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Renovated 4 bedroom Farmhouse for sale with countryside view in Mogliano, Marche
Ref 243489
Superb and tastefully renovated 4 bedroom farmhouse with pool and fabulous views in a beautiful setting overlooking the stunning Marche countryside with a classic hill-town nearby. This is a highl...
349,000 EUR
Renovated 3 bedroom Villa for sale with panoramic view in Pesaro, Marche
Ref 221423
PRICE REDUCED - This apartment is located only a few steps from St. Mark’s square, and is available completely refurbished. On 3 levels with unique roof terrace of 20 m2. The apartment is 150m2 i...
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10 bedroom Hotel for sale with panoramic view in Tolentino, Marche
Ref 186180
A beautiful Italian farmhouse, in a great location nestled in the rolling hills of Macerata and overlooking the Sibillini Mountains, in a panoramic position, 400 metres above sea level. This typi...
1,300,000 EUR

Area Guide

The Area

Le Marche is the region of central Italy which stretches from the beaches of the Adriatic to the snowy peaks of the Appenines, mostly agricultural, but with many medieval towns and a wealth of art treasures.

Le Marche's picturesque villages are full of ancient Churches, Abbeys and Monasteries, all beautifully preserved over the years. Its sunny hills, marked by rows of vines and leafy oak trees overlooking verdant valleys, speak of a natural environment undisturbed by the need of mankind to work the land, the calm beauty of the natural landscape offering the opportunity for rest and reflections in the midst of a sea of intense and velvety green.

This is an area for those wanting a truly rural setting. The villages remain largely unspoilt, built mainly of local stone and they tend to cling to the hillsides with magnificent views across the valleys. The province of Macerata holds second place in Italy for the quality and purity of its water and air, and for the lowest sound pollution in its towns. Foreigners are liked and respected and Italians are flattered that foreigners buy and restore homes here.

Every town and village celebrates its saints days with carnivals and fiestas, great religious events take place in Loreto and in Macerata - the capital of the province - there is the second most important open-air opera house in Italy. Marche is home to the Renaissance masters like Bramante and Raphael amongst others.


Skiing in the Sibillini mountains takes place from December to February with the exact season depending on the weather conditions each year.

Worth a visit are the Frasassi caves - some of the most spectacular limestone caves you are ever likely to see. Limestone again is the leading player at the Furlo Gorge, a dramatic natural pass through the mountains that has been in use since prehistoric times. The area is now a nature park and home to rare flora and fauna; you may even see a golden eagle wheeling overhead.

Buying Real Estate in Italy

1. Making the Offer to Purchase (Offerta)

Once you have found the property you wish to purchase you will start the process by making a formal offer to the vendor, the estate agent will act on your behalf and put forward the offer, a deposit will be made available, generally around (10,000 - 20,000 EUR). Once the vendor has accepted the offer it will be formalised in writing to the vendor in both English and Italian. If this is accepted the deposit (Caparra Confirmatoria) will be paid to the vendor. This will form a legally binding contract. Neither party may withdraw at this point, the sale can be forced by either party or a claim for damages can be made. If the purchaser withdraws their deposit will be lost, if the vendor withdraws the purchaser can claim twice the deposit in compensation.

2. Signing the Preliminary Contract (Compromesso or Contratto preliminare)

The next step will take place between 1 and 3 months after the offer has been accepted, this is a formal agreement between the vendor and purchaser to sell and buy the property, this agreement is the Preliminary Contract and will contain the conditions and terms of the sale. It is important at this stage that you have a full understanding of all the details contained in the contract. We would strongly recommend that you appoint a Notary who is fluent in English. This document will include the purchase price, a detailed description of the property including completion date and will cover any obligations placed upon the buyer and the vendor. All information relating to the property including any planning permissions for the property and the cadastral details (a public record, survey, or map of the value, extent, and ownership of land as a basis of taxation). Once the Preliminary Contract (Contratto preliminare) has been signed a further deposit (Caparra Confirmatoria) will be paid, this will generally be 10% - 20% of the purchase price. There will also be an estate agents Commission Fee (Provvigione) which will need to be paid at this point.

3. Signing the Final Deed of Sale (Rogito or Atto Notarile)

The purchaser must have a bank account in order to make the purchase on completion. The signing of the final deed of sale which will authorise the transfer of the property must be overseen by a Notary (Notaio). The buyer will select and hire the Notary, but they are members of an independent body of public/professionals who will draft the purchase deed, they will oversee the passing of the title legally from the vendor to the purchaser. The Notary will also verify the legality of the documentation and registration with the Conservatoria dei Registri Immobiliari and the Local Land Register.

4. Formalities to be observed after Completion

Foreign buyers should obtain a certified copy of the Purchase Deed (Rogito), which the Notary will have lodged with the authorities. Generally this will be available to collect around 2 – 3 weeks after completion. The Notary will also give you a form to complete for the the local authority (Questura) who will have been given formal notice of the purchase. Your Notary will help you to complete this form. You will need to contact the utilities companies to set up new contracts (power, water, telephone, gas etc.). If the property is a flat, the condominium manager (Amministratore del condominio) should be informed of change of ownership of the property.

IMPORTANT - Disclaimer : All information provided is believed to be current and provided free of charge. No liability can be accepted for the reliability of the information and statements made as this is obtained from 3rd parties. We always recommend you take legal advice from a fully qualified Lawyer or Notary before buying a property overseas.

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