I was a kid. Are there many English speaking expats outside of Lisbon and Cascais? Is there good public transportation outside of the big cities? I really would like to live without the expense and upkeep of an automobile. Thanks again for your help!
LovetheBeach replied most recently with:
Thank you, CraigandMickie for that great bit of information! Every little bit helps when one is doing one's research.
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property in Portugal4 bedroom, 3.5 baths, 2 car garage flat large balcony with garden and ocean view. Close to all international schools.
cunha replied to the thread Household Help on the Portugal forum:
bren9416 initially posted:
What do housekeepers charge in Portugal? Is it easy to find someone. I am talking about maybe once a week or so? Thank you.
cunha replied most recently with:
my e-mail jaecunha@hotmail.com
bren9416 replied most recently with:
HI Craig and Micki, Can you please send me the housekeepers contact information again. We are in the process of shutting everything down here and the email disappeared. My new email is professoradams9416@gmail.com. Thank you so much.
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MiguelP replied to the thread Expats in Portugal on the Portugal forum:
bikerman initially posted:
Can British Citizens Live, Reside, Own property and own businesses in Portugal
MiguelP replied most recently with:
Yes! As European Union members, the brits can live, reside, own property and business in Portugal with no greater problems. If you need some help, contact me!
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anibalventura replied to the thread Long Term Apartment Rental on the Portugal forum:
bren9416 initially posted:
We will be in Lisbon mid April and will be looking for a one or two bedroom apartment in greater Lisbon to rent or 6 to 12 months. We cannot afford to pay a lot. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. We have already secured an apartment in city center for 1 month. Thanking you in advance. I will be using a new email address other than the one I have registered here. I am not sure how to change it.
anibalventura replied most recently with:
"parede" :) I used to take the train line from Cascais to Cais do Sodré a lot, when i was in college in Lisbon. maybe its a surprise for some, but Portugal is way cheaper that Brazil ! And if you follow some good plans, you will find real bargains due to crisis.
craigandmicki replied most recently with:
'Inexpensive' is such a relative term...do you have a range? Lisbon, especially Alfama, is affordable; if you come toward Cascais you can find better prices in Caixas, Oeiras, Parade and Carcavelho. Some trustworthy resources are: -Portugal Portfolio, handling greater Lisbon and the Algarve; (www.portugalportfolio.com) - MAP (Martina Lennon Properties), focused on the greater Cascais to Lisbon area; (www.mapcascais.com) - FeelingLisbon Apartments, focused on Lisbon. They can arrange from a week to a year or more in the homes they own or manage. (www.feelinglisbonapartments.com)
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anibalventura replied to the thread Buying a house but need co-signer on the Portugal forum:
crnnsc initially posted:
Hello everyone. I was born in Portugal and moved to the US when I was a teenager. I am ready to move back to Portugal after a visit this past March. During my visit I put a down payment to secure a condo until my house sells in the US. Then I discovered that banks in Portugal will not lend you money unless you have a co-signer (fiador) who lives in Portugal. How in the world am I supposed to get around this? I've spoken to several banks and they all say the same. Has anyone had this happen to them? How did you get around it?
anibalventura replied most recently with:
true, you are able to find "generic" lawyer, but there are also lawyers specialized in given areas as tax , compensation, work related, administrative , emigration etc. Depending on the degree of expertize needed, a more indepth professional might be sugested.
craigandmicki replied most recently with:
RitaQuintino, Advogada, is conservatively priced, works with US expats coming into Portugal, and practices all types of law (as is typical here): (961) 614-883; email ritaquintinoavelar.advogada
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anibalventura replied to the thread shipping personal belongings, China to Portugal on the Portugal forum:
Frantel initially posted:
After sucessfully receiving 5 Yr. Permanent Residence Card, for my Chinese wife and purchasing our humble abode, this fall, we are now faced with deciding on shipping our belongings, via container, or selling our things in China and re-purchasing furniture ect, in Portugal. I am a Portuguese citzen and we have our permanent address in Portugal. 1. Will there be any taxes on receiving personal belongings (used)/furniture/ photo equipment/ electornics/ computers/ flat screen tv/ household stuff/ etc from China???? 2. Any names of shipping companies/ China to Porutgal by sea. (Lisbon Port) 3. Where can I find the rules for receiving one's personal belongings, from a country outside the EU. Thanks in-advance.
anibalventura replied most recently with:
shop locally, you will be able to find in the market everything you will need. Even if we dont have "Cost Co" ...
ofilha replied most recently with:
I am interested. But it's not from China but California. You can reach me at ofilha at yahoo.com Send me an email and we can talk about it.
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anibalventura replied to the thread Portugal on the Portugal forum:
GinaPDel initially posted:
Hi Friends, I am from South Africa and am currently looking to move to Portugal. Which employment agencies would you suggest? I do have an EU passport which will make it easier. Looking forward to your responses. Thanks, Gina.
anibalventura replied most recently with:
hi, do you speak portuguese? i might give you a few websites to hunt for work. If not, things might be harder.
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bren9416 posted Long Term Apartment Rental on the Portugal forum:
We will be in Lisbon mid April and will be looking for a one or two bedroom apartment in greater Lisbon to rent or 6 to 12 months. We cannot afford to pay a lot. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. We have already secured an apartment in city center for 1 month. Thanking you in advance. I will be using a new email address other than the one I have registered here. I am not sure how to change it.
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