A dream home conjures up emotions, images, locations and the idea of material wealth, but the latter is not necessarily true. Your dream property will give a feeling of personal contentment, beyond all other current wishes and desires. Finding and owning the property of your dreams may or may not be a long journey, depending on whether you know what you are looking for, but these reasons are normally the focal point for initiating the search. Couples, individual buyers and families might discuss this topic at great length without any progress, so to get there you should consider all the pros and cons including individual requirements and budgets, and be sure of the following:
Do you know the country you would like to live and invest in?
What are the differences between these possible countries?
Do you require a “Golden Visa Ticket” and you are Non-European?
Which country is the best for you in terms of conditions, lifestyle and climate?
In order to answer these questions, you first need to research and visit these countries. You cannot compare for example Italy or Greece with the Algarve in Portugal. The lifestyle, prices, climate and conditions are totally different, especially if you wish to work in a foreign country. We receive a lot of enquiries from indecisive clients – mistakenly comparing Portugal to other countries. Also, the north of Portugal cannot be compared with the ALGARVE province. Certainly, all these countries and regions have “Dream Homes” and “Dream Locations”, but you should make your own investigations and decisions about which might be the best country and province for you, before you contact a licensed, established and experienced real estate agency.
Why the Algarve – Portugal’s most southern province?
The coastline stretches from Vila Real on the Spanish border to Cabo de São Vicente, the most westerly point in Europe. In the East it follows the Guadiana river to the north via Odeleite towards the beautiful landscape of the little town Alcoutim. The west coast stretches from Sagres via the Moorish town Aljezur towards Odeceixe where the bridge separates the Algarve from the Alentejo. Portugal’s special gem offers not only numerous beaches which are free to use - it also boasts spectacular countryside with picturesque villages and towns tucked away in the hills. Everyone can find their own special Algarve dream home here, no matter what it is; B&B, commercial, hotel, villa with top location, waterfront, equestrian country properties, off-grid properties, townhouses, apartments or plots. Take time to discover the different areas and possibilities from East to West to find your dream property amongst this variety.
The Portuguese are gracious and friendly, welcoming all visitors regardless of nationality. The Algarve is a cosmopolitan region, famous for its golf courses, fresh fish, superb wines, fantastic climate, good restaurants and traditional Portuguese cuisine. Prices are moderate. Many Portuguese speak English and some French, so you never feel lost.
Consider In addition:
The Algarve is one of the safest and most secure regions to live
Endless, beautiful, sandy Blue flag beaches – ideal for all water sports
Internationally renowned golf courses
Lifestyle and sporting activities as well as great nightlife and social groups
Holiday resorts with great rental investment opportunities
Dream Properties: Luxury Algarve villas and apartments
How to find your Algarve dream property? Getting Started
You can search online and go through various portals and websites as a starting point. This can be time consuming and tiring as many providers do not give specific information about the locations, but it will give you a broad outline of what is realistically available at that moment in time. If you are not immediately in a position to buy, be prepared that the properties you find, will run the risk of being sold by the time you have planned to purchase.
Make travel arrangements and visits and share your research with an established real estate agency with plenty of experience, they can help search for a property that meets your criteria.
What else is recommended?
An experienced and established law company speaking your language
A fiscal number and a Portuguese bank account
Detailed tax advice – also in regard to rentals
Advise on mortgages
The Algarve provides a wide variety of properties and budgets. Infrastructure and telephone /Internet network as well as ATM bank facilities are up-to-date and modern. There are numerous new, commercial shopping malls, private and public health facilities, as well as national and international schools and events. Several magazines and newspaper publications are available in Portuguese, English, French, German and Dutch which give information about what’s on in the Algarve. You can become a member of your preferred club of nationality which provides a lot of activity, events and useful information - the Algarve has something for everybody: you can choose lifestyle, beach parties, social events or silence and tranquility in the beautiful countryside. Have a look at some examples and maybe one of our properties will touch your heart.
Sea View Properties - houses, townhouses, apartments, resorts:
This extremely well-maintained townhouse is located in the popular coastal village of Salema, with its family friendly beach, fabulous restaurants and cafes and fishing village charm. Situated in an elevated position on a corner plot the property is designed over two levels.
Amazing 2 bedroom sea view property located in Salema with roof terrace and communal pool. Located just a 10-minute stroll to Salema beach and amenities. Great rental investment or ideal holiday home.
The Resort is surrounded by private villas which means it is not exposed to traffic and therefore very quiet.
This top floor apartment is just a few minutes walk to the nearest beach. A light and airy property with open plan living. With shops and restaurants nearby, this apartment makes a perfect rental investment. In Albufeira.
New villas on the front line of Manta Rota beach, with several balconies and terraces and spacious rooms. Great for holidays or even permanent living.
Dream Properties for lower budgets:
This beautifully renovated property is located on the west coast in Vale da Telha between Monte Clerigo and Arrifana beaches in the Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano. The quaint town of Aljezur is a ten minute drive away.
This lovely 3-bedroom villa sits on a plot of 725m². Benefiting from a private pool, south-facing terraces and study. The property has underfloor heating and double glazing and is located on an eco-resort with tennis courts, children’s playground, reception and spa area.
This quaint 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom property in Alvor has easy to maintain gardens and is in the popular urbanisation of Monte Canelas. The Villa is well located, being only 6kms to Penina Championship Golf resort, 11kms to Portimão – the 2nd largest town in the Algarve and the stunning beach and fishing harbour of Alvor.
This 3 bedroom villa is situated in a small dreamy village near Silves. From both floors of the villa, you have a fantastic view over the hills to Monchique, to Silves and a wonderful view up to the sea.
Renovated 3 bedroom villa with pool in Vilamoura. It is located close to the beach, marina and all amenities. Perfect for permanent living or holidays.
Villa in quiet location with distant sea views. It has a great outdoor living space, with terraces, landscaped gardens and a pool. It is a 20 minute drive to Tavira and several beaches.
Luxury villas Algarve with sea views:
This fantastic and modern villa is situated in a prime location, built to the highest standards in construction, technology and security and is located only a stone's throw from the Atlantic coast. The plot reaches up to the cliff and from all rooms and the pool you can enjoy the wonderful view of the very well-kept garden and the sea.
South-facing 5 bedroom, front line villa in a unique and highly sought after location between Burgau and Praia da Luz. Constructed in 2003 on a plot of 3,800m², the house is just 150m from the ocean with breathtaking views. The property was lavishly designed and maintained with everything needed for the modern Algarve lifestyle.
This wonderful property will be a ‘dream come true’ for anyone that wants a modern contemporary front line villa, which is near to all facilities and only a few steps away from the beach in Praia da Luz.
Southfacing, 3 bedroom 3 bathroom, open planned, luxury penthouse duplex apartment set in small private condominium with excellent features, including heated swimming pool. Sea and marina views.
Luxury property Algarve: villas or mansions – country houses – rental properties - peaceful areas – permanent living – commercial:
An amazing opportunity to purchase a high quality, timeless property in a fantastic location in Lagos with wide open sea views situated on an elevated plot of 29,240m², with 994m² of construction and 465m² of living area.
An incredible 9 bedroom villa, in an elevated position overlooking Meia Praia beach in Lagos. The property is on a plot of almost 4000m² and boasts panoramic sea views, an indoor pool and spa-gym area, elevator, mature gardens and proximity to golf course.
4 bedroom quinta with pool near Loulé. It has a big living area and plot, wonderful covered terraces and a great country-side view. A short drive from amenities and beaches.
4 bedroom moorish style villa with pool in Quinta do Lago, Golden Triangle. It is located close to the beach, amenities and golf. It has also a beautiful landscaped garden.
This amazing 5 bedroom villa is located only 400m from the beach, in a quiet and beautiful area with golf courses and all amenities, in Vale do Lobo. It also has panoramic sea views and a heated swimming pool.
An old Portuguese farmhouse restored and transformed into a charming country house with a beautiful garden and countryside views, close to Estoi, between Olhão and Faro. With amazing construction details using high standard materials, this is a property of excellence joining the history and tradition of materials to the comfort of modern times.
3 cottages, all complete with tourism rental licenses, communal swimming pool and plot containing grapevines used to make regional award-winning red wine. Located close to all amenities near the village of Espiche, as well as the coastline only 1.5km away.
This well maintained villa with private pool, beautiful gardens and an exceptional view provides a great opportunity to continue a busy B&B enterprise or to enjoy a large and comfortable family home. The main house comprises 2 en-suite bedrooms, with a further two apartments and two studios offering guest accommdation.
For more information please go to our web site: www.togofor-homes.com
Our friendly and professional staff will love to help you find your dream property.