3 books about buying real estate in Italy

On my other blog, I was blogging about an article that called buying real estate in Prague a great way to get rich. Well Prague isn’t too far away from Rome, which is where I want to buy a little real estate.

Of course, I have no intention of investing. I just love Rome and want to live there. Some of you may remember this from when I wrote about Rome museums and restaurants. On that blog entry someone asked how one goes about retiring in Rome. There’s something I should know!

So I tracked down a few books, which I thought I’d share here to see if you have any comments on the books or other suggestions. Buying a Property: Italy certainly has the right title, but not all reviews are positive. One speaks of misleading information. The Complete Guide To Buying Property In Italy also has a good title but no reviews. Buying a Home in Italy: A Survival Handbook is more for EU citizens than for Americans according to one review.

I suppose I’ll have to read them all for myself, but if anyone has any suggestions, please share!

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  1. Nat says:

    Move to Italy, rent for a year or so, than make the decision if you like to live there and if you do buy your own appartment. This advice is good for any one who wants to retire to a place you only have been on vacation.

  2. James Trotta says:

    Thanks Nat – I’m sure you’re right. I did rent in Rome for a month and in Assissi for another month. The only possibility I can see is that I’ll find another city that I think I love as much. My plan is to go on a big trip (or a couple) and visit all the cities that might interest me. When one compares to Rome I’ll rent there for a month or so to make sure that Rome is still my #1 choice. I think it will be though.

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