Want to live in your Italian dream home? Buying a house in Italy is easy. Finding a house is the hard part.
Having an English/Italian speaking representative here, on the ground in Italy, can save you immeasurable time and money. Scroll down to discover our services and some of the amazing properties available today!
Buying a home in Italy can be a dream come true. But finding your Italian dream home can seem like a never-ending struggle. (Read our story). Let us help you to avoid the pitfalls, trials, and tribulations of hunting, negotiating, and purchasing a home in a foreign land. We can be your experienced, available, English / Italian speaking representative here on the ground in Italy. We will work tirelessly to find you dozens of potential properties and guide you through the buying process, thereby saving you invaluable time and money.
We specialize in properties located in the Monferrato region of Piedmont in Northern Italy. Our Real Estate services include:
We are not real estate agents. We are go-betweens, we represent and serve you! We offer our services to clients seeking to significantly streamline and avoid pitfalls of the transatlantic search, buy, and move processes.
Scroll down to read Our Story and to view some of our featured real estate listings. We think you will be astounded by the selection, quality, and value of available properties in the Monferrato region.
Houses are beautiful, traditional, classically Italian and oh, so affordable in this undiscovered region of Monferrato.
Scroll through some of our favorites and you'll agree, the houses and prices are incredible!!!
Ours was a typical story of house hunting from a foreign land. We spent 3 years taking a dozen transatlantic trips to Italy, traversing the country several times looking for the area that we wanted to live in. Classically Italian. Undeveloped and unadulterated historic towns. Quaint small cities nearby. An abundance of natural beauty. A local economy. And eventually, we found our spot -- Monferrato. A highly unspoiled, undeveloped, protected, Unesco World Heritage area in Piemonte, an hour or so drive from some of Italy's best cities and places - Turin, Milan, the Lakes Region (Como, Orta, Maggiore...), Genoa, Portofino, Cinque Terre, the Dolomites, the Italian Riviera...
Then the real work began. We made more transatlantic trips. We dealt with dozens of Italian real estate agents, many of whom had a very laid back approach to selling houses. We looked at more than 100 houses. No matter how great a house seemed online, no matter how specific the criteria we relayed to the real estate agent, the vast majority of the houses we were shown were not to our liking. In the end, we found our house from real estate listings posted on the bulletin board of a town square.
Through this, we discovered a huge need for anyone looking to buy a home in Italy from afar. If only there had been someone on the ground in Italy to represent us who understood and took very seriously our criteria and the kind of house, environs, and locations we were looking for. Someone who could constantly monitor the dozens of local real estate websites (in Italy there are no central listing sites like Zillow or MLS), someone who could wade through hundreds of houses that look good online but aren't good in person. Someone who knows and lives among the areas and towns and could do reconnaissance, could weed out the unacceptable, could justify asking prices, could take helpful photos (!!!) .
And most importantly, an English/Italian speaking someone who could gather and wrangle and track listings and information from dozens of Italian real estate agents. Because when buying a house in Italy, you don't just deal with one real estate agent, you have to deal with each of the sellers' agents who represent the properties you are interested in. When you work with an agent here, you work with the seller's agent who will show you only the properties that they are selling. They don't show you properties that they don't represent. In other words, there aren't really separate "buyer's agents" in Italy. We act as that "buyer's agent" for you -- your representative who can provide info on all properties for sale, regardless of agent or agency, If such a person had been here for us, we could have saved thousands of dollars and many months of our precious time.
Avoid the frustration and stress, the wasted time and energy, and the wasted money. Hire us as your Personal Real Estate Concierge. We can save you thousands of dollars in expenses and time. And our annual fee is about the cost of an airline ticket for two people. Next to moving to Italy, it will be the best move you can make!
Our driveway above. I love it! We bought a 6,000 sqft country house with outbuildings and 8 acres for US$189,000!!
Let us help you find your Italian dream house and save you thousands of dollars in the process...
Houses are insanely inexpensive in this beautiful region of Monferrato in Piedmont in Northern Italy. We purchased our 6,000 sqft farmhouse with additional barns, two cantinas (underground wine cellars - ours are cavernous), and eight acres of land for €170,000 (about US$190k at current exchange rates). For the median home price in a city like Philadelphia, you could buy here a house beyond your wildest dreams. We know where they are!!!
Whether you are looking to buy a turn-key property or a renovation, we track traditional and historic Italian properties of all prices and conditions. We present only pre-1920 homes, built in the traditional historic Italian and Piemontese style. This style is signified by:
Listed below are just a few of, what we believe to be, the finest homes in the best locations (very important consideration!!!) currently for sale in this stunning Unesco World Heritage region.
To find out what your Italian Dreamhouse will cost in US $:
1. Convert the list price which is in Euros to US Dollars. You can find current exchange rates and conversion tables at xe.com
2. If this will be your primary residence , add approximately 6% to the sale price to cover agent fees, notary, etc. NOTE: If you are buying as a primary residence, there are NO PROPERTY TAXES -- ever!
3. If it will not be your primary residence, add approximately 12% to the sale price to cover property taxes, agent fees, notary, etc.
Stone House. 1,700 sqft. Grounds.
Stone Houses (2x). 4.000 sqft. Grounds.
Apartment. 1,000 sqft. 19th Century.
Villa. 2,000 sqft. Garden.
Villa. 3,200 sqft. Garden.
Country House. 3,200 sqft. Garden.
Palazzo. 6,600 sqft. Grounds
Country House. 4,400 sqft. Garden.
Country House. 5,000 sqft. Garden.
Villa. 9,600 sqft. Grounds.
Villa. 5,500 sqft. Grounds.
Villa. 11,000 sqft. Grounds.
Villa. 9,000 sqft. Grounds.
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