It is difficult to quantify how many Brits are currently looking to buy a second home in Portugal. Blendon Communications, publishers of Homes Overseas, are confident that there will soon be a resurgence there following a recent change to Portuguese property law.
Every home owner has to go through the process of searching for property and buying it; most new and existing owners will be renovating or redecorating at some point and this will involve dealing with tradesmen and/or suppliers. For this, these homebuyers will need to understand at least the basics of Portuguese property law, house construction, building, plumbing, electrical systems etc, and they need to know not only the words but how the systems work. Teach Yourself Buying a Home in Portugal gives the explanations and vocabulary for each aspect of finding, buying, renovating and living in a house in Portugal.
In addition to approximately 90 labelled illustrations, the book has a CD which gives the pronunciation and practice of the necessary vocabulary.
The book is published in association Homes Overseas, the UK's best-selling specialist international real estate magazine and host to over 30 annual exhibitions providing information on properties overseas.
Peter MacBride is a successful author who writes from his own experience of buying a home abroad. Nat MacBride is a graduate in Portuguese. Bill and Isa Reed run a hotel in Portugal. Isa is a native speaker of Portuguese.