If you’re dreaming of a new life in Italy, there’s no reason to wait until retirement. With a bit of creativity, a move is the perfect chance to ditch the 9-5 to be your own boss, or to make a sideways career step – so many buyers successfully open holiday businesses, work as English teachers, writers, estate agents, sport coaches and more. And so can you!
This year so far has seen an increase in Italian properties being sold, but housing prices are still well below their pre-recession levels and it is a buyer’s market. This is great news for those looking to buy property in Italy, as now could be the time to buy ahead of the curve to see a strong return on your investment in the future.
Settling successfully into Italian life isn’t just a question of what you know, but who you know. There are some people that you just can’t do without making friends, says our resident writer in Italy. These are the best contacts to make in Italy.
In just a few months, Sally and Jeremy, from Bath, have gone from dreaming of a holiday home in Italy to having the keys to their own apartment in beautiful Liguria in hand. They told us about their property search, their plans for the future and how an introduction to the right estate agent helped smooth the path immensely.
Find homes in Italy via our property portal. British expats in Italy have suffered from a falling pound, but they are beginning to solve their own problems, for example advertising rental homes elsewhere on the continent. Italy is in a problem solving mood generally, says our local writer Julia Silk
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