Is renovating even realistic? I am looking at this
Is renovating even realistic?
I am looking at this rather ramshackle house: https://www.idealista.it/en/immobile/15460155/
Now, from what I understand it will cost apx. 10,000 euros to purchase it (taxes, notary, stamp duty, geometra, etc).
Then once it's mine, if I want to, say put in a an IKEA kitchen, new windows, and make the top floor habitable but insulating the roof and closing it off with big windows, I will need to have a geometra make a plan and present to the comune. And even if I want to do this all mostly by myself (not the big windows), I will still need to to pay the geometra 5-12% of the estimated costs. So apx. 10,000 euros for the Geometra and the building license from the comune. There is no way to do this cheaper? Is that correct? I can't just get a Geometra to apply and nothing more?
And then, on top of all this, I understand that I will in NO WAY be able to avoid seismic improvements if I renovate, at the realistic price of about 20,000-50,000 euros. Adding another 4,000 to the Geometra bill. Is this also correct?
The reason I am asking, is because the whole idea of buying a house and slowly renovating by myself, seems prohibitively expensive, before you've even bought a bucket of paint.