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Hello - Has anyone used [SpotaHome] or LongTermLettings.com? If so, did you find them to be reliable? Prior to finding them, I primarily searched via https://www.idealista.pt/. Please recommend any other search sites you have had success with.

Thank you so much - 

Lisa

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So Sorry, after exploring the site, I found [SpotaHome] in the Perks tab. Any insight on LongTermLettings.com is appreciated.

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@barry_and_lisa

i found long term letting to be anything but! If you want annual rent, you are probably best to use idealista. We eventually found a rental on there advertised by Remax. All went through very smoothly, English speaking solicitor did the contract. We are still here a year later. Landlord is lovely and we see them often. 

There was a rumour going round that there would be more rentals on the market this year, I haven’t found that to be the case. I think there is less on the market this year than last. 

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Ola, Peggie -

Wow! Thank you for the extensive list. We experienced Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto, Sintra, Cascais and Lisbon during our stay in 2019. We were considering a few areas for our first year to explore before settling for more permanent accommodations:

- Lisbon area (Lisbon to Cascais and towns between)

- Setubal (in contact with a couple other Californians who live there)

- Coimbra

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We thought we would prefer the north so we started in the north and worked our way south. When we got to the Algarve, we fell in love. So then we concentrated on the Algarve. That is not to say that all the other areas are not beautiful. Every area has it's own uniqueness. Every area is special. You just need to find the place that's right for you. I had to pull my husband down here screaming & kicking because he wanted to be in the north. Then he toured the algarve! He loves it as much as I do. For more on the differences in house hunting in Pt. vs in the US. See my article on this site.

@peggyL

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@peggyl Thanks so much, Peggie. We will definitely keep our mind open and explore a lot. I'm originally from northern CA. Growing up I never lived more than 30 min from the coast. It is what I missed most moving to NC. So wherever we land permanently, it will be a close shot to the water. 

We look forward to connecting with the Expat Portugal family when we finally arrive (hoping for late summer).

Cheers - Lisa

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For sure when you get to the Algarve, send me a message.

@peggyL

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