Real Estate in Florence, Italy
Last updated on Jul 04, 2023
Summary: The average cost of a nice 2 bedroom home in Florence, Italy is around €400,000, while a nice 3 bedroom home can cost around €500,000. These properties typically include modern amenities such as air conditioning, central heating, and a fully equipped kitchen. Some may also include a terrace or balcony, and a private garden. Foreigners are allowed to purchase property in Florence, however, they must obtain a permit from the Italian government. The best way for an expat to search for a home to buy in Florence is to use a real estate agent or search online. It is also important to research the different neighborhoods in Florence to find the one that best suits your needs. The most desirable neighborhoods in Florence include the historic center, the Oltrarno, and the San Frediano area.
How do I find a place to live in Florence?
We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:
"One of the best ways to find a place to live in Florence is to search online for rental listings. Websites such as Airbnb, HomeAway, and Booking.com offer a variety of rental options in the city. Additionally, there are many local real estate agencies that specialize in renting out apartments and houses in Florence. You can also look for postings on local classifieds websites such as Craigslist or Kijiji. Finally, you can also ask around in the local community for recommendations on rental properties," said one person in Florence.
"I researched a year before moving on the Internet and found apartmentsflorence.com who skyped with me from Florence. Lorenzo the owner described many different options and I felt very comfortable making the decision which apartment to rent before I moved. Took care of the first months rent online, very efficient," remarked one foreigner who made the move to Florence.
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