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Real Estate in Sorrento, Italy

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Apr 09, 2023

Summary: People living in Sorrento, Italy offer advice about real estate. How do you find a home in Sorrento? Should you buy or rent? What is the cost of housing?

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How do I find a place to live in Sorrento?

We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"Finding a place to live in Sorrento, involves several steps. First, you need to determine your budget and the type of accommodation you're looking for. This could range from a small apartment to a large villa, depending on your needs and financial capabilities. Next, you should research the different neighborhoods in Sorrento to find one that suits your lifestyle and preferences. Some people might prefer a quiet residential area, while others might want to be in the heart of the city close to shops, restaurants, and nightlife. Once you have a clear idea of what you're looking for, you can start your search. There are several online platforms that list properties for rent or sale in Sorrento, such as Immobiliare.it, Casa.it, and Idealista. These websites allow you to filter your search based on various criteria, such as price, size, location, and type of property. In addition to online platforms, you might also want to consider hiring a real estate agent. They can provide valuable local knowledge, help negotiate prices, and guide you through the legal process of renting or buying a property in Italy. When you find a property that you're interested in, arrange a viewing. This will give you a chance to inspect the property in person and ask any questions you might have. If you're not in Italy, you might be able to arrange a virtual viewing. If you decide to proceed with a property, you'll need to negotiate the terms of the lease or purchase agreement. This will include things like the price, the length of the lease, and any conditions or restrictions. Once you've agreed on the terms, you'll need to sign a contract. In Italy, this is usually done in the presence of a notary. You'll also need to pay a deposit, which is typically equivalent to one or two months' rent for rental properties. Finally, once the contract is signed and the deposit is paid, you can move into your new home in Sorrento. Remember to set up utilities, such as electricity, water, and internet, and to register your new address with the local authorities," remarked one member in Sorrento.

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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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