Reasons to invest in Cefalù
Positioned on the Tyrrhenian Sea and dominated by an imposing cliff, Cefalù – one of the most evocative and stunning corners of Sicily, as well as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy – is an ideal place for those wishing to invest in local property.
It is an incredible place that will offer a warm welcome to you, with its high quality of life, Mediterranean climate, impeccable food and wine, unique culture and beautiful beaches.
This Norman town has been of interest to international real estate investments from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. For wealthy investors, and those who are concerned about getting caught up in the famous Italian bureaucracy, there are agencies that offer a full list of services to put your mind at ease.
Pasquale Failla, of “Concepthouse.it” in via Candeloro, 53 in Cefalù, (phone number: 0921424980), tells us about these new investors and what they are looking for.
“Cefalù is a magical place, with a wonderful location and is a popular destination for Swiss, English, American, German, Swedish, and Norwegian visitors who love Sicily’s good food and good wine, and the warmth and hospitality of the Sicilians. The Concepthouse as an agency offers a 360-degree service from sales to design, from renovation to interior design. We help the customer to choose the ideal property that inspires an emotional response, to help them choose the best type of house, whether it is in the city or in the mountains.
Two types of buildings that we are usually looking to acquire are those in the historic centre overlooking the sea, or buildings in the countryside. These spacious houses often come with land, three or more bedrooms, a kitchen, outdoor living areas with a potential swimming pool.
Our services provide verified documentation for the property, and we deal with all the bureaucratic issues, including helping foreign customers set up a bank account and get a tax code. If the property requires structural reconstruction we can help. For customers who want to earn income by renting their properties, there is an agency that deals with prestigious villas. Their web address in www.massimovillas.com.”
With more than 30 years of experience, and part of a network of over 520 agencies worldwide, Engel & Völkers deals with the sale and rental of prestigious homes, villas and apartments, also has its own agency in Cefalù. Corso Ruggero, 62 (phone number: 0921423680.)
“In Cefalù,” says Angela Pernice, who is in charge of Engel & Völkers in the historic centre, we have had an increase of 20% in terms of purchases last year. Most commonly these were purchased by American, Chinese, Israeli, Dutch and German buyers, generally between 40-60 years old. They either buy a house to use as a holiday home each year, or as a property to rent out. They generally seek buildings with a sea view that have boutique furnishings. These houses can cost between €2,500 to €6,000 per square meter.”
“We help the buyer with all the bureaucratic elements and offer support and advice. Cefalù is a peaceful oasis with all the necessary services readily available, and it is easy to fall in love with. We hope to be able to increase the real estate market in Cefalù but also spread the name of Cefalù around the world.”