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Archive for March, 2009

  • Italian property market to steady next year

    29th March, 2009

    Posted in Property

    The Italian property market has seen a marked drop in prices and sales volumes as a result of the global economic crisis. However, as mentioned in a previous blog, Italians still view property as a relatively safe haven given the turbulence in finan...

  • Sardinia scraps luxury taxes

    26th March, 2009

    Posted in Sardinia,Property andNews from Italy

    If you’re planning on visiting or perhaps investing in property in Sardinia, the good news is that it’s going to be cheaper to do so, thanks to plans unveiled by new governor Ugo Cappellacci. The small print, however, is that his plans will benefi...

  • Property in Florence market gradually coming to life

    22nd March, 2009

    Posted in Tuscany,Property andFlorence

    Technorati Tags: Real estate,Italy,Real estate in Italy,property for sale in Italy,Apartments in florence,Property in Italy The market for property and apartments in Florence is slowly stirring again – thanks to the reduction in prices over the past...

  • Is the kitchen vanishing from Italian homes?

    20th March, 2009

    Posted in Property andCulture

    Technorati Tags: Real estate italy,real estate,homes for sale in italy,property in italy,property for sale in italy,kitchens Is the idea of the traditional Italian kitchen about to become as passé as last week's pastaciutta? Increasingly, many af...

  • Could immigrants drive a resurgence in Italy's economy?

    18th March, 2009

    Posted in News from Italy

    Technorati Tags: Economy,Italy,Italian business,Italian economy Immigrants now account for 9.2 per cent of Italian GDP, official figures show. And nearly five per cent of the 3.5 million foreigners legally residents in Italy owns their own business. ...

  • Property in Italy: Green shoots amid the gloom

    16th March, 2009

    Posted in Property

    Technorati Tags: Real estate,homes for sale,property,real estate italy,property in italy,property for sale in italy,italian property Are these even further signs of optimism in the Italian property market? Requests for mortgage finance rose two per ...

  • Italian property purchasers keep faith in bricks and mortar

    14th March, 2009

    Posted in Property

    Technorati Tags: Real estate,homes,Italian real estate,property in Italy,properties for sale in Italy,homes for sale in Italy Despite the current price slowdowns in the Italian real estate market, an examination of figures from the latter half of 20...

  • Italian real estate tipped for resurgence

    11th March, 2009

    Posted in Property

    Technorati Tags: real estate,homes,property in italy,homes for sale in italy,properties for sale in italy Whisper it quietly, but there are hopes the Italian real estate market may be stirring back to life. Italian property conglomerate Tecnocasa f...

  • Cheapest property in Italy? Head for Calabria

    6th March, 2009

    Posted in Venice,Calabria andProperty

    Property in Italy tends to be more affordable the further south you go. That fact was dramatically underlined in a new survey this week, naming Vibo Valentia in Calabria as the cheapest place in which to buy Italian property. In this sunny Calabrian...

  • Loft properties in Italy

    4th March, 2009

    Posted in Property

    An increasingly popular type of property in Italy, especially in large towns and cities, is the loft apartment. Lofts have a certain cachet, evoking images of chic  Manhattan-style apartments, being valued for their style, convenience and location ra...