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by shanagarry
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: After Brixit
Replies: 6
Views: 1732

Re: After Brixit

Every time your passport is read by a scanner (airport or seaport) they know where you are. The same applies to the use of a credit/debit card - Big Brother is watching your every move :(
by shanagarry
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Dilemma
Replies: 13
Views: 5052

Re: Dilemma

Not easy - a personal conversation is the starting point before 'burning the 14 year bridge' - regardless of how you feel now. Undoubtedly your neighbours are mortified and sometimes fighting 'fire' with 'understanding' might make you feel better and turn an unpleasant situation to your advantage. T...
by shanagarry
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: The Euro
Replies: 16
Views: 9273

Re: The Euro

pickwick wrote:There is a great free Mastercard called Revolut
I've been using it for over 12 months and it's superb :lol:
by shanagarry
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Roundup for sale?
Replies: 6
Views: 3051

Re: Roundup for sale?

Will did a deal back in 2010 with some Russians who, according to Will paid him a hefty deposit but they they never completed the deal. Will has been keen to find a buyer for many years (due to his health concerns) as he wanted (and maybe still does) to see it continue. The asking price at the time ...
by shanagarry
Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Post Brexit - Medical Care
Replies: 2
Views: 1480

Post Brexit - Medical Care

Following Mother Theresa's (May) announcement on Tuesday I read a newspaper article that suggested one of the areas many have overlooked is the 'availability' of reciprocal medical care for ex-pats living in other European countries. The article centred on France and Spain and went on to further sug...
by shanagarry
Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Tax on villa purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 4006

Re: Tax on villa purchase

[quote="njc0607"]yes, the tax on purchasing is a killer... you should budget for around 9% of the purchase price, for tax and fees. We gave considerable thought to coming back - but calculated the cost of property ownership in Portugal or Spain would more than cover several holidays in equally appea...
by shanagarry
Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Tax on villa purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 4006

Re: Tax on villa purchase

If you have an EU passport you can stay as long as you like. If you don't have one you need a visa to stay longer than 3 months. If, as is being reported in this weekend's UK press, Britain exits the EU and the single market - will all British expats require visas - regardless of the time spent in ...
by shanagarry
Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:57 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: New Year in Porto
Replies: 2
Views: 1621

Re: New Year in Porto

Watch this space - we are spending the New Year in Porto - based on similar recommendations.
by shanagarry
Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Happy Birthday - Widge
Replies: 1
Views: 1251

Happy Birthday - Widge

Peter - Happy Birthday to you - have a lovely day :D
by shanagarry
Fri Oct 07, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: New Years Eve 2016
Replies: 19
Views: 9249

Re: New Years Eve 2016

We did The Wolf last year - it was superb.
by shanagarry
Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Strange Property Question
Replies: 14
Views: 6754

Re: Strange Property Question

I would defer any decision until the result and repercussions of the referendum are clear. Buying a property in the Algarve is unlikely to provide you any capital growth or return on capital employed, it is a lifestyle choice and to enjoy it you must have enough free cash to visit regularly incurrin...
by shanagarry
Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Brexit Free Zone
Replies: 2
Views: 1198

Brexit Free Zone

Somebody has to be first to raise the topic here with the inevitable question - what's the anticipated fall-out for both property owners and ex-pats - if any :?
by shanagarry
Wed May 04, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Beware N125 east of Guia
Replies: 20
Views: 8078

Re: Beware N125 east of Guia

Bruce Wallis wrote:in normal circumstances, and when not in a hurry, I actually prefer the N125
You're a bigger clown than I first imagined - what person in their right mind would want to use that road :roll:
by shanagarry
Sun May 01, 2016 11:49 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Beware N125 east of Guia
Replies: 20
Views: 8078

Re: Beware N125 east of Guia

Bruce Wallis wrote:It took me the best part of 2 hours
Penny wise - pound foolish
by shanagarry
Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Year-Round Tourism
Replies: 4
Views: 2232

Re: Year-Round Tourism

I personally am happy with the current situation but to compete with Spain ................ Joey - it's a matter of balance. You are spot-on with your comment with it being the place we all like and by adding all the razz-a-ma-tazz that Spain offers would undoubtedly change things - if the need is ...