11 November 2008

Tuesday

Eccomi. Gosh it's been a while...Anyway, one reason why I've been neglecting my dear blog is that I've been trailing the immobiliare sites, aka house hunting. Today I'm having a bit of a down day, debating if there is any hope of finding anything bigger than a workman's tent in a decent area...Sigh. We're discovering also how the (Neapolitan?) estate agents work, or as the case may be, do not work. We were phoned Saturday morning 30 mins before an appointment supposed to be at 9.45 to say that the owner would be late - s/he would arrive "at around 10:15 or 10:30" Con tutto calma allora. We told them to forget it as we had other appointments and that we would call them. This afternoon we had to cancel an appointment for tomorrow too as we had said 9:30 (yeah, we have to work afterwards) but the agent had us down as 11:30 - sorry but we cannot take a morning off work each for a five minute viewing of a house. Do they want to sell these houses or not? And the agent even expects 3% of the house price too.

Any advice / tips on house hunting / calming techniques / greatly welcomed.

7 comments:

Tui said...

Gosh, Delina, I don't have any tips offhand, but I will ask Angelo. I know that it's tough finding places to rent there. (Like that's news to you!) Best wishes, and if I find anything pertinent, I'll pass it along. (Although I'm sure that it always helps "to know someone" as I've noticed in Italy. Lol!)

~Tui

Tui said...

p.s. Nice to see you again! :)

Delina said...

Oh thank you Tui. We were lucky with the place we're renting now as it was offered to us - ie it found us really. I want to buy now though. The prices seem to have come down a little, I'm wondering/hoping if they're going to come down some more.

Monika said...

Oh I feel for you :( We had enough problems just trying to rent a place! Goodluck, it will happen for you when the right house comes along :)

Cherrye at My Bella Vita said...

Aha! In bocca al lupo!

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

Good luck!!

I want to buy a house as well but since I have no money it's just a goal at this point vs. a reality. ha

KC said...

No advice, just wishing you good luck!

My BIL recently bought a tiny house just outside Naples and it cost a fortune! And it wasn't even in a nice area.

Hmm, maybe stories like that one aren't very helpful.