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Hello, I'm ..... / Re: Looking for a long term rental
« Last post by pepone on February 16, 2019, 04:34:32 AM »
Hello, I saw your post now. Are you still searching? I rent a flat which offers all you want. Area is between Atri and Penne, very much space, near to the center of the village but not in the village and a fantastic view to the Gran Sasso.
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Hello, I'm ..... / Hello
« Last post by GoingSoon on February 05, 2019, 08:35:04 PM »
Hello everyone, noobie here  :)  Been living in Montesilvan for a few years. Needing a good dentist  :\
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Hello, I'm ..... / Re: A rustic to make a nono proud!
« Last post by Berris on January 21, 2019, 10:13:38 PM »
Paint it ups and do it ups! I love it. And great advice. 
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Hello, I'm ..... / Re: A rustic to make a nono proud!
« Last post by Venatore on January 21, 2019, 05:46:03 PM »
Hi Berris
Mine is a 3 bedroom end of terrace with a cantina underneath. It was sold as habitable!, connected to all the services and the land was a largish garden about 7 x 50m not including drive or terraces
Land can be a bit of an issue as when it comes up for sale neighbors can have first refusal, though gardens are a different issue.
My advice is take your time and let the web take the strain and if possible fall for a house that is structurally sound and complete as do it ups cost a lot more than paint it ups! Also learn to roll with rustic charm as shabby chic is cheap.
Best of luck.
V.
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Hello, I'm ..... / Re: A rustic to make a nono proud!
« Last post by Berris on January 21, 2019, 02:07:53 PM »
Thanks, GeordieBorn! I was there (or there abouts) just before Christmas. Amazing 1930s windows and doors on the houses in Jesmond! Fish on the beach from Rileys. It was a real treat. Made me wonder why I'd taken so long to visit.
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Hello, I'm ..... / Re: A rustic to make a nono proud!
« Last post by GeordieBorn on January 21, 2019, 01:59:15 PM »
Thanks so much, Levissima! This is a top tip, indeed. Many of the agents we've dealt with have reassured us that all of those sorts of things will be fine. And I did wonder, in the uk where I'm from there are all sorts of regulations about where and how you can live. Also a great idea to meet the commune. Thanks!
Welcome Berris!
Indeed there are many regulations in Italy as well, but many are different to those of the UK. So my top tip would be to expect the un-expected and don’t assume “it will be as in the UK” for anything. The other would be exactly what you are doing now i.e. research, research and more research. There are many a free article on buying in Italy out there, but if you have not yet done so, buying a book on the subject if nothing else leads on to many a question. Good luck!
 
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Hello, I'm ..... / Re: A rustic to make a nono proud!
« Last post by Berris on January 21, 2019, 12:34:17 PM »
Thanks so much, Levissima! This is a top tip, indeed. Many of the agents we've dealt with have reassured us that all of those sorts of things will be fine. And I did wonder, in the uk where I'm from there are all sorts of regulations about where and how you can live. Also a great idea to meet the commune. Thanks!
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Hello, I'm ..... / Re: A rustic to make a nono proud!
« Last post by levissima on January 21, 2019, 12:22:26 PM »
When you find somewhere suitable, make sure you go to the comune and check everything out first. Ie, is it habitable? Is it properly registered? Do the people selling it have the right to do so? Not only will this give you a clear idea of what your buying but also give you a chance to assess how efficient, competent your chosen comune is - some are better than others.

Good luck
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Hello, I'm ..... / Re: A rustic to make a nono proud!
« Last post by Berris on January 21, 2019, 10:18:49 AM »
Hi Venatore!

Thanks so much for this. It warms my heart to know that i'm not howling at the moon. There's so much wild variation in the houses advertised, the prices being asked and the advice being given out. Sometimes i wonder whether my dream might even be possible. But now i feel much reassured to hear that it certainly is. Thanks for the advice about access. Is yours the classic one room warehouse? Or the house overhanging the hill with the animal store underneath? How much land did you get? Any other things you 'wish you'd know at the start' or 'if there was just one thing i'd do differently' to pass on?

Cheers,
b
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Hello, I'm ..... / Re: A rustic to make a nono proud!
« Last post by Venatore on January 20, 2019, 10:00:24 PM »
Hi Berris and welcome to the Forum.

I bought my place about 5 years ago and it almost perfectly fits your description.
It was re modelled in the late 90s and then stood empty for 10 years before I bought it. It Came with a small patch of land with olive and fruit trees, has fantastic views but is near enough good roads so you don’t get trapped when the snow comes. It was just  less than your budget even after we re tiled the roof and put central heating in.
The asking price was just under twice what we paid but the owners lived in America and I doubt they had any intention of returning so we made a cheeky offer. Such properties do come up so let the internet be you friend and search the local immobilare and remember, if you hope to use it regularly, it’s a lot more rewarding if it’s easy to get to.
V.
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