I can help you find your dream house in Apulia and buy it
I accompany you during the entire process
The above photos are for illustration purposes only and are not for sale through me.
The search for a house is usually a time-consuming matter and I can help you to reduce this as much as possible and to search specifically for the house in Apulia that you would like to buy. Your dream home! It is also true that few real estate agents here are really good at speaking other languages and it is good to have someone on your side who is not bound by any of them, who only looks after your interests and also translates for you.
It is important to make an inventory in advance of the type of house you are looking for and what the available budget is. Is it going te be a holiday home or do you want to move to Apulia and live here permanently? It is also very important to determine in which town or area you are looking. Some areas are also slightly higher in price than others. Should there be trulli or not? Of course also important if you are looking for a fix or a house that has already been renovated, with or without swimming pool or the possibility to make one. After that I will send you a portfolio with eligible houses and then you can choose the houses you want to view during your stay here.
I also make the appointments with the real estate agents and owners, so that your time here is fully utilized.
My guidance is complete, from looking for a house to until passing the deed at the notary.
For the conditions and method, I request you to send a message via the contact form below.
September 2018: The day before yesterday we went to the notary for the deed of A.’s house. He came here for the first time July 2017 with friends and soon it was determined that the desired house had to be a group of restored trulli + lamia with a swimming pool. A beautiful restoration with high-quality materials it had to be, near Ostuni and with at least 3-4 bedrooms. In fact, we had already found that house on the first day that we had appointments with various real estate agents. However, that was a sort of emergency for the agent because there were 2 houses that were rented out to tourists that could not be seen and she had already understood what he was interested in. The house was not for sale and there were also tourists in it. The owners, had said they might want to sell. The English tenants were not happy with our arrival and we only got to see the outside. Afterwards I went in September, without the buyer, to see it when the owners themselves were present. Beautiful house, but all in all they were not so sure if they wanted to sell. Dozens of houses later, all of which were not as popular as this dream villa, finally we had an agreement and last September we went to the notary. What a satisfaction that the goal has nevertheless been achieved. A satisfied customer and I am happy for him and his family that it went through. Now, May 2019, A. has been there many times with his family and has put his stamp on the house. Details were improved, photovoltaic panels were installed, and cabinets were improved or newly built. Lovely to see how a personal touch has been added! This gives me a sense of satisfaction and I hope to help others finding and buying their dream home in Apulia.
December 2018: Before they came here, I had a few weeks of intensive mail contact with the O’s. They asked for my mediation and because there was some urgency due to circumstances, I spent 2.5 weeks searching intensively for suitable houses, often into the small hours of the night. A smaller budget, but that is a challenge. They were here for 4 days and we started very early in the morning since it is dark in the winter shortly after 4 p.m. That was pretty hard work for all of us. We also applied got a Codice Fiscale for them from the tax authorities and opened a bank account and yes, it worked and that already during the first trip!
End of January 2019: >Unfortunately, the owner did not accept the offer. She no longer wants to sell the villa and we started looking again. It has become one of the houses that I found and was much better than the one we found earlier. Here the basis was certainly the way buyers like it: a large open space and with character. Still some details to finish and improve, but they are busy with that. A new floor is coming in at the moment (May 2019). The new kitchen was already purchased in January and the bathrooms will also look completely the way the proud owners have in mind. At the end of May they come with friends to finish everything. They have developed a very good relationship with the owners of a nearby B&B who have brought them into contact with all kinds of professionals. They are already fully established in the neighbourhood.
February 2019 tax measure:
Nieuwe inwoners van dorpen met een bevolking van minder dan 20.000 inwoners in Zuid-Italië, o.a. in Puglia, kunnen profiteren van de nieuwe regeling van een flattax van 7% gedurende de eerste belastingjaren dat ze hier permanent komen wonen.
This flat tax of only 7% is intended for people with a pension and / or other income from abroad (ie outside Italy) who settle in the smaller municipalities. On possibly. income components still to be generated here will not apply. Particularly in southern Italy, as in the smaller municipalities in, for example, Friesland and Groningen, there is a lot of drainage, leaving only the elderly and all kinds of facilities to disappear. So it may be a good idea for future buyers to focus only on municipalities with fewer than 20,000 residents in the region. E.g. well (according to current counts) in Alberobello, Noci, Locorotondo, Carovigno, S. Michele Salentino, San Vito, Polignano A Mare, Cisternino, but not in Ostuni, Putignano, Gioia del Colle, Grottaglie, Messagne. This list is not exhaustive and it can certainly be an idea for those who want to settle here permanently to search only in those municipalities. On the other hand, it is of course not only the money that counts, you must also have the good feeling about your dream house!
Among other things, this nice arrangement can make use of the Italians who once went to work abroad and now enjoy their retirement there. It is certainly tempting to return to the country of birth with this tax benefit. But lovers of Italy from the Netherlands, Belgium, and other European countries, who want to enjoy the beautiful surroundings, the delicious food (and wine) here after their retirement, or even sooner if their income comes from abroad or is generated there
The bottom line is that from the moment you settle here permanently, with tax payments in Italy, you can enjoy a flat tax of only 7% during the first 5 tax years. And it is even possible to to exclude certain income components from the scheme, should that be more advantageous. Income in Italy will be excluded from the flat tax. But from here to generate income abroad (it may also concern several countries), this does include income. This can be particularly beneficial for people who, for example, earn their income via the internet or writers.
So suppose: Your taxable income is € 5
Currently for sale:
The price of this house recently has been reduced from € 350.000,00 to € 299.900,00 and is a straightforward bargain for a house of this size and very recently completely renovated. There is for example an en-suite bathroom for each bedroom. A total of 350 M2 and surrounded by spacious verandas and a beautiful spacious garden. It is possible to make a swimming pool. This could very well be a house to buy together with a group of friends or family, because there is room for everyone!
On the ground floor:
two living rooms
a bedroom with bathroom
On the 1st floor 4 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms
The distance to the beaches of Castellaneta Marina is half an hour and to the places Castellaneta and Gioia del Colle both 15 minutes.
The garden is completely fenced.
A complete basement floor
Some outbuildings that may be converted into 2 rooms + bathrooms