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Buying a Home in Italy Paperback – 26 Sep 2003

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Product details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Survival Books; 3rd Revised edition edition (26 Sept. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1901130827
  • ISBN-13: 978-1901130829
  • Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 2.3 x 21.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,487,961 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

Buying a Home in Italy is essential reading for anyone planning to purchase property in Italy and is the most comprehensive and up-to-date source of information available. Whether you're seeking a palazzio, farmhouse, townhouse or an apartment, a holiday or permanent home, this book will help make your dreams come true. Packed with over 200 pages of valuable information, it's designed to help you avoid costly mistakes and save time and money. If you're planning to buy a home in Italy, or even just thinking about it, this is the book for you!

Buying a Home in Italy is designed to guide you through the property maze and make buying a home a pleasant and enjoyable experience. Most importantly, it contains vital information to help you avoid the sort of disasters that can turn your dream home into a nightmare

Vital topics covered include:

  • Research and avoiding problems
  • Choosing the region
  • Finding the right home and location
  • Real estate agents
  • Finance, mortgages and taxes
  • Home security
  • Utilities, heating & air-conditioning
  • Moving house and settling in
  • Renting and letting
  • Permits and visas
  • Retirement, working and businesses
  • Travelling and communications
  • Health and insurance
  • Renting a car and driving
  • And much, much more
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By A Customer on 6 Nov. 2001
Format: Paperback
Some information contained in this book is very similar to that found in its companion guide Living & Working in Italy by Nick Daws. That said, it provides sound practical advice and sources of further information that's likely to prove very useful to anyone considering the implications and logistical process of purchasing a property in Italy.
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Format: Paperback
Bought this book to see what information I might learn from
it! I live in Italy already, but am curious always to
find out something more about expats purchasing
property here.
Please....if the Author cannot even spell SIENA correctly
(not SIENNA)......
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If you are a middle-aged British eurosceptic who for some reason wants to buy a property in Italy, and have all your prejudices against the place confirmed at the same time, this is the book for you.
In passing it does manage to contain useful information and if the author permitted it to be professional edited, got someone to check his facts, the errors vary between generalisations and total inaccuracies, it could be quite a good book.
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Amazon.com: 3.7 out of 5 stars 3 reviews
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A tell it like it is book 10 April 2007
By Diane Cameron - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is excellent in that we had to take a good hard look at what we dreamed of doing in another part of the world..Yes the notion of living in Tuscany is very inviting..but if you are not a negotiator or have the patience to work on a project like buying or leasing from a foreign agent ..you will be very disappointed.. The book pointed out the paper work and the slow pace that they work at in Italy.. ANd we as Americans

have a tendency to demand results now..and it just doesn't work that way.

If if you had a rich relative in Italy that left you a place. I would probably take years and several translators to get the job done..It opened out eyes to situations we had not been aware of..i am so glad we bought this book..Vry honest and down to earth..covers everything...
34 of 38 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother if you're an American! 21 Jan. 2003
By B. Skinner - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is all but useless to residents of the US looking for good information about moving to Italy. The book is mostly for residents of EU countries, England most specifically. Altho there are a few items of general interest, and some mention of things pertaining to US citizens, I think it would be a waste of money for anyone who needs serious, current advice. Please note the the 2 favorable reviews are from people who are not US citizens. Save your money!
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BUYING A HOME IN ITALY 21 Nov. 2002
By ALEXANDRA CAMPBELL - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
A MUST-HAVE BOOK IF YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE PITFALLS AS WELL AS THE PLEASURES OF HAVING A HOME IN ITALY - THERE IS AN INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF INFORMATION, PRESENTED IN A PLEASANT AND ACCESSIBLE STYLE. WONDERFUL VALUE!
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