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Find your perfect property. If you need help finding the perfect property or want to try before you buy, fill out The Overseas Guides Company property resource form. You’ll be able to get information about properties (to rent and/or buy) from a variety of estate agents or request The Overseas Guides Company Resource Team to help you out.

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Letting your second home

If you have purchased your Italian property with the purpose of holiday rental income in mind, there are two ways in which you can proceed in order to accomplish that aim. The first option would be to undertake the endeavour independently of any professional assistance, in which case the following pointers may come in handy: - Find similar rental properties on the internet to get an idea of rental rates, and what is included in those rates. If you offer more,  More...


What to expect from an agent in Italy

When choosing Italian estate agents with whom to view property, it is important that you ensure they are regulated by law, professionally qualified and licensed and hold indemnity insurance. They should be registered with the local chamber of commerce (camera di commercio), with a certificate issued by the local comune as proof of registration. An agent should also be registered with the Italian association of estate agents (AICI), the Italian federation of mediators and agents (FIMAA)  More...


Tips for viewing property in Italy

In order to get the most out of what may be a relatively short, but activity-packed trip to Italy, it is of vital importance that you do your homework before the tickets are even booked. Because between the initial thought that you might like to purchase a property in Italy and the first property viewing trip, you will have an awful lot to do and find out. Fixing your objectives How much can you afford to spend in total? This may include purchase price, agency  More...


Estate Agents – How do they work

Estate agents in Italy are hardly ever exclusive – a vendor will put their house on sale with as many agents as possible. Your only obligation as the client is to purchase through the agent that first introduced you to the property even if you then proceed to view the property again with another agent or the owner themselves. As is the UK, estate agents in Italy will display a lot of their most interesting properties in the windows of the agency, as well as in the pages  More...


Types and Styles of Property, Areas in Italy

Here is a short glossary of some of the properties you may wish to consider when looking to purchase in Italy: Un Appartamento - an apartment or flat. Un Bilocale - an apartment with two rooms. Una Casa - a generic term referring to a house or home. Una Casetta - a small house. Una Casale - a farmhouse, or even a small hamlet. Un Castello – a castle. Una Casa Bifamiliare – a semi-detached  More...


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