Buying a second home is a very hard decision to take, especially if overseas.
You can use it as a weekend getaway or a seasonal holiday home, your new and definitive retreat or an investment. In any case it could be a minefield. That’s why, if you are planning such a change here are your 5 New Year’s resolutions that will put you closer to owning your Italian hideaway in 2018.
1. Determine your budget!
Whether you are using cash or you need to take a mortgage from the bank to buy your home in Italy, it is important that you know exactly how much you can spend for the purchase, but also with a view to the possible extra expenses for renovation works and purchase property taxes for instance. So do not waste time looking at homes which are beyond your budget.
2. Choose the right place for you
You surely have an idea of where your dream home should be located. Many people associate Italy exclusively with Tuscany as it is one of the most famous places worldwide, but there are many other regions and off-the-beaten track destinations you probably do not know which are equally beautiful and perhaps more affordable, so you should always do research about the territory to determine which is the area that best suits you. Also consider what is important to you to have in the nearby surroundings.
3. Make a checklist
Make a list of the features you are looking for in your ideal home and that are essential for you and the steps to take to achieve your goal. Using checklists ensures that you won’t forget anything in your adventure to Italy.
4. Shop around
Only once this is all clear to you, you can restrict your search, and start surfing the net. Gate-Away.com can definitely help you in this arduous but pleasant task with its wide array of properties situated in the most beautiful Italian location… and don’t be shy! If you are interested in some properties, ask for more info and photos to know more about them through the contact form you find at the end of each property page.
5. Head to Italy
Last but not least, enjoy Italy! Make appointments and fly to Italy to visit the properties that are closest to your stereotypes with your own eyes but also the area.