Do you know a place that benefits from 300 (or more) days of sun every year? A paradise of tranquility and peace where you find the smell of summer all year long? A place surrounded by sea and nature, it's called the Algarve and is the perfect destination for buying a house.

If buying a new house in the Algarve is part of your short-term plans, take a look at these 5 tips before you make your decision.

1. Estimate how long you will live in the area
Is moving to a new place your medium / long-term plan? If you are thinking of buying a house in a new area, make sure that the location fulfills all the requirements to allow you to live your dream life (the Algarve region for example is a piece of paradise for many Portuguese citizens and foreigners).  

2. Know the Area
Loving the neighborhood is just as important as loving the home itself. If you find a place surrounded by 270 hectares of nature such as the Algarve golf resort Amendoeira Golf Resort, it will be love at first sight. Just imagine all the space and privacy you deserve with no cars, no air pollution, and no noise around. Inviting, isn't it?

3. Compare properties
It’s important to look at a few properties before you buy so you can compare the pros and cons. If you love the first home you’ve visited that’s perfect, but when you visit more, you are able to get a better understanding of your options, likes, and dislikes.

4. Think about what you want in a home
Villa or apartment? Are you looking to spend afternoons playing in the garden or enjoying Algarve’s sunny days in a private pool with your family? If so, maybe a 3 Bedroom Villa w/ private pool or a 4 Bedroom Superior Villa w/ private pool would be a nice option to consider. On the other hand, if you prefers a smaller solution, an exclusive 2-bedroom apartment or a 2-bedroom duplex apartment, with direct access to the garden, might be a great choice.

5. Consider the facilities and activities nearby
Did you know that Portugal is one of the top 3 safest countries in the world and that Portugal golf courses are among the best golf courses in the world? Golf Algarve is a perfect match! The Algarve golf courses are a must-visit and there is no better place to prove it than the Portugal golf resort in the Algarve Amendoeira Golf Resort, with its award-winning Faldo Course and its neighbor O’Connor Jnr. Course. If you want to play golf, play football or do some gym workout, this golf resort is, definitely, your best choice.  

We've given you the tips, you choose the property. But one thing you can be sure of, it is in the Algarve (and particularly at the golf resort in the Algarve Amendoeira Golf Resort) that you will find your dream home!