If you’re thinking to rent out your Italian property as a second or sole income stream, you’re not alone. Italy is one of Europe’s top 5 countries for holiday rentals, boasting almost 7% of the European market. It’s so simple to advertise your home to potential guests through websites such as Airbnb, HomeAway and Tripadvisor, where you can manage your bookings, safely be contacted by potential guests and receive payments.
This is a great time of year to view property in Italy. There are some real bargains on flights and accommodation, and temperatures are comfortable for getting about, averaging 22°C in October. Occasional downpours have begun to turn the scorched earth of summer green again. Across Italy you’ll see farmers preparing their land ready for olive picking and a host of lovely properties await you to pick your dream home. This your Italian property market update for autumn.
Sicily’s one of the most popular parts of Italy for expats. The island lifestyle – you’re never far from the sea – and the relaxed pace are big pluses for many of us. The affordable property prices are a big draw, too. Many expats find they can get a much bigger property here in Sicily for less than back in the UK.
House hunting can be exciting and at the same time a little scary. This could be the start of an amazing new adventure! As long as you go prepared, ask questions and do some research, you’ll be fine. Having been through the process myself, here are a few tips to the most effective viewing trip to Italy.
Certain parts of Italy attract more British and international buyers than others. We come for the work opportunities, the convenience of busy airports, or just for the beauty! Whether you want to stay near your fellow countrymen or avoid them, here are six Italian expat hotspots from Lombardy to Sicily.