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Reality of Italy’s 1 Euro Dream Homes

27 March 2024. ABC.Net.Au - Foreign Correspondent. Natalie Whiting and Matt Henry. La dolce vita or a renovation nightmare? Here’s what it’s really like when you buy a 1-euro house in a Sicilian village. A house for 1 euro There’s an adage about a deal that sounds this good. So, what’s the catch? Well, you have to renovate the place. In Mussomeli, buyers need to prove their commitment to...

Was Italy’s $1 Home Scheme Worth It?

Insider News.  March 1, 2024 The $1 property scheme attracted people from all over the world to buy old homes in dying Italian towns. But did it work — and how much did they really spend? We spoke to Tam and Gary Holm and Danny McCubbin to find out. Watch the video...

These Americans bought abandoned homes in Italy for as little as $1 and spent thousands renovating: Was it worth it?

CNBC Make It.  Jennifer Liu and Mickey Todiwala.  February 22, 2024 Picture this: A house with extensive mold, water damage, termites and a collapsed roof in a tiny town where you don’t speak the language. Not exactly a prime real estate opportunity, right? For Rubia Daniels, though, the dilapidated building in Sicily also served as an exciting chance to build the home of her dreams — and it...

I bought a four-story house in Italy for the price of a Mars Bar

The Sun.  Hope Brotherton.  28 September 2023 A couple who snapped up a cheap home in Italy, quickly purchased a €1 property too. Jeffrey Pfefferle and his partner Leon McNaught paid just over €32,000 (£27,651) for two homes in Mussomeli, Sicily. The town launched the one euro homes to encourage foreign tourists and to stop the depopulation of the area. Jeffrey was tempted by the...

I bought a $62,200 house in Italy, where I’m planning to live most of the time.

Business Insider.  Jordan Pandy.  3 July 2023 This as-told-to essay is based on a conversation with Lorrah Minton, 53, about her experience buying low-priced properties in Mussomeli, Italy, a 10,000-person town in Sicily, as an American citizen. Minton chronicles her experiences abroad on her Tik Tok account. The following has been edited for length and clarity. I travel a lot. I've gone to...

Italian towns vie to attract celebrity renovators like Alan Carr to drive British demand for one-euro homes

iNews. 16 May 2023 For Italian towns fighting for survival as local populations plummet, celebrity attention can be the difference between life and death. Local administrations in Italy have been trying for years to lure newcomers by putting dilapidated houses on the market for €1, and now a growing number vying to snare celebrity buyers to drive demand for the run-down homes. In a recent...

Meet the UK buyers who bought €1 houses in Italy

Evening & Standard. 14 March 2023. Emma Magnus Italy's €1 home scheme is the stuff of dreams. The kind that start on a dull winter’s day in London, say, sparking a vision of a new life in the Italian sunshine, living in a house that costs less than an espresso. Introduced in 2008, the scheme was intended to combat depopulation in rural towns, revitalising them with new...

US couple transforms abandoned Italian house into dream home with an elevator

CNN Travel. Silvia Marchetti. 3 August 2022 Buyers from all around the world have been snapping up dilapidated Italian homes at rock bottom prices over the past few years as numerous depopulated towns and villages attempt to revive their dwindling communities by offering property bargains. While the prospect of substantial structural upgrades, along with the red tape often involved in purchasing a home...

I Stayed in a 1 Euro Villa in Sicily — Here’s What It Was Like

Travel+Leisure. Stacey Leasca. 31 July 2022 It's very possible you've never heard of Sambuca, Italy. It's not a place made famous by Instagram, nor a place filled with any particular industry that would lure in the crowds. It's a spot that's barely a speck on the map, located some 42 miles southwest of Palermo on the island of Sicily, with fewer than 6,000 permanent residents. But it's a spot worth...

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