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Real Estate in Estoril, Portugal

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jul 12, 2023

Summary: People living in Estoril, Portugal offer advice about real estate. How do you find a home in Estoril? Should you buy or rent? What is the cost of housing?

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How do I find a place to live in Estoril?

We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"Finding a place to live in Estoril, involves several steps. First, you need to determine your budget and the type of accommodation you're looking for. This could range from a small apartment to a large villa. Next, you should research the different neighborhoods in Estoril to find one that suits your lifestyle and preferences. Some areas may be closer to the beach, while others may be closer to shopping centers or public transportation. Once you have a clear idea of what you're looking for, you can start your search. There are several online platforms where you can find listings for rentals or properties for sale in Estoril, such as Idealista, OLX, or Remax Portugal. These websites allow you to filter your search based on your preferences, such as the number of bedrooms, price range, and location. In addition to online searches, you may also want to consider hiring a real estate agent. They can provide valuable local knowledge, help negotiate prices, and guide you through the legal process of renting or buying a property in Portugal. When you find a property you're interested in, arrange a viewing. This will give you a chance to inspect the property and the surrounding area. Finally, once you've found a place you like, you'll need to negotiate the terms of the lease or purchase agreement. If you're renting, this will typically involve paying a deposit and the first month's rent upfront. If you're buying, you'll need to arrange for a mortgage if necessary, and handle all the legal paperwork involved in purchasing a property. Remember, it's important to take your time and not rush the process. Finding the right place to live can take time, but it's worth it to find a home that you'll be happy in," said one expat who made the move to Estoril.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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