the silver coast is to be the next algarve, lots of new golf courses planned for the area. an new airport and plenty of investment, which means plenty off return on capitol. the time to get in is now before prices are to inflated for the ordinary person to get on the ladder. i bought 2 apartments off plan in november 2007 in sao martinho alovley hoarseshoe shaped bay, popular with the portuguese, they were priced at 103000 euros for a 2 bedroom apartment 100 metrs from the sea front, there is a shared pool and garage parking, the way property is on the up in the area, when britain and america are on the way down, they look set to fetch approx 173000 euros when finished in 2 years time. there are bargains to be had in the area, you can still purchase a new property finished for 75000 euros! at the top end of the market, purchase land near a planned golf course as all the invesment companies are doing in the area and when the golf course is finished and the house built you can expect returns up to 10 fold, now thats what i call an investment!