Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Casa Nostra

After what has felt like an eternity we finally settled on our property in Le Marche and are now the proud owners of a piece of Italy.
I have to say that for Italy 8 weeks is pretty quick as far as a purchase goes especially as we had to have a mortgage approved. It certainly helped to have a bank manager who went the extra mile to get every thing in place for us, as usually you have to show at 3 years of business accounts or tax returns before applying. We have only been in business for a year, though he was able to pull a few strings!
The rogito was certainly an experience, every one had to be there,the buyer, seller, estate agent, witness, sellers translator, notaio and a banking official. It took 3 hours from start to finish as every single thing had to be read out from the deed and mortgage papers and for those of you who live in Italy already know, they just love paper!
Casa Nostra
Nearest Neighbour
As soon as the Rogito was finished we were given the keys and headed straight to our new home.
I can't believe how peaceful it is compared to Rome and sitting outside in the evening with the fire flies is amazing.
Today we are back in Frascati to start the packing and moving process though it is so incredibly hot that I have no energy to be shifting boxes. Hopefully by the weekend we will have everything sorted.

16 comments:

  1. Auguri! It looks so beautiful! I hope that one day I'll be living in a similar place.

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  2. Auguroni! How exciting! Looks absolutely gorgeous :)

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  3. What a beautiful property! Congratulations!

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  4. Auguri! Beautiful home and views!

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  5. Lovely, congrats. Looks like the perfect place for an Italian blogger summit *hint, hint* ;-)

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  6. Thanks everyone for the auguris.Can't wait to return there this Saturday.
    Shelley;
    An Italian blogger summit sounds like a super idea, any excuse for a party!

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  7. Your place looks so very perfect. Much happiness inside and outside your new home.
    Sharon

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  8. What a beautiful home. I am so happy for you. Imagine... waking to the sound of birdsong instead of traffic. Lovely! Auguri

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  9. Che bello! ...mi piace :)

    Auguri!!!! :)

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  10. Congratulations! The Frenchman and I have just started thinking about buying a place in Umbria (and living in it!) but we need to think about the Bambina's schooling, too.

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  11. auguri! it looks very peaceful! I love marche, if your nearby Urbino--take a trip! it's lovely!

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  12. Gorgeous! Belated congrats on the move and the house buying.

    We're still not any closer to finding somewhere, having been held off because the sale fell through in the UK, although went through properly literally last week - so now time to start looking properly!

    The reading of the legal docs is such a strange loooooooong thing, they did that for us when we moved into our rented apartment here!

    Happy new home to you and your family.

    Elle

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  13. Ciao Shirley, this is my first time to your blog but it won't be my last. I love your photos and stories. I am dying to ask you, where in Le Marche is your house? My husband is from Macerata (we live in Los Angeles, unfortunately) and we dream of moving (back, for him) to Italy one of these days. In the meantime, I hope it's okay if I live vicariously through you. :-)

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  14. yay! welcome to Le Marche! The house looks beautiful, and I'm glad that it was rather quick, by Italian standards, getting everything figured out! I'm in Macerata--would love to meet up!

    Jackie

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