Item description for Buying a Home in Italy: A Survival Handbook (Buying a Home in Italy) by David Hampshire...
Fully revised and updated 3rd edition and the best-selling book about buying property in Italy since it was first published in 1999. Essential reading for anyone planning to buy a home in Italy and the most comprehensive and up-to-date source of information available. Buying a Home in Italy is designed to guide you through the property jungle and make buying a home a pleasant and enjoyable experience. Most importantly, it contains vital information to help you avoid disasters that can turn your dream home into a nightmare - and will also save you time, trouble and money!
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.1" Width: 5.8" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Sep 25, 2003
Publisher Survival Books, Ltd.
ISBN 1901130827 ISBN13 9781901130829
Availability 0 units.
More About David Hampshire
David Hampshire is an experienced travel writer (author, co-author and editor of over 20 books) and an authority on living and working abroad. He lived in Switzerland for over five years and still visits regularly, but now lives in Bath and London (England).
Reviews - What do customers think about Buying a Home in Italy: A Survival Handbook (Buying a Home in Italy)?
A tell it like it is book Apr 10, 2007
This is excellent in that we had to take a good hard look at what we dreamed of doing in another part of the world..Yes the notion of living in Tuscany is very inviting..but if you are not a negotiator or have the patience to work on a project like buying or leasing from a foreign agent ..you will be very disappointed.. The book pointed out the paper work and the slow pace that they work at in Italy.. ANd we as Americans have a tendency to demand results now..and it just doesn't work that way. If if you had a rich relative in Italy that left you a place. I would probably take years and several translators to get the job done..It opened out eyes to situations we had not been aware of..i am so glad we bought this book..Vry honest and down to earth..covers everything...
Don't bother if you're an American! Jan 21, 2003
This book is all but useless to residents of the US looking for good information about moving to Italy. The book is mostly for residents of EU countries, England most specifically. Altho there are a few items of general interest, and some mention of things pertaining to US citizens, I think it would be a waste of money for anyone who needs serious, current advice. Please note the the 2 favorable reviews are from people who are not US citizens. Save your money!
BUYING A HOME IN ITALY Nov 21, 2002
A MUST-HAVE BOOK IF YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE PITFALLS AS WELL AS THE PLEASURES OF HAVING A HOME IN ITALY - THERE IS AN INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF INFORMATION, PRESENTED IN A PLEASANT AND ACCESSIBLE STYLE. WONDERFUL VALUE!
italian home buying details revealed Apr 11, 2000
an informative book which unravels the mysteries of setting up home in italy. the book does not romanticise the aspects of venturing into the italian real estate market, nor does it dissuade the reader from pursuing the venture any farther. rather, the book provides an objective and practical guide to house buying in italy. it also has helpful information about everyday living in italy such as setting up a bank account. i have read several books on the subject and recommend this book thoroughly. (i also recommend victoria pybus's "living and working in italy".)