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it has proven easy for lots of americans coming back to there roots as for money how do want to live ect lingo as long as you can say boun gorno and grazia and smile that will do for starters if you need any help I can put you in touch with americans who have moved to abruzzo

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Concur with Pudd ing eniosity! That said, it is good to do your homework before arriving. Also, very difficult to earn money on the Italian economy.

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Hello all, I just joined this thread. I'm a dual national, USA and UK, of 100% Italian descent. I am currently living in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and looking to buy a property in my maternal grandfather's village, Pettorano sul Gizio. I'd like to know of legal issues, problems from expat buyer in Italy. Since I have EU citizenship, I know there will be no legal obstacles preventing me from living in Italy. However, I don't know Italian property laws and have heard many horror stories of fellow Brits buying property in Spain.

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Hello all, I just joined this thread. I'm a dual national, USA and UK, of 100% Italian descent. I am currently living in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and looking to buy a property in my maternal grandfather's village, Pettorano sul Gizio. I'd like to know of legal issues, problems from expat buyer in Italy. Since I have EU citizenship, I know there will be no legal obstacles preventing me from living in Italy. However, I don't know Italian property laws and have heard many horror stories of fellow Brits buying property in Spain.
unlike spain Italy is very thougher on house sales and purchase where is the town your talking about is it in abruzzo

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unlike spain Italy is very thougher on house sales and purchase where is the town your talking about is it in abruzzo
In the province of Aquila about 4 kilometers from Sulmona.

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It appears that my reply was not published. Apologies if it's printed more than once. Thanks for your reply. Pettorano sul Gizio is a tiny village four kilometers outside the city of Sulmona. I see you're also from the UK. Other than taking a very long time to close, I have no problem buying a property in the UK. It took me three months to close on my flat in London whilst it usually takes less than a month to close in the US. Do the Italians perform a a title search guaranteeing that there are no leans or disputed claims of ownership against the property? What about engineering reports? I speak no Italian ; but can get by in Spanish. I found my Spanish not very helpful at all except when I met someone working the the Atri (city in Abruzzo) City Hall who spoke Spanish; but not English. I will not need to work in Italy. I want to use the property as a retirement home. Has anybody in this thread every rented out a property in Italy?

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It appears that my reply was not published. Apologies if it's printed more than once. Thanks for your reply. Pettorano sul Gizio is a tiny village four kilometers outside the city of Sulmona. I see you're also from the UK. Other than taking a very long time to close, I have no problem buying a property in the UK. It took me three months to close on my flat in London whilst it usually takes less than a month to close in the US. Do the Italians perform a a title search guaranteeing that there are no leans or disputed claims of ownership against the property? What about engineering reports? I speak no Italian ; but can get by in Spanish. I found my Spanish not very helpful at all except when I met someone working the the Atri (city in Abruzzo) City Hall who spoke Spanish; but not English. I will not need to work in Italy. I want to use the property as a retirement home. Has anybody in this thread every rented out a property in Italy?
yep I googled you proposed village its a stones thow as the crow flys from were we live pretoro just the other side of the mountane towards the adreatic
as for searches you need to find a good honest gerometer who will do the title seachs he will then pass them on to a notiao if you want names of English speaking geroms in this area and all so an English speaking avocato eq to our sollocter pm me I also now a very reliable English person who has bought and lived in sulmoner for several years and she like all of who have been here a wile has sorted whos bad and whos good and she letts out property any way pm me and see were we go from there

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my advice would be to learn as much Italian as you can, never be afraid to ask, and at least learn two phrases in Italian...."Pardon my Italian" "How do you say that in Italian" and always be aware that you are now the funny foreigner

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my advice would be to learn as much Italian as you can, never be afraid to ask, and at least learn two phrases in Italian...."Pardon my Italian" "How do you say that in Italian" and always be aware that you are now the funny foreigner
good advise , but I would like to add bee prepared to be charged a lot more for every thing , as you will not only be the funny foreigner ( but a poulie that's a chicken ready for plucking ) seek advise from people who have been here a wille , we did not have that optician as we were some of the first English in this area and boy did we get plucked

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My husband and I have been contemplating moving/retiring to Italy (we are in our 60s) and have seen a property in Introdacqua which very much appeals. We are waiting to sell our property here in Australia and in the meantime we have been thinking..thinking..thinking if this is the right thing to do. We will be living on our pension (with a little more in the bank). Our main concern is not speaking Italian (though we are determined to learn) and having to deal with normal day-to-day stuff and also my husband loves to drive and although we can start off with an International Driving Permit we will in the end have to obtain an Italian licence which will mean, of course, taking the test both theory and practical in Italian. I believe due to a reciprocal agreement we can be covered by the Italian health system but unfortunately it appears that no private health insurer will cover people over 65. Also there is the question of Abruzzo being an earthquake area and I also understand that one cannot insure for earthquakes and apparently Italians do not insure their homes. We also do not want to be isolated we want to be close to some colour and movement with easy access to cafes, restaurants, etc. Any advice anyone can give will be most appreciated. We know many people are leaving Italy and are we wise to even contemplate retiring to Italy? Ciao!

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