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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...

Buying property in Umbria

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...

real estate: modernise old homes and invest in the right way

Great opportunities in a buyers market

As Italy is struggling to get the economy going and hopes are not at a high the real estate market is fighting its own battle. Last year there were more requests and sales in the range up to € 500.000. But the expectation that this year the category up to €800.00 might pick up has not come true. Potential buyers have given us come clues as to why not, as well as international property portals....

Safety of investing in real estate in Umbria, italy in the exponential age

Real estate enters the Exponential Age

All of a sudden and seemingly out of the blue it is here. A new era, the Exponential Age, the 4th industrial revolution. Business models are changing overnight, billions of devices are connected to the internet, a new generation of professionals is ready to take on life with an approach we have never seen or actually heard of before. Let alone in the field of real estate. Digitalisation is changing our...

Property market in Umbria Italy, up-date

Market up-date, what is going on out there?

When the real estate bubble burst in 2011 Umbria's market to a huge blow, as happened in many other places. For a long time afterwards it seemed nothing was happening, moving or going anywhere at all. Until the beginning of this year when all of a sudden the market picked up and it turned out to not be a bad year at all. The category of properties prices between the 300.000 and 600.000 gained much...

Buying in Umbria, how to choose and protect your property.

Earthquakes and how to deal with them

After the earthquakes that hit Central Italy in August and October is seemed the damage was immense and most of Umbria was wiped out. This was however hugely exaggerated and largely due the media continuously showing the same images of the very few villages that were indeed hit hard. In those little towns lives were lost, houses destroyed, communities unraveled and historical places lost forever, and now...

our trusted notaries for buying property in Umbria

5 Things to consider with regard to notaries

When you have found the property you have been looking for it is time to get the notary involved. A good notary can be trusted to take care of your deed in the right way, triple checking every possible detail to make sure you start off with the right paperwork. This may however bring to light mistakes in previous deeds related to your property, or for example the need to have other documents updated...

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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