Amazing weather the last few days. Blessed rain! We have enjoyed it. So have the flowers, crops, animals and birds. It cools things off but it also humidifies things. We had a misty morning with clouds hanging low over the fields.

We have finished looking at the houses we found that were in any way suitable. We have tried new cities. We have pondered. This house will likely be our last house. We are looking at the long term suitability. And, wonder of wonders, we both seem to have decided that Umbertide is our town. For better or for worse. We like the size, we know the ropes, we have friends here. So we gave it one more try to find places in Umbertide to see. Alas, to no avail. We have decided to make an offer on the first apartment we saw. After all that it seems to suit us. It is not perfect. But I can make it my own. A new challenge. If…and only if…we can negotiate a sale. Stay tuned…

16 thoughts on “Offerto

  1. Nancy Hampton Post author

    Hey Meg! So nice to hear from you! Yes, a difficult thing for us to leave our house and the Centro Storico of town. But this other part of town, although newer, is still lively with plenty of nearby shops and bars. I will for sure make it our home.

  2. Meg

    I can only imagine how hard this may be! Glad you’ve made a decision to stay in Umbertide, a lovely town! Hooefully the apartment will work out! I know you can make wherever you are a wonderful home! Love and miss you!

  3. Nancy Hampton Post author

    Thanks Carlo. Yes, since I have a lot of “must haves” it narrows the field. This one is not bad. I can still walk to the Centro in about ten minutes so I can still go to the markets etc.

  4. Nancy Hampton Post author

    Thanks Anne, the house is far from perfect. But over time we can make it our own I am sure.

  5. Carlo

    Good luck with your offer and negotiations! We wish you all the very best. No house is ever perfect so I think you have made a good decision considering all your needs, wants, and the inevitable constraints.

  6. Nancy Hampton Post author

    Hi Vanessa, As realtors say, location, location, location! For us we saw two places we liked but there was nothing walkable from them. We are spoiled here in Umbertide because literally EVERYTHING we need is walking distance. Which is convenient. But Umbertide is not the prettiest town. . . It is all about trade offs I guess.

  7. Vanessa

    When we were house hunting years ago and couldn’t find anything ‘perfect’ a realtor said to me a house is 50 percent house 50 percent neighbourhood so you need to think about that! We ended up buying place that wasn’t perfect but was in right neighbourhood and couldn’t be happier! Good luck the negotiations!

  8. Noel Petree

    Auguri, Nancy. I hope your offer is accepted. Funny how we always return home . . .

  9. Nancy Hampton Post author

    Thanks Matt. Scary and uncharted seas ahead! The thing is the apartment is fine as is and we can take our time with changes. But…that is only if we can come to a deal with the owners. Negotiation here is t quite the same as in the US.

  10. Matthew Daub

    Glad you’re staying in Umbertide, for all the reasons you mention. You did such a great job with the apartment you’re in now, I’m sure you’ll do it again with the new place. Fingers still crossed for you guys….

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