Every home owner has to go through the process of searching for property and buying it; most new and existing owners will be renovating or redecorating at some point and this will involve dealing with tradesmen and/or suppliers. For this, these homebuyers will need to understand at least the basics of Portuguese property law, house construction, building, plumbing, electrical systems etc, and they need to know not only the words but how the systems work. "Teach Yourself Portuguese for Homebuyers" gives the explanations and vocabulary for each aspect of finding, buying, renovating and living in a house in Portugal. In addition to approximately 90 labelled illustrations, the book has a CD which gives the pronunciation and practice of the necessary vocabulary.
Peter MacBride is a successful author who writes from his own experience of buying a home abroad. Nat MacBride is a graduate in Portuguese. Bill and Isa Reed run a hotel in Portugal. Isa is a native speaker of Portuguese.