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What to look out for when buying key in hand property in Portugal

What to look out for when buying key in hand property in Portugal

 Buying Property in Portugal 

Buying a key-in-hand property has a number of advantages…

Customers aren’t all the same. We have been working in the real estate market for over two decades and we know how the needs and concerns of our clients have changed. However, there is one thing that has remained the same throughout the years: everyone wants to invest their money safely. Trust is, therefore, a key factor in the real estate business. 

Buying a home is an important decision that requires time and consideration. Buying a home in a foreign country, and especially when it is still in the design phase, may seem complex but it's actually relatively simple if you choose the right realtor to guide you in this process.

Because key in hand means exactly that: choose your property, decide what you want, sit back and relax. The company you choose to represent you will take it from there until the handover of your new home! 

To guarantee an easy and hassle-free experience, here are some suggestions for buying key in hand properties in Portugal: 

1 - Choose a certified real estate agency 

In this business trust is everything! It’s essential to choose a real estate agent registered and proven in the region. Experience and professionalism are essential to ensure a simple purchase process, within budget and on time. 

Make sure that your real estate agency works with a network of partners with extensive experience and knowledge of the market - this will make all the difference!


2 - Invest time, ask questions, search 

Take the time to search online, find out from real customers and make a list of all your questions. A trusted real estate agent will be happy to answer your questions and share your experience, showing you the best options for you.

Ask to visit completed properties, look for information, be confident in your decision to buy. 


3 - There are no unique solutions

Each family is different and has its own needs and lifestyle. A serious real estate agent will not waste your time seeing properties that do not correspond to what you are looking for. Be clear about what style of home you are looking for, how much you want to invest and what is important to you in your future home. 

When you buy a key in hand villa or apartment you can - and should! - change details to transform that space into your home. 


4 - Demand quality

Demand that your future property will be built with attention to detail. Carefully chosen materials, a beautiful design and generous spaces are key to ensure the highest standards of quality and comfort.

Make sure that your property corresponds to superior quality levels! 


5 - Learn the benefits of each location

When an international customer comes to Portugal to search for houses for sale, their time is usually limited. A team of real estate specialists will listen to what really interests you and not just present what they want to sell! 

Choose a real estate agency that knows the region and has experience with international clients. 


As you can see, the process is relatively simple!


Buying a key-in-hand property has a number of advantages because it allows you to: 

  • Choose the materials and finishes according to your personal taste and needs;
  • Accompany the construction step by step, through progress reports with photos that you can share with family and friends;
  • Have the peace of mind of investing in new construction, with modern and high-quality materials;
  • Enjoy a complete service, from design and architecture to licensing;
  • Pay for the construction in a phased manner; 
  • Benefit from a five-year construction guarantee.

Here's the testimony of Tim and Dot Chisholm, two Scottish clients from Portugal Realty who chose the Silver Coast to build their key in hand property in Portugal: 



If this story inspires you to make the same decision, contact us and find out how to have a simpler life in Portugal! 

We are real estate specialists in the sale of key in hand properties! Discover our large selection of Portuguese property for sale in some of the best coastal places in Europe to invest in real estate. 

Your dream home the in Silver Coast or Algarve Portugal is waiting for you! 

Portugal Realty™ - Property for sale in Portugal


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