Retire Overseas Conference Orlando 27th / 30th of August

Conference Live and Invest Overseas – 
Orlando 27th / 30th of August 2017

This year ARP will participate to the annual conference of Live and Invest Overseas in Orlando, Florida. More info.

Habitable country house with land and olive grove, Molise.

Country house of 190 sqm, surrounded by 1 hectare of olive grove. Poggio Sannita, Molise, Italy.

Country house of 190 sqm, surrounded by 1 hectare of olive grove. Poggio Sannita. 70.000 €. View Property.

Restored 200 year old stone 132 sqm villa close to Palmoli, Italy.

Restored 200 year old stone 132 sqm villa surrounded by one hectare of land close to Palmoli, Abruzzo.

Beautiful restored old stone villa with one hectare of land, four bedrooms and four bathrooms. 185.000 €. View Property.

Beautiful villa with sea view. Montenero di Bisaccia. Molise.

Beautiful villa with breath-taking view of the Adriatic sea, Majella mountain and rolling hills. Molise, Italy.

Beautiful villa. 370 sqm of habitable space surrounded by 1.500 sqm garden. 350.000 €. View Property.

Life in Abruzzo. Events and Traditions.

This blog promotes life style in Abruzzo and Molise regions. Events, festivals, traditions and many others interesting, funny and useful tips about Abruzzo and Molise.

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Taxes to purchase a house in Italy

 In January 2014 the Italian government has issued a new taxation scheme related to the purchase of real estates in Italy.

Firstly, let us see the taxes involved in this new scheme: Registration Tax (Imposta di Registro), Cadastral Tax (Imposta Catastale) and Mortgage Tax (Imposta Ipotecaria).

Now, let us see what the changes are:

- If the house is purchased from a private seller

The Cadastral Tax and the Mortgage Tax have been reduced from 168,00 euro in 2013 to 50,00 euro in 2014.

The Registration Tax for “first house” buyers* has been reduced from the 3% of the cadastral value in 2013 to the 2% of the cadastral value in 2014. Therefore, the new 2014 taxation scheme results advantageous for “first house” buyers.

In the other hand, “second house” buyers*, will have to face an increment of the 2% of the Registration Tax, that has increased from the 7% to the 9%.

If the house is purchased from a private seller, IVA is not due.

- If the house is purchased from a constructor or from a company

If the house is purchase from a developer, a constructor or a private company the Registration Tax, the Cadastral Tax and the Mortgage Tax will cost 200,00 euro each for either “first house” buyers or “second house” buyers. The difference is the amount of IVA that will have to be paid: “first house” buyers are required to pay the 4% of the purchase price of IVA. “Second house” buyers will pay the 10% of the purchase price of IVA.

The box below reports the main changes related to the new 2014 taxation to purchase a house in Italy.






Purchase from a private seller


Registration Tax

2% of cadastral value

9% of cadastral value

Cadastral Tax



Mortgage Tax




Purchase from a developer or constructor


4% of purchase price

10% of purchase price

Registration Tax



Cadastral Tax



Mortgage tax



*Fisrt house buyer is who will move its residency in the house that is being purchased.
*Second house buyer is who will not move its residency in the house that is being purchased.

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Solar panel

 The 31st December 2013 is the deadline for the Ecobonus 2013.

  • What type of energy requalification the Ecobonus Decree finances?

  • What type of fiscal benefits the government grants with this Decree?

1)      Photovoltaic systems installed on the roof of  private properties. The Ecobonus Decree grants  the 50% of tax credit for the installation of  photovoltaic system on the roof of private properties.

2)      Solar panels designed for hot water production. The Ecobonus Decree grants  the 65% of tax credit for the installation of solar panels for hot water production.

3)      Replacement of the old winter air conditioning systems with condensing boilers. The Ecobonus Decree grants  the 65% of tax credit to replace the old winter air conditioning systems with condensing boilers.

4)      Replacement of old windows and shutters with new insulating ones. The Ecobonus Decree grants  the 65% of tax credit.

5)      Roof insulation and caulking. The Ecobonus Decree grants  the 65% of tax credit to undertake insulation or caulking works.

To be entitled to the benefit of the 50% - 65% tax credit, all the payments related to the above mentioned restoration/renovation works have to be done by bank transfer within the 31s December 2013. The Ecobonus Decree grants up to 96.000,00 euro for the 50% tax credit scheme while the 65% tax credit scheme varies in relation to the type of restoration carried out.

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Deposit to buy a house in Italy


 Do you know what caparra means? Caparra means a deposit, a down payment.

But, did you know that there are two different kinds of Caparra?
Caparra confirmatoria and Caparra penitenziale, it is important to know that there are substantial differences amongst the two.

Caparra confirmatoria and Caparra penitenziale.
What the difference?

- In case of default in completing on the agreed terms, the purchaser will automatically lose the whole of the deposit paid.
- Conversely, if the vendor is to blame, he will be under a binding legal duty to pay to the buyer twice over, the sum originally received as a deposit.
- In addition further sums may be payable, if it is proved that the damages actually exceed the amount of the deposit.

- Subject to the actual wording of the contract, it will enable either or both parties to the contract to withdraw from the transaction.
- By allowing the vendor to keep the deposit paid, in the case of the buyer withdrawing.
- Or compelling the vendor to return the deposit received, where the vendor wishes to terminate the contract.

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Story of a successful property purchase in Abruzzo.

  We always went to Italy for our holidays and loved the country. For several years I used to look at various property sites on the internet to get a feel of what you got for your money in the different regions.
In 2011 we spent 6 weeks travelling around Italy (also France, Spain and Malta) to make sure we definitely wanted to buy in Italy and then to settle on a region.

We decided upon southern Abruzzo and spent the next 6 months searching for the right property. We were looking for something to renovate as we had done this is the UK and it would be a project for us.

We nearly bought a charming house in the mountains but as on one trip it was under offer we found a complete ruin only one mile from the sea and a wonderful promenade. Then the one in the mountain came back on the market so we had a dilemma. We sat at the airport pondering the pros and cons of both but the one near the beach won and we have never regretted it....

Only 35 minutes from the airport and 2 miles from the motorway exit and you can even walk to the station. Also the weather seemed more settled there. Shops not far and the nearest large town only 10 minutes drive. We hit it lucky too with the estate agent's assistant who dealt with our sale. She was very proactive and kept us informed of progress all the way along.

We employed an italian solicitor in London and he dealt with all the legal side and selected the notary in Italy and the sale went through relatively smoothly. I would do this again as he acted solely for us whereas the notary acts for the state. The agent helped us with the codice fiscale and opening an Italian bank account. I researched and found a foreign currency broker, which has been great and hassle free in purchasing euros and transferring money over to wherever in Italy at a moments notice.

We made the offer in November, completed in person the following March and started the renovation in June. We used a local geometra to check out a few things for us and I think the one we found was exceptional, we asked about his past projects and he put us in touch with a previous client. He thoroughly recommended him and he turned out to be fantastic and transformed our ruin to one to move into in only six months.

Most of our communications was done by email with a couple of visits in between. He would send us regular updates with photos and we made stage payments via our foreign currency broker in the UK so we could transfer funds the same day.
My language skills are that of an intermediate but it has improved as the whole renovation was communicated in Italian. | think the secret of a successful renovation has been finding a trustworthy and competent geometra (who has since become a firm friend). He stuck to his estimate, any extras being changes we instigated.

The locals are so friendly and we have made several friends there already, mainly Italian but also expats like us. We have sourced things in local shops and that helps us integrate into the local village. We used someone found on an Abruzzo expat site to transport some furniture out.

We probably will spend about a third of our time there (we have our children and good friends in the UK, and wouldn't want to leave them permanently), sometimes going by car and the rest by plane, cheapflights are always available.

We love the beauty and variety of the region, rolling hills, mountains, agricultural landscapes, mountains, sea, climate of course.
We can ski in a resort which is only one hour away.
We retired just before the house was finished. We now have years to explore the many villages and towns nearby and venture to Naples, Rome and the south just a few hours away.

Starting from scratch with a ruin has been a challenge but so rewarding seeing the end result.

We now also have a new interest as we have a small vineyard and we are slowly learning about vitriculture with the help of the previous owner/farmer. My husband has just completed a course on vineyard maintenance at our local (UK) agricultural college. We have also started to have friends and family stay with us when we are there and doubtless to say the children will use the place more when they get their own families.

Stone house in Abruzzo
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