The Braga (São Vicente) Apartment

Our apartment is now officially for sale.

Official Listing: https://decisoesesolucoes.com/imoveis/42956/apartamento-t3-em-braga-para-compra-em-braga-braga-sao-vicente

This apartment will be sold through our friend and colleague, Rogerio Maia, with Decisions & Solutions.

SHOWINGS: Given COVID restrictions, we can only provide video walkthroughs at this time. Please contact Rogerio if you are interested and he can arrange a time with us.

The Basics: T3 (3 bedroom), 1.5 bath, 110 sq. meters

Price: €139,500

Apartment Features:

  • 3 bedroom (2 with built-in closets, we use the third as the office)
  • 1.5 bath (bath with shower has a wall heater)
  • open plan living/dining/kitchen
  • sold with a one-car garage in the building – underground, private, secured
  • 2 elevators
  • heater/AC/dehumidifier unit in the living room, open to dining & kitchen
  • tankless water heater in laundry room
  • double-pane windows and the building was re-insulated several years ago
  • additional electrical outlets and charging station in living room and kitchen were added in renovation
  • kitchen faucet with pull-down dual-output w/spray
  • fiber into apartment (we use Vodafone), 4G+ (nearly 5G)
  • patio off living room with veranda over-looking the walking bridge and the park
  • laundry room off kitchen with frosted ‘laundry’ door
  • under-cabinet and in-cabinet lighting in kitchen
  • tons of storage in kitchen
  • new front door with triple bolt lock

Appliances/Items that remain with the apartment

  • Refrigerator (700 euros, Media Markt, Jan, 2019)
  • Washer and Dryer – separate units (Antonio’s Appliances, Braga, 1560 euros, Dec, 2020)
  • Wall oven and microwave (Media Markt, Jan 2019)
  • Gas cooktop using street/piped gas (not bottled) (Media Markt, Jan 2019)
  • Lighted range hood above cooktop, under cabinets
  • Kitchen cabinets – custom-made for kitchen, standard sizes, lots of hidden drawers and deep drawers
  • Tankless Hot Water Heater (Dec, 2019)
  • TV wall-mounted in kitchen (LG, Jan, 2020)
  • TV wall-mounted in second bedroom / TV room (LG, Jan, 2020)
  • All lighting fixtures which are attached to the walls or ceilings (not standalone lights)
  • 2 Glass Bookshelves in Bedroom 3 / Office will remain (IKEA Billy style)

If you are moving from abroad and would like us to stock the kitchen with dishes and appliances, we can discuss this option.

Our location:

  • 20 minute walk to old downtown Braga
  • just over the walking bridge to
    • butcher/talho
    • local market/mercado
    • vet
    • bakery/padaria and various other cafes and restaurants
    • chiropractor/osteopath
    • dentist
    • park
  • Pingo Doce & Lidl about 2-3 blocks
  • pet food & supply shop 1 block
  • Sao Vicente church & pharmacy/farmacia about 2-3 blocks
  • New Braga Farmer’s Market is a 20 minute walk

Why Braga?

Utilities

Electric – EDP

  • monthly costs range from about 40 euros in August to around 150 euros in January/February
  • with EDP, we also include their Functiona service for equipment checkups – 7.90 euro/month included in bill
  • we had our ‘potencia’ set at xxx for the last 2 years, but increased it one level to xxx this past month with the cold snap
  • we use the contract style: monthly, simple, without cycle, potencia (Jan, 2021) set to 5.75 KVA (we were at 4.6 KVA for the last 2 years, but popped the breakers this month with the cold snap)

Gas – Galp

  • monthly costs range from 20 euros in October to 50 in the Spring
  • the cooktop runs on gas

Internet & 2 cell phones – Vodafone

  • around 65-80 euro/month
  • internet to apartment ‘net’ around 25 euro/month, 100/100 service level
  • first cell phone is around 23/month, secondary adds another 12 euros
  • we are on a 2 year contract

Water – Agere

  • fairly constant 20-30 euros/month

Energy Rating

Our official energy certification was created Nov 30, 2010, and expired Nov 30, 2020. By law, we must have another engineer re-certify the energy rating. Tricky in the time of COVID and restrictions. This is delaying the official listing.

Our certification on the expired certificate was D.

Furnishings for Sale

Some furniture can be purchased with the sale and left with the apartment.

ItemSourceOriginal (euros)Sale
Dining Table & 4 chairs & 2 Sakarias chairs w/armrests
Ekedalen, 180/240 x 90 cm (extendable), dark brown
IKEA960700
Sofa w/lounge section, converts to guest bedIKEA600450
Front entry hall coat/shoe rack – PinnigIKEA8550
2 Office Desks & 2 Chairs, Matching Stand
Bekant
IKEA13901000
2 Office Bookshelves with Glass DoorsIKEA530500
2 Recliners in Living Room w/center End Table
IKEA Havsta Tables
Feira dos Sofas
IKEA Tables
600
500
Wood cart (in guest room under TV)IKEA10025
Set of black/white dishes – dinner plates (12), salad plates (6), bowls (6)Pingo Doce7550
Owner Bed frame & slatted mattress bed-base
MALM – Bed frame, high, black-brown
Luröy slats – Queen
(mattress could remain for free)
IKEA199150

2 Replies to “The Braga (São Vicente) Apartment”

    1. We are not quite ready to release the page. We have a few more photos and decisions to make. Can I ask you to connect with me on Facebook and we can communicate via Messenger? Thanks. Thene Sheehy

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