Living in Algarve

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Living in Algarve
With too much energy to retire this blog is about my new business of sourcing and managing properties in the East Algarve, Portugal. It's also a log of our own trials and joys of buying and renovating an old house in Tavira together with snippets from our daily lives and the people we meet.
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  • Supporting the Bombeiros 2 years ago I’m a great believer in contributing as much as possible to the community in which you live in whatever way you can. Whenever possible we support local shops and markets rather than the large supermarkets and buy Portuguese made products if available. One of the most important ways we can...
  • Becoming More Local in Tavira 2 years ago For those of you reading my posts under the Category ‘Buying and Renovating a Home in Tavira’ you will have learned that since March 2016 I have been spending approximately two weeks every month in Tavira. I have my Non Habitual Resident status now and I have a small rented apartment in the...
  • Closed for August 2 years ago After our working holiday in Tavira in July I did my monthly visit to my mother in England and then returned to Norway. My birthday came and went but we didn’t hear from the Camara about our planning permission. Our architect contacted them and they told her a decision had been reached but...
  • Mixing Business With Pleasure 2 years ago July 2016 With a lot of time on our hands whilst the architect prepared the plans for the submission to the Camara we could relax and enjoy the East Algarve for a few weeks. We also spent time choosing materials for the Quantity Survey with the architect which was great fun and meeting with...
  • Fifth Time Lucky? 2 years ago June 2016 Back in Tavira and we reflected on how close we had been to buying four different properties in Portimão, Ilha da Armona, Tavira and Santa Luzia respectfully. However no regrets. Better to take a longer time and get it right. So, very  happy to be back in Tavira for business and... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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Randi Carmichael
09:59 AM February 21, 2017

Hi I find this blog very interesting as we are moving to tavira in June 2017. I'm a norwegian married to an English man. We are planning to rent and then buy and restore something. If you are in tavira it would be great to meet up as we don't know anyone there. Randi and kevin carmichael

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