Our website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this website, you confirm that you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.  

Why you need to buy property in Portugal now from Sandy Barreiros

Why you need to buy property in Portugal now from Sandy Barreiros

Portugal is known for its great climate, warm and friendly culture and let us not forget, delicious food and wine!


There are many reasons to love Portugal so whether you are deciding on your next investment, considering an exciting change in your life or looking to spend your golden years in a calm and peaceful country, read on and learn why you need to buy property in Portugal now!


Are you looking for the next great investment?

Portugal, and particularly the Algarve, have won a plethora of World Travel Awards - a whopping 23 this year alone including Europe’s leading Beach Destination and Adventure Tourism Destination, among others. Why not join the thousands of Americans investing in Portugal and purchase property for holiday rentals? 


As a former travel agent, specialising in Portugal, the Algarve is most definitely the hot spot to invest! With a flood of tourists in the summer and then the shoulder seasons giving way to golfers, and people looking to get away from the cold weather mean extended rental potential!


Let's not forget the holiday season, which will also bring families looking to spend their holidays by the beach so investing in Portugal, namely the Algarve, can guarantee pretty much a full year of rentals.



If you're still not quite sure, listen to this. Currently, Americans can get up to 80% financing with interest rates as low as 1%. Can you think of a better deal? You can also make 20% ROI or more in the space of five years. Acting fast is key as the sharpest of investors are diving in now and because in all honesty, there has never been a better time to invest!


Looking for a life changing move?

If you are planning to pack up and move overseas, Portugal is the place to be! The third safest country in the world is fast becoming home to digital nomads, families looking for a fantastic place to raise their children and also true adventurers looking for a new lifestyle. 


A bit about myself

I was born and raised in the U.S., and moved to Portugal for my 18th birthday. Needless to say, I have never looked back and am on my way to celebrating three decades in this amazing country. 


Do I miss home? Of course! But the ever growing expat community in Portugal, particularly the Algarve, the fact that English is widely spoken, and the technological advances, make it easy to stay in touch with friends and family overseas.


Portugal has also placed number one in International Living’s most recent study on the best places to retire. The affordable lifestyle, mild weather and safety are the top reasons U.S. citizens opt for Portugal as their new home. Ask my dad, he's enjoying a comfortable life on his U.S. pension!



In 2019, over 60,000 people have decided on Portugal as their new home, 11% of them from the United States. This year, Portugal is seeing the numbers climb significantly, mainly with American citizens looking to settle somewhere calm and peaceful. 


The Golden Visa program itself is undergoing legislative amendments, and could result in an increase to the current investment amounts, or even restrictions to regions where you can purchase property. This is a prime reason to act now, while you can still benefit from the current regulations.


Still unsure about buying in Portugal now?

With the current state of the world, you may still be thinking to yourself, “Should I take the leap now?” Ask yourself:


  • Am I tired of the rat race and looking to move somewhere calm and peaceful with great weather and a laid back lifestyle?
  • Am I looking for a great investment with guaranteed ROI?
  • Does financing at the incredibly low rate of 1% to 1.5 sound great?
  • Am I looking to become a citizen in one of the most affordable countries in Europe?


If you’ve answered yes to one or more of these questions, then the answer is yes, you SHOULD take the leap now! Not sure where to start? Contact me! I'm happy to help you every step of the way, so get in touch with me today. Call on +351 289 513 434, email on sandy@idealhomesinternational.com or visit www.idealhomesinternational.com.