Let the sunshine in: Irish buyers flock to buy up properties in the Algarve

Some of them are wealthy, some retired and some work from home, but 15,000 Irish people live in Portugal and, with properties generally being cheaper, better weather and the cost of living lower, why wouldn’t they?

A five-bedroom villa with sea views in Fazenda Santiago, in the Algarve in Portugal is on the market for €3.95m

As we face into the third Monday in January, nicknamed Blue Monday and calculated to be the most depressing day of the year, why not allow a little sunshine in and consider the potential for living in sunnier climes?

As well as being a popular holiday destination, Portugal, and the Algarve in particular, is increasingly becoming a popular residential option for both retirees and for those with deep pockets who can work remotely.

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