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You are most welcome to East Algarve, Tavira and to VerdeLand Real Estate Agency!


Algarve Property Magazine, Sept./Oct. 2008 

›Most of our clients are looking for a second home rather than one to live in permanently‹, says Karsten Steenken. ›They want to be close to the town´s activities and facilities and feel part of the community. The sort of people who buy in Tavira are intelligent and down-to-earth. They know the value of money... ‹


GolfAlgarve Magazine, Spring 2015 

When it comes to first or second homes in the sun, the Algarve has since the early eighties always been mentioned as one of the top destinations. Even Forbes Magazine from the USA has in 2014 ranked the Algarve as the best location for retirement in the world, with fantastic restaurants, shops, beaches and golf courses, low living costs ($1,500 a month), reasonable property prices and most interesting tax advantages, among others, zero tax for ten years on private pension income.


Deloitte Portugal’s associate partner Aline Almeida also confirms: ›Portugal offers a special regime for new residents (Non Habitual Residents), which establishes a fantastic tax regime for pensioners and entrepreneurs of all nationalities. ‹


›Having been in the Algarve property business since 1981, it is my opinion that there have never been better reasons for buying a second or permanent home in the Algarve. Here you can enjoy what is probably the best climate in Europe, with over eight hours of sunshine in average per day and the most wonderful beaches. East Algarve also offers a superb infrastructure, it is very safe to live here and the cost of living is low. Health services are excellent, food is brilliant and the golf courses are second to none, starting with Benamor, Quinta da Ria, Quinta de Cima, Monte Rei, Castro Marim and Quinta do Vale. ‹


We look forward to seeing you soon in Tavira!

Karsten H. Steenken

VerdeLand Lda.