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If you’re thinking about buying a new home overseas, then join us at Portugal Property Show.

You’ll be able to discuss your requirements with experts flown in specially for this event from Portugal.

Find out how to track down the best property bargains, starting from €79,000, and get free advice about the buying process and legal requirements.

Simply enter your name and contact details in the form provided and click 'Submit' for your Free Tickets.

Most popular areas: Vale de Lobo, Quinta do Lago, Vilamoura, Albufeira, Lagos, Carvoeiro, Tavira, Loulé, Faro

(Maximum 4 Tickets per Submission)

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(0800) 133 7644 / +351 289 513 434
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When and Where...?

Date Venue Address
London 10th, 11th and 12th September 2016 Novotel London West Hotel & Convention Centre
One Shortlands
London W6 8DR

More shows coming soon!

Please use the form on your left to tell us where you would like the next property show to be located.

Taking place on Friday 20th, Saturday 21st, Sunday 22nd and Monday 23rd November

  • 11am

    A forty minute seminar on what to do and what not to do when buying an overseas property. The chance to ask the experts questions, there will be space at the end for Q & A. Meet our celebrity Speaker ‘Steve Harris’ who has lived in 15 different countries.

  • 1pm

    A 25 minute presentation on the buying process, wills, inheritance issues, tax benefits : advantages and disadvantages.

  • 3pm

    Meet people who have lived in many different countries, who have taken the step and purchased an overseas property, rented it out and made profits.

  • 5pm

    Beat the Banks, get the best exchange rates and find the best way to buy your property abroad.

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Retiring to Portugal – did you know that Portugal was voted the no. 1 place to retire to in the world?

Huffington Post, by Kathleen Peddicord

The Algarve has one of the most stable climates in the world with 3,300 hours of sunshine per year making it the region with the most sunny days than anywhere else in Europe.

Statistically, Portugal is ranked as the 17th safest country in the world. Petty street crime is limited to the busy tourist season and violent crime is rare.

The Algarve is attracting more and more medical tourism as Portugal's health care is international-standard.

English is widely spoken in the country, especially in the Algarve driven by tourism from English speaking countries.

The cost of living has been described as as very affordable and among the lowest in Western Europe, which is on average 30% lower than in any other country of the region.

Top 10 Places to Buy In The Algarve


With its stunning beaches and fascinating history, Lagos is the place to be in the Algarve. Whatever you look for in your ideal location you can find it here.

For beach lovers, the 3km stretch of beach called Meia Praia is ideal. It is one of the longest open bays in Europe with white sand and calm seas. It`s perfect for sunbathing, snorkelling or enjoying watersports. There are also many cove beaches such as Praia da Batata, Praia Dona Ana and Praia da Camilo, which are surrounded by beautiful cliffs and rock formations.


Cabanas de Tavira is a beautiful, little seaside resort just 5 minutes drive from the ancient city of Tavira. With a population of only 1100 inhabitants it is an unspoilt, traditional town built along a picturesque, working fishing harbour. Cabanas sits in the heart of the Ria Formosa nature reserve which has been UNESCO protected since 1997 due to its unique eco-systems and plethora of bird life.


Albufeira is the largest tourist resort in the Algarve. Popular with tourism all year round due to the sheer variety of things to do, it is also popular with expats relocating to the Algarve with more than 10% of the total population of the town being non Portuguese.

The town itself is split into 2 distinct areas, the new town, which incorporates The Strip, and the old town which is a myriad of cobbled streets emanating from the main square.


Vilamoura is the largest privately owned, purpose built sport and tourism resort in Europe. It also houses Europes largest single berth yacht marina.

Vilamoura is a golfers paradise with 6 championship standard courses which range in difficulty and price. The Portuguese Open has been held for the last 2 years on the Victoria Course.

The Vilamoura marina was opened in 1974 and is home to over 1000 yachts, it is shortly to undergo an expansion which will make it the largest overall marina in Europe.

Vale do Lobo

Vale de Lobo is one of the most exclusive resorts in the Algarve. Located right in the centre of the prestigious Golden Triangle the resort oozes quality and good taste.

The resort boasts 2 golf courses, the Royal Course and The Ocean Course which are a combination of Links and Parkland golf and offer challenges to golfers of all abilities

As well as the golf courses there is also a Tennis Academy which hosts international competitions including the ATP Seniors tour and the Portuguese Ladies Open.


Fuzeta is a lovely little fishing village situated just to the east of Faro. It is a very traditional town with a fish market and local produce market just next to the quay.

The beach in Fuzeta is formed by an inlet in the nature reserve. This means not only is it sandy, but also there are no waves and the water warms up during the day making it lovely for an afternoon swim. There is also Fuzeta island which is accessible by water taxi and has a lovely long stretch of ocean beach.


Gale is an area to the west of the resort of Albufeira which is renowned for its beautiful beaches. As well as the main Gale beach, which is a huge expanse of golden sand stretching from the west side of the resort all the way to Armaçao de Pera, there are numerous smaller cove beaches dotted with beautiful rock formations.


Alvor is a small fishing town in the west of the Algarve. Although popular with tourists in the summer months it manages to retain its traditional charm as the narrow, cobbled streets have prevented much development.

The main beach in Alvor is a long stretch of golden sand and there are also some beautiful little coves nestled amongst the cliffs.

The golf courses in the area appeal to golfers of all abilities, ranging from the not too taxing Alto course to the really challenging Alamos course with its tiered greens and deep, aggressive bunkers.

Quinta do Lago

Quinta is the most exclusive, and therefore, most expensive resort in the Algarve. It is famous for being the location of choice for the rich and famous! Many celebrities, sports stars and extremely successful business people enjoy holiday homes there.

The golf courses are world famous. The  South course is regularly used for international championships including hosting the Portuguese open 8 times, the North course is set in beautiful woods with heather, gorse and wild flowers and the Laranjal, which is the newest course opened in 2009 and was voted Best Golf Course at the 2011 Portuguese Travel Awards.


Carvoeiro is a picturesque fishing village towards the west of the Algarve. The beach sits in a small break in the rocky coastline and the village rises with the cliffs to either side.

The main town beach, along the numerous others along this stretch of coast, are small cove beaches with white sand and crystal clear waters.

The village itself comprises just 3 main roads, one in, one out, and the main street of restaurants and shops which goes up the hill to the side toward the beautiful caves and rock formations at Algar Seco and Benagil.


Source: The Portugal News

‘Gold’ Visa could attract thousands of rich Chinese


Portugal could be a “golden key” for Chinese investors to get into Europe, Winner Xinli Xing, president of a Chinese emigration agency said this week about the new Golden Residence Permits the Portuguese authorities are issuing.

The businessman said about 400,000 Chinese families have over €1 million and many want “a global life style”.
“In 2012, Cyprus sold 1,200 to Chinese buyers” he said, when that country gave residence authorisation to anyone who bought a house for over €300,000.
In Portugal, the price is higher (€500,000), but with the added advantage that Cyprus could not offer, of being part of the Schengen space, meaning they could travel freely in 25 European countries.
According to the new legislation, foreigners who create at least 10 jobs or deposit more than €1 million in a bank account, also have the right to live in Portugal for investment activities.
“The ease of travel in the Schengen space and the possibility of having assets outside the country are the main driving forces” said Duarte Pinto Gonçalves of PG Consulting, one of three Portuguese companies represented at the Beijing Real Estate Fair that finished last weekend.
The first “gold visa” was given to an Indian entrepreneur in New Delhi about a month ago by Portuguese Foreign Minister Paulo Portas.

Client's testimonials

Excellent Service

"We are now owners of a wonderful house on the Algarve that we would never have been able to purchase without the help of Ideal Homes Portugal. We were expecting high pressure salesmanship, however there was none of this. Instead Drew Duckworth gave us a tailored guide to the Algarve that was more like being shown around by an old friend. The lawyers we were introduced to were excellent and the whole experience made so much easier than doing it on your own. An excellent service. "

Lee & Kirstie Davidson, 10-06-2014

Nothing was too much trouble!

"Tammy was so helpful, we think she knew what we wanted better than we did. Nothing was too much trouble and her knowledge of the area was invaluable. We spent a brilliant three days with her. Looking forward to spending time in our new house. "

Jean and Steve Ross, 30-04-2014

I found Ideal Homes and so glad I did

"After looking around the Internet for a good company to buy a property in the Algarve I found Ideal Homes and so glad i did, right from the start they have all been very happy to help, Elliot has been a star thank you guys "

Glen King, 19-11-2012

I will be recommend

"Thanks Elliot for all your help whilst i was in Portugal. U are a great guy and advised me well, in my search for my perfect property, your help was much appreciated. I will be recommending your company Ideal Homes to my many friends and family."

Caroline Stewart, 08-11-2012

Expert advice

"My wife and I would like to thank Chris white from Ideal homes for her excellent service and understanding whilst selling our home. A trusting company with expert advice, leading to a speedy sale... many thanks..We will be recommending your company to friends, family and work colleagues ."

Mr and Mrs Beaumont, 07-11-2012