I recently had a stand at the ‘A Place in the Sun’ show and I would say 90% of the people who came for a chat simply didn’t have a realistic budget. That may sound harsh, and you might think … Continue reading
Palazzo Lillo is a historic Palazzo, in good structural condition, with a wealth of original features, including high, star vaulted, ceilings, and original floors. Covering 300 sqm (3229 sq feet) excluding outdoor space, the first floor will provide a four-bedroom, … Continue reading
It seems incredible that it is a year since my last post, but I have been very busy finishing off one property in Nardò and restoring another in Monopoli as well as developing a new project in Galatina and keeping … Continue reading
We will be taking a stand at A Place in the Sun at Kensington Olympia, to launch our Villa Carezza project, but also to answer questions and help with people’s Puglia property quests.
If you would like free tickets and to come for a chat email me – personalpuglia @gmail. saying which day you would like to come (Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10am-5 pm). First come first served!
Spring is unusually late this year but I am writing this sitting in the sunshine with a coffee, looking at the castle in Nardò and life is good! With the advent of Spring the property market is speeding up, estate … Continue reading
It is getting to the time of year where I get inundated with emails from people wanting advice about buying in Puglia. I would say that 3 out of 5 do not have a realistic budget – the kind of … Continue reading
It seems like ages since I have posted anything – in fact it is, but it has been insanely busy… I coped with the first lockdown in April 2020; 4 months with no work, a large project cancelled and zero … Continue reading
Here in Nardò it seems almost as if the lockdown never happened – yes, restaurant tables are more widely spaced and at least some people wear masks in shops, but summer is in full swing and there are visitors everywhere. Certainly the Covid statistics in Puglia remain good, usually no new cases a day, 3 at the most.
I have done one property search trip, where we saw some very interesting properties which I will write about later this week, but have mainly been kept extremely busy lining up properties for people coming to view in August and September and renting out houses for clients who were unable to travel themselves. Guests have been largely Italian – the holiday rental market has gone somewhat crazy post lockdown and all the properties I am looking after are filling up fast.. Continue reading
Lockdown has now been over for three weeks, Covid cases in Puglia are down to maximum 1 or 2 new cases a day, usually none, and estate agents are back to work. I am getting lots of enquiries from people … Continue reading
Normally at this time of year I would be rushing around, finding properties for people and supervising work on houses bought earlier in the year.. Instead, almost 7 weeks into lockdown, the pace of life is somewhat slower and I … Continue reading