To have vacationed in Tuscany is to have truly experienced luxury under the sun. Then, to move and buy a home in this heaven on earth is the culmination in a dream come true for many home buyers. With an unrivaled selection of villas in Tuscany for sale, the area is rich for the picking. Homes of every shape, size and budget are available and agents are available to help you weed through the selection, picking the flowers from the weeds. If you have plans to purchase property in Italy, following are some tips to help you select the best home for the money.
While Tuscany is certainly the hot spot to purchase, the prices are going to be higher there, after all, location is everything. If you’re looking for a bargain, you may do better to look outside the tourist heavy cities.
However, if you’re looking to buy this property for rental income, you will do far better to invest your cash in a fixer-upper in one of the hot spot cities, as tourists want to be where the action is. The long-term rental yields will be higher if you go ahead and buy in Tuscany or on the Ligurian Riviera where you know the tourists will be going on holiday.
When you put a deposit on villas for sale in Tuscany, make sure you are serious about it, because if you back down from the deal after placing a deposit or signing the “Compromesso”, you will not receive your money back.
Make an attempt to learn some Italian. If you don’t know Italian already, it’s a good idea to try, even if you feel you’re butchering their lovely language. Unlike most of the other European countries, most Italians do not speak English, in fact, 7 out of 10 do not, the lowest percentage in Europe. So, any attempt you make will be greatly appreciated.
Hire a licensed agent to represent you with your potential sellers, especially if your Italian is limited. They know the market, they know the sellers and they will do their best to help you find a property you will be delighted with.
By following the above tips, you arm yourself with some basic knowledge to start your search. Heaven in Tuscany is within your reach, but go about your search with your head and not your heart.
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