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Welcome to the Italy Buying Guide, home to all the information you’ll need about the Italian property buying process

The attractions of buying a property in, and moving to, Italy are obvious – the beautiful hills and lakes, the idyllic countryside, the rich history and ancient architectural marvels, the fantastic climate and, of course, that laid-back Mediterranean lifestyle – but when you also consider that in some parts of the country you can buy a detached villa, complete with swimming pool, for the same price as a flat in many parts of the UK, buying an Italian home becomes even more appealing!
There are, of course, a number of pitfalls you could fall into when buying in Italy. The good news is that these pitfalls can be avoided by treating each step towards completing your purchase with caution – from the planning, visiting and financing of it, through to completion and ownership. If just one of these steps is not managed or researched carefully, problems can arise, especially during these volatile economic times which typically lead to stress and the loss of money!
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The Italy Buying Guide is a free resource service helping you through your property purchase in Italy. As part of the Overseas Guides Company, the Italy Buying Guide covers the steps you will need to take, including the actual process of buying a property, currency, tax and financial matters, learning the language, dealing with legalities and much more! We can help you every step of the way to finding and settling into your dream home in Italy.
All of our writers either live in Italy or the UK offering you the most in-depth and up-to-date information available on the topics that will affect you the most. In addition, we also share information and experiences from expats who have been through this process themselves, advising you on the mistakes they have made so you don’t have to!

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This Week's Article

Expat views on the EU Referendum

    UN figures show that over 4.5 million Britons live abroad, with approximately 1.3 million of these in Europe, and almost 66,000 in Italy. In reality the numbers are probably much higher, with many people trying to keep a foot in both the UK and their chosen home abroad. They often have family and banking interests in the UK, and see their life abroad as a temporary situation, maybe for work, but plan to return to the UK Read more...

This Week's Smart Currency Article

It’s voting day for the UK EU Referendum – are you prepared?

We hope everyone is making their vote today and having their voice heard in this very important decision for the country. The process for counting up the votes and reaching a decision is unlike the election process we are all used to in the UK, so it is difficult to know what to expect. Read more...

This Week's Journal

Buying Italian Cheese

      History Ancient Romans developed cheese making into an art using many of the skills from earlier times. It is commonly Read more...

This Week's Emigration Article

Top Tips to retiring abroad

A great number of those buying property abroad are pensioners wanting to live out their twilight years in sunnier climates, or somewhere with a slower pace of life. If you are one of these people, take note of our top tips for retiring abroad: Research– Before you actually make the move abroad, the more research you do Read more...

Something Of Interest

Buying a Home in Friuli-Venezia Giulia: Land of Vineyards

  Friuli-Venezia Giulia is one of the cheapest regions in northern Italy when it comes to property prices, yet it provides every benefit of beautiful, historic Italy to home purchasers.   Bordered by Austria and Slovenia, Friuli Venezia Giulia offers Read more...

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