Welcome to ExpaCity!

Easily Realize Your Exciting New Life in Portugal!

EXPACITY IS YOUR GO-TO RESOURCE OF PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION BY TRUSTWORTHY EXPERTS TO HELP YOU BECOME INFORMED, INDEPENDENT, AND SELF-ASSURED IN YOUR NEW COUNTRY.

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COMPREHENSIVE & EASY

  • A complete online resource: everything you need to realize your dream, in one easy-to-access place.
  • More than 200 hours of professional guidance, with  new webinars each week.
  • Get what you need, when you need it, on-demand, for your unique move-to-Portugal timing.

EXPERTS YOU CAN TRUST

  • Accurate and reliable. Information is delivered to you by our curated group of over 100 credentialed professionals and experts in their respective fields.
  • I personally vet each expert and together, we create and develop detailed, high-value information you won't find anywhere else -- from practical to inspirational. 

AMERICAN EXPAT-CREATED

  • Created by an American foreign resident, now Portuguese citizen, with 20 years of living and working in Portugal as a regular person. 
  • I'm your guide to connect you with trustworthy information and professionals to help ease your new-life-in-Portugal experience. 
  • I built what I wish I'd had when I moved here. Let me share my knowledge with you.

Moving to Portugal shouldn't be difficult!

Finding information and resources you can trust is hard.

And it’s super hard to do it alone.

 

If you’re like most people moving to Portugal, figuring out what to do, where to look, who can best help, and what’s current and accurate, can be frustrating and takes a LOT of time.

Doing it alone means you'll:
  • Waste time on lengthy searches of dated material.
  • Get confused or annoyed with conflicting information.
  • Get sidetracked by inaccurate information from third parties.
  • Run into time-consuming roadblocks by unintentionally inaccurate info.
  • Risk making costly mistakes — do-overs are expensive!
  • Miss something essential.
  • Be stressed unnecessarily.

As an ExpaCity Member, you will eliminate all these time wasters and risks so you can plan your move knowing everything is in order.

Join ExpaCity Here.

 

EXPACITY IS RICH EXPERT INFORMATION DELIVERED BY A CURATED GROUP OF VETTED PROFESSIONALS -- NOT LAY PEOPLE OR RECENT ARRIVALS -- WHO HELP PEOPLE LIKE YOU EVERY DAY.
YOU CAN TRUST EVERYTHING IS ALWAYS CURRENT, ACCURATE, AND RELIABLE.

 

Hundreds of people have started their move to Portugal with us. Here's what they say:

“I really appreciate the expertise of the experts. This is solid, professional information vs. anecdotal experiences by expats. This is valuable.”

- Ellen H., USA

“It’s a royal treat. I’m looking forward to tapping the numerous resources as they become available. I feel lucky this is here just when I need it.”

- Cathy S., USA

“Good explanations from start to finish. Lots of detailed, practical information.”

- Denny S. & Patrick P-S., USA

“After the webinar, I contacted the expert. He immediately responded, was helpful and addressed all my questions. Finding this expert was a critical piece of researching my move to Portugal. Thank you!”

- Nancy K., USA

See what more satisfied ExpaCity members say below, in "Check Benefits"...

Choose from Three Membership Levels

Find the perfect option for you. From as little as 1€ per day.

EXPACITY BASIC

BEST FOR: working people, those in challenging time zones, those who like binge-learning or on-demand viewing.

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EXPACITY COMMUNITY

BEST FOR:  those who want to engage with and really get to know the experts as people as well as professionals, who want answers to their own unique questions in real time, who want to make strong connections -- make real friends -- with like-minded people who really want to know all they can, to invest in themselves before moving to Portugal, for those who want a truly authentic and personal experience.

This is our most popular Membership.

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EXPACITY VIP

BEST FOR: those who want an individual and customized experience with Founder support and private counsel, who prefer special access and introductions beyond our Library experts.

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Hi, I’m Amy Kraushaar!

I know what it feels like to struggle with learning everything you need to move to Portugal. I’ve done it myself.

I moved to Portugal in 2003, when much of Portugal wasn’t online. With 20 years of Portugal-living under my belt, I’ve navigated most of Portugal’s foreign resident experiences.

I know the ropes. From renting to buying to selling property; from being an employee to being self-employed; from culture shock to the thrill of being assumed a local; and all the stuff in-between that it takes to move and settle-in to Portugal: shipping your stuff, finances, mortgages, buying a car, choosing insurance, using the healthcare system (public and private), furnishing homes, taxes, starting a business, pet-ownership, learning the language, and making peace with Portugal’s bureaucracy.

Along the way, I met and built relationships with professionals and experts who I could count on to give me the straight scoop, deliver excellent service, and trust.

Now, I’m sharing all of that learning with you so you can become more informed and independent, understand the why behind the what, make better decisions, connect and work with trusted professionals, and truly settle-in, to enjoy your exciting new life in Portugal, successfully!

6 Ways ExpaCity is Different.

1.  IT'S AN EASY-TO-USE RESOURCE OF PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION: RELIABLE, ACCURATE, ALL IN ONE PLACE.

Think of ExpaCity as a media channel where everything you need and want to learn about getting to and getting established in your new country is all in one place, in easy-to-absorb videos -- kind of like a Netflix for info on moving to Portugal.

We host members-only webinars each week; the recordings go into your members-only Library so you can get what you need on-demand — when it fits your personal journey and schedule, whenever it’s right for you.

It’s all in one place without advertising, no clutter of random slicked-up videos, no need to scroll through endless distractions. 

Each professional webinar shares high-value information that brings you one step closer to being an informed, independent resident, inspired and equipped for your new life in Portugal.

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2. YOU GET ALL THE VITAL PLANNING, AND MOVING INFORMATION -- AND THEN WE GO WAY BEYOND.

We monitor over 250 moving-to-Portugal social media sites so we know what you find complex, frustrating, missing, confusing or downright wrong. We know what people search for beyond a checklist or pat answer. 

Then we research and identify professionals who know the right information, can express it easily and clearly, and who want to share their expertise because they know firsthand what it's like to be a stranger in a strange land.

ExpaCity Experts share hard-to-find info like: what lawyers do behind the scenes, the why of Portuguese processes, how to identify risks, success tips every local knows, questions to ask before hiring a professional, and cost realities.

We cover topics other webinars don’t: the emotional pain points of moving country, how to navigate healthcare situations, why Portuguese buildings can be cold and damp -- and how to manage it, and pulling back the curtain on tax myths and opportunities.

Embedded in each webinar are real-life cultural “rules of the road" delivered by professionals who help people like you every day. 

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3. YOU GET CONTEXT --  SO YOU'RE INFORMED AND AT EASE IN EACH NEW SITUATION. 

First, we cover each subject in a "101" overview so you get up to speed.

Then we listen to the questions you ask, and use them to inform our next-level webinar deep-dives so you get the vital details that help you get as close to local-knowledge as possible in a short time. 

We never cram everything about a topic into one encyclopedic webinar. No one learns well that way. 

And we never just skim the surface either. Your time is valuable. We plan each webinar so that every minute you spend with ExpaCity is worthwhile.

We invite different professionals to share expertise on the same topic so you learn the range of approaches.

You get 360-degree understanding, like formation about buying property from a real estate agent, an architect, a property inspector, a mortgage broker and a construction renovations expert.

You get the whole picture, have your expectations in the right place, to make more confident decisions in a real situation. 

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4.  NO EXPERT BUYS INTO EXPACITY WITH ADS OR COMMISSIONS. WE INVITE ONLY PROFESSIONALS WE TRUST.

We vet each expert. Each meets high standards of expertise, "gives back" to the foreign resident community, agrees to generously and honestly share knowledge, and demonstrates exceptional client service in Portugal's market. 

ExpaCity has a range of professionals in each sector; there is no exclusivity because different experts may have different approaches. Not every expert is right for everyone. 

We believe you should be able choose. Webinars are a virtual first meeting to get a sense of the info and expert, then decide if you've learned enough to DIY a situation, or if some help suits your needs.  

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5.  YOU GET DIRECT ACCESS TO EACH EXPERT WITH JUST ONE CLICK.

Unlike other services, our Expert Directory lets you direct-connect with each expert. 

Just find the expert, tell them what you want, and click "send". 

Your request goes directly to the expert, ushered by ExpaCity, so they know you're a Member and get special treatment. 

Experts enjoy working with ExpaCity Members. They say Members are more informed, and it's a more personal and efficient relationship from the start. 

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6.  EXPACITY MEMBERS ARE A REAL CARING COMMUNITY.

Members say the best, most unexpected benefit of ExpaCity is the real community.

There's something special about people who join ExpaCity. 

Members are real friends. They truly support each other. They meet up on scouting trips, look at apartments for each other, help with bureaucracy, share tips and information, and after arrival, get together for travel and fun.

Many members renew their membership after they've arrived because of the community. They want to pay it forward and stay connected for the next part of the journey: settling-in. 

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Why do we do all this?

 
BECAUSE WE WANT YOU TO BECOME INFORMED, INDEPENDENT, AND INSPIRED PARTICIPANTS IN YOUR NEW COUNTRY.

Our goal is to help you understand what’s ahead, be prepared for the inevitable bumps, set realistic expectations, meet truly great professionals, and make new friends, so you enjoy your whole journey, thoroughly and completely. 

WE WANT TO HELP YOU REALIZE YOUR DREAM OF A NEW LIFE IN PORTUGAL.

AND LIVE IT EVERY SINGLE DAY. 

Why join ExpaCity?

It's created by an American foreign resident, now Portuguese citizen, with 20 years' navigating and living in Portugal as a regular person.
It's a registered business in Portugal, supporting the local economy. We only work with legal businesses that meet ExpaCity standards.
There's no sugar-coating. No slick sales. No fluff. We deliver only detailed, honest, high-value information by vetted professionals.
It's a private, secure, troll-free space where members have a say in the content we prioritize, develop, and produce. 
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We host free webinars every month or so to help anyone moving and settling-in to Portugal learn from our experts and ExpaCity. It’s our way of giving back. 

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