Italian property buyers set for a big surprise says expert

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A leading Italian property expert
with a quarter of a century’s experience believes that 2103 is a great time to
snap up a home in the country. Linda Travella says that many of Italy’s most
popular areas are now more affordable than they were five years ago. She has
also urged British buyers to consider homes with easy accessibility to the UK,
as we see next.

Easy international access and falling prices make Italian property a
great choice

Linda Travella of Casa Travella,
believes that three of the most popular areas with Italian property buyers –
Tuscany, Western Liguria and Lake Como – are now much more affordable than they
were in 2008.

She said: “The great advantage of
these three areas is, of course, their accessibility. There are flights to and
from Nice and Milan from all parts of the UK and these two airports have great
international access, which makes them an ideal base to buy a second home in
Italy.

“You will be surprised at the
type of Italian property you can buy for the money,’ she added.

Ms Travella cites the example of
a two bedroom, two bathroom newly restored apartment in a house in Western
Liguria. The property, which is just 10 kilometres from the sea and just an
hour and a quarter from Nice airport, is available for €135,000 (£115,040).

Nick Marr, director of overseas
property specialist HomesGoFast.com, agrees. He said: “There are plenty of
flights to airports convenient for second homes in Italy including Nice, Milan
and Pisa and so it’s easy to reach your holiday home.

“And, as property prices in Italy
have fallen over recent years, it is possible to pick up a one or two bedroom
home in a sought after area for as little as €100,000 (£85,220) or €120,000
(£102,260).”

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