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  • Gomes is such a common surname I doubt you all are closely related....
  • If you have a Portuguese bank account and can pay online there is a function there called "Pagamentos ao Estado" (usually). Then you just pay the amount due (which may vary - so a standing debit order may not work) using your credentials.... Have yo…
    in Property Tax Comment by limbo March 14
  • If you had contacted me about 4 weeks ago you could've bought a nice 3 bed detached home worth €240K for €100. What a pity. The chap selling it was in desperate waters after a divorce settlement. Why don't you Über your services? www.uber.com As fa…
  • Yes. we still have a problem regarding that type of neglect. New legislation is being drawn up that would put some power into the authorities to apply penalties to owners regarding such abuse. We still are not on par with many modern countries regar…
  • Hi Saleena, Was your ancestral family from the Camacha, Santa Cruz area? The Caires surname is huge there. - L
  • Perfect. Good luck with your venture.
  • If you do find out I would like to know too.
    in Pilates Comment by limbo June 2013
  • Please contact Jorge Barbosa on www.madeiraproperty.com When you say "interesting" what do you actually mean?
  • It has to be viable as you will have several establishments as your competition...
  • Just bring your passport to A Vodafone shop (like the one in Dolce Vita - near the town centre) and explain to them what you want. You get a sim card with 3g and Data(Internet) that is for prepaid use and only expires nine months after no more use o…
  • Thanks for the replies. What had happened in the meantime is that I found an online store in Lisbon that has nearly everything we need: http://www.ayur.com.pt/10-especiarias-indianas I have bought quite a bit from them already.
  • Must it be a lawyer in the Caniço area?
  • Hello! Were you replying to somebody specific or posting this to the general audience? I ask this since I am looking for Sichuan Pepper, Chinese 5 spice and Garam Masala spices which are near impossible to find on the island. - Limbo
  • Open it and drink it. It would probably be a 5 year old type of Madeira made from Tinta Negra Mole. The age of the wine is not how long it stood on your parent's mantle, but the amount of time it spent in an oak vat. So not worth much imho....
  • When was the last time you saw spring onions there? When I spoke to them they looked at me as if I had just arrived from mars and that that vegetable should certainly only be found in outer space.
  • It only matters if your dog was born after 2008. At any rate speak to any vet in the area for more info.
  • If she is good, very good, maybe then. But €8 p/hour is reasonable. I know of people who pay €40 for a day's cleaning. Yes, shocking.
  • Do you speak Portuguese? It will help. In the past you could have got some work with several of the offshore companies regsitered in the Madeira International Business Centre. But with the new tax rates it looks like many are pulling out of Madeira.…
    in Job search Comment by limbo July 2012
  • I know its a long shot. But do you by any chance speak Russian? Only asking since you border Russia. Russian speaking individuals should have a good chance of finding some work. Polish related activities is still not a big enough market in my opinio…
  • There is a good one in the same building that houses the "Dišrio de Notícias" newspaper in Rua Fernão Ornelas. Unfortunately, can't remember the name of the dermatologist. You just need to enter the foyer of the building and there will be a displa…
  • There's a new gym in front of the CS Madeira hotel now too. Pity I can't use it since Holme's Place screwed me into a one year commitment.
    in gym's Comment by limbo July 2012
  • I would suggest you use a licensed estate agent. "Scary" stories diminish that way since they have a business to protect and would make sure you get treated correctly. Do everything transparently too. Why don't you just post back to the forum as the…
  • The best price and experience I have had was using http://www.shiply.com/ On one occasion managed to get a shipment 4x cheaper than the cheapest quote I got here on the island. Good luck!
  • That's the problem with doing research by yourself on the internet. You need to contact a professional about this. The tax you may pay does not necessarily need to be paid if you reinvest the capital gains into another property, for example.... Ther…
  • Try this link for the "Makeover Salon". They are very cheap.... http://www.facebook.com/makeoversalon.catarina
  • Has this ebook got anything to do with Madeira?
  • Yes, Lisbon it would be I'd guess. BUT, the people I know who did it went to places like Spain (Barcelona), Venezuela, South Africa and the cheapest (back then) in Thailand. And Prices? well, you would agree that that is something best to ask the cl…
  • I'd support Ursula above on the surveys. This is oft something not done much in property transactions in Madeira. However, I have been involved in close to a 100 real estate transactions in Madeira and not one of them was completed without the scrut…
    in a good lawyer Comment by limbo May 2012