Getting to know your desires
You make an appointment with Terra dos Rios to go and view your favorite houses. In as far as we had not done that during the orientation phase, we first take the time to get a good idea of what you are looking for. Let’s briefly consider the facts: How many rooms and bathrooms do you want? How many square meters of living space? Only ground floor or more storeys? In or outside of town or village? These matters are reasonably easily definable. Our experience however teaches that the more emotional aspects are frequently decisive. What gives you the feeling that you have ‘come home’ somewhere? It can be about the light in a house, the smell, the acoustics in a spacious room, the unique location of a house or the architecture. This feeling of ‘coming home´ is more difficult to include in the description of your desires. We really do our best to clarify that with you.
Experiencing the reality
We take you along to the houses or plots you would like to see. You have already formed an idea owing to photos and information. Now it is exciting to experience how the place is in reality. In an ideal case we will take you to your dream place immediately, but, and here we are honest, in most cases a lot more time is required. After viewing a number of properties you have a nice idea of Portuguese architecture, the layout of the houses and you can get an even better idea of what is required to really make it your place.
Have you found your place?
If you have found your ideal place and have reached an agreement on the price, it is time for formalities. If necessary, we’ll help you to get all information on the zoning plan, construction possibilities and other requirements. As part of our service, we will support you with the necessary formalities required for the draft purchase contract and the purchase deed. We’ll also help you request a Portuguese tax number (NIF) and a bank account. Please see section “Purchasing in Portugal” for more information about the formalities in the purchasing process.