Archive for the ‘Property’ Category

22 weeks to buy a home in Italy’s cities

Friday, August 27th, 2010

The average sale of a property in one of Italy's large cities currently takes 22 weeks, a survey has revealed. The 154-day period, a little over five months, is actually a couple of days down compared to six months previously, figures for January to June this year indicate. The process of buying ...

Foreigners’ budgets rise in Italy real estate sector

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

The spending power of overseas buyers looking for a property in Italy has risen sharply this year, new research suggests. The three months to the end of June saw a 23 per cent rise in the average value of homes they have enquired about compared with the first three months ...

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s new €30m Italy mansion

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

This is the lavish mansion in Italy that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have just paid more than €30million for. The sprawling, 1,675sq m villa is in Valpolicella in the Veneto region and is about an hour and a half by road from Venice. The Hollywood couple and their ...

Finding A Home On Lake Como

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Given that offers of a reported US$26million failed to get George Clooney to part with his luxury mansion on the banks of Lake Como, the recent dredging up of a half-tonne store of WWII explosives close by wasn't likely to budge him. Guess it's official: the film icon simply ...

Finding A Dream Home In Sicily

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

It was once almost synonymous with the Mob. Now Sicily, the Mediterranean's largest island, is turning itself into one of the key property in Italy hotspots. One key factor behind the soaring popularity of property in Sicily is the island's prices, which are in general not ...