Property purchase: The three steps to buy property in Italy.

Understanding the process of buying property in Italy through an italian real estate agency.

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Beautiful period palazzo ready to live in. Colledimezzo.

Large historic palazzo ready to move in the centre of Colledimezzo, at 3 km from the lake. Abruzzo, Italy.

Character palazzo of about 200 sqm with vaulted, fresco ceilings and original details. 115.000 €. View Property.

Traditional Italian stone house with garden in Molise.

Character stone property of 167 sqm, with garden in Roccavivara. Molise, Italy.

Character property of 167 sqm, with vaulted ceilings, exposed bricks and antique furniture. 115.000 €. View Property.

Country house surrounded by 8.320 sqm of land. Gessopalena.

 Country house in habitable conditions situated in Gessopalena. Surrounded by 8.320 sqm of land with olive trees. Abruzzo, Italy.

Country property in habitable conditions, with olive grove. Fantastic panoramic view. 70.000 €. View Property.

Main Residency or Holiday House?

The tax on your first property purchase in Italy is 2% of the cadastral value. However you must obtain residenza (residency) within 18 months from the purchase, otherwise you will have to pay an additional 7% of the cadastral value, plus interest and a fine. The cadastral value is usually less than the purchase price of the property.

On your second house (holiday house) the tax rises to 9% of the cadastral value.

To purchase agricultural land in addition to that for sale with a house, you will pay 12% of the cadastral value. For building plots the tax is 15% of the cadastral value.