I founded Abode Srl six years ago to deal with luxury Italian property. The company is situated in Niccone near Umbertide. Paul Cleary, is my partner and Carla Rossi who is mummy and office manager. We have a collective experience of over 50 years in Italian real estate. We acquire, sell, manage and restore property in Umbria and Tuscany. If you’re looking to do any of the above I would recommend you have a tour around our site. You can trust our professionalism and commitment at every turn.

Market conditions.
There has never been boom and bust in Italy. There has been a period when everyone was extremely optimistic, when every bank, high street and back street, would give you a mortgage regardless of you financial standing. The good old days when we all believed we were all going to be millionaires or multi millionaires. Luckily those days are over. We all fell to Earth with a bump. Real Estate was effected worldwide and some countries were effected more then others, but Italy, the third biggest economy in Europe survived the propaganda.
Over the last few years (2010 to 2013) we have seen a property price adjustment of around 20% across our market. In bad times the market retreats to safer ground. Fringe and upcoming locations don’t seen to look that attractive. You need a lot going on in a country property, access, location, amenities, views, quality. Umbria has always played second fiddle to Tuscany but now can stand on its own two feet. I have always been a great fan of Umbria, that’s why I live here. I would say that Umbria is now on par with Tuscany. Obviously there will always be pockets of Belgravia, Siena, Florence and Chanti. Both regions are outstanding and are now regarded as Italy at his best.

The future.
I don’t see property prices dropping again. I do however at the time of writing this page (04/02/2013) believe that the tide has turned. There are vendors who are extremely keen to move. The market is moving on. There are bargains out there at the moment. For how much longer who knows, as the world gets smaller the best just becomes better and more exclusive.

You and us.
If you have a house to sell or would like to have an informal chat with no obligation please either email us or just call 00390759417554.
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