Italian Real Estate

Property in Italy has long been considered a prime investment for the foreign buyer and has proved a resilient asset. This is because there has always been good demand for high quality and luxury Italian real estate, both from overseas buyers and Italians buying second homes. Italy has such rich history and culture, such beautiful weather and landscapes, that people have flocked to these shores for many years and will continue to do so. Buying Italian property has become a natural extension of the foreign visitor's love affair with Italy.

While new areas of international real estate have opened up in the last decade or so, some of which made a lot of money for canny investors, few countries have managed to retain the demand over time that real estate in Italy demands. In investment terms a house or an estate in Italy will not yield huge returns on investment in a short space of time, but if you buy property at the right level, there will always be demand and the investment will always be a solid one.

Today's buyer is more discerning than ever. No longer content with a rustically restored farmhouse in Tuscany or Umbria, buyers want to find modern features combined with the rustic. This might include under-floor heating fitted under 100 year old pianelle terracotta tiles, or a 25m lap pool with jet black liner and infinity edge, such as Villa Boccali in Umbria, which Abode sold in early 2013.

Here at Abode we have in excess of 30 years of experience living in Italy and dealing with Italian property. Why not start your search with abode?