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While many may hanker after the lush greens and rolling pastures of the mild northern climes, I think it’s high time more fuss was made about the silvers. From soft sage to dove grey and silver to...

Algarve hardest hit in house price fall

Bank property evaluations fell by an average of around 3% in 2013, with the Algarve registering the steepest drops of all. According to the national statistics institute, property values in the...

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The cliff-top development of Clube Atlântico, to the east of Praia do Carvoeiro, is one of best addresses in the area, immaculately maintained and...

In simple terms, a “succulent” is a plant that has the ability to store water in specialised tissue for use if water becomes scarce at a later time. For most people this immediately conjures up...

Kitchen layout planning advice

During the early stages of planning a new kitchen there are a wealth of information and options available, which can be overwhelming, so consider the following before you engage with a contractor...

Property market boasts three-year high

November saw property sales at their best for the last three years.

According to data from the Portuguese Housing Market Survey (PHMS), the penultimate month of 2013 registered the highest...

This is a follow up to my previous article on this fantastic genus of garden plants. Let us have a look at those euphorbias that have been recommended for mediterranean climate gardens, never...

Fine & Country goes west

Long-established Western Algarve estate agent Chris Garveigh and his wife Jacqui Holt are the latest addition to the growing international network of Fine & Country agents.

Chris and...

Planning, the key to success

The level of success in everything we do can often be measured by the extent of our planning.

For example, when buying a car we begin the planning by first thinking about what we want. In...

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