Portugal is a popular destination for expats due to the various visa programs allowing foreigners to establish residency or obtain citizenship. Other reasons to relocate to Portugal include the sunny climate, amazing landscapes, delicious food and wine, and the country’s old-world charm.
Are You Prepared For The Inconvenience?
Finding a place for your family to call home is an important part of your move and will help everyone get settled into their new lives as soon as possible. Gone are the days of renting furnished accommodation sight unseen and spending your first months hunting for a property before finally moving into a long-term home.
… It doesn’t have to be that way!
By planning in advance, you can get the assistance you need to make your move. You probably have many questions about living in Portugal. In which city or town should you settle? If you already have a job, which neighborhood would give you a great commute and ensure the kids have access to good schools? What is the process like when purchasing a home? What if you don’t yet speak Portuguese and don’t understand the documents and contracts presented to you?
Use Personal Real Estate Services
Using the services of a personal real estate search company can help you answer all these questions and avoid many headaches that expats experience. It can also help you to get ahead of the curve by starting the house hunt before you arrive.
How Does It Work?
When you engage the services of a personal real estate search company to assist you in your property search, the first step is to let them know what you’re looking for. A comprehensive interview in which you describe your lifestyle, your expectations, and your budget will help the service provider start preselecting properties for your consideration.
Once you decide to view a property, viewings can be arranged in person if you have the time to make an advance trip or using video, which could involve pre-recorded or live viewings of properties with a camera. When you find the right property for you and your family, the service provider can assist you in making an offer, navigating the mortgage application process if financing is required, reviewing all legal documents, and assisting in any negotiations and the signature of contracts.
You definitely need more than just a realtor who helps you find a property. Since buying property in Portugal often goes hand-in-hand with all the paperwork for establishing residency or citizenship. It is helpful if you can also get assistance with these legal matters by using a company with thorough knowledge of property law and immigration law.
Finally, you want to find a service provider who takes a genuine interest in you and your family, your needs, concerns, and questions.
An international move can be stressful, but moving to Portugal should be like coming home! Contact House In Lisbon for an effortless home-buying experience. We are a niche legal and real estate advisory service assisting expats relocating to Portugal.