About us, how it came about
A house in the south, near the sea, but in quiet surroundings for an acceptable price. This is what many people think of when dreaming of a house in Italy. We also had the idea of a property under the sun and had decided on our favourite region and we also wanted to live here for the rest of our lives. Deciding on The Marches region was not against Tuscany, Umbria or Lake Garda. We had simply fallen in love with the landscape. More about this in the next paragraph. Searching for months, making numerous enquiries to estate agents in Italy and also Germany, viewing property, disappointments, but also positive experiences followed until the purchase of "our" house. Since then a decade has passed. How is such a purchase made? What is life like in Italy? What prices are realistic? These are questions we had from acquaintances who would indeed like to live in Italy or spend their holidays here but are wary of risking the adventure of buying property without previous knowledge. And our Italian acquaintances? They also asked: Don't you know anybody who would like to buy my rustico, apartment or farm? In the course of time I learned a great deal about property, prices, as well as the mentality of the sellers and the wishes of the buyers. Italhouses is there to combine both, the expectations of the clients and what the buyers have in mind.