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Thinking of moving to Portugal

 Thinking of moving to Portugal

 

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Thinking of moving to portugal

If you are thinking of moving to Portugal or are actually in the process of moving to Portugal we think this blog post will be of interest to you.

‘Generally speaking, our home is the most expensive asset we are ever likely to own and for the majority of us, our home is our nest egg, setting us up for retirement when we do finally sell and downsize.

If you are Up-sizing or Down-sizing we can help you achieve your ideal home in Portugal.

‘it’s understandable that the sales price is the biggest fear during the selling process, as that couple of extra thousand gained or lost, can make a big difference in the grand scheme of things.’

If the “Selling “ is out of the way then there is the “buying” of a new home in Portugal. Once bought they you have the “making the house your own” phase.

This could be remodeling, refurbishing and extending. In rare cases knocking down an d rebuilding if the plot is better and had more potential than the existing house. We have carried out all of these works for the last 10 years.

Separate research earlier this year that suggested moving house is more stressful that even having a child.

Almost 2,000 recent home movers were asked by consumer champions Which? to rate how stressful they found a number of life events.

Divorce came top with 79 per cent saying it was stressful, followed by selling a home at 70 per cent and having a child at 53 per cent.

TOP TEN FEARS OVER MOVING HOME Rank            Fear Factors    % of Sellers

1st       Not getting the price wanted or needed        55%

2nd      The stress of it all       46%

3rd       Not being able to sell in the time needed      43%

4th       Paying too much in estate agents fees           36%

5th       Finding a new property to live in        22%

6th       Dealing with the buyer           14%

7th       Picking the wrong estate agent          12%

8th       Getting a mortgage for the next property     10%

9th       The next property dropping in value in the future

 

 

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-3505823/Biggest-fears-moving-home-revealed-Not-getting-price-need-tops-list.html#ixzz4woh2X8H2

 

Whatever your plans are for your new home in Portugal its worth talking to Castelo Construction because of our extensive experience in dealing with people going through exactly the same process that you are.

About Castelo Construction Lda

Castelo Construction Lda are builders in Central Portugal. If you need an English speaking builder for renovation or new build work we will provide free estimates and carry out your work to a very high standard. Central Portugal builders, Central Portugal construction. New Construction and Refurbishment of Portuguese Property Its exciting for both our team and of course our clients to mark out on the earth the site of a new home. We will have been with them during the design process and have spoken to the architect many times so we will be comfortable with what we are about to do. For many clients this stage is a little daunting as it’s hard to see without experience just where the house is going to be in relation to other things on the property. Once the foundations are dug out the house normally looks smaller that they thought, As the pillars and foundation wall start to go you get a much better idea of scale. You can see with your mind’s eye the location of the kitchen, bedrooms and so on. Once the walls are up and the first floor is in place the rooms start to looks smaller again (something to do with the light absorbing properties of the bricks) once the walls are plastered the rooms look a lot larger and it starts to feel more like the home our clients imagined building. Many of our clients are not in the country full time so rely on our regular photographic updates and written reports. They are always surprised when they make inspection visits. As the build progresses we are involved with many specialist sub contractors and it is our job the get them on site at the right time so that the trades do not overlap and time is not wasted. Once the roof is on and tiled it is traditional in this area to have a dinner on site. Everyone who is involved in the build is invited to share a suckling pig dinner with local bread, oranges and of course wine. This is a great way for the clients to enjoy some local hospitality and meet the craftsmen who are building their new home. We also invite the near neighbors so that they get a chance to see what’s going on (when the house is at a very basic stage) and it gives our clients a relaxed opportunity to make their acquaintance. As we always accompany our clients to choose, kitchens, tiles, bathroom fittings or whatever they want. We can help with translation and of course negotiation! As the house is coming to completion we always have them professionally cleaned so that when we hand over the keys it feels more like a home than a building site. 2 months after the house is finished we are back to check for any small faults that may need attention and of course we are available to help and advise should that be needed.