Celebrating 40 years of selling properties in the Algarve

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Here at Cerro Novo we’re proud to be celebrating 40 years in the Algarve, helping people of all nationalities find their place in the sun. Like thousands of happy buyers (and sellers), in the last 40 years, we’ve watched the Algarve mature into a truly world-class destination for property seekers from all over the world.

Back in 1964, the grandfather of our current Sales Director, Robert Edwards, begun to develop the west Albufeira neighbourhood of Cerro Grande, accompanied by Robert’s father, Allan Edwards.
In the ten years leading up to the 1974 ‘Carnation’ Revolution, Cerro Grande became one of the region’s most favoured places to live and attracted investment from all over the world.

In 1981 Allan Edwards and his new business partner, Susan Bland formed the property management and lettings company based in Cerro Grande and shortly after the real estate business was born.

Today, the prospect of owning an overseas property or moving to warmer climates in retirement remains high on the list for people from all over the world, especially as many of us have had much more time to think about our futures over the last year.

For many, the climate, lifestyle and culture, political stability and the security of property ownership in Portugal makes the country highly investable as a place for a second home or for permanent living. Faro airport provides fast and frequent year round connections to destinations throughout Europe and Lisbon airport is connected throughout the world and is only two and a half hours to the Algarve.

From a pied-à-terre overlooking the Ocean to a bespoke contemporary villa, our portfolio of properties is constantly updated online at In addition, our Personal Property Finding service and catalogue of private listings aims to bring Portugal’s finest properties to your search, reducing the effort in finding your perfect home.

With many buyers now looking to relocate to Portugal and often needing larger homes or home and income properties, we’re now offering personalised virtual property tours for many properties. Available on all popular virtual platforms, we’ll show you your chosen property live - allowing you to see the view, open the cupboards and even sit in the garden from the comfort of your living room. Our team, equipped with the latest Apple technology are able to carry on with business as usual despite the current travel restrictions in place, so when you’re ready, we’re ready.

Whether your property search is just starting or you’re ready to buy now, why not contact Cerro Novo today? You can find us on all social media too, where you’ll find our latest news, glorious views and (hopefully) the dates of upcoming overseas property exhibitions.

Whether we meet virtually, or in person – we’re looking forward to celebrating our 40th year with you soon.

Robert Edwards, Ana Penisga-Amorim and all our hardworking team.