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Looking to buy a turnkey property on Lake Como?

Lake Como Concepts are marketing some excellent value turnkey apartments in Mezzegra just above Lenno that remove all the trouble and worry of furnishing a new property – and even better until Christmas, the furniture package worth over €30,000 will be included in these lake-view apartments, completely free! Details of this offer are available at http://www.lakecomoconcepts.com/mezzegra-a-vistabaia.htm

If you would like to buy a new property on Lake Como that is ready to move into, then Lake Como Concepts may have the answer. Many international buyers on #LakeComo enjoy spending time furnishing their new homes, but some have such busy lives that it just is not possible!

In the past, it has often been only the very expensive developments that offered this extra service, but these apartments in Mezzegra start at €250,000 and with these ‘ready to move-in’, furniture packages your purchase will be as hassle-free as possible! The developers of Vista Baia development in collaboration with one of the largest furniture stores in the area have prepared some excellent packages with international appeal
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The furniture and furnishings are contemporary and sleek with designer names for example Veneta Cucine and Kartell, and as part of the service, each purchaser can spend time with the in-house internal designers choosing their particular colours and layout.

The cost for this turnkey service starts at €30,000. However, for Lake Como Concepts clients who are in a position to agree a sale before Christmas, this service is complimentary!

The stunning Vista Baia development is situated in Mezzegra and within walking distance of Lenno along the Greenway. The apartments have large terraces for outdoor dining and relaxing whilst enjoying breath-taking lake views and benefit from a shared pool. Some apartments have private gardens and garaging is available below.

It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to buy a villa on Lake Como

We are always being asked how much it costs to buy property on Lake Como, and potential clients are presently surprised to discover that a small villa can cost a lot less than they think!

Take for example a renovated 2 bedroom villa that we are marketing in Nesso – costing just €260,000, it has the most wonderful lake views! Or if you prefer a new build, we have villas for sale above Varenna with lake views, a shared pool and parking.

If, however, you are prepared to do some work yourself there are some real bargains to be had, especially with rustici towards the top end of Lake Como, and we are marketing properties from €60,000. They all require complete renovation, but the lake views are spectacular and for nature lovers you really cannot get better than this!

 

 

Yet another luxury hotel on the eastern side of Lake Como……………

Ok, first there was Casta Diva, the boutique 5 star hotel in Blevio and that started the steady influx of luxury hotels that are springing up on the eastern shores of Lake Como.

Next to open we think we be the new boutique hotel of Oleg Boiko, once again in Blevio, just minutes from Como city centre and boasting a wonderful lake front. Villa Belgiojoso was bought by the Russian magnate for a reported €15 million and over the past 3 years has been lovingly and tastefully restored to create a real ‘wow’ boutique hotel.

Slightly further along the lake and on the waterfront,  at the ex – Villa Flora in Torno, building is presently underway on the new 5 star hotel right next door to Villa Berlusconi!

And not to be outdone, up in Brunate the once magnificent Grand Hotel Milano is having a complete renovation to restore it to its once opulent 5 star fame.

So if by any chance, you are not sure where to stay on Lake Como – very soon you will be even more spoilt for choice as great efforts are being made for completion for EXPO 2015!

#casta diva  #EXPO 2015 #Torno #Blevio

Sales up in Cernobbio and Moltrasio on Lake Como

Last week ‘La Provincia di Como’ revealed that in 2013 Cernobbio and Moltrasio were the clear winners for year on year number of sales with a colossal 30 % increase. The area of Tremezzina came in with a very healthy 10 % increase and the eastern shore showed its growing popularity with Blevio, Torno and Faggeto reporting a respectable 3% increase in volume of sales. These figures are particularly strong taken in comparison with the average for the whole Como Province of 13% decrease in volume of sales.

The statistics were compiled by Borsino Immobiliare / FIMAA Como and indicate that much investment has been in the lower basin of Lake Como. This was our perception but it is always good to see market statistics support this!

The report continued to say that most agents saw 2014 as a year of consolidation with the real recovery coming in 2015. Value wise – new builds and ecological properties have been holding their prices across the Province, although there has been a decline in value of 1960/70s apartments.

So what does the future hold? We are always asked by buyers which areas will perform well in the next few years and interestingly we have been saying for some time that the eastern shore is relatively undiscovered and has some wonderful villas for discerning clients. Therefore, we think that the eastern shore through to Faggeto Lario will show an increase again this year, especially with the new 5 star resorts set to join Casta Diva.  Whilst Cernobbio through to Laglio will always be a safe strong bet.

Our recommendation – The fantastic Liberty villa pictured above in Cernobbio, untouched for many years and containing original features. At a realistic price of €980,000 this has great investment potential or could be made into a lovely family home with the addition of a pool. Contact us if you would like to know more at www.lakecomoconcepts.com