In this article, we discuss a number of important issues related to the “1 Euro house for sale in Italy” program in 2023. If you are just starting to be interested in this project, our answers will be particularly useful.
For more experienced readers, we have prepared a series of documents that will help you create a step-by-step plan for purchasing a 1 euro house, as well as clarify the rules for participating in the auction, the deposit amount, and application deadlines for all cities in Italy and Sicily in 2023. Every week, we receive many questions by email, and these questions are often duplicated. Here are the most frequently asked questions:
- Where to find a list of cities participating in the “1 Euro house for sale in Italy” program in 2023?
- What One Euro House are available for sale?
- Where are the one euro houses in Italy ? Do you have a map of 1 Euro houses for 2023?
- I have done an analysis and I have a list of houses that look suitable. But where can I get a floor plan? What does the inside of the house look like?
- I am buying a 1 euro house. How much money should I offer at the auction?
This long article will try to answer all these questions, but it is also important to pay attention to one detail…
Before exploring each region in more detail, let’s find out which cities are selling houses for 1 euro in 2023. Each of them has its own rules, the amount of the deposit, the terms for repairs. For convenience, we have collected this information in one table, translated from Italian into English and will send it to you by mail for free. You will also be the first to receive updates if a new region joins the €1 Home Sale Program.
We have provided a list of more than 40 regions below and having received our analytics, it will be easier for you to study the official websites of municipalities with home programs for 1 euro.
Free 1 Euro Homes in Italy 2023
|Comune 2023 – 2024:|
|Comune di Calanna 2024||visit|
|Comune Di Canistro||visit|
|Ripacandida in Basilicata||visit|
|Comune di Cattolica Eraclea||visit|
|Comune di Chiaromonte||visit visit|
|Comune San-Cataldo||visit, visit|
|Comune Castel di Lucio||visit|
|Comune di Taranto||visit|
|Santelia a Pianisi||visit|
This list of homes is updated every two weeks. We make sure it is up-to-date. It should be noted that there are cities that have already conducted house sales before and are in the process of organizing the second or third round of auctions.
But firs..tLet’s discuss the concept of ‘Free 1 Euro houses for sale’ and try to categorize them to better understand how these houses came to be known as ‘free.’
The first type refers to houses in cities where auctions are currently taking place. This means that city authorities have outlined the following rules: ‘We have 30 houses. We will sell them at an auction, for example, after August 15, 2023. Until August 15, you can submit applications to participate by stating your price for the house and fulfilling other requirements outlined in our rules (The price usually starts from 1 Euro and can reach up to 4000 Euros, depending on the condition of the house). So, until August 15, all these houses can be considered ‘free.’
The second type includes houses that remained after the auction. They can be considered ‘free’ for various reasons. For example, many are aware that an auction of houses for 1 Euro took place in Salerno. Participants submitted applications, and the city authorities designated the winners. Unfortunately, after the auction, it was discovered that some of the houses were not eligible for Eco Bonus and Sisma Bonus, which are government incentives in Italy. Two buyers who had won the auction decided not to purchase these houses. We discuss these bonuses in our book, which can be purchased on Amazon. However, in order to prioritize your interests and provide you with the necessary information, we want to emphasize that buying our book is not mandatory to understand these bonuses. Legislation regarding bonuses often changes, so rely only on up-to-date information from official government sources, and it’s better to search for them in the Italian language.
Our book contains dozens of other equally important tips that will guide you to your dream home for 1 Euro without risks.
Thus, the second type of ‘free houses’ is formed.
There is also a third type of ‘free houses.’ There are cities that conducted the first round of the 1 Euro house program and intend to hold a second round, for example, next year. Some buyers, aware of this and familiar with the city they want to live in, acquire such houses even before they are put up for auction.
Our advice is to review the list below for 2023, but also pay close attention to the cities that conducted the 1 Euro house program in 2022 or earlier. If your dream city is among them, take action!”
1 Euro House Sicily 2023
We will start this section with exciting news! Salami is preparing for a second auction of 1 Euro houses! This was announced by the Mayor of Salemi, Domenico Venuti, in mid-July 2023.
We have written extensively about this and believe that if you want to buy a 1 Euro house in Sicily, Salemi is the first place you should pay attention to.
Subscribe to be the first to know all the updates.
Of course, we will provide a list of other cities as well because we are sailing on the same yacht called Sicily and we want it to prosper! If you have read the information above carefully, it means that even if the first auction has ended, a second one may be in preparation. Read about it on official websites. Here is the list below:
|Sambuca di Sicilia||visit|
List of 1 Euro Houses 2022
Despite the fact that these programs started in 2022, some of them are still continuing their “one-euro home” program. This is because the program consists of two stages: first, owners submit an application to sell their home (and prepare the necessary documents), and only then are these homes put up for auction and sold to buyers.
|Take a bonus for houses for 1 Euro here|
|Comune San Biagio Platani – 2022||visit|
|Piazza Armerina – 2022||visit|
|Zungoli 2022 – waiting for 4th round||visit|
|Bonnanaro – 2022||visit|
|Calatafimisegesta – 2022||visit|
|Penne – 2022||visit|
|Cammarata 2022||visit visit|
Map of 1 euro houses in Italy:
On this map and scheme, you will find a complete list of villages and towns that participate in the 1 euro houses in Italy program. As you can see on the map, some of them are highlighted in green. These are the villages and cities in Italy that have joined the project in 2022.
In orange, we will add villages that were added in 2023. We recommend becoming our subscriber and getting full terms.
You may also notice that there is one red dot on the map of Sicily. This is Salemi – the city where the 1 euro house program started in Italy and to which our site is dedicated.
You can also use the convenient tab where we have compiled a list of municipalities with official websites. After you select a city on the map, you can return to the list to find the official site.
1 euro houses for sale in Italy and other cheap real estate 2023
If you closely examine the official websites of Italian municipalities, you may notice that, in addition to cheap real estate sold at auction, there is real estate for sale at prices ranging from 10,000 to 20,000 euros. What is this?
The fact is that homeowners are not always willing to sell their homes at auction, starting at a symbolic price of 1 euro. Many houses are in good condition and are clearly worth more, but the owners do not want to pay taxes and ask the municipality to sell their property.
As a rule, the authorities agree, but say that this property should be cheaper than the market price. Owners agree, and that’s how real estate appears that is sold for less than real estate on well-known national portals.
An advantage is that municipal authorities usually act as a guarantor of such a transaction, and if the safety of the purchase is important to you, this can be a good and inexpensive option.
Let’s answer other questions:
I have conducted an analysis and have a list of houses that look suitable. But where can I get the house plan? What does the inside of the house look like?
It is worth noting that the documents provided by the municipality are not enough to make a decision on purchasing a house. The description may show the layout, number of floors, or energy efficiency class of the building, but there are no other important characteristics.
How are these problems solved?
- Some municipalities make the buying process more complicated. Buyers must fulfill a number of conditions to obtain a “house for one euro”: pay a deposit (from 3000 to 6000 euros), conclude the deal within a specified period, start work following certain deadlines, obtain permission documents, and more. And although there are many potential buyers, not all of them assess the risks correctly. Some of them violate deadlines or refuse their proposals. To avoid this, auction organizers may introduce requirements:
Mandatory visit to the house for one euro with a technician before purchase.
This means that if you are serious, you need to plan a trip to Italy or Sicily to visit these houses.
That is why our book contains a file that allows you to roughly estimate the costs of repairs. You can visit 5 or 6 houses, and each of them needs to be evaluated from the perspective of repairs. Our file, in which we have collected the necessary information and calculation methods, helps with this.
- Real estate agencies. Yes, some municipalities may recommend that you work with a realtor who will conduct the transaction and send photos. In our book, we describe the nuances of working with such agencies in the context of buying a house for one euro and the specifics of Italian laws. The book is useful, inexpensive, but saves a lot of time and money. It also contains other useful files. We recommend it.
- In some cities, volunteers, local residents, work. As a rule, their data is indicated on the websites of municipalities. It should be understood that these people do not owe you anything, and it is in your interests to find common ground with them. If communication is not your strong point, then we return to item 1 and plan a trip to Italy. We think that the thought of vacationing in Italy and Sicily alone will make your heart beat even faster. We have written several useful articles to help you with this.
I am buying a house for 1 euro. How much money should I offer at the auction?
This is actually a very interesting question. At some point, you should consider what you will have to do: win the house at auction by offering the highest price, complete all the paperwork, develop a renovation project, provide a deposit to the municipality, search for and oversee builders who will carry out the renovation. You will also need to plan several trips to solve construction problems.
If you bid 4000 euros instead of one (which also happens), it may not be economically advantageous.
We recommend that you familiarize yourself with the average market price for similar real estate. Subtract from its value all your planned expenses for the amount of the bid, transaction costs, deposit and renovation project costs. Look at this amount. These are the funds that you saved on the one hand, but on the other hand, these are the funds that you need to spend on repairs. The decision is yours.
But it is worth remembering that the 1 euro house program is not about money. It’s about lifestyle. If it suits you, buy the book, save yourself from problems, and we wish you a happy story! Ask questions in the comments.
Other 1 euro properties in Italy:
|Castiglione di Sicilia||visit|
|Sambuca di Sicilia||visit|
|Comune Di Candela||visit, visit|
|Santi Cosma e Damiano||visit|