“There’s this job Zed…” I said, sipping the coffee he’d just brought me, “…being advertised.” I had thought about it all morning. We could do with finishing the kitchen. The three kitchens. Who has three kitchens and not one of them finished? The olive trees needed attention, the windows were leaking upstairs, plus….I did spend a lot of time on the internet looking at old properties anyway, had (almost) renovated two houses and enjoyed months of house hunting. If there was one job I would enjoy to supplement my income it would be this one. I typed out the email, attached my cv and with a flourish hit ‘send’.
One thing I really love about Portugal is the amazing variety of architecture around with few properties the same. There are balconies and towers, roof terraces at strange angles, an assortment of railing styles and shutters, teeny village houses and small farms or vineyards, ultra modern in bright colours or old and rambling.
Which is why if, like me, you love old buildings or modern architecture then finding properties with ‘Perfect Property Portugal’ for other people to start a new life on the Silver Coast is a lovely job.
“Go for it,” said Zed, as he handed me a quote for the windows. Then another quote for painting the house. Then another quote for…..
So now I have an extra job, hurrah! On this page are my choices for the week in a selection of price ranges. If you want to take a look at any or have your own personal search done you can go directly to the site and contact PPP (ideally mentioning this website or reference GZ) or drop a line in the comments below. The site has its own search facility so you can browse yourself, but PPP also have access to about 3000 properties in the area through other agents so if you have specific plans to come over I can do a more thorough search.
Why buy here? There’s heavy investment planned to promote tourism in the area, Ryan Air have just moved into Lisbon airport and property prices are still low so it couldn’t be a better time to pick up a holiday home or start a new lifestyle. If you don’t want to be near the beach and tourist bustle then head inland towards the Serra Do Montejunto or the Candeeiros National Park.
Meanwhile I’m going to make a start on the olive grove.
Er….no this blog isn’t going to morph into an estate agent’s site, but you may have to indulge me occasionally!