Holiday homes portal Homes and Villas Abroad begins marketing partnerships with real estate agencies in Italy's lakes market
Italy's lakes region, including the likes of Como and Maggiore, has since time immemorial captivated visitors such as Henry James and Lord Shelley, with some of the country's most scenic homes to be found here.
Now Homes and Villas Abroad, one of the major Italy real estate companies, is pleased to announce it is significantly broadening its portfolio of homes for sale in the area in response to demand from its clientele looking to acquire here.
To this end it has struck partnerships with a number of local agents to market their properties to a wider, worldwide audience.
Homes and Villas Abroad is a complete package provider for people investing in Italy and has also recruited a team of bilingual specialists in the lakes region to to help the company offer as tailor-made a service as possible to its customers, drawn from throughout the world.
To date, languages that the company covers are English, German, French, Italian, Norwegian, Russian and Spanish.
Marketing head Simon Llewellyn said: "Demand for property in this region of Italy has remained strong, especially with Russian buyers, with homes as close to the lake as possible understandably heading their wishlist.
"The lakes was a part of Italy in which we already had covered, but we chose actively seek additional partner companies to assist us in meeting increasing demand.
"It is one of Italy's most attractive areas but is far more affordable than many people think; our prices start at about â‚¬95,000 for a one-bedroom flat.
"Despite the likes of George Clooney, airline tycoon Sir Richard Branson and Donatella Versace having pricy holiday homes here, the lakes offer something to suit virtually all budgets."
Northern Italy's principal lakes are Como, Maggiore, Garda, Orta, Iseo and Endine.
There are excellent transport links, thanks to the half a dozen airports nearby. The closest is just half an hour away in Lugano, Switzerland. There are three others in Milan, all within a 80-minute radius, while the other pair are slightly further out in Verona and Brescia.
Homes and Villas Abroad advertises more than 4,500 properties for sale in Italy from nearly 200 estate agencies. It provides clients with a one-stop solution to the buying process, including a bespoke property search service, taking care of all the legal steps in a purchase and sourcing trusted professionals such as notaries, surveyors and lawyers. Further examples of the company's properties can be viewed here and here.