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Hi 👋🏻 location scouting from Australia
we have been living in Australia for the past 10 years.
Anyone from Australia? How did you find the move/change?
We have Italian/British citizenship and we were thinking to relocate to Portugal to be closer to families. We would like to find a rural property with 1-2ha of land not too far from the ocean (we love it 😊) and a young city.
we are coming over in October to scout some locations and we have a few questions.
How is the weather going to be?
are there any great real estate agencies or website we can use to find a property?
Does the buying process usually take long?
is it easy to buy as European citizen?
Alessandra, Liam and little Atlas
Hi Alessandra, Liam and little Atlas! Welcome to the forums.
Do you have any area in mind? You have basically defined the entire western and southern coastline so there is a vast difference in prices and temperatures.
You definitely want a buyer's agent and a lawyer. You can find buyer's agents here Real Estate Buyers Advocate | Expats Portugal
Members of the forum have been recommending this law firm for their property purchases Reis & Pellicano International Lawyers | Expats Portugal
I don't believe your citizenship impacts the process and the length of time is determined by yourself and the seller.
Give us some specifics and members will help based on the area.
Trevor & Shannon
I am part of the Expats Portugal team here and from Australia, Melbourne. I moved here around 10 years ago as I married a Portuguese guy so it was probably easier for me as I already knew people here from visiting.
I currently live in Cascais and I would compare the weather (highs and lows) very similar to Melbourne but without the crazy ups and downs (4 seasons in a day) of temperatures in summer. Basically, summer is sunshine the whole time.
There has been a lot of interest from many of our members for the Silver Coast lately so it may be a great area to check out. Properties are still relatively cheap, but like Australia, there is a property boom going on and prices are increasing really fast.
Let me know if I can help any further.
The main websites to look for properties are idealista.pt/en/ and https://www.imovirtual.com/en/. That way you can have an idea of the properties characteristics and price ranges.