We are thinking of buying a small place ( max budget 100,000 euros) in Northern Tuscany. We have visited all the usual places over the past 10 years in Southern Tuscany like Florence, Siena, Livorno, Radda in Chianti etc etc and budget obviously w
Thanks everyone for your replies. We understand that the market in most parts of Italy is not as buoyant as some parts of the UK. So yes, we'd be prepared to be in it for the long run. I think it's going to take a flight to Pisa and to go North instead of South and to do some serious research. Any idea of additional costs when buying at the moment? I hear that 2014 tax for first time buyers in Italy is quite favourable.
Thanks David, we are looking for somewhere small but defintately habitable so don't want anything to restore. Just a small modest place as a base. Thanks everyone else for their responses too!
Thanks for the invaluable info, I'm trying to research as we speak. Steve ( another responder) quite rightly pointed out that it's a buyers market in italy at the moment.Generally speaking, how much under an asking price is one expected to go ( I know it sounds like a silly question). I'm going to take a look at the Real Estate agents you kindly provided, thanks so much! Very positive!