Having both a job here now, the chances of staying in Rome for quite some time, or of eventually returning to Rome should we decide to be outposted for a while, are quite high.
And although the ‘rental subsidy’ - the subsidy we receive
on our rent - is quite a disincentive not to rent, we are in fact considering buying.
At the beginning timidly, then more and more daringly, and
now obsessively. Our lunch-breaks, after-work hours, and often our week-ends
are spent frenetically visiting apartments. There is no real estate website
that we have not consulted and that we don’t keep monitored. Real estate agents
know us by name by now.
The problem is that we have been too spoiled with our
present apartment, and now we don’t even take into consideration anything that
is not in the centre, at the top floor, with a huge terrace, and with a
breathtaking view. (And with a garage).
Well, where is the problem? you would wonder.