Our lawyer just informed my significant other of his SEF appointment. It’s the first week of March… very exciting
We have a rental for 4 months when we arrive. After the first of the year, we will be scouting out places in Portugal to see where we would like to be for the necessary year lease needed for residency. Once we decide on an area we will enlist the assist of a real estate agent with our property. We may buy or rent I do t know which way we may go. A rental is a good idea for the first year while we get a feel for Portugal and travel the country.
The obligation would only be for a year unlike a purchase of property which would be forever and a huge undertaking as we settle into a new country.
Our first place is in the center of town in the historic district of Setubal. Setubal had so much to offer….it’s a mix of locals and expats not too touristy like Lisbon. I like being able to get in a train and be in the city of Lisbon in 40 minutes.
We like being near the ocean, walkability to cafes, coffee shops, shops, services, entertainment. We will not have a car and will be relying on public transportation.
It’ll be an exciting time with a few challenges along the way I am sure.We are ready to become part of the community!!