Naples Property Market and Real Estate Guide

(Naples, Campania, Italy)

Naples may not be a destination as sought after as the likes of Rome, but it does have an infectious charm that appeals to many. Purchasing property in Naples ensures that the likes of the Amalfi coast and Pompeii are readily accessible from the city, which is famous for its interesting culture and local inhabitants.

Its coastal location attracts beach lovers, and foodies will enjoy the passion put into every pizza and pasta dish in the region. Apartments and houses both for rent and sale are often pricey in comparison to inland destinations, and luxury properties with sea views fetch around three times that of a similar sized property on the outskirts of Naples.

Long-term leases are most available in the centre of the city, as many of the more expensive beachfront apartments are used by holiday makers due to their cost. Purchasing property here will welcome substantial rental gains, since holidaying on the Italian coast remains ever popular. Like coastal housing, property in the likes of Chiaia, San Ferdinando and Posillipo is among the most expensive, but newer residential districts such as Bagnoli and Fuorigrotta offer good deals.

Renting Serviced Apartments

Serviced apartments in Naples are mainly located in the city centre, close to companies and businesses. Prices for serviced apartments are fairly high as Naples is a sought after destination, but the longer you stay and the further from the coast you rent, the better the deal.

One-bed apartments right the way through to plush serviced apartments complete with furniture and amenities are available, and the higher-end apartments for rent come complete with a communal garden and / or swimming pool. Air conditioning is standard and you can expect to pay around two months' rent as a deposit for a long stay.

Buying Apartments and Houses

Purchasing houses in Naples is usually done through an agency and any EU citizen is entitled to buy property in Italy. However, you will need to receive an Italian tax code and open an Italian bank account - both of which can be handled by your 'agente immobiliare' (estate agent).

Investing in property in a desirable location in Naples will yield a substantial profit margin if you intend to rent out your property to holiday makers. You will be required to pay the estate agent, fees to the notary and tax on your new property. Again, your agente immobiliare will be able to advise you on these details.

Real Estate Agents

Choosing a good agency to find your ideal home or rental in Naples is fairly straightforward, as there is a decent selection to choose from. Make sure that the agency has at least one member of staff who speaks English and check out the company website for an idea of how professional it really is.

Check out the following Naples real estate agents:

Leonardo Immobiliare
Address: Via Toledo 306, Naples, 80132, Italy
Tel: +39 (0)81 414 180
Leonardo Immobiliare has three offices in Naples and handles both sales and rentals. The company website is in Italian, but the agency has English-speaking staff upon request.

Massari Immobiliare
Address: Vico Monteroduni 16, Naples-Via Chiaia 149/F (Adiacenze Metropolitan), Naples, 80132, Italy
Tel: +39 (0)81 663 204
Massari Immobiliare specialises in property in Chiaia, Posillipo and Vomero, as well as other parts of Naples.

AZ Service
Address: Via Santa Rosa 124, Naples, 80136, Italy
Tel: +39 (0)81 564 5454
AZ Service offers properties for rent and sale in the city, from houses through to apartments.