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Steps involved in buying a house

House buying is a fairly organized process so long as you are going through an agent. Like in the US, the agent will handle most of the paperwork. I might recommend that you use one that is familiar with foreigners buying property in Italy as there are some details particular […]

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Down to the wire

Just a couple weeks left. Still in a semi holding pattern as the last things to do will be sort of final week things Made myself a list of what all needs to be done. I thought it might be longer. Address forwarding – (Keeping a US address is a […]

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Your Stuff

If you are moving to Italy to live, you will need some of your ‘stuff’. You should however think carefully just what you need to send and what you don’t. If you have a significant amount of household goods, you will clearly want to work with shipping company that specializes […]

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Moving Pets

Moving your pet to Italy is not too difficult. It can be a bit expensive however. If you have a really small dog or small cat, it can travel with you so long as it and the carrier is under 18Lbs. You will want to dig into airlines policy because […]

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Elective Residence Visa Achieved

This was our last significant hurdle. I had done tons and tons of research on expat forums, and stories there vary wildly. Typically you see only people posting about their dismay at failing to get the visa, and only occasionally a post about success. And those typically never give very […]

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Setting up a Power of Attorney.

Ok, so far, the steps have been. Pick out a House Have the preliminary contract completed and filed and the down payment made. The next step will be to complete the house purchase. And because we don’t want to have to fly back to Italy just to sign documents, we […]

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A change in house plans

At first we were sure that the house in Vestea was the one we wanted. But after some careful thought, we decided to go with a different property. This one in Casalanguida. The house is about the same size but we could buy it for 30,000EU less. With this in […]

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First House Hunting Trip

Our first house hunting trip, actually ends up likely being our only house hunting trip. We have never been people who agonize over a decision. Thanks to the internet, we had looked a many potential houses. And thanks to Street View, we had given the towns and areas they were […]

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