When I decided I wanted to buy in Italy, I started doing research on the internet & found Vignaverde, who offered a ‘Taste of Abruzzo’ tour, which I immediately booked as it was a region I was interested in. It was a fantastic way to discover the region of Abruzzo & I wasn’t disappointed. It is a beautiful region of Italy & not only did we visit different towns in the region, we also got to look at some properties for sale; so I got a feel for different properties & could be more specific in my property search once it started in earnest.
I finally found the house for me after 3 separate visits & lots of viewings. Dave & Claudio were patient & worked hard to meet my brief, which did change after viewing so many properties. They never applied too much pressure to buy as they understood how important it was to me to find the right place. It was a new property on their books which clinched it for me, as I saw it the day I was leaving, I had to leave everything with Dave & Claudio.
The buying process in Italy is very different from the UK, so I was very glad to have Vignaverde’s expertise to help me. They did all the negotiations on my behalf, keeping me informed throughout. Once a price was agreed, it all moved fairly quickly & deposits were paid to secure the property. They also put me in touch with a company to exchange my GBP Stirling into Euros & helped set up a bank account in Italy for all the payments. Finalising the purchase of the property was straightforward, Vignaverde took me through the process step by step & then we met with the Notary & the sellers to sign all the paperwork. It all went smoothly & in no small part down to Vignaverde’s expertise & help with the whole process. I can’t imagine how I would have fared had I not had the assistance, expertise & shared knowledge from Vignaverde.
L HudsonUK20th July 2018
In July 2016, having bought our second property through Vignaverde, we began the restoration of the old farmhouse in the south west corner of Abruzzo. We had sold our first Italian property (again with Vignaverde), which had been our holiday home, as we were now permanent residents in this wonderful part of the world. Our Continue Reading
You have helped dispel a lot of the myths surrounding buying property in Italy, before encountering yourselves we were led to believe that such a transaction would be a bureaucratic nightmare, it was anything but and all due to the manner in which you assisted. Continue Reading