Opinions needed.... - Posted by John (Rome)

Posted by John (Rome) on February 08, 2003 at 15:50:37:

Ciao Katrina…

those are 2 versions of my crei website under development…

yes it is EXTREMELY difficult with the commie tenancy laws here… (1 year to evict is bare minimum - case in point a colleague bought a property 7 months ago that was rented out with tenant under eviction - turns out tenant in fact had died but no one knew - tenant’s son moved in and is still there even though he isn’t on contract and doesn’t pay rent or anything- nothing - yet he can’t kick him out…will take at least another 6 months) but I do my flips here and there…and am working on getting a viable L/O program in place (my lawyer drew up a 34 page contract - I’ve since asked him to reduce it :-)) )

Rome…yes it has it’s strong points…



Opinions needed… - Posted by John (Rome)

Posted by John (Rome) on February 08, 2003 at 09:50:59:

which layout do you prefer?..don’t worry about what u can’t read :-))

a) http://www.compro-case.it/chi_siamo.htm


b) http://www.compro-case.it/home.htm

thanx in advance…

Re: Molto interestante…Ma che cos’e? - Posted by Chicago Katrina

Posted by Chicago Katrina on February 08, 2003 at 13:44:32:

Ciao, John!

I think I like the first (chi siamo) a bit more, but there is not a whole lot of difference. it might even be a bit redundant, since you have the same sort of links on the left and right. Although, for clarity’s sake, if you are angling to distressed sellers (my guess?) maybe they would like that quick and easy link you have to find out “What’s your program”, just like Americans would. Although I have found Italians to be way less gullible than Americans…scams are VERY prevelant there and they have very finely tuned BS detectors! Not that I’m commenting on cre- I don’t know what you do there :smiley: It’s just that they will probably want to get to the point quicker than we would!

Are you doing CRE in Rome (say “si” so I can move there immediately!) I always figured that the commie-inspired housing laws made it really difficult to be a landlord and to do creative financing.

I represent a vacation rental property (in Rome) The Albatros Vittoria B&B Vaticano, to clients here in the US. The main reason the owner does not rent to Italians is how easy it is to get screwed! Tourists come and go and always pay-no problem!
www.italiaspace.com (tell me what you think)

My main biz is development in Chicago.
(Chicago Urbanspace Development www.urbanspace.NET)

But Rome is ABSOLUTELY the best city in the world. I spent my last birthday on a motorino cruising the Trastevere. Lucky you, who lives there! Even the police are hot! And you can eat all you want, and not get fat! The cappuccino that needs no sugar, the gelato…I could go on! Have you ever been to Bar Mondi?

So, fill us frozen Americans what the CRE scene is like in Roma…

Katrina Walker
Chicago Urbanspace Development

Re: Opinions needed… - Posted by Travis (Dallas)

Posted by Travis (Dallas) on February 08, 2003 at 10:37:28:

I couldn’t see too much difference, but I’d choose “a”.
Are you fluent in English and Italian?

Are you an Italian citizen doing creative deals in Rome, or an American citizen in Rome, or ???. Can non-citizens hold title to real estate in Italy?

I was amazed that I could understand much of the text…a little Spanish and knowledge of creative real estate words made the Italian words understandable.
Perhaps you should offer a real estate seminar in Rome so that we can take a little trip to your part of the world.
Good luck,