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“To buy is to compromise”, an undeniable truth

To actually get to making a deal and selling a property we often have to conquer many difficulties. Bureaucratic obstacles, language barriers, practical challenges, we can tell lots of stories about all of them. In reality however the most important one seems to be overlooked by both buyers and sellers. Very often deals are not happening because buyers are simply not willing to compromise in any way. And...

A resting point, a second home in Umbria!

By now it is already 10 years ago that Hester and her husband Ron decided to give Umbria a try. They now enjoy their stunning home up in the hills near Todi. An oasis of peace and tranquility but at the same time a delightful home to enjoy with friends and family. This is their story. With both of them having a career in full bloom life was pretty hectic and involved lots of travelling. Days would rush by...

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Tuscany admits real estate is overrated!

When talking about real estate in Italy the first province every foreigner will name is of course Tuscany. Ever since the renaissance this area has bloomed and boomed as never before and has continued to do so up to today. As Tuscany has always been higher in demand it seems only right that real estate is more costly than in our more southern state. But, is this also justified when looking of the quality...

What are your expectations like?

Sometimes our sellers are somewhat disheartened by the lack of success in selling their property. And quite frequently the potential buyers feel the same with regard to their efforts of finding their dream home. What leads to this situation and what can be done to avoid it? Let's look at the buyers side of the story. It all has to do with a huge difference in culture and background and the expectations...

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