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Want Property In Europe? €1 Houses, Digital Nomad Visas, Cash And Other Enticing Offers

Forbes. Cecilia Rodriguez. 15 April 2022. Normally when people hear about European towns selling houses and even entire villages for symbolic prices — €1 — they’re not planning to move or change their lives but the offers are so intriguing that they wonder: ‘Why not’? There are so many semi-abandoned small towns in Europe with local officials looking for creative ways to revitalize their...

San Piero Patti, Sicily

Tips on buying a cheap house in Italy from those who’ve done it

CNN. Siliva Marchetti. December 3, 2021 Buying a cheap property in Italy is an attractive prospect for many travelers, particularly with the ever-growing number of towns offering up homes for next to nothing through regeneration schemes. While some have been brave enough to take the leap and snap up a house ranging in price from one to a few thousand euros in a rural Italian village, others are likely...

Rich Americans and Britons rush to buy cheap second homes in Italy

Business Day. Alice Kantor. October 21, 2021 Homes in Italian cities and the countryside have always held an allure for foreign buyers. Now the pandemic is supercharging demand from well-off Americans and Britons. That’s because a range of tax incentives, relatively lower prices and the potential for working remotely has kindled their desire to buy second homes in Italy. “There’s been a...

From Sunny Retreat to Forever Home

Scott Thompson first arrived in Sicily in 2007 in search of a warm and sunny holiday escape from rainy Manchester, UK. A home builder by profession, he purchased a small house in Cianciana for €5,000 and planned to come for three months to work on it. Unfortunately, Scott did not purchase his house through either a comune or a licensed realtor. The resulting problems caused him to spend the next 10...

The Americans who bought bargain homes in Italy’s deep south

CNN. Silvia Marchetti. September 10, 2021 Buying an abandoned home in a tiny, depopulated Italian village is something that many travelers will have mulled over, especially given the vast number of bargain house schemes launched in the European country over the past few years. After CNN Travel reported earlier this year that Latronico, situated in the deep south of Italy, had launched the...

Calabria

These pretty Italian villages want to pay you $33,000 to move in

CNN. Silvia Marchetti. July 23, 2021 Ever dreamed of opening an artisan boutique and settling down for good in an idyllic village in Italy's deep south where it's warm almost all year-round -- and get paid to do it? For those willing to take the plunge, it could soon no longer be just a dream. The region of Calabria plans to offer up to €28,000 ($33,000) over a maximum of three years to people...

Smart working: la dolce vita in the Italian countryside

TheMayor.eu. Tzvetozar vincent Iolov. May 25, 2021 Small Italian towns have definitely been devising an interesting strategy trying to reverse the demographic decline that is now an all-too-common phenomenon in the European countryside. We have all heard of the various 1-euro house offers to future residents, and now there is a different twist on that tactic from the towns of Santa Fiora...

Rural Italy Had a Pandemic Renaissance. Can It Last?

Bloomberg City Lab. Stefania D'Ignoti. May 21, 2021 After thousands of young workers fled urban lockdowns to the countryside, village leaders are trying to make sure they stay. It’s easier said than done.  A Medieval hamlet perched in the Madonie mountains of Sicily, Castelbuono looks straight out of a fairy tale, with narrow, winding streets and a stone-walled castle from the 14th...

These beautiful Italian towns will pay you to work remotely

CNN. Silvia Marchetti. May 9, 2021 Remote working has become a possibility for many during the pandemic, meaning the office can now be anywhere from a kitchen table to a sandy beach on the other side of the world. And while relocating to a picturesque Italian town might also factor on many people's lists, that prospect just got even better with two destinations offering to pay workers who make the...

Santo Stefano

A picturesque hilltop village in Italy will pay you to move and work there

CNBC. Vicky McKeever. October 23, 2020 The Italian village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio is hoping to attract new younger residents by offering them grants totaling as much as 44,000 euros ($52,022). The picturesque hilltop village in the Abruzzo region, southeast Italy shared details of the project on the local council’s website last week. Santo Stefano currently only has 115 residents, 41 of...

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