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  • Guide to Buying Property in Italy

    By Anthony Parente

    Many people dream of purchasing a home or property in Italy. How can we blame them? Italy is rich in history, architecture, cuisine and majestic beauty. When it comes to purchasing land in a different country you need to understand how the process works and what are some potential dangers you may encounter. There is nothing worse than thinking you purchased your dream home only to find out that there were structural defects, outstanding mortgages or restrictions that can turn your dream into a nightmare. The process doesn't have to be scary or difficult. When making a major purchase you need to make sure you do your homework. Understanding how the process works and what you can do to protect yourself will go along way in turning that dream into a reality.

    Buyers Beware! Latent / Hidden Defects in an Italian Property
    Where exactly do you stand if you discover major defects with your Italian property following completion? You move into your dream Italian home only to find that the condition of the property is significantly worse than anticipated.

    Buying Property in Italy
    With the help of Giandomenico De Tullio we have a detailed explanation covering the three stages, which are the reservation offer, preliminary contract and deed of sale, you will go through when purchasing property in Italy.

    Investing in property in Italy – what you should know
    There are several things that a buyer should be aware of before investing in property in Italy.

    Italian Real Estate/Property in Italy
    If you are looking for property in Italy this section is a great starting point for you. Here you will find reat estate companies and realtors that you can search all over Italy for that special home you have been dreaming about.

    New Municipal Taxes Concerning Italian Properties
    IUC, IMU, TASI & TARI all have to do with the new municipal taxes on Italian properties. Find out what each one stands for and how it will affect you.

    Scorpions and Italian Real Estate
    Which Italian word accurately represents a legal concept understood by all Italians and known to none? If your parents or grandparents abandoned their family and land in Italy for a better life elsewhere, you should read on.

    Share Your Story
    If you have purchased property in Italy please take the time to share your story. Reading a first-hand account from someone who has gone through the process, sharing tips and advice will be helpful for others who want to do the same thing.

    This Old House
    A house renovation is difficult to live through even under the best of circumstances, like being able to speak the same language as your contractor and being on the same continent while the renovation is taking place. Imagine navigating a renovation going on in Italy while I'm here in Chicago - that is what is going on in my life right now.

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