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Living La Dolce Vita: Moving to Italy

Nov 14. 2017

Italy possesses the benefit of being both of enduring appeal to the British but without posing the risk of being entirely saturated by British buyers.

The country is of course well famed for being unquestionably stylish, shamelessly romantic and with an abundance of history. Much of the attraction to the Italian property market has been in the form of renovation projects. Many brits have taken the opportunity to buy their own piece of Italian history to call home. The demand for these properties dipped during the global financial downturn but in more recent times has seem a resurgence with a plentiful supply of properties and the availability of reasonably priced building options.

Brits are still perennially drawn to certain Italian hotspots; Tuscany, Umbria and the Lakes, which have traditionally been the more expensive areas. Transport links also tend to drive Brits to choose properties close to the main airports. Meanwhile, rural areas of Tuscany, Le Marche and Abruzzo are increasingly good locations for reduced property prices.

There is also a notable trend occurring in which Italian families tend to keep their properties in the family for generations. However, these ancestral homes are increasingly being sold to foreign buyers as they are becoming an expense to maintain. This offers foreign buyers the opportunity to carry out a renovation project and add value to the property. In fact the country is home to a number of quite impressive restoration projects, whilst strict planning regulations have avoided the overdevelopment characteristic of some other areas of Europe.

For more information of the removals process to all parts of Italy, we would be only too pleases to offer advice or to book a home moving survey prior to the move. Please contact Burke Bros Moving Group on 01902 714555 or email sales@burkebros.co.uk.

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