Gap Fill - Homes for Sale - Level 5


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It is a dream come if you want to get on the ladder - a home for one euro. Sambuca in Sicily, Italy is a town that is selling houses for €1 to attract people. This is because of a in its population. Like many towns in Italy, the of residents is falling because young people are moving to cities. Sambuca's mayor believes the houses will be to sell because his town is so attractive. It overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and is to gorgeous beaches. It has retained its with its cobbled streets and Arabesque .

There is a small to this one-euro - the buyer must spend $17,000 on renovating the within three years of buying it. The deputy mayor said the town owns the houses, so there would be red tape when buying a . He said the town does not liaise between old and new , and that, "you'll get [a house] in no time". He promised buyers would love the town. He said: "We're located inside a natural , packed with history. Gorgeous beaches, and mountains surround us. It's silent and peaceful - an retreat for a detox stay."

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