There are other ways to secure your Italian dream without it costing the earth and you remain master of the situation. Realpoint thinks Italy still has rare gems hidden away at bargain prices - even in Tuscany - the most popular region for visitors in Italy.
Let's take a bargain property in Chianciano Terme, Tuscany as an example.
Firstly, the location: a Tuscan spa town in the province of Siena, one of the most visited areas of Italy. Shops, great restaurants and bars, and all the other services you require are on hand. And if you wish to rent out the property you already have a known brand and ready clientele wishing to stay in the town. The same can not be said of the rental prospects for a remote village with no facilities in the Sicilian Mountains.
Our example house is also an investment. You can move in straight away which is not the case with 1 Euro homes, and it is ideally suited to turn the two apartments into one or leave it as is for extra rental. Plus the partially completed loft provides further room for expansion. The property has a panoramic views, a large garden (900 m2), residents' parking and nice features such as frescoed ceiling in the bedroom and a wine cellar with chestnut beams.
Realpoint manages the sale process in English on your behalf if you were to purchase the property. Please refer to Realpoints guide to buying Italian property
We can assist with upgrades to the property's partially renovated loft by putting you in contact with reputable building companies where you decide when to carry out the work, and you are able to view the standard of completed work on other homes, with no deposit to be put down.
Utilities are already be in place and being a spa town, it certainly doesn't lack water!
Please refer to Realpoint's guide to renovation.